Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Loxton and Mrs John
Welcome to all of our new Reception children and their parents and carers! We are really excited to meet all the children again this week and for them to start their school journey with us.
We have lots of exciting activities planned this half term. This website page will be updated regularly so please check back as we will often post photographs of what we have been doing and there will be notices and updates posted on here. We will also provide links to resources as well as electronic copies of our weekly letters. These weekly letters will stay on the website for two weeks each before they are removed. We also send home a termly information letter which will be uploaded onto the website. If you do have any questions please come and see us at the end of the day or speak to Mrs John on the door in the morning.
Please remember to let us know if someone different if picking your child up at the end of the day. You can either do this in the morning when you drop your child off or you can phone the school directly to let us know.
Our Learning this half term...
Welcome back to school! We hope you had a lovely week off. The children have settled in really well and we are looking forward to welcoming them back for the half term ahead.
This half term our topic is called Light and Dark. We introduced this topic at the end of last half term with the children visiting the Planetarium and we started to learn about the planets in our solar system.
We will start this half term by celebrating Diwali and Bonfire Night. The children will be making rockets and diva lamps, tasting Indian food and also learning to Bhangra dance. Over the following few weeks we have lots of lovely learning planned.
The children will be finding out what comes out at night. We will be learning about nocturnal animals and will be having a visit from Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue. The children will be starting to write simple words such as bat, cat and fox as we continue through the half term and carry on with our phonics learning.
We will be learning about night and day and to help us with this we will be reading stories which are set at night time such as Whatever Next, Owl Babies and Funnybones and thinking about the different activities we can do during the day and at night time.
In our Maths learning we will be starting with subtraction by partitioning numbers. We will then be moving on to measures, shape, time/calendar and further work on numbers up to 10 before Christmas.
Towards the end of the half term we will be starting to think about Christmas; in particular we will be rehearsing for our Christmas play by learning songs and dances, as well as learning the Christmas story. Please look out for Christmas play letters coming home soon with information about how you can help us with your child’s costume. This year Reception children will either be mice or snowflakes so we will let you know how you can help us in the near future.
We are also really looking forward to our theatre trip to the Warwick Arts Centre in December. If you haven’t received a letter for this please let us know and we can print you another one off.
We will be inviting you into school towards the end of this half term for a Parents Sharing Afternoon. This is a chance for you to come into school for the afternoon to complete some Christmas themed learning with your child and also to look at their Learning Journeys again if you wish. Look out for information coming soon in our weekly newsletter.
Try Dough Disco at home by following this link. All you need is a little pot of dough...
This is the link to our Jolly Phonics song. Please take a look at home.
Espresso is a fantastic resource that we use all the time in school. There are lots of games to play and short phonics videos to watch.