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...
Autumn Term 1
This half term our topic is...
AUTUMN AT SCHOOL!
The first term of Reception is always really busy and exciting with the children learning how to settle in to school! We will be learning lots of skills of how to communicate and play happily and successfully together.
During the first few weeks we will be undertaking a baseline assessment with the children. Along with information provided by your child's preschools,this information will support us to know where your child's areas for development are. Following on from this we will revisit sound discrimintation. This means that we will be playing lots of sound games to help prepare your child for the next stage of their learning; phonics. Phonics lessons will start several weeks into the school year. Your child will begin to learn sounds and they will start to recognise and write the different letters. This learning will continue all year but will start with Phase 2 sounds such as s, a, t, p, i and n. We will then start sending home sounds and reading books so that your child can practise what we have been learning in the classroom. Please check our weekly letter each week to see what we have been learning and how you can help.
In a few weeks we will be starting our Maths Mastery lessons. We will be starting with a focus on patterns. Then we will move on to look at and work with numbers up to 6. We will practise counting, ordering and recognising these numbers as well as setting the children challenges in the classroom to complete which use numbers and shapes. Before half term we will then have moved on to early addition and subtraction. Look out for information each week in our weekly letter as we will explain what we will be learning the following week and will be giving you ideas for how to help at home.
In some of our other learning we will be thinking about ourselves and our new friends and will be finding out all about each other! We will be using lots of stories to help us with our learning throughout the year and this half term is no exception. We will be using the book 'Little Red Hen' to think about harvest and the foods we like. We will be using stories about school to help us to listen and learn our new routines. We also will be sharing our ideas in circle times and through paintings and drawings.
We will start to explore the woods in our weekly trip in our 'Little Wood Work' time and we will also start having PE lessons. Our lessons are on Fridays so please ensure your child has a PE kit and that it can stay in school for the whole half term.
Please look out for pictures on this website page so that you can find out what we saw in the woods and what we have been busy doing in the classroom! If you have given us permission for your child to appear on here then we try to put up photographs regularly so that you have an insight into what we have been learning.
Try Dough Disco at home by following this link. All you need is a little pot of dough...
Try this website for great games and resources.
Try these fun phonics games.
This is the link to Phonics Play interactive games.
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.