Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Paice


Reception's Class Page 

Staff- Mrs Paice - Class Teacher/EYFS Lead

Mrs Thorpe– Teaching Assistant

2020 - 2021

Hello and welcome to Reception’s Class page!

This page will change half termly and is aimed at informing parents & carers what we are going to be focusing on each half term. You will know what our topics are and what our aims for the children are in Literacy and Numeracy. It would be great if the children can practise some of these tasks at home to improve their progress in school. It also should give you an insight into what the children have been doing throughout their weeks if your little one gives very little away  smiley

Our topic for our first half term is ‘People Who Help Us'? We will look at how many people help us and what kinds of things they do to help. We are going to work on knowing emergency numbers, who to ask for when we get through to those numbers and most importantly - where we live. The classroom will change to allow children time to role play these job roles and pretend they are a firefighter or police person and can carry out parts of their jobs that we learn about. The children will learn through books, videos and hopefully a few visitors to show us how important their roles are and what they do from day to day.

The children will be continuing their ‘Read Write Inc’ programme as part of their phonics work and we will be using ‘Fred the Frog’ to support us when learning new letters and their sounds. All Reception children will stay in the classroom to be taught 'Read, Write, Inc' and will be split into two groups dependent on ability. Anyone struggling with their letters don't need to worry - we are having intervention groups 3 times a week to spend a little bit more time on the letters in smaller groups. 

In Literacy, the children will be adding letters to their writing, getting used to writing on a line and being able to talk about what they have written. All children are able to add some letters to their writing and some are even beginning to put the sounds in the right places. . This is a fantastic start to the year and something we want to continue to work on to be able to add as many sounds as possible. 

In Maths, we are going to start work on recognising numbers to 20. Can the children recognise the numbers in a different order? Write the numbers? Where do they notice numbers in our environment? We will do this with lots of practical activities and equipment to really embed 1:1 counting using objects. This offers lots of benefits to the children to make them independent learners as well as being able to check their own work when they may make mistakes. 

Please feel free to send in any pictures on the email address above that the children have been doing over the half term or weekends. We share these with the class before adding them to your child's learning journey. Please also use this email address as a means of communication between parents and the EYFS team.

 Mrs Paice

General Reminders:-

* Reading books will be changed twice a week if your child has read their book with an adult 3 times. The books are in line with your child's ability in our RWI sessions. THESE WILL ONLY BE GIVEN OUT ONCE EVERY CHILD HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO EVER LETTER IN SET 1 RWI SOUNDS. 

* Snack fund is £1 a week and this contributes to extra snacks being available as well as the messy play and finger gym equipment we buy for the children to use throughout the week.

* Children are not asked to bring in water bottles to school - we have cups and jugs available for the children to have water throughout the day and this is in addition to the milk available in a morning. Please be advised that milk needs to be ordered for the children each half term.

* Spellings books - Children will be given a spellings book after our first half term where the children will be tested on 10 spellings each Thursday. The spellings come from the tricky words the children will encounter in their RWI books. We ask that all children write out their spellings each night as a 10 minute practise.

* Homework will be given out every Friday and we ask for it to be returned to school,by the following Wendesday. We can then mark the work and add your next set. Please make sure the children have their homework books and reading books in their bags at all times. 

Important Dates - Autumn Term - EYFS

Thursday 5th November - EYFS Workshop (video to send home)

Monday 16th November - Book Fair arrives in school

Tuesday 17th November - Parents Evening Phonecalls 3.30pm-6.30pm

Thursday 19th November - Parents Evening Phonecalls 3.30pm-6.30pm

Friday 18th December - School closes for Christmas




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