Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Paice


Welcome to 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 ‘What do I know about me'? We will look at how we have grown and changed over time, how we have learnt new ways of doing things and how we have changed in our appearance. We will think about who has helped us to grow and change and how that group of people will now get bigger as we start to learn new things at BIG school. We will be labelling body parts, writing about memories we have, drawing pictures of us and our families and looking at pictures of us as a baby to what we look like now. 

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. Most children are in different groups with different Teachers for RWI sessions and this will continue once safe to do so in Reception. For now, we are going to keep learning our letters and adding them to words to 'Fred talk' altogether. Our children in Nursery made a great start in this last year so I am very eager to see how much they have remembered. If you are new to school - do not worry - we are starting at the beginning and it will not take you long to get used to the sessions. I am sure you will love them as much as we do! 

In Literacy, the children will be encouraged to add letters to their writing, getting used to writing on a line and being able to talk about what they have written. We are very keen on children making any marks they can and get into the habit of telling us what these marks mean - we call this their 'magic writing'. Throughout the term, we will focus on different books per term and the chosen book will be the theme for the week. 

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.

I am so excited to hear about your half term fun!

 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.

* 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.

* Water bottles are provided by school and are refilled every morning or throughout the day if the children run out. They are available all day in our continuous snack area for the children to help themselves. 

* Spellings books - children will be given a spellings book after our first half term where the children will be tested on these 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 practice.

* 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 in their bags at all times. 

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