welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Miss Flude
Learning Assistants: Mrs Beard and Mrs Trenfield
Our topic this term is minibeasts. We will be exploring lots of different creepy crawlies and talking about similarities and differences that we can see between them. We will be getting up close to real minibeasts, as we become bug explorers.
This is a really exciting topic that will allow us to do some research, as well as opportunities to do some super creative writing. We will be making our own bug hotel and reading lots of bug stories including The bad Tempered Ladybird and The Hungry Caterpillar.
This topic is really good for creating discussions about our environment and using our senses to look and hear and feel some of the minibeasts. There are lots of opportunities to talk about how we take care and show consideration to the minibeasts and other creatures in our world.
We had lots of fun exploring change, during science week. During the week we spent time mixing colours, making cakes, talking about the changes that take place when you melt chocolate and making special alien gloop. We also had some special visitors who came in to talk to us about being a vet and geologist. We all had a super week.
A huge thank you again to Mrs Law for coming in to make rockets with the class. We had great fun recycling our water bottles and turning them into super fast rockets!
Forest School will take place on a Thursday.
Please ensure your child has wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times.
Throughout the year we will be holding inspire workshops. These are opportunities for parents to come in and experience Maths, Phonics and English sessions. Handy tips for continued learning at home will be shared too.
Dates will be given nearer the time.
Fun with Numicon
Cooking in Reception
ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE THE LEARNING AT HOME
We value the support you can give your child at home in helping to develop the basic skills of English and Maths.
In Reception, we hope that children will be engaged in continuing their learning for approximately 10 minutes per night. Most of this time will be used to read with your child and discuss what they have read. Reading stories on a regular basis helps children develop a sense of the story structure and fires their imagination.
Other learning opportunities may be practical activities such as counting, adding or solving problems e.g. how many knives and forks do I need to get for three people?
Each day, children take part in a planned phonics session, following Letters and Sounds. Children are introduced to new letter sounds and then learn how to read and write them by 'segmenting' and 'blending'. Children are also taught 'Tricky Words' and 'high frequency words'. Please speak to us, for more information about this or how you can help extend your child's learning further.