welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Miss Doctor
Learning Assistants: Mrs Beard, Mrs Handy and Mrs Trenfield
Our topic this term is Traditional Tales. This is going to be a very exciting topic where we focus on lots of Traditional Tales including 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Gingerbread Man'. We will spend time re-telling the stories and thinking about alternative endings. We will also be thinking about adding and subtracting through our Traditional Tales.
We were lucky enough to have snow at school in December so we enjoyed learning outside in the snow. We then made our own snow inside and thought about how they were similar and different.
Useful websites- click on the links below to access games and resources linked to our topic:
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.
We were very lucky in Reception to be visited by the local police. They talked about how the police keep us safe and then the children tried on the uniform. They then enjoyed looking at the police car and listening to the loud sirens!
We had a visit from the animal lady. She showed us lots of African animals including a meerkat, owl, tortoise and a falcon. The children were all really brave and stroked them and asked lots of questions.
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.