welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Mrs Merricks
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
Welcome to Reception!
Our topic this term is 'Light and Dark'
This term our topic is 'Light and Dark'. Within this topic we will be reading Owl Babies to learn about nocturnal animals and how they adapt to life at night. We will be retelling the story, using the Pie Corbett approach of 'Talk for writing', as well as investigating adjectives and how non-fiction books share information. The story will link with our Personal, Social and Emotional Development, as we discuss the feelings of the characters.
In addition to the book, we will look at festivals of light such as Bonfire night, Diwali, Hanukkah and of course, Christmas!
We will also explore how light travels and how shadows are made.
In maths, we will be continuing to recognise numbers to 5 and describing which is more or less. Then looking at 4 sided shapes followed by night and day (sequencing time) which will also include our KIRF: naming and ordering the days of the week.
Useful websites- click on the links below to access games and resources linked to our topic:
Forest School will take place on a Wednesday afternoon.
Please ensure your child has wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times.
PE takes place on a Friday. Your child should attend school in their PE kit on this day.
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.
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.
Please record at least 3 comments in your child's reading record each week.
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.