welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Miss Flude
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
andWelcome to Reception!
This term we will be celebrating all of the wonderful festivals that are celebrated around the world during the Autumn term. This topic is great for allowing the children to share their own experiences of times they celebrate with their family and friends. As a class we will be exploring Harvest, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Autumn and Christmas and children will have the opportunity to talk about their own family traditions and routines.
The first book we will use, linked to our 'Celebration' topic is The Little Red Hen. We will be using the Pie Corbett Talk for Writing approach to develop our skills of orally retelling the story and using a variety of resources to support learning, such as puppets. The children will be using story maps to help them to retell the story in order to help them to develop their speaking skills. The story is very simple and lends itself well to developing initial sounds and rhyming words.
During the first term we will spend a lot of time developing our speaking and listening skills by playing some really fun listening games. These will lay the foundation for future learning and I believe it is a really good way to develop these basic, yet essential skills.
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.
All parents/ carers are welcome to join us on the 7th October for a phonics workshop. Times to be confirmed soon.
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 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.