welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Mrs Merricks
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
Welcome to Reception!
Our topic this term is 'Minibeasts'
This term our topic is 'Minibeasts'. Within this topic we will be reading What the Ladybird Heard to support our learning about minibeasts. We will be retelling the story, using the Pie Corbett approach of 'Talk for writing', as well as investigating rhyme and role-playing the story.
In addition to the book, we will have our own caterpillars and take responsibility in looking after these. We will watch them grow and change as they go through each stage of metamorphosis. We will describe the different minibeasts we see in our learning environment and forest school area, talking about legs, wings, antennae, body parts etc. We will then sort and classify these creatures.
In maths, we will be continuing to add and take away using number lines and objects and learning to add on or take away from a number so that we do not have to count each item each time.
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.
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.