welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception!
Class Teacher: Miss Copson
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
Our topic this term is 'Once Upon A Time!'
Welcome to Reception! This term our topic is 'Once Upon a Time.' Within this topic, we will be looking at lots of different Traditional Tales and engaging in lots of different activities linked to these.
We will be using the Talk for Writing approach to retell these stories using story maps and actions. We will be encouraging the children to use their phonics knowledge to write simple sentences linked to the stories that they have been learning. In Phonics, we will be continuing to recap our Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs before moving onto learning Phase 4 consonant clusters.
In Maths, we will be focusing on number recognition and representing numbers 6-10. We will be using our number knowledge to practise addition and subtraction calculations. We will be using practical resources and the part whole model to help us do this.
As we approach Easter, we will get the children to explore this key question as part of our R.E. learning - Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden? This will be explored as part of a range of Easter activities we will offer.
Science in EYFS is covered in the 'Understanding the World' area of the EYFS curriculum. It is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage your child to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them.
Forest School will take place on a Wednesday.
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.
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 read at least 3 times a week.
Other learning opportunities may be practical activities such as counting, adding or solving problems, number recognition and number formation.
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'.
At Chaddesley, we also follow our own Handwriting Patter, using cursive writing. Please see below for Handwriting resources.