welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception!
Class Teacher: Miss Copson
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
Our topic this term is 'Celebrations!'
Welcome to Reception! We hope that the children are really excited for their first term in Reception. This term our topic is 'Celebrations'. Within this topic, we will be looking at lots of different Celebrations that happen around this time of year including Bonfire Night, Diwali, Harvest and of course, Christmas!
To begin with, we will be reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen' and retelling the story, using the Pie Corbett approach of 'Talk for writing', as well as investigating rhyme and role-playing the story. We will also be looking at initial sounds and starting to segment and blend some simple words, using the sounds that we have learned.
In Maths, we will be focusing on number recognition and representing numbers 1-10. We will be using the 'Numberblocks' to help us do this. Numberblocks episodes can be found on BBC Iplayer or Youtube.
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.