Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to the final term in Reception. They are all looking lovely and smart in their summer uniforms and book bags. Can we just remind parents to make sure all their clothes are clearly labelled and to check this regularly. Snack money is due in every Monday and is £1:00 a week. This covers extra milk, extra fruit, biscuits, juice, toast, assembly treats and extra-curricular items.
Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. This term the themes are;
Good News –Passing on the good news of Jesus,
Friends – Friends of Jesus,
Our World – Gods wonderful world.
The children will also be learning traditional prayers like the Hail Mary and Our Father.
Children will take part in collective worship daily.
Count up to 5, then 10 objects, including in an irregular arrangement, match one-to-one; count actions, images, objects which cannot be moved;
Count reliably using numbers 1 to 20 and place the numbers in order.
Say the number after a given number up to 20.
In practical activities, perform additions and subtractions and use the appropriate and relevant vocabulary.
Use appropriate marks to record numbers and operations: begin to use +, – , and = to record additions and subtractions.
Use familiar objects/common shapes to re/create patterns and build models.
Recognise common units of time (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years
Each morning the children will also take part in a phonic lesson. This term we are focusing on Phase 4 letters and sounds. The sounds and graphemes they are learning this term are:
During Phase 4, the following tricky words (which can't yet be decoded) are introduced:
Fairytales - Week 1-3
Animal life cycles – Week 4-5
Growing Plants - Week 6-7
Superheros - Week 8-10
People who help us – Week 11-12
Other topics TBC
The topic throughout the term will change depending on the children's interests. They will be doing topics on Spring, Growing and Changing and the Seaside. There will also be additional topics throughout but these will be planned according to the children.
P.E will be every Wednesday and Friday and the children will come to school in their PE kits. They do not need to bring a change of clothes with them. Their PE kit is a navy blue tracksuit or black shorts with a white polo t-shirt and black pumps/trainers.
Each week the children will take home two new reading books to practise. If they read regularly they may have new books mid-week also. We encourage reading as much as possible and if you could hear your child read a few times a week this would help with their progress. We do ask that your child brings in their reading books and diaries daily so they can also read in school. The children will have a spelling test every Monday and will receive new spellings after their test also. The children will be monitored weekly and their spellings will be differentiated accordingly.
On occasion the children may receive Maths and English homework to help embed what they are doing in class.
The Early Years staff are always there to help and talk to you over any concerns before and after school. If there is a problem and the teacher isn’t available, ring the school secretary Miss Berry and book an appointment, it will be dealt with quickly.
We look forward to working with you over the year in supporting your child making the most progress through their learning journey.
Mrs Scott (Class Teacher and Assistant Head Teacher), Miss Rafferty (Class Teacher), Mrs Davidson (Teaching Assistant)
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