Welcome to Reception!
The children have settled fantastically into school life and have created lots of lovely friendships across the school, i hope this continues as we move into our second term together!
Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. This term the themes are;
Celebrating- I know and understand what a celebration is.
Gathering- I know how and why people gather together.
Growing- I know and understand that Spring is a time when things begin to grow.
The children will also be learning traditional prayers like the Hail Mary and Our Father alongside their class prayers.
Children will take part in collective worship daily.
The children will also have a daily maths lesson with topics altering weekly. The topics will be based around counting and ordering numbers, 2D shapes and data, addition and patterns and symmetry. Lots of their learning will be hands on, visual and through song. On occasion the children may receive maths homework to help embed what they are doing in class.
Each morning the children will also take part in a phonic lesson. This term we are focusing on Phase 3 letters and sounds. The sounds and graphemes they are learning this term are:
Set 6: j, v, w, x
Set 7: y, z, zz, qu
Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
The children will also learn a set of 'tricky words'. They are called tricky because they can not be sounded out. Therefore, children need to learn them for how they look. the tricky words for Phase 3 are:
He, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her.
This autumn term the children will complete 3 topics.
Topic 1- Winter, Snow, Ice and Dark Nights.
Topic 2- Chinese New Year
Topic 3- Food and Cooking
The topic throughout the term will change depending on the children's interests. They will be doing topics on Winter, Chinese New Year and Cooking. There will also be additional topics throughout but these will be planned according to the children.
P.E will be every Tuesday 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.
Every week the children will take home a new reading book 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.
I will provide home learning tasks each Friday for the children to complete, it is completely optional, however does support and embed learning that we have done in class. Could i ask that any tasks completed are handed in inside your child's home learning book by Wednesday each week.
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.
Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher) Mrs Scott (Class Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher) , Mrs Davidson (Teaching Assistant), Miss Flanagan (Teaching Assistant)
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