Welcome to Reception!
The children have settled so well into Reception class and are enjoying exploring and learning in their new classroom. Over the year the children will make new friends and establish our class and school rules and routines.
Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. This term the themes are;
Celebrating- People celebrate with the parish family.
Gathering- The parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist.
Growing-The parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist
Good News- Passing on the Good news of Jesus
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 number recognition, ordering numbers, recognising values of money, properties of 2D and 3D shapes, measurements and the beginnings of calculation. 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 recapping and consolidating phase two sounds, as well as continuing learning of phase 3 sounds. Below is an overview of the sounds we are going to learn this half term.
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
During Phase 3, the following tricky words (which can't yet be decoded) are introduced:
This Spring term the children will complete various topics.
Chinese New Year
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, Food. There will also be additional topics throughout but these will be planned according to the children.
P.E will be every Monday 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. Spellings will commence after the first half term.
The children will receive weekly 'Home Learning' activities to complete, the activities are completely optional however help to embed learning at home.
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 Hall ( Teaching Assistant)
Reception Cooking Club:
This half term I will be offering a lunchtime cooking club for all Reception pupils, They will have the opportunity to develop and practice their cooking skills and share an enjoyment of food and cooking. They will be learning to follow simple recipes to make things such as fruit salad, flapjacks and cakes.
This club will run every Friday lunchtime and all Reception pupils are welcome to attend :)
We are missing you lots but hope you are having fun whilst keeping yourself and your families safe at home. Remember to keep busy and continue with your 'busy jobs' in your home learning folders, also remember to keep reading at home- this could be any story you like :)
I am adding some links below to help you with learning at home, hopefully they are useful :) It will be some songs that we practice on a daily basis for both maths and phonics. keep up the good work at home, remember you are all superstars
I look forward to hearing about your adventures and home learning when I see you,
From Miss Lloyd x