Welcome to Reception!
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Welcome to Reception's Class Page. Here you can find out more of what we are learning about in class and access resources that you might like to use at home!
Meet the team
This term we are looking at the topics 'About me' and 'Autumn'. We will explore our senses; looking carefully at our faces for our portrait paintings, listening for sounds on our 'listening' walk and smelling and tasting pumpkin soup!
Every day we begin with a phonics lesson. We will begin Autumn term by playing Phase 1 phonic games initially and then moving onto Phase 2 by the third week of term. We will be working on name recognition/writing and letter formation using the phase 2 sounds..
Reading books are changed on a Tuesday and Thursday unless we are doing extra reading with them in school. The reading box and homework box will be out on a Tuesday for children to put their books and folders in. The reading box will also be out on Thursday.
Homework will be collected on a Tuesday and handed out on a Thursday. It is really important that you read with your child on a regular basis.
Please make sure you sign the Reading Record when your child reads to an adult as books will not be changed without this.
We will be working on number recognition, counting numbers in sequence to 10 and practising our number formation. Later in the term we will be sorting and weighing Autumnal treasures, i.e acorns, conkers, apples and pumpkins!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
As ever, this is one of the most important areas of learning for Foundation Stage and activities will be planned around the needs of the children, with the focus of establishing positive, respectful relationships whilst developing self-confidence and self-awareness. We are encouraging the children to widen their friendship groups and to understand sharing and compromise.
Communication and Language:
Communication and Language is continuously covered and monitored throughout the year. The star of the week gets a certificate and takes Chester the bear home for the weekend. They then get the opportunity to talk to the class about the adventures they have been on with Chester. This will encourage the children to share more of their work in class and develop their ability to speak to an audience with confidence.
P.E is on a Wednesday. Children must have their hair tied back and not be wearing ear rings or they must be covered in surgical tape. If they are wearing ear rings, they will not be able to take part in P.E.
P.E kits remain in school until half term and then get sent home to be washed. Please make sure ALL clothes, shoes and socks are labelled and P.E kits are returned on the first day of each half term.
Please make sure ALL school uniform, coats, shoes and packed lunch boxes are clearly labelled.
Understanding the World:
This term we will be talking about the similarities and differences between ourselves and others. We will be observing the autumnal changes in our environment as the term progresses.
The children will be using the cameras to take pictures and will use the interactive whiteboard to create pictures.
Expressive arts and design:
Our role-play this term is the 'home corner' but this area will change as the term progresses reflecting the children's interests.
We start our day off by lighting our candle and praying. We pray before lunch and thank God at the end of the day. We have a class prayer book that is sent home each week for children to write a prayer and share with the class the following week. We have R.E once a week where we are learning about different Bible stories.
Each child gets to pick an adult they would like to be their special person in times of need. Ask your child who their special person is. If you have any questions please come and ask. We also have a feelings board in class where children are encouraged to express their feelings in the morning and throughout the day.
Thank you for your continued support.