Welcome to Reception!
Hello everyone and welcome to Reception!
We are so excited to meet you all and to start a wonderful year together. This half term we will be focusing on being more independent e.g. look after our belongings, putting on our coats, hats, scarves and gloves. We are expecting the children to express themselves using longer sentences and adding more detail to their spoken conversations.
We will be working on name writing, recognising our sounds and blending them to read and write words. In Maths, we will be working with numbers to 5, comparing groups and recognising shapes.
Our Topic this half term is 'All about me'. We will be exploring our appearance, our bodies, birthdays and emotions.
We look forward to learning, laughter and lots of fun in our journey together in Reception!
The teachers are:
We have started using a new Phonics programme called Little Wandle across the school.
Listed below are some documents to help you practise Phonics at home with your child. Please use the letter formation rhymes to support the children to form the letter sounds correctly.
Reading for pleasure
Every Friday the children select a book of their choosing to take home and read for their pleasure. They are allowed to keep these books for one full week and should be returned before the following Friday; in order to receive a new book. Your child also has a reading record which tells you the name of the book and allows you to add any comments. If your child has not received a new book please speak to their class teacher.
We have started to use Collins ebooks to set reading books which are appropriate to your individual child's reading ability. All children have been provided with their own login username and password to access their account and view the reading books set by their class teachers every Friday. Support your child to read the ebook at home, using their phonic knowledge and ask them questions about the story!
If you require a copy of your child's login details please contact their Reception class teacher who will be able to provide this.
Please make sure you read with your child every week. The class teachers can view who has been reading their ebook and will be rewarding the children for this!
P.E will take place every Friday morning. Children are allowed to wear their P.E kit to school but must ensure that they wear their school jumper. Please remember to remove all jewellery!
Our School uniform:
Please remember to send spare clothes in a bag in case of any accidents (label all clothing items).
Please label coats and lunch bags to avoid any confusion.
If your child is sent home in school clothing please remember to return these to school once they have been washed.
Useful Websites for Home Learning
Here is a great list of websites you can use at home:
Logins (your child has their own login for these websites)
Reading Eggs (EYFS – Year 3)