Reception

Class Page for Reception

 Welcome to Reception

What a fantastic start to school we have all had already. It has been so lovely to meet the children and put faces to their names. We had a fun filled ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ week, getting to know each other and exploring the learning environment. The children wowed me with their smiles as they came in to school for the first time. It was lovely to share the ‘Magical Me’ bags, it gave us a real insight into their likes and interests.

We hope that, like us, your child is looking forward to a fun and exciting time in Reception. 

This half term our learning will be based around the theme of ‘Magical Me’. We will explore what makes us unique, as well as how we grow and our 5 senses.

We will start to learn about graphemes (what the letter looks like) and phonemes (what the letter sounds like) in the coming weeks. When we do so, there will be a note in your child’s reading record to let you know the graphemes we are currently focusing on. To reinforce these at home you could look out for the graphemes in words, play I-spy, or hunt for things that start with the different phonemes.

The first set of reading books are wordless as they are aimed at encouraging the children to use their imagination and to become storytellers. Encourage your child to look at the pictures and make up their own story, discuss who they think the characters are and what they are doing etc. Your child will be given a new reading book each week, usually on a Monday.

The Reading Record will provide a means of communication for your child both at home and school. We aim to hear children read once a week in school. Comments about your child’s achievements will be made in the Reading Record. When you read at home, please do the same. As the books begin to contain words, you will be able to comment on how much support you have given your child and whether they used the pictures, their phonics knowledge or were able to read the keywords. Please send the folder into school each day, along with the reading book and record. This folder will also be used to hold sheets and letters sent home over the course of the year.

In maths this half-term we will be spending lots of time counting, including counting out objects from a larger group and selecting the correct numeral to represent the number of objects in a set.

Our orchard will soon be ready to harvest and we will get the chance to pick and eat some of the apples and plums grown there and to pull up some carrots growing in the vegetable garden. Mr Hanson has been growing us a ‘big surprise’ ready to be pulled up next month.....watch this space.....

Should you have any questions, please do contact school. You can telephone 01926 426020 or email us at admin3141@we-learn365.com 

 The view through the door...                      Our maths area...          

  

Share a story...                                          A place to construct...

   

Join the bears for a picnic...         A place to be imaginative...                         

     

Outdoor fun...