Reception

Teachers: Mrs Phillips and Miss Towse

Teaching Support: Miss Emma, Miss Theresa and Miss Lucy

Autumn term:Villains

This term we will be looking at a whole school text about Villains. Our focus will be the witch and the wolf. We will start by reading 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson. Through this text we will be joining in with repeated parts of the story and discovering rhyming words, creating our own potions and retelling the story with puppets. We will then move onto the Big Bad Wolf. We will be describing the wolf and writing short captions, retelling the traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood' and some of us; if we are brave will go on a wolf hunt! During December we will be reading 'Dear Santa.' This will support children to write lists and letters to Santa.

In maths we will start with 2D shapes, naming and describing them. We will then move onto finding one more through practical games and activities. Children will learn to use the language more and fewest to compare amounts. Later on we will be recognising numerals and ordering numerals; first 1-10 then 1-20. Finally we will be creating repeating patterns through shape and colour.

In December there will be Reception Christmas plays. One in a morning and one in an afternoon. Details will be sent out nearer the time.

In Reception we expect:

  • Reading books in reading bags to be brought to school everyday.
  • Reading record to be signed and comments included.
  • A charge of £5 for lost/damaged reading books.
  • Children to be on time.
  • A spare set of clothes to be kept in school in case of accidents.
  • Children to be collected only by the adults recorded on the authorised sheet.

Homework:

In Reception we expect children to practice their reading with adults at home. If you need some more advice on how to help your child please come and speak to a member of staff. 

Snack:

Children have snack and juice every day. This costs £1.25 per week. Please put money in a named envelope and bring to school on Mondays. You can pay half termly. You can now pay on Parent Pay. 

PE:

Children need to have a PE kit in school, this is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and  black PE pumps. PE day is Wednesday.

At the beginning and end of the school day:

Please can you drop off your child at the Reception door at 8:55am. The class teacher will welcome him/her into the school and help the settling process. At the end of the day the doors will open at 3pm and the teacher will bring your child to the door. Miss Towse at Nursery door and Mrs Phillips at Reception door.

You are welcome to arrange a time with your child's teacher to consult with them after school if there is something that needs discussing, i.e. if you want to talk about needs or best ways to help your child.

In the morning:

We are now opening our doors at 8.45 for you to be able to support your child with an activity before school. This could be name writing, reading or counting. You are able to come in one morning a week; this needs to be prearranged with the class teacher. Any questions please speak to us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Due to the fire at the local warehouse, school will remain closed on 19th and 20th November (Monday and Tuesday) to allow for the grounds to be professionally cleaned.  As this will result in lost learning time, we ask that the children continue to practise their phase 2 sounds that they have been learning in school (please see below).  Most children are up to set 3, if not even further on.  Please check with your child.  There is also a useful phonics play website attached, which has lots of fun games on to help practice these sounds and blending them together to make words.

As well as this we ask that children continue to read daily, which needs to be recorded in their reading diary.  We will reward those children who have read whilst being off school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss