Welcome to Reception
Mrs Deighton's Class &
Mrs Williams-Moore's Class
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In our reception class we work together with Mrs Jones and Miss Sadler.
We will have PE on a Monday, please make sure you come to school in your PE kit every Monday.
We have lots of different areas to explore both inside and outside the classroom which help us with our learning.
Our Learning this half Term
Our first topic is 'There's Only one You'.
We will be learning all about ourselves and our families, looking at what makes us the same and what makes us different.
In maths we will be looking at recognising and writing numbers 0-10 and looking at different ways we can make and represent numbers. we will also be looking at 2D shape.
In Literacy we will be learning to write our names and form letters correctly. We will also be looking at joining up with repeated phrases form our books. We will be using these books to help us
In Reception we start our day the minute the children enter school. The children collect whiteboards and pens as they settle and begin to mark make and write. We practice writing our names, numbers, and letters and eventually we even write sentences and complete addition and subtraction questions.
We begin the day engaging in “Phonics”. Good quality teaching of Phonics is essential to help your child develop their reading and writing skills. This is where the children will learn the letter names and the sounds they make, how to blend and segment simple words such as cat and bus, and eventually learn to read and write simple sentences.
We also have ‘Maths Meeting’ time where we explore number and shape, space and measures. In school we use ‘Ten town’ to support the teaching of number. The children love to engage with the characters and stories available. Parents can access information about Ten town at www.tentown.co.uk.
We also have a Literacy session everyday where We love to listen to stories and sing songs. We read and sing everyday through the wide range of activities such as traditional songs, making up our own stories or even listening to others. Stories and songs are a great way to develop language and listening skills.
Please find below some helpful resources that you may use with your child at home.
These are phonics sound that your child will be learning in school to help them read and write. You could use these sound mats to play games at home such as snap or even have your child look for items around your home that have these sounds in them and ask them to write it down.
The links above are useful websites for early years maths. You can download activities and videos to complete at home with your child.
NRICH enriching mathematics offers a set of EYFS resources here:
The National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas and free activities for children and families:
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