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Welcome to Reception!
Our class teachers are Mrs Deighton and Mrs Evason (Miss Wheeldon).
We also have Mrs Jones, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Jeffrey's supporting our class.
We will have PE on a Friday. Please make sure your child has a PE kit that is kept in school.
We have lots of different areas to explore both inside and outside the classroom which help us with our learning.
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.
You will also find our phonic teaching videos by clicking here.
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.
Here are some ideas of how you can help your child at home with phonics.
- Share picture books regularly with your child.
- Help your child recognise sounds speedily and give your child plenty of opportunities to practise letter formation.
- Paint in a zip lock bag, water on a brush outside, chalk on the floor or a finger in a salt/flour/glitter tray gives the exact same outcome and sometimes may be more appealing to young children.
- Play Fred games with your child – look for links to the videos / supporting documents below.
Here are some ideas of how you can help your child at home with maths.
- Practise counting carefully using 1:1 correspondence by saying a number name at the same time as moving or tagging the objects.
- Expose your child to numerals 0-10; point them out at every opportunity.
- Support your child to ‘subitise’ – when subitising, children can say how many there are in a small group of objects by ‘just seeing’ and knowing straightaway without needing to count.
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: