Welcome to Reception
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In Reception our class teachers are Mrs Deighton and Miss Wheeldon.
We also have Mrs Jones, Miss Hardiker, Miss Khwaja and Miss Whitehead supporting our class.
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 topics this term are 'Traditional Tales and Celebrations'.
Our texts we will be using are:
Please find our knowledge organiser below which will tell you everything about what the children are learning this term.
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.
Our Wonderful Learning
You can keep up to date with our learning via tapestry.
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: