Welcome to Reception!
Class Teachers: Miss S Webster (working Mon to Thurs)
Mrs C Richards (working Wed to Fri)
Teaching Assistants: Miss D Williamson & Miss Jones
Pastoral team: Mrs K Georgeson and Mrs H Lee
Take a look at our engaging classroom and ‘shared area’ space.
The Big Bad Wolf
Once upon a time there was a big, bad, wolf.
The big bad wolf was mad.
The big bad wolf was hungry.
The big bad wolf was terrifying!
He huffs and puffs and blows the house down.
The wolf cannot blow down the house of bricks.
He climbs down the chimney and falls into the pot!
That was the end of the big bad wolf!
We had a fantastic time at the playground today. Reception walked there and back very sensibly, well done! The children enjoyed climbing and swinging on the equipment. We noticed features of our local environment such as shops, churches, status, roads, pavements, zebra crossings and playground. We observed the season ‘winter’ by noticing that all the trees were bare with no leaves and how they have fallen to the floor. We noticed some signs of spring as some new buds are growing on plants.
Here are the slides from the Parents meeting with ideas about how your can reinforce maths learning at home,
Children can learn a lot about reading even before they come to school and are formally taught. Young children learn about reading when
We would like children coming into school to
Strategies used in teaching a child to read
Children use many strategies when reading. Phonics or ‘sounding’ a word out is the most important stage and we teach a scheme of work for synthetic phonics in our Reception class as recommended by the ‘Rose Report.’ Children also learn to use visual memory, that is looking at a word and remembering it. Children also learn when reading a good story. If the story makes sense and holds his/her interest the child can gather clues from the text and the pictures, making logical guesses about unknown vocabulary.
Helping your child progress with reading
Once children have started to read they will make better progress if you can help them by reading with them daily.
Helping Your Child with Maths
Activities to do at home
Helping Your Child with Writing
Children usually experiment with their own pretend writing first and this should be encouraged. Children are making marks at this stage but often to them they are writing. Ask your child to read back their writing to you and give them lots of praise, don’t tell them it is wrong or ‘just scribble.’ Young children learn writing when:
A young child encouraged in this way will soon be ready to form letters correctly and will develop a love of writing which will stay with them throughout their learning.
Activities to do at Home
In Reception, when children first learn their letter sounds they are taught to form their letters correctly. We will send out more information about this in the first half term.
Websites to help support your childs learning;
Recommended Books to help with Maths;
Books to enjoy at home include:
A good website for buying books at discounted prices is www.thebookpeople.co.uk/schools
Today the children had a visit from Sam's Safari and got to see and touch animals from all over the World including an armadillo, duck, chinchilla, a gecko and stick insects. The children were super brave and rally enjoyed getting to see them up close and stroke them too!rnThey were very well behaved and listened extremely well.
We have lots of lovely provision areas in our outside area which we access daily. There are opportunities to practise lots of different skills in communication and language, physical development, imaginative play, maths, literacy, expressive arts and design and understanding the world, as well as developing our social and emotional skills by building our relationships with friends and adults.
In our Literacy lessons, we use Talk4Writing and focus on different text types to help us develop our skills. This week, we have read the picture book, 'Hug' by Jez Alborough. The children learn the model text to perform aloud using actions. This will help children develop confidence in speaking and retelling stories. Children should use the pictures in the story map to remind them what comes next. Here is a video to help the children practice at home.