Welcome to Our Reception class home page. We have two Recpetion classes RFC and RK.
The Reception Team
The Reception Teachers are: Mrs Farrell, Mrs Collins and Miss Knowles.
Learning support staff are: Mrs Gilbert and Mrs McEntee.
The Early Years gate and doors open at 8:40 and the children in Recepion have a learning activity to complete before registers at 8:50am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to school each day. At the end of the day, the doors open at 3pm. Please arrive promptly to collect your child.
Dance and music
We have dance and music every Tuesday. The children will remove their socks, shoes and jumpers/cardigans for dance. Please practise this at home so your child can do this independently. Your child will not need a P.E. kit until the summer term.
A home learning activity will be sent home in your child's Learning log every Friday. These activities will consolidate and extend the learning in school. Learning logs should be returned every Wednesday together with reading books.
Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. Please return reading books together with reading records in the clear plastic bag. Please read daily with your child and sign and date their reading record. One comment per week is sufficient to let us know how they are getting on with their reading at home - what they have done well and if they have found anything particularly difficult, how we can help them in school. Unfortunately, any books returned late will not be changed until the following week.
Once the children start learning the sounds, a list of cvc words will also be sent home to be learned - these link to the sounds the children are learning in phonics each week. These words do not need to be returned to school. Please continue to help your child to practise these daily. They should eventually be able to read them by sight (without segmenting and blending each sound).
In Early years we go outside in all weathers so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. A waterproof coat and wellies are a must (wellies can be left in school). Children can only use our outdoor 'Let's explore' area if they are wearing wellies.
ALL clothing needs to be clearly labelled with your child's name including coats, bags, wellies and shoes.
Our topic this half term is Animals. In Literacy, we have been looking at the story 'The tiger who came to tea'.
We have been learning about setting, characters and events in the story. We even had a tea party in the forest school and a surprise visitor came to join us...a TIGER!!!