Class teachers will be on the door every morning and afternoon, if you have any questions please do come and see us.
This half term the children in Reception will be settling in to their new classes. The adults will be spending lots of time getting to know them, what their interests are, what their favourite things to do in the class involve and how we can best help them moving forwards. They will be getting to know the new children in their class and we will have lots of conversations about making friends and how we can create a happy environment for everyone. As the half term moves on, we will begin our daily phonics lessons and learn some new letter sounds. We will also introduce the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and begin to rehearse and retell the story. The Three Bears will also turn our home corner into their cottage! Our main aim for this half term is for the children to feel happy and settled in their new class and get to know their new friends and members of staff.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The EYFS curriculum is taught through seven areas of learning, three are known as the Prime areas and the remaining four as Specific areas.
Communication and Language;
Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
Understanding the World;
Expressive Art and Design.
The Characteristics of Effective Learning
The ways in which a child engages with other people and their environment underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner. The 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning are:
Below you will find some information to help make sure you know what your child needs to have in school each week.
PE – PE day in Reception is Monday. Please ensure pupils bring their PE bags to school at the beginning of each half term and leave it in school. Please label every item and the bag.
Book Bags – Please send book bags and reading books every day. Each week your child will spend time with an adult, looking at the book they chose to take home and choosing a new one.
Phonics – We practice phonics every day. Please ask your child what sounds and tricky words they have been learning. Can they find them for you in their reading books? For more information on activities to help support your child with phonics please see our reading page.
We love involving parents in their child’s learning. We know parents will see their child doing lot of fabulous things at home and we are keen to capture these with you. We call these WOW Moments. We encourage parents to take photos and tell us all about these. You can email your WOW Moments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have half termly coffee mornings to give you the opportunity to view and contribute to your child’s Learning Journey.