Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke
Welcome to all of the new starter, they have all settled in so well and are ready to start learning lots of new and exciting things.
This half term we are reading 'bear' themed books. We have started with 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. The children have loved joining in with the repeated refrains and using the story language when learning in our environment. We will also be reading 'Whatever Next' and 'Peace at Last'.
We have begun our Read Write Inc sessions and the children are having fun learning the new routine for phonics, they particularly enjoy the celebrations we have such as the butterfly clap, the rollercoaster and our fireworks.
Our reading area has been enhanced as a 'Teddy Bears Picnic' to encourage children to share stories with the teddies as well as their friends. We have also added masks from the stories to help with retelling them.
We will be doing lots of counting, number recognition and ordering this half term. We have been using cubes to measure teddies to see which of our bears is the tallest.
Routines in Reception
Our P.E. lessons take place on Wednesday but if the weather is fine we may venture out at other times. Please ensure that your child has a P.E. kit with shorts, t-shirt and pumps at school. Tracksuits may be worn when the weather is cold. Children should have their hair tied back and earrings must either be taken out or covered. Please send in some micropore tape or plasters to cover their earrings. Also, the children are encouraged to bring labelled water bottles to access during the day. The children also need to bring their school planner diaries everyday.
Reading at home
We try to read with the children as often as possible at school and ask that the children read with an adult at home as often as possible. Reading books are changed daily for the children that have finished their book. Please ensure reading diaries are in school every day.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk — some nice games for practising phonics
www.topmarks.co.uk- maths games to play at home
www.cbeebies.co.uk — the games are super for the children to practise their mouse skills on a computer