Year R - Amethyst Class

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Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Kemp, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke

During the Autumn Term, our topic is 'All About Me' and we will be looking at 'Charlie and Lola' stories written by Lauren Child. We will start by reading the book 'I am Too Absolutely Small for School.' To find out more about the children, we will also share the stories, ' You Choose' and 'Just Imagine' by Nick Sharratt.

Over the next few weeks, we will be starting our Read Write Inc sessions and the children will be learning the individual letter sounds called 'Speed Sounds' by sight and practising blending them together to read words, 'c-a-t = cat.'
We will share with the children our special celebrations, such as the alligator chomp, the karate cheer and the cheese grater.
Our reading area has been enhanced with a talking stories CD player. Up to six children at a time can enjoy listening to familiar stories. We will discuss what they think the characters and setting look like and be practising using any new vocabulary they have heard. We have also added puppets from the story sacks to help with retelling them.

We will be doing lots of counting using Numicon, compare bears, straws and cubes. We will play lots of games to help us to read and write numbers to 10. The children will have a 'Talking Partner' to work with during carpet time to help solve mathematical puzzles and problems. We will also be learning to name some 2D and 3D shapes, recreate shape patterns and build models.

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.

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. Please ensure reading diaries are in school every day.

Useful links: -- some nice games for practising phonics maths games to play at home -- the games are super for the children to practise their mouse skills on a computer

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