Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The children have arrived back into school happy and ready to start the new term ahead.
This half term we are reading traditional tale themed books. We have started with 'The Three Little Pigs,' and we will also be reading 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
We are continuing our Read Write Inc sessions and the children will be practising segmenting, blending and writing words with 3 sounds, such as, 'bell' and 4 sounds, such as, 'frog.' The children love our celebrations, the FAN-tastic wave, the marshmellow clap and the disco cheer are our new favourites.
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 visualising it as they listen. We will discuss what they think the characters and setting look like and be practising using any new vocabulary they have heard in a sentence. We have also added masks from the stories to help with retelling them.
We will be doing lots of addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing this half term. We have been bunching straws into groups of ten and ones and using these to see the value in 2-digit numbers as we become more confident with numbers up to 20 and beyond.
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.
We will be celebrating two special weeks this Spring in school, such as 'STEM Science Week' and 'Author Week.' Look out for more information on these as we go through the term.
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