Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke
Welcome to the Summer term. The children have arrived back into school happy and ready to start the new term ahead.
We have started the term reading Pirate themed books. We began with 'The Pirates Next Door,' and the children all enjoyed getting their own pirate name and learnt some pirate songs. We will be moving on to read 'Rainbow Fish' next.
We are continuing our Read Write Inc sessions and the children will be practising segmenting, blending and writing words with 4 and 5 sounds, such as, 'think,' and 'ribbon.' The children love our celebrations, the alligator chomp, the karate cheer and the cheese grater 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 and draw story maps 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 puppets from the story sacks to help with retelling them.
We will be doing lots of problem solving, addition, subtraction by counting on or back on a number line and finding one more and one less this half term. We have been practising our number formation and continue to use Numicon, straws and cubes to understand 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 Summer in school, such as 'Arts Week' and 'Healthy 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