Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Salt, Mrs Maughan & Miss Clarke
This half term we are going to be looking at different stories, starting with the Charlie Cook's Favourite Book and the traditional tales Goldilocks and the 3 bears and the Gingerbread Man. We will have challenges set up in the classroom for the children to complete which are themed around the stories and they will also have set challenges for their groups.
We will also have a 2 week focus on Weddings to celebrate the Royal Wedding in May.
We are trying very hard to extend our sentences, sounding out our words and writing the sounds that we need in order. During our challenge time we will be retelling stories, creating posters and writing letters.
We have started to bring our favourite books in from home to share with our friends in the reading area and this is very popular.
This half term we have been doing lots of number work. We are counting to 100 in 1s, 10s, and we are just starting to count in 5s! We are learning how to use a number line to add and subtract simple numbers.
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. During the summer term some of our lessons may take place outside so please could you ensure that your child has suitable footwear at school at all times. 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 with them 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.cbeebies.co.uk — the games are super for the children to practise their mouse skills on a computer