Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke
During the Autumn Term, our topic is 'Magical Me.'
We will start by looking at the books 'I am Too Absolutely Small for School,' by Lauren Child and 'The Colour Monster Goes to School' by Anna Llenas. To find out more about the children, we will share the stories, 'You Choose' and 'Just Imagine' by Nick Sharratt, imagining a magical world of kings, castles and dragons and read 'The Foggy Forest', joining Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and many more on their adventures.
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. Children should have their hair tied back and earrings must either be taken out or covered. The children need to bring a labelled water bottle to access during the day and a healthy snack to eat during morning playtime.
Reading at home
We read with the children through individual, guided reading and whole class reading. We will stamp diaries to let you know when your child has read. We ask that the children read with an adult at home as often as possible. Ten minutes a day really does make all the difference. Please ensure reading diaries are in school every day.
Learning at home
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