Welcome to Reception Class!
I hope you have had a fun-filled summer and are now ready for some more fun in Reception class!
We have lots of really exciting topics this year and start off with RAINBOW WORLD asking the question “What’s at the end of your rainbow?”
This will entail learning about how special and unique we are whilst still being part of a school family. We will also learn about who and what is special to us, There will also be a mini-topic on Winter Wonderland. These topics will take us right through till Christmas.
Along with myself we are lucky to have Mrs Villiers and Mrs Martin to support Reception class all day along. We also have an apprentice, Miss Smith, joining us this year following her volunteering in school over the last few months. So we have lots of grown-ups to help and look after us whilst we are having fun learning.
In Reception, we will be having PE on Wednesdays and Fridays so please make sure you have your PE kits in school, including trainers, all week. Please remember to name all clothing and footwear which you bring in.
Topic homework will be given at the start of every main topic, the first of which you have already had. This will be a creative project which will hopefully encourage you and your child to work together to create an individual piece of work, which they will be able to talk about in class.
Homework for phonics will start after October half term once all our initial assessments have been done. In the meantime, could you please continue to share books with your child and practise writing their name.
Maths homework will take the form of playing games at home with your child to reinforce number recognition, 1:1 counting and adding on. You could also practise measures whilst cooking/ baking and talk about shapes in the environment. There is a booklet link at the bottom of this page to help with this.
Your child will also be receiving their reading book in a few weeks. We encourage you to read with your child a little every day. Their books will only be changed on Mondays and Fridays but please bring their book and reading record to school every day in their book bags.
If you need to contact me for any reason, please use the email form below or see me in the mornings or afternoon at the gate.