Dates for your diary
Reading Meeting for parents-Wednesday 13th September 9am
Grandparents Day -Friday 29th September 2.15pm
Parents Evening-Wednesday 1st November
Maths Meeting for parents-Wednesday 8th November 9am
Nativity Performance- Wednesday 13th December 2.15pm
Christmas Craft—Thursday 14th December 2.15pm
It has been a fantastic start to school for our Reception children. They are settling well and are enjoying exploring all the areas of the Learning Environment. If you have any queries or concerns about your child then please don’t hesitate to speak to member of staff. Please be aware that the beginning of the day we are most concerned about settling the children and will have more time to talk to you at the end of the school day. We continue to work with you as partners in your child’s education.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development- We will be teaching the children about behaviour expectations at school. We will give each child a reward chart for them to collect ’smileys’ for appropriate behaviour. We will promote good manners and encourage each child to say please and thank you. We would be grateful if you could continue to encourage this at home. The children will be learning how to be a good friend and building positive relationships with staff and peers. They will also learn how to look after their belongings.
Communication and Language– The children will take part in lots of small group activities such as listening and dice games in order to further develop their attention and concentration. We will also be teaching the children to wait their turn to speak in a conversation. Your child will have their turn with the ‘Show and Tell’ bag. They will bring the bag home and are invited to bring in one item of interest that they can show and tell their friends about. This will help develop their speaking and listening skills.
Physical Development– We will be learning to get dressed and undressed for PE independently. It would be great if you could practise this at home. We will introduce the children to basic equipment and will enjoy learning and playing lots of fun games in the hall. We will begin to talk about healthy eating and looking after our bodies.
Maths– We are introducing the children to Numicon (a resource we use to teach number skills). We will have a daily maths session where the children will practise counting forwards and backwards and learn number recognition. We will begin to learn about shapes and patterns and will develop our understanding of mathematical language such as position, size and quantity.
Understanding of the World– We will be learning about families and celebrating Grandparents Day. We will use both the Computer and the Interactive Board in the class and explore ‘Education City to complete simple games and use a variety of websites to support our learning. The children will learn about Autumn /Harvest and Christmas.
Literacy– We will begin our daily phonics sessions, focusing on listening skills and introducing some phonemes. The children will begin to bring home books from the school reading scheme and their key words lists. Please make sure you practise these regularly at home. The children will take part in weekly handwriting lessons and will practise the correct formation of the letters in their name.
Expressive Art and Design– The children will be singing rhymes and songs daily. They will have the opportunity to take part in role play, explore musical instruments and the making area/painting bay.
Tuesday - PE in RLC
Wednesday - PE in RB
Friday - Forest School
(Please remember to bring old clothes in a labelled carrier bag for Forest School)
Please make sure all clothing that your child wears to school are named. The children need to bring their book bag and water bottle every day.
Mrs Lewis, Mrs Camden, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Ball, and Mrs Pockett.