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Term 6

 

Amazingly, we have reached the final term of your child’s first year in school. We hope they have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed teaching them.

 

Our final topic of the year is going to be “The jungle”. This will include learning about a variety of animals and their habitats.

 

In literacy, we are encouraging all the children to achieve a number of goals before they enter Year One. We hope they will be able to write a couple of simple sentences that can be read unaided, including a number of correctly spelt high frequency words. It is also important that they can read the majority of the reception high frequency words on sight. This will then mean that they should be able to read simple sentences with a certain amount of fluency. We are also trying to encourage all the children to form their letters correctly so that they will be able to join comfortably at a later stage. If you are unsure of the correct letter formation, please feel free to speak to the teachers.

 

 

In numeracy, we will also be encouraging all the children to achieve a number of goals before they enter Year One. We hope they will be secure in their numbers to 20 and be able to give the number one more and less than a given number. They should be able to solve simple problems and use appropriate language to talk about size, weight, measurement and time. The children must also be able to recognise simple 2D and 3D shapes and create and recognise patterns.

 

 

Please don’t forget that there are two free online resources to help your child further. These are the interactive “Bug Club” and “Busy Things”. If you have mislaid the login information, please speak to the staff who will be happy to help.

We will also be encouraging the children to become more independent. This includes things such as being able to change successfully for P.E, doing up their coat and putting on their scarf and gloves and remembering their book bag and water bottle every day. From the beginning of term 6, your child will be coming into school independently and will be met at the gate by their teacher.

 

                                                        

 

Any encouragement and support from home is always greatly appreciated – and again, having all their belongings named helps not only the children but the staff as well!

 

Thank you for such an enjoyable year with your children,

The Reception Team

Another welcome to Reception – Term 5

“The Living World”

 

In this term we will be learning about growing, life cycles, plant and animal life and it will also include our trip to Wingham Wildlife Park.

In literacy, we will be learning to write simple sentences using our sounds and simple punctuation. This means that we need to remember a capital letter, finger spaces and full stop. Another main focus is letter formation and ensuring that we use it in ALL OUR WRITING! We also need to keep practising our rhyming words e.g. words that rhyme with “pin”.

Finally, we have been taught to read books on the computer using Bug Club. This means we will be getting our own password so that we can show you how well we are reading at home.

 

In maths we are getting good at recognising, and writing, numbers to 20. We have been practising simple addition and subtraction to 10 and are learning to record our sums. It is also important that we continue investigating weight, measure, shape and introduce money!

 

Finally, we are trying to become even more independent. This includes being able to dress and undress ourselves, doing up our coats and finding the resources we need in class. Any encouragement, and practise, at home would be greatly appreciated – as would a check that ALL our belongings are clearly named.

 

 

We thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to speak to us should you need to.

 

The Reception Team

Welcome back to Reception - Term 4

(and half way through our first year in school)!

 

“People who help us”

This term we are going to be thinking about people who help us in our community. We are hoping to have a number of visitors coming into school to tell us about the jobs they do. This will be starting on the first day back with a visit from a medical detection dog!

 

 

 

Other visitors may include a postman, fireman and nurse.

 

 

 

In literacy we will continue to segment and blend words and begin to write simple sentences. We are practising our letter formation to make sure that our letters are always correctly formed! At the beginning of the term the high frequency word list will reappear (in case a new one is needed) and a password for “Bug Club” will be handed out. These are books that can be read on the computer at home.

 

 

 

In numeracy we will continue to develop our knowledge of numbers up to 20 and begin to work out simple addition and subtraction sums up to 10. We will also be investigating weight and measure, as well as recapping on areas such as shape and problem solving.

 

 

 

Finally we are trying to become even more independent. This includes being able to dress and undress ourselves, doing up our coats and finding the resources we need in class. Any encouragement, and practise, at home would be greatly appreciated – as would a check that ALL our belongings are clearly named.

 

We thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to speak to us should you need to.

The Reception Team

 

 

 

Welcome to Reception!

 

A warm welcome back to term 3 and a very Happy New Year to you all!

 

The children have come back to school full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. Our new topic is ‘dinosaurs’ and the children seem very keen to play in our exciting role play areas.

 

All PE kits should now be back in school, please ensure that the children have all their necessary kit and plimsols that still fit. This term the children will be participating in Write Dance. This is large movements to music that develop gross motor skills, ready for writing.

 

Soundswrite continues to be a daily focus in class and now the children are beginning to write short words and high frequency words. We will be having a writing session for parents this term…keep an eye out for the date!

 

Please ensure reading is happening every day and even if you read a small section together, please write a comment in their reading record. The children should be segmenting and blending the words independently and searching for high frequency words that they know. Books can be changed daily and the children are able to choose their own books.

 

This term in maths we will writing numbers, ensuring that we start at the top for every number and developing a greater understanding for more and less. Towards the end of term 3 we will be beginning early calculation, addition and subtraction.

 

We thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to speak to us should you need to.

 

Mrs Gower and Miss Hawkes

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2

 

Welcome to Reception!

 

A huge well done to all our children for achieving their first term at school and welcome to term 2!  We will soon be covered in glitter, and that’s just the adults!

 

The children have settled into their new classes well and they are beginning to explore lots of new and exciting resources. It is our aim that all children learn to be independent thinkers and question everything.

 

So far this term, we have explored ‘nursery rhymes and traditional tales’ and soon we will be learning all about the four seasons.

 

Please ensure that your child is in full uniform and they must bring a coat to school, everyday!

 

Sounds Write has begun in class, with daily listening games and activities, teaching of new letter sounds and we are beginning to make simple words.  Please continue to read daily and practise all the sounds we have sent home.

 

We have been learning lots of new numbers and counting in many different ways; please ensure number recognition at home as this will really help your child in school.

 

Have a wonderful half term break, be safe and look after each other.

Mrs Gower and Miss Hawkes

 

 

 

A big welcome to all our families and children who are coming to school for the first time!

We are looking forward to our very exciting year ahead and getting to know all of you. Schools can be very busy places, however we are always available to talk and meet with you as and when needed.

Please ensure that your child is in school by 9.00am every morning, ready to start the day ahead. If you are later than 9.00am, please report to the main office. Our school day finishes at 3.10pm, please collect your child on time to save any upset. This applies to your child being full time from Friday 30th September.

    

Once the children are in full-time we will notify you of our PE days in reception.

Our topic this term is "nursery rhymes and traditional tales". We would encourage you to sing and read any of the rhymes and stories at home with your child.

Very soon your child will be coming home with a reading book, a choice book and a reading record, all will be revealed in due course.

We will be learning numbers from 0-20, it is our aim that all children will be able to read, write and count these numbers by the end of reception.

Best wishes

Fantastic Frogs and Busy Bees

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