We would like to welcome you all to Grove Park and the beginning of your child’s journey at school. This term our main aim will be to ensure that your child feels secure and is happy about coming into school. We will gradually introduce them to the rules and routines and begin to encourage them to become more independent.
Our first topic will be nursery rhymes, such as, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty and Incy Wincy Spider, and myself. This will include joining in with a variety of art activities, singing, games and stories.
We will be teaching the children the 26 sounds in the alphabet and beginning to blend some sounds together. Please keep a look out for the phonic and maths sessions that will be led at school. Our hall sessions in Write Dance and clever fingers will help develop the children’s capability to enable them to start recording these sounds. A book to share with your child will also be sent home and we would appreciate any time you are able to spend in this activity.
In numeracy we will be working towards recognising and ordering numbers and ensuring that we can accurately count a range of objects. We will also be looking at a range of concepts such as matching and sorting, identifying simple shapes and making simple patterns.
We hope you will be happy to support your child with all these activities on a regular basis and look forward to seeing the impact this will have. Please feel free to talk to the adults if you are unsure about any of the activities we have mentioned as we are more than happy to help.
Here’s to a happy and successful first term.
The reception team