Welcome to Reception Class.

We are happy for you to bring your child into the classroom to see that they are settled and support them in their morning work. However, I would appreciate that you leave the classroom promptly when asked, to enable the children to begin their learning.

Your child will be put into a group. The group’s names are; Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. Please talk to your child about which group they are in and about the exciting things that they have been doing.

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Attendance and Punctuality

Please ensure that your child is here every day and on time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office.

School Uniform


Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct uniform.

BOYS – Grey/black trousers, yellow polo shirt, blue School jumper and black shoes (not trainers), and black or grey socks.

GIRLS – Grey/Black skirt or trousers, yellow polo shirt and black flat shoes (no trainers or heels), and black or grey socks.

Please ensure you put your child’s name in all items of clothing, as this helps us to return items which get lost.

PE

P.E. is on a Thursday morning.

PE uniform - Children will need blue or black shorts and a yellow t - shirt. Please write your child’s name on their P.E kits and these can be left in the classroom on their cloakroom peg.

Jewellery should not be worn in school apart from one pair of small stud earrings and a watch.

NO jewellery can be worn for PE.

Topics

This term’s topic is is Fairytales – we will be looking at story settings, characters and acting through roleplay.

In maths we will be doing lots of addition and subtraction calculations e.g. 4+6=10, 10-2=8.  We will be looking at 2d and 3d shapes and talking about the different features of them.

In literacy this term our writing will show the handwriting lessons we have been accessing. Additionally the different experiences and stories we have been learning about. Here are a few examples:

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In phonics this term we are continuing to work through phase 3 and 4 phonics to ensure good progress so that your child is ready for year 1.

Reading

All children in Reception Class have made excellent progress in reading. Children now take home 2 reading books a week.  Thank you for supporting your child by reading at home. Please continue to do so as this makes a difference.

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We will be sending  library books home. Please enjoy sharing these books with your children.

Please try and spend a few minutes every day reading to your child. Encourage them to talk about what is happening in the pictures as well as listening to the words.

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book to school every day. 

Book bags can be purchased from the office at a cost of £3.50

Homework

Since the beginning of spring term Reception children have been having homework or independent learning every 2 weeks. There have been excellent pieces of homework brought in. Thank you and please keep up the support.

Parents Workshops

We have already held 3 parent workshops for maths/phonics and reading. There has been a great response and more to come.

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After School Clubs

There are number of after school clubs that reception children can attend. These are: Reading Club on Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm, Gym Club on Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm and Art Club on Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm.

Forest School

Your child will be attending Forest School every week. They will need to have a pair of Wellington boots in school please. Please see the forest school page for information and photographs.

  

Dinners

Your child is now entitled to receive a free school meal every day.

If your child is having a packed lunch please ensure that the child brings it with them in the morning.

Dates to note

26th May 2017 - Half Term

21st July 2017 - Easter Holidays

If you have any worries or concerns about your child please do not hesitate to come in and speak to a member of staff. Thank you.

Class Teachers – Mrs Carr, Miss Sykes
Support Staff – Mrs Carroll, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Forshaw