Welcome to Reception!
Here's a photograph of us in our first week at school!
The grown ups that help us to learn are Mrs Dawson, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Humphrey, Miss Blackie and Miss Pickering.
There are 29 children in our lively class and we love to have lots of fun as we learn!
In our class we have a special time each morning in 'Family Groups'. In this time we have focused learning, time to talk and time to plan our learning for the day.
For most of the day we choose our own learning. We can choose to be outside or inside and can use any equipment that we need, it's great.
To help us enjoy the outdoor classroom, it is important that we bring:
- A pair of wellies
- A set of waterproofs
- A water bottle for the classroom (separate from a lunch drink)
- A full set of spare clothes in a small bag
(ALL with names on them!)
Online Learning Journals
‘Tapestry’ is our online learning journey software. Each child can have their own individual learning journey that you can access at anytime by logging on with a secure username and password. As parents you are able to view all of your child’s observations, photographs and even videos from their time in Reception. You even receive an email telling you when a new observation or piece of work is available for you to view. This enables you to follow your child’s progress and give you the opportunity to reflect upon their achievements with them at home. You can add comments so that we are able to find out which activities your child really enjoyed as well as sharing the activities they carry out at home. Staff reference your child’s learning to the EY profile so you will know which area of learning your child is achieving in and the age-band they were working in for that activity. All of this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely. You can also add learning snapshots which is a great way to show us what your child is like at home and helps us to gain a clearer picture of their interests and abilities. Read what last year's parents told us about Tapestry here
In October each year we invite parents to an ‘Introduction to Phonics’.At the session we will talk about:
- What phonics is, how and why we do it.
- How to pronounce each sound correctly.
- How you can support your child with reading and writing at home.
Stay and Play sessions for Parents and Carers
Find out what parents and carers who attended our Stay and Play Sessions last year thought here.
Links to games websites:
Crickweb http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.htmlThis has an 'Early Years' section, but if you feel your child can play these confidently, have a look atthe different areas on some of the Key Stage 1 section.
ICT Games: http://www.ictgames.com/ Numeracy and Literacy games
Phonics Play: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm There are some free phonics games on this website, We use some of these in class. The children have covered Phase 2 in class so far, so go to the 'Phase 2' section for the appropriate level.
Alphablocks game on CBeebies: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games Alphablocks is a fun programme on CBeebies with characters that are sounds. This link is to a short phonics game involving these characters, practising blending and segmenting words.
Why not play some of these games with your child?
Themes for 2018-19
Autumn 1: I am a paleontologist/ Harvest
Autumn 2: Born in a barn...
Spring 1: Ahoy there mateys?
Spring 2: Once upon a time ..
Summer 1: From a tiny seed...
Summer 2: Super Learners
For more information on the curriculum themes through the year visit the curriculum page or view the long term plan for the year here.
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