Welcome to Reception
Hello and welcome to Reception from Mrs Jardine, Miss Barton and Mrs Holden!
We cannot wait to get to know all of the children and settle them well into Disley Primary School. We have lots to look forward to this half term! Look out for letters with dates on for the Learning to Read afternoon and Harvest Festival.
Our topic this half term is 'All About Me and Traditional Tales'. The children will be learning all about themselves and their friends. We will be learning about families, bodies, friends, sharing, differences and similarities and a whole lot more. We will link some traditional tales into our topic and act out some of these stories using our Sutine Story actions.
The children will be learning all about traditional tales, how they are structured, characters and settings.
In Literacy, during our 'All About Me and Traditional Tales' topic we will be listening to; Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Funny Bones, Goldilocks and the Three Teddy Bears, Jack and the Incredibly Mean Stalk, The Truth According to Arthur and The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf.
In Mathematics, this half term we will focus on simple number recognition, basic counting skills using 1-1 correspondence and building our turn taking and team work skills within our lessons.
In PE, we will be focusing on using negotiating space, team work and running skills. We will be doing PE on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Martin and Mr Tweedie.
We will have circle time activities where we will focus on our speaking and listening skills. We will model how to talk in full sentences and use tenses. We will also have a large focus on turn taking and how to lose gracefully!
You can find our topic webs at the bottom of the page to find out more. this half term's topic web will be at the bottom of the page soon.
If you are wondering what kind of activities to do at home to help your child's learning here are some ideas.
Adult say a sound and child to write it
Adding small numbers together
Counting up to ten
matching numerals with objects
Missing number washing line game- hang up numbers, child to close eyes and adult to take a number away- what is missing?
Number splat (Online game)
Learning the alphabet
Star Assembly- This is an assembly where each class teacher chooses a child which has stood out for a particular reason. This may be using good manners, being a kind friend, showing resilience and many other things. Each Reception child will have a turn at this.
Secret Reader- This is where we invite parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties or any other family member into our class to read to the children on a Friday afternoon. A letter will be sent out to explain this further.
Jedi Writer Award- This is an award given in class by the Reception Teachers. It is awarded to a child that has been trying hard with their fine motor skills and using the correct pencil grip. The teacher’s will observe the children in handwriting lessons and choosing times and a child will be awarded on a Friday afternoon.
Class Bear- This year there is going to be a class bear which the children will take it in turns to take home. We would love to hear all about his adventures. Please don’t think that he needs to visit anywhere too exciting- he loves to have sleepovers, eat popcorn and play with children’s toys!
Author Award- This award will start when the children have started developing their writing skills. Children that have a go at the story writing challenge will be picked out of a hat at the end of the week and will receive a prize.
Challenges- In Reception we have many set challenges for the children to complete by choice. We have a writing challenge, fine motor challenge, reading challenge and maths challenge. Each of these are targeted to the child’s interests. Once a child completes a challenge they will put their name into the challenge pot (the more times they do it the more chance they have of winning) and the teachers will pick out a name randomly at the end of the week.
Phonics folders- Once your child starts to learn phonics they will begin to recognise sounds and work on reading words. Your child will learn 4 new sounds a week; for each of these sounds they will be given a letter formations sheet to complete at home. If there are no new sounds in your child’s folder this will be a recap week so there is no need to worry about filling them in. There will be a reading afternoon for parents to explain phonics further.
Tricky words and blendable key rings- Your child will be given a bookmark with tricky words on to learn at home. They will also be given a key ring with words to blend on.