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Welcome to Reception (RSJ)

 

 


Hello and welcome to Reception from Miss Sutton and Mrs Jardine!

 

We hope that you have all had a lovely half term and are ready to come back to school. We cannot believe that we have already been in school for a whole half term.

We have lots to look forward to.

 

Our topic this half term is 'Winter Wonderland'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children will be learning all about the season of Winter. They will looking at changes in temperatures, freezing and melting, winter animals, hibernation and cold countries.

 

In Literacy, during our 'Winter Wonderland' topic we will be exploring a variety of fiction books; One Snowy Night, The Christmasaurus, The Jolly Christmas Postman, The Night Before Christmas, The Snowman and lots more. We will also be exploring some non-fiction books about weather and animals. We will continue to look at the structure of stories, settings, characters and put our phonics skills into good use by spotting sounds and learning how to segment and blend simple words. Now that the children are becoming good at spotting sounds and forming some letters we might have a go at writing some sentences about the stories or even a letter to Santa!

 

 

 

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In Mathematics, this half term we will continue to look at 2d and 3d shapes. We will be describing them and talking about their properties. We will also be learning about money. Lastly, we will focus on simple addition and subtraction. Any extra that you can do at home with your child/children would be great. Even looking at coins and adding when you are out and about in the village.

 

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In PE, we will continue to focus on how to use our space safely and looking at different ways of travelling. We will also be focusing on our ball skills by learning how to roll, throw and catch.

 

As always, we will continue to have circle time activities where we will focus on our speaking and listening skills. We are modelling how to talk in full sentences and use tenses.

 

We always have a cheeky, little visitor near Christmas that joins our class so once we get to December you might hear about him!

 

As Christmas is getting closer, we will begin to practise our Christmas play and songs. The children will be given a roll and may even have a few words they might need to learn at home too.

 

All the important information about our day at school is at the bottom of this page.

 

 

We observed the children to see what they were playing with and what they were interested in. We then gave them three choices to vote for; Under the Sea, Stories and Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland won with 34 votes!

You can find our topic webs at the bottom of the page to find out more.

The children have enjoyed meeting their year 6 buddies and getting to know them last half term.
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The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4!

The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 1
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 2
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 3
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 4
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 5
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The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 8
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 9
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 10
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 11
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 12
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 13
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 14
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The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 16
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 17
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 18
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 19
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 20
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 21
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 22
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 23
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 24
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 25
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The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 27
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 28
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 29
The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 30
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The children have enjoyed lots of activities so far at school and it's only week 4! 38
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Useful information for parents to know....

 

Milk and fruit: each afternoon the children reveive a drink of milk. The government provide 1/3 of a pint free for each child each day until they are 5 years old. During the afternoon each day we also have a fruit or vegetable snack, this again is a government initiative where all children in the Reception and Infant classes have a healthy snack.

 

 

 


Homework: reading is our key homework focus in Reception. Please read with your child on a regular basis and note in his/her contact book any comments. As well as reading your child's school reading books with them also spend time with your child sharing favourite stories and books from home. 
High Frequency Words: in addition to reading books we also send home different lists of words that appear most frequent in children's literature. Please help your child to learn to read these words. Some of them will be on key rings and you can help your child to blend and sound out these words. Other High Frequency Words will be on bookmarks and we call these the 'Tricky' words; please help your child to learn these words from sight without sounding out the sounds. When the children know all of these words they are able to read much quicker and more fluently meaning they can gain a lot more pleasure from reading!

Mathletics:The children have now got their login and password for Mathletics. They will be given a new task each week. 

 

 

 


RSJ Timetable

 

Monday: Contact books checked
We change our reading books

'I Can' books checked and assessed

Mathletics checked and updated

 

 

Tuesday:  Contact books checked

Wednesday: Contact books checked
We do PE today

 

 

Thursday: Contact books checked

Phonics homework given and checked

We do PE today

 

Friday: Contact books checked
We change our reading books
'I Can' books checked and assessed

 

 

 

 
Non-negotiables will begin this half term. This is to prepare children for year one. The children will have reading, phonics and mathletics to do each week. Please ensure that you sign when your child has been reading at home so that we can note this down. A letter will be sent home to remind you of the non negotiables and there will be a form in your child's home/school message book.

 

 

   

 

 

 

* QUICK REMINDERS *
 

 

PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school for these days.



Please send your child into school everyday with a named water bottle.



Book bags need to be named and in school everyday containing your child's Reading Record, reading book, I Can book and phonics booklet.

 

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Jolly Phonics is designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters. We have put together all the Jolly Phonic songs from Phase Two. Enjoy listening to these songs with your child and ask them to teach you the actions for the individual letters and sounds.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Jolly Phonics is a designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters. We have put together all the Jolly Phonic songs from Phase Three. Enjoy listening to these songs together. Ask your child to write down the different digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound) and trigraphs (3 letters that make 1 sound) as you hear them!

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