Welcome to Reception
Hello and welcome back to Reception from
Miss Sutton and Miss Barnes!
Welcome to Autumn Term 2! The children have settled in to school routines well and are excited for our next topic! We cannot believe we are in Autumn 2 already. We have a busy half term ahead of us learning about our new topic 'Pirates' as well as practicing for our Christmas play!
For our topic this half term we will be investigating the question 'Are pirates good or bad?' The children seem very enthusiastic about this topic and are getting stuck in. Our role play will be a pirate ship for the children to get into character and explore pirate vocabulary. Throughout this topic we will be reading a variety of pirate stories, learning about real life pirates and creating pirate themed objects.
In PE, we will be focusing on gymnastics and dance. We will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Bennett and Mr Henderson.
Reception Reading Afternoon Tuesday 24th September at 2:45.
Information from the session is below.
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 Monday 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 morning.
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, phonics 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.
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.
Non- Negotiables- Please ensure that you read 3 times a week with your child and record it in their contact book. Please also complete the phonics sheets in their folders for the following Thursday. If your child completes all of their homework they will receive a reward at the end of each term.