Reception

Teachers: Miss C. Norton (RN), Miss R. Millns (RM)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs K. Forrest 

our topic is: Once Upon a Time

Our topic on Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales will have the children turning into amazing writers.
This half term we will meet a runaway Gingerbread Man, three worried little pigs and the rest of the fairytale characters will join us.
We have included in this booklet some of the things we will be focusing on throughout the term and give ideas about how you can help at home. 

Tapestry

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Prime Areas of Development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

We will be:
 * Talking about how we show our feelings
* Listening to the ideas of others
* Sharing our similarities and differences
* We will be learning to share and take turns 

You can help at home by:

* Talking about different feelings; encouraging your child to take account of others ideas.
*Beginning to explain what they are good at and that people have different skills.  

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
* Talking about the stories we have heard
* Making up our own stories as we play
* Thinking about the needs of the listener
* Following stories without picture prompts
* Anticipating key events, responding to what we hear 

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging them to ask questions and change different parts of stories they have heard; helping them to speak appropriately to different people

Physical Development: 

We will be:
 * Making sure we form letters correctly
* Dancing to different fairytale music
* Using large apparatus for climbing
* Learning how to throw and catch a ball appropriately
* Exploring healthy and unhealthy foods and making healthy choices
 
 

You can help at home by:

*Helping them to practise writing their letters correctly.
* Discussing healthy and unhealthy foods and the importance of a balanced diet. 

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
* Writing in full sentences, using capital letters and full stops;
then checking what we have written makes sense
* Writing wanted posters, invitations and our own stories
* Learning how to follow story maps, to create their own
* Describing characters to extend sentences
 
 
 

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging your child to write for a reason
e.g. a shopping list, a letter etc.
*Encourage your child to re-tell traditional tales
*Encourage your child to make up their own stories 

Maths

We will be:
* Understanding different ways to add and subtract numbers
to form number bonds to 10
* Finding one more and one less of numbers to 20
*Exploring 2D and 3D shapes
* Measuring - capacity 

You can help at home by:

* Helping them to recognise numbers to 20, in and out of order
*Practically exploring number problems
*Naming shapes 

p. e. Kit and book bags

P.E. Kits needs to be left in school. P.E. Lessons will take place twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday. Book bags and diaries need to come into school every day. Library books need to come to school every Monday.

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they
possibly can. The best attendees each term are invited to take part in an exciting event.  

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.50 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Reception

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 11th March: Science Fair Project Deadline
Thursday 12th March – SEN drop in; 1pm-3pm
Friday 13th March – Deadline for Nursery Applications
16th – 20th March – Mother’s Day secret room open to children
Tuesday 17th March – Reception Year Group Assembly;
RM at 11:00 (No Café), RN at 2:15
Thursday 26th March – Fairytale Maths Inspire; 2pm-3pm (no café)
Thursday 26th March – Pop-Up Market
Thursday 2nd April – Easter Egg Competition and Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school 

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