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.
The topic begins with a mysterious suitcase appearing in the classroom.
Each week a mysterious object will appear along with a letter from Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) and through him we will get to meet lots of other characters from various traditional tales.
There will be a runaway Gingerbread Man and much more fun! 

We have included 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 fairy tale music
* Using large apparatus for climbing
* Learning how to throw and catch a ball appropriately
 
 

You can help at home by:

*Helping them to practise writing their letters correctly.

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
* Finding one more and one less
*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 15th January – The REP Drama Workshop
Tuesday 28th January – Reception Eye Test during afternoon
Wednesday 29th January – The REP Drama Workshop
Friday 31st January – RM trip to Aston Hall – Cinderella Workshop
Friday 7th February – RN trip to Aston Hall – Cinderella Workshop
Thursday 13th February – Individual photographs
Thursday 13th February – Parents Evening
Friday 14th February – Break up for Half Term
Monday 24th February – Children return to school
Tuesday 17th March – RM class assembly at 11:00 (no café)
Tuesday 17th March – RN class assembly at 2:15 (there will be a cafe after this performance)
Tuesday 17th March – Reception Year Group Assembly
Thursday 26th March – Reception Inspire (2:00-3:00)

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