Reception

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

our topic is: Day and Night

The topic will revolve around the children finding an empty nest in their classrooms. The children will predict what animal it could be; with a nocturnal animal visit to help them!
When they find out it is a hedgehog, the hedgehog will send them questions and challenges through videos. The children will explore daily routine, how to live a healthy lifestyle and safety.

This topic will encourage children to take an active role in living a healthy and safe lifestyle. We would love to see any activities you have explored with your child at home on Tapestry! 

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:
* Discussing different feelings
* Learning about our routines at home and at school
* Learning about self-care
* Learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle

You can help at home by:

- When exploring stories, your child can discuss the different feelings of characters at different times
- Discuss with your child the importance of daily routine and what their daily routine involves.  

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
 * Joining in with our Christmas play
*Joining in with class discussion during circle time and when we have visitors
*Engaging in discussion about nocturnal animals  

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging your child to tell you about nocturnal animals
* Discussing the differences between nocturnal and diurnal animals
* Encouraging your child to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle when eating and washing 

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Learning how to be safe when walking on roads at night
*Completing lots of different fine motor activities, including
making clay hedgehogs and sewing
*Learning how to throw, catch and kick balls in PE
*Holding pencils in the correct grip when writing
 

You can help at home by:

*Encouraging your child to be aware of dangers when crossing roads and when walking in public.
* Correcting your child’s pencil grip when they are writing 

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
 * Discussing rhyming words
* Using story books and information books to support our learning
* To write lists of different animals
*To write letters and cards to the hedgehog, leading up to Christmas
 
 
 

You can help at home by:

* Making lists of different nocturnal animals
* Researching different animals and their differences and similarities
Supporting your child to use their ‘Fred fingers’ to spell words 

Maths

We will be:
* Comparing objects by weight and length
* Sorting objects in different ways
* Introducing addition
* Exploring one more and one less 

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging your child to help in the kitchen to compare weight of objects
* Collecting different natural objects and ordering them by size
* Encouraging your child to count everything in the correct order. 

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

Friday 15th November – Children in Need – Dress up (More info to follow)
Monday 18th November Whole school flu vaccine
Parent Workshop – Tuesday 12th November
Reception Christmas Play - Wednesday 4th December
Friday 6th December: Christmas Fayre 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 12th December: Election Day – school closed
Thursday 19th December Christmas parties
Friday 20th December Break up for Christmas.

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