Reception

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

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Miss C. Norton (RN), Miss R. Millns (RM)  to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Do YOU WANT TO BE FRIENDS?

Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? In this topic, we explore friendship, being kind, being helpful and working together. We also look at people who help us and learn to appreciate them.
Throughout this topic, we will share many stories about friendships. In particular, we will look at how to resolve conflicts and listen to other points of view. Through our small world provision, we will provide the children with lots of opportunities to recreate their own experiences of relationships. We will also use our home corner and role play areas to share our experiences of the last few months. In addition, we will work with the children on recognising their name for pegs/drawers/stamp cards and self-registration. The children will learn to independently take their jumpers, cardigans and coats on and off. We will start to get changed for our PE lessons and so lots of practise at home will help. Our outside provision offers the children plenty of opportunities to play and work alongside each other in our mud kitchen, fairy garden, sand pit, water trays, construction and DIY area and climbing frame.
This term, we will be teaching the children how to think creatively and begin to use media and materials in a variety of ways. We will be going on daily walks so that the children feel closer to nature and feel calm and relaxed when going home. 

Tapestry

Tapestry is your child’s online learning journal. It is where we share your child learning in school and is also a place where you can share what has been happening at home. It is particularly important that you share what they have been doing at home when your child is the ‘Focus Child’. If you are unable to access your child’s Tapestry account, please speak to the school office or the class teacher.

To help support our topic in school,
please have a go at some of these activities

Board games
play some board games with your child. This will teach them all about taking turns and waiting patiently. Model praising your child when they do well and encourage them to not give up.
Helping around the house
Ask your child to help around the house. You could ask them to tidy their toys, help with the washing up or make their beds. This will give the children a sense of responsibility and ownership. It will teach them how to work with others towards a shared goal.
Cooking
Make one evening extra special by asking your child to help you cook the dinner. Give them small jobs like stirring or mixing. You could even teach them how to chop some vegetables! After all the hard work, sit down and enjoy your lovely meal.
Autumn walk
Go for an autumn walk with your family in your local area. As you are walking, talk to your child about what is around them. Look at then changes on the trees – what do you notice? Listen to the noises all around you – what can you hear? You could even collect some natural materials to create a nature collage when you get back home.
Friendship artwork
Ask your child about the friends they have made in Reception. Get to know their name and what your child likes about them. Then, ask your child to make a picture of their friends. They could draw or paint a picture or even make one out of Lego. The choice is yours!   

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. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

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 23rd October: End of first autumn term
Monday 2nd November: Back to school 

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