Reception

Teachers: Mrs A. Morrison (RA), Miss R. Millns (RM)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs K. Forrest 

our topic is: dinosaurs

The topic will revolve around the children finding a ‘mysterious egg’ in the classroom!
When the egg hatches, we will need to teach the dinosaur all about our school and community. The children will be going on trips to the library and a walk around Shard End to find out about our local area.

This topic will support all areas of our curriculum and really inspire the children’s learning. I am sure that your child will come home excited to tell you all about their latest dinosaur adventures at school!

Here are some useful websites to support your child's learning:

Cbeebies stories
British Council Short Stories
Activity Village Mini-beasts

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:
* Making new friends
* Learning new routines
* Understanding and following the class rules. 

You can help at home by:

* Talking to them about their day at school; encouraging them to talk about new friends; discussing and rewarding correct behaviours.

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
 * Listening carefully when others are talking
* Joining in with repeated parts of stories, rhymes and songs. 

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging them to listen carefully to others and take turns in conversations; joining in when you are reading stories they know.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Going to the toilet by ourselves and remembering to wash our hands
*Holding pencils and crayons correctly
*Using different one-handed tools
*Moving in different ways

You can help at home by:

*Supporting them to use the toilet independently, including washing their hands afterwards; encouraging them to use a knife and fork when they are eating; helping them to hold a pencil correctly.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
* Learning letter sounds and using them to make words.
* Learning to read words.
* Reading and writing our own name and short sentences.
*Re-telling stories we have heard. 

You can help at home by:

* Playing games, such as eye-spy; making learning to read words fun; helping them to practise writing their name; encouraging them to re-tell stories they know.

Maths

We will be:
 * Recognising numbers to 10 and then 20
* Counting objects
*Finding 1 more and less
*Identifying and creating patterns
  

You can help at home by:

* Looking for numbers in the environment e.g. car registrations, house numbers, bus stops; counting toys, knives and forks; looking at their own clothes to see if they have patterns.

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 trip, paid for by the school, called the Golden Adventure.   

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.

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.

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.

Dates for your diary

RM trip to the library– 4th October
RA trip to the library– 11th October
RM community walk– 11th October
RA community walk– 4th October  

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