Reception

Teachers: Miss C. Norton (RN), 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 a trip to the library to find out about their local area.
This topic will support all areas of our curriculum and really inspire their learning. I am sure that your child will come home excited to tell you all about their latest dinosaur adventures at school!

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 repeating parts of stories, rhymes and songs
* Understanding ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions 

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 and discussing key events of the story.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Working hard to write on the line
* Practising to control the different size of capital letters
* Working hard to skip using a skipping rope and throw objects
 

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; encouraging them to try different foods; 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
* Recognising and writing our name
* Re-telling simple stories we have heard and explored
 
 
 

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; supporting your child to recognise letter sounds.

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; finding patterns on their clothes and in their environment.

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

Tuesday 22nd October – Dinosaur Day
Friday 25th October – Half term

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