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Stay and Play

Thank you to the parents for attending the Stay and Play sessions. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you. 

The next Stay and Play sessions are:

Monday 10th June - RH and RF

Tuesday 11th June - RP and RS

 

Dressing Up Clothes

Next term our theme in Reception will be Fairy Tales. If you have any costumes that you no longer need and are happy to donate, please give them to your class teacher.

Notices

 

We need your wow notes

Please hand in any wow notes that inform us of your child's achievements outside of school.  These are essential to support assessments for the 17 aspects of learning. 

 

Parent drop in sessions

If your child has been invited to the drop in sessions on Wednesday (RH & RF) and Thursday (RP&RS) each week then the reception gates will be open from 8.25am so you can access reception via classroom doors.  You do not need to report to the front desk of school first. 

 

Please contribute

If you have any old children's magazines that you no longer need at home we would love to add these to our class libraries. 

 

Enrichment afternoons

This year in Reception we have developed our curriculum so there are greater opportunities for the children to experience the world.  This year on Wednesdays we will be running enrichment afternoons when the children will be gardening, cooking, learning to play the drums and exploring technology in the world around us.  The timetable below indicates when the sessions will be running for each class. 

 

During Spring 2 the children will be making healthy sandwiches.   Allergies have been considered with the recipes and the kitchen space - if you have any concerns please see your child's class teacher. 

 

 

Date

RH

RF

RP

RS

29.4.19

Cooking

 

Technology

 

 

Visitor

Gardening

6.5.19

Gardening

 

Cooking

 

 

Technology

Visitor

13.5.19

Visitor

Gardening

 

 

Cooking

Technology

20.5.19

Technology

Visitor

 

 

Gardening

Cooking

 

Also in Reception we will continue to run our Field Forest lessons each week.  These are planned and occasionally lead by our school Forest School Lead - Mrs Watts.  On the allocated day pupils are asked to bring in their wellington boots and a suitable jacket or coat.

 

 

RS

 

RH

RF

RP

Tuesday am

Tuesday pm

Friday am

Friday pm

 

 

Reading 

Some parents have asked for ideas to support their children at home with reading. On page 7 of the children's reading records their is a list of top tips to support reading. If you have any further questions please do speak to your child's class teacher. 

 

Soft start and drop off

Please feel free to join your child on the carpet or at a table during the soft start each morning which runs from 8:45 to 8.55am. Soft start is an important part of the day and helps your child to feel settled and prepared for a day of learning. Please encourage your children to put their things away by themselves before collecting a whiteboard and pen and sitting on the carpet. It is important that the children know where their personal belongings are so that they can locate them easily at key times during the day. 

 

Key words 

In reading records each week class teachers will indicate the key word list your child is currently learning. In school your child will read their list to the class adult once a week and if they can correctly read all of the five words on that list they will progress to the next list. Please do move onto the next list when your child is ready. After each daily phonics lesson we will also be practising the words. Please find below a copy of the key words if you need additional copies throughout the year.  Any questions please feel free to speak to your child's class teacher.  

 

Spare Clothes

Please put a spare set of clothes in your child's bag in case they have an accident or get wet. Can we also ask for any borrowed clothes to be washed and brought back to school please so we have them for next time. 

 

Wow Notes

We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your child achieves. Just print of the document (found below in support material) and then fill in any special moments. It might be something that they said that has taken your breath away or how they have helped around the home. A new skill such as riding their bike or an achievement in a club outside of school. All Wow notes will be stuck in your child's Learning Journeys and will be used to inform our ongoing assessments. We look forward to seeing your Wow notes soon.

 

Book bags 

The book bags will be sent home each day with your child. Please read with your child as often as possible. Please return your child's book bag to school each morning.

Books will continue to be changed once a week for your child, it is encouraged for you to reread the same book with your child to secure key words and to develop comprehension skills. Parent comments in reading journals are encouraged and help support our assessments in school. We will also send home a sharing book of your child's choice once a week. Please try to empty your child's book bag at the end of each week as  the wonderful work they do in class soon builds up and makes it tricky for them to fit new things in at the end of the day. Please only keep the current weeks phonics worksheet in your child's bag so that it can be looked at when they read. The rest can be stored at home.   

 

Show and Tell 

Please see the lists on classroom doors for your child's assigned week to bring in their show and tell. If you have missed your week please do not worry you are welcome to bring something in the following week. Please help your child to prepare for show and tell by talking to them about it. Help them to prepare what they would like to say  to the class.

Learning this week: 

English

In class we will be reading The Jolly Postman and reading the stories of the different characters that appear in the story. This week we will be focusing on Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

Suggestion for home: 

Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Discuss the story with your child and help them to retell the story in their own words.

 

Maths 

In class we will be using balances and scales to weigh a range of objects. The children will be using the following vocabulary to compare objects e.g. heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than, weighs the same as etc.

 

Suggestion for home: 

Practice weighing things. Talk about why and when we weigh things. Help your child to compare objects by weight - Which item is heavier? Which object is lighter?

 

Learning next week: 

 

English 

We will continue to read The Jolly Postman and focus on the character of the witch. We will be writing letters discussing the features of a letter e.g. A letter starts with 'Dear .......', followed by a message and ends with  'From .......'.

 

Suggestion for home: 

Write  a letter to a family member or friend. Talk to your child about the features of a letter.

 

Maths 

In maths we will be estimating with the children. We will play games and use practical objects that the children can first estimate and then count.This is an exceeding skill, therefore your child may not be ready for this yet.

 

Suggestion for home: 

Ask your children to estimate and then count the objects.

E.g. How many shoes does mummy have? How many spoons are in the cutlery drawer? 

How many clocks in the house?

 

Calendar

Letters

Reception Autumn Newsletter 2018

Home Learning 

 

Home learning will be sent home on Fridays. It will be based on the phonics each child has been learning during the week. Please take the time to complete this with your child as it will help them with their learning. Home learning does not need to be returned, you may wish to store it in a file at home to refer to with your child during the year.   

 

Supporting your Child at Home

Each week we will update our notice board to inform you of the learning that has been happening in Reception that week. We will offer suggestions of how you can support identified areas of English and Maths at home.

 

We will also include the learning that will be happening in these areas during the next week so you have a clear idea of what is ahead. 

 

Mathematics - Numbers

• Plan a picnic and let your child decide how many sandwiches and bananas you will need.

• Make a number line using birthday cards.

• Play number snap or bingo with numbers that your child has cut out of a magazine.

• Sing number songs where your child has to count backwards like “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten Fat Sausages”.

 

Mathematics - Shape, space and measure

• Sort out the pairs of shoes so that they go from small to big.

• Make patterns with buttons or lids, like “big, small, big”.

• Allow your child to give you instructions for an obstacle course, like “Go under the blanket”, “Go through the tunnel” and “Go behind the chair”.

 

Please see the materials and video links below with ideas of how to support your child in maths.

 

Phonics 

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

Specialist subjects

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