PE - change of day
Due to the Year 6 French trip, reception classes will be having PE on Friday this week (14.7.17). Therefore pupils can wear their PE kits to school on Friday and not on Thursday. There will be no PE the final week of term. A note has also been added to the classroom doors for parents who drop children off.
Please contribute old school uniform
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 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. Look forward to seeing your Wow notes soon.
Please put names in shoes as after Forest School it is quite tricky to match child to respective shoes!
Book bags will go home each day with your child, this will give more opportunities for you to read at home. Please return your child's book bag to school each morning.
Book bags 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.
Please continue to send in junk modelling equipment to school so your children can design and create items connected to our topic and of personal interest.
Please see the list on classroom doors for your child's assigned week to bring in their show and tell.
Please put a spare set of clothes in your child's bag incase they have an accident or get wet.
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.
This has been an exciting couple of weeks in Reception! There's been the urban zoo, sports day and move up day!
The children's faces during the urban zoo were pure wonder when the lady bought around the snake, parrot, meerkat, rat, cockroach and bearded dragon lizard! They all had the opportunity to hold or stroke at least one of the animals. They then wrote about the animals and a funny line from many of the children was that they liked the rat best because it did a wee wee on the lady!
Sports day was a huge success with every child enjoying themselves and getting a beloved sticker!
On Monday all the Reception children were very brave going into their new classrooms and meeting their new teachers, us teachers on the other hand may have shed a little tear!
Week commencing 10/7/17:
This week we will be starting our last learning challenge book 'Arrgghh Spider.'
This week we will be working on counting on and back from any given number up to 50.
Week commencing 17/7/17:
This final week we will be remembering what we have loved about Reception!
The final week we will be looking at the skill of reading, writing and ordering the numbers to 20.