Welcome to Reception!
The Reception year is incredibly important as it is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is a chance for children to continue their learning through play, develop interests and skills and foster a love of learning. Children are working towards reading and writing sentences by the end of the year, and will take away and add in practical ways.
The Reception Team
In Reception we have three classes. Barn Owls are taught by Miss Granger, Snowy Owls by Mrs Rowe and Miss Berner, and Tawny Owls by Miss Bundy. Our support staff are Ms Adams, Ms Swan and Ms Maher.
What we are learning this half term
This half term our topic is Marvellous Me! It is a chance for children to tell us all about themselves and for us to celebrate how special they are. We will think about all of their favourite things, and learn a lot about different types of families.
The children will have a chance to settle into their new environment and get to know their new classmates and teachers.
We will begin phonics lessons and focus on the initial code (alphabet letters). In maths we will practise counting carefully and matching amounts to numerals.
How you can help at home
Please keep us updated on Tapestry about your learning at home. We love to see photos of what you have been up to and hear about fantastic experiences. We really enjoy seeing you comment on what your child has been learning at school. We will also post phonics videos to show you how you can support with phonics at home.
We encourage you to practise writing in purposeful ways, such as writing diaries over the holidays and writing shopping lists or letters. We have put together the key words covered in Reception on a one page sheet and as a printable resource. Please get your child to practise reading and writing these.
Maths is part of everyday life, so make the most of opportunities to solve problems involving sharing, grouping, adding or taking away. Cooking is a fantastic way to learn about different types of measure. There are also some great activities on ICTgames. CBBC's Numberblocks is a fantastic programme for showing a range of number skills.
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