Sharing Stories with Year 4
Thank you Year 4 for visiting Reception and reading us the story books you made yesterday on World Book Day!…More
Welcome to Reception!
The class teachers are Mrs Cropper and Mrs Bickmore. Our class page will give you information about all the exciting things happening in our class and around school! We will be posting updates about what we are learning and photographs of some of the things we have been doing in class.
Please have a look at our class passport to find out some of the things coming up this year in Reception.
Our class page will be updated with news and photographs, showing some of the children’s learning taking place throughout the school year.
Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you would like any more information about your child’s learning in school.
We have P.E on a Tuesday with Kick Start in Reception. This half term we are focusing on dance. We will let you when children will need a labelled P.E kit on their peg. However,until then it is important that children can practice changing themselves independently, so please practice this at home when possible.
COME AND PLAY !
Our ‘Come and Play’ sessions have started this half term. The dates are Monday 12th November, Monday 26th November and Monday 10th December 2:00pm – 3:10pm. It will be an opportunity for you to come and meet your child’s friends, see what they’ve been doing at school and play alongside them in their classroom. Please come and join us if you can!
A few Reminders:
We have been settling into our new routines this half term and our topic has been ‘All About Me’. The children have enjoyed sharing information about their families and themselves, thinking about what makes them special and unique. We have talked about how we are all different, our likes and dislikes. This led us to look at ourselves in mirrors and look at our friends; we then had lots of fun using paints to create our faces. Each one very special, different and unique. Come and see our display in class. We hope you like them and they make you smile!
Please remind your child to bring their book bag into school everyday. The children will start bringing books home in Autumn 2. To begin with, books will be a library book to share and read at home with your child. They will not be expected to read this book themselves! This book will be chosen by them and will be to promote a love of reading.
It can be confusing to know how to help your child with their reading and it is so much more than just reading the sounds and words, so here are a few tips to help them at home:
Parent Reading Workshop Information
A huge thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend our Reading Workshop on 28th September 2018. We hope you found the information helpful. Understandably, not all parents were able to attend, so we have attached the presentation and handouts from the meeting below.
If you were unable to attend, please download a copy and take a look. They are packed with information on how we teach reading across school from Nursery-Y2, as well as, information to help support your child at home.
Below is a parent document to explain how handwriting is taught across EYFS & KS1. This year we are making a change to how we teach handwriting in the Infants. Children will now be taught how to join up their ‘Special Friend’ Sounds, as they learn them in Phonics. This means children will begin joining some letters from the end of reception and in Y1, much earlier than in previous years. We hope you will find this useful!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us!
Mrs Cropper and Mrs Bickmore