Meet Jack the Bear!
Introducing Jack the bear! This is Jack our new class bear (kindly donated by a parent). Jack will be going…More
Welcome to Reception!
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.
STAY AND PLAY TIME CHANGE:
Our Stay and Play session will now run from 9-10 every Monday morning. This is beginning on Monday 9th October. This is 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:
Our new theme this term is Light and Dark. We will be thinking about the differences between day and night and looking at different sources of light. Our key text is ‘The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark’. As Bonfire Night is approaching, we will also be doing lots of creative activities using bright colours and different craft resources.
On Monday, your child will be bringing home a school library book. This is a book to be shared with your child to promote an enjoyment of reading. It will need to be read with your child as it will not be at their reading level and is primarily to get used to bringing books home to read.
Over the next few weeks we will be teaching the children basic reading and writing skills through their phonics lessons. Once your child confidently knows some sounds, they will be sent home a list of key words as well as a library book. Then, once your child can confidently read some of those words, they will be sent home with their school reading book which they will read to you.
Both of these books will be changed once a week on a set day, which will be written in your child’s reading record.
Just to distinguish between them:
Library book – a book to be shared between you and your child; to be read to them and to include a discussion about the story line/pictures.
School reading book – a book to be read to you by your child that is at their level 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:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me!
Reception had lots of fun on St Matthew’s Day weaving ribbon into the fence on the way into school.