We hope you have all had a lovely holiday. The children all look so grown up in their new uniforms!
In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which begins when children first attend a preschool setting, and is completed during their Reception year. At the end of Reception there is a statutory requirement to assess children against their early learning goals. A copy of your child’s assessment will come home with their end of year report. They will begin their first year of the National Curriculum in Year 1.
Our topic this term is Who am I? We have planned lots of exciting learning activities to help the children get to know one another.
PE in Reception will be on a Tuesday afternoon. We recommend that PE kits are brought in at the start of the half term and can stay on your child’s peg until half term. We will ensure they are all sent home then for a good wash! Please can you ensure that all items are clearly named.
We will visit Smokey Row every Thursday afternoon so please could you ensure that the children have wellies in school as it can be muddy, even in fine weather.
In Literacy, we will be working on phase 2 phonics, particularly focussing on blending and segmenting sounds in words, as well as recognition of high frequency words. Children will be bringing home sounds to work on once we have introduced them at school. We will also be sharing lots of stories and thinking about story language.
In maths our focus will be mainly on accurate counting and number recognition, initially using numbers to 10, but then working up to 20, with a particular focus on the tricky teen numbers.
As part of our Understanding of the World, we will be finding out about the Christian festival of Harvest and the Hindu festival of Diwali.
As always should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to come and see us.
Mrs Unsworth and Mrs Cozadinos