Welcome to our Reception Class Homepage!
Christmas is coming!
In Reception we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which is divided into 7 areas of learning:
Communication and Language (CL)
Mathematics (previously PSRN)
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (PSED)
Physical Development (PD)
Expressive Arts (EA)
Understanding the World (UW)
All 7 areas of development are inter-connected. In Reception, we learn through a range of teacher directed and self initiated activities which take place both inside and outside our classroom. We focus on creating positive relationships where children feel supported and nurtured and can become confident, independent learners.
Three of these areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Physical Development and
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Our Read Write Inc lessons are going really well and some of us are beginning to blend sounds to read words! Well done everyone, 'Super Sounds!'
We have been investigating how to make different colours.
What colours will you mix when you paint this picture?
There are lots of games to try here too.
How to help at home
Practice the words on your keyring.
Do some of the suggested activities in your Read Write Inc homework folder.
Share a story together as often as you can.
Play a game, especially one like 'Snakes and Ladders' which involves counting and taking turns.
Practice using scissors and cutting out shapes or different lines such as curved or zigzag.
Use tweezers to pick up and sort objects such as buttons or raisins.
Use old paintbrushes and water in buckets to 'paint' outside on brick walls/drives/patios.
Using 'Play-Doh', blue-tack or even a ball of uncooked pastry practice rolling out with a rolling pin, squeezing, stretching or rolling into a ball. Add some music and you've got your own 'Dough Disco!'
There are so many websites but a couple we recommend are:
We aim to do as much outdoor PE as possible so could you please ensure your child also has a pair of suitable pumps or trainers in their bag. We have a session in the hall on Wednesday when the children will get changed into their kit.
Please, please name EVERYTHING!
You need to have a named water bottle in school every day filled with fresh water. (Juice is ok as a lunchtime drink.)
All children in Reception are offered free milk and fruit each day.
If you wish to send in a snack for morning play please ensure it is a healthy snack and one that your child can eat in 15 minutes!
Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is! If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note! Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
What to bring each day
• A waterproof coat.
• Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
• Spare underwear socks/tights etc.
• Snack/lunchbox/snack money in a named purse as appropriate.
(Dinner money in a named envelope should be sent in on a Monday)
• Reading bag with school planner inside.
• Water bottle.
• PE kit – on a Monday after a holiday or after it’s been sent home.
• A smile!
Mrs Rogers and Mrs Newbould