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Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Reception's class page. This is where you will some find key information and current learning the children are completing at the moment.
We encourage positive attitudes towards learning and school life and we love to watch your child's individual achievements blossom, throughout the year.
A main focus for Reception, this year, is Reading. You will hear all staff and children talk about reading daily. We have high expectations at our school and it is our goal to ensure your child is able to read before they leave Reception. Therefore, we expect your child to read at home every night to help give them the best start to their school life.
If you need to contact us for any reason, please don't hesitate to come and see somebody in our team.
Mrs Smith, Miss Cairns and Miss Kearns
Our topic for this half term is: Traditional tales.
Our main focus is The three little pigs.
We are reading the story, ordering and sequencing the main events and then rewriting the story.
We are also creating WANTED posters so we can catch the big bad wolf. Many of our activities within the class room will link to the story such as building the three houses and creating wolf traps.
Our science topic this term is: floating and sinking.
Reception will do PE on FRIDAY MORNINGS.
Here are some ideas for you to do at home with your child.
Independence - Where possible, encourage your child to try and do more things by themselves. Encourage them to get themselves changed in the morning, explaining to them step by step what to do. It may take longer each morning to get ready so try and get up 5 minutes earlier to give them the time to be independent.
Days of the week/ Months of the year- Practise saying the days of the week and order of them each day, along with months of the year. This can be done by writing the date when completing homework, singing songs or just discussing the date each day.
Name recognising and writing- Your child can practise writing their name everyday. Once they can spell their first name start to practise their surname too.
Cooking- Let your child be more involved in cooking or baking. They can help you chop, mix and dish up. Encourage them to help you when shopping for ingredients, looking at how much things cost and helping out when paying.
Maths- This link will take you Top Marks counting games for reception children.
Child yoga- This is a great way to relax and be calm if your child starts to get restless. There are many yoga videos for children on YouTube. Here is a great breathing exercise video-
Songs- There are many songs we sing as much as possible in Reception. Here are some songs you could sing everyday.
2D shape song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU
3.D shape song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A
The big number song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y
Days of the week- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ
months of the year- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk