Reception 2021 - 2022

Miss Arnold

Hello and welcome to Reception!

Class teacher - Miss Arnold

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Holden, Mrs Kinsey and Miss Ashton

We are delighted to welcome you to our Early Years unit.  

In Reception we learn through child initiated play and adult led activities.  Our learning can take place indoors or outdoors and we are always very busy!  

The Little Wandles DFE approved phonics programme is taught after registration every morning.  In this session the children learn letter sounds (phonemes) and how to blend and segment words to read and spell. Currently, the children are starting to write short sentences using the tricky words learnt and the decodable words from their phonics lessons. Re - capping phase 2 and 3 sounds from pervious terms. 

 Additionally, a maths lesson is taught every day following the NCETM Reception programme. Focusing on numbers 1-20 Monday to Thursday and shapes every Friday.

We plan our activities in response to the children's interests to ensure that they are continually motivated, engaged and excited by the learning opportunities that we provide.  More information about the Early Years Curriculum can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.

The children in Reception love our 'Muddy Mondays', this is when we go into the Forest School site and pursue the children's interests by playing and learning outdoors all afternoon.  We have camp fires, build dens and let our imaginations run free!

Every child in the class has allocated reading time in the afternoons, they will be reading at least three times a week in school. You can help your child by reading as often as possible, we suggest a minimum of three times a week.  Reading is a fundamental part of a child's learning journey, reading every day with your child will ensure that they have the best possible start to their education.  All children have access to The Collins 'E book' online library and books are posted each week to support your child with their reading at home.

In the afternoon as foundation subject is taught to the class and activities linked to promote consolidation of learning. (Science, Geography, PE, Music and RE)

In Reception each child has a special file or ‘Individual Profile’ which keeps a record of all their achievements.  You are welcome to come and look at your child’s profile anytime by prior arrangement with a member of staff.  The work that your child produces, combined with observations and interactions with adults and peers is how we monitor progress and ensure that their learning is constantly moving on.  Your child will take part in a mixture of independent and adult led tasks, even if they tell you they have been ‘playing’, this will be an activity designed to enhance learning and may well be recorded in their file.

A homework task is set every Friday and should be returned the following Thursday.  Weekly updates and suggestions about ways that you can support your child with what we are learning in school can be found using the 'Class Dojo' App' .  'Class Dojo' is a great way to communicate with parents with messages and photos about what your child is learning in school.

If you every have any questions or concerns please feel free to come and speak to a member of staff.  

We look forward to sharing your child's achievements with you!

Miss Arnold









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