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Welcome to Reception Class!


The Reception team is - Mrs Williams (RR), Mrs Dennes (RL) and the teaching assistants are: Mrs Mitchell, Mrs O'Sullivan, Miss Lawrence Mrs Jenkin(Thursday and Fridays).

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On this page you will find information about the topics we are covering. Please follow our Twitter page for photographs and events coming up!

Our library day is a Tuesday, books will come home in book bags.
Please return library books by the following week in order for your child to get a new one. Please read these stories with your child discussing the characters, plot, beginning, middle, end and also what they liked/disliked in the story. Also, asking them to re-tell the story is a great way to develop their literacy skills.

Thursdays- please can the children come in wearing their PE kits (plain t-shirt, plain jogging bottoms and trainers). Play to learn is also on this day and most sessions involve some learning outdoors so please ensure your child brings a jacket/coat. Also ensure all PE items/coats are labelled.

Snack time:
Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class to drink throughout the day, please ensure only plain water is in the bottles and they are labelled with the child's name. The children can also bring in a healthy fruit snack, please also label this with their name to save confusion.

Book bags:
Book bags will go home on Fridays, please return them by the following Friday.
Our topic for this half term is 'A Bucketful of Happiness' Please see the snapshot below for details.

Please help your child to learn their initial sounds and then begin sounding out words using these sounds, words such as cat, dog, mat, man etc.
If your child already is confident with their phonic sounds please encourage correct letter formation and help them to learn keywords. We follow the jolly phonics program and use actions to help children remember the sounds please click here for more information, ideas and for the order in which we teach the sounds in.
When your child knows all of their initial sounds, please help them learn their blends such as: oa, er, ee, oo, ar etc. 

Please help your child to correctly form numbers. Some of the things we will be covering is: number recognition and formation as well as adding/taking away objects and using our fingers to add and take away, coins up to 10p, sharing amounts, measuring using things such as blocks, cubes and rulers, We will also be singing lots of number rhymes and watching numeracy videos.

Personal Independence:
In school all children are encouraged to become independent in their learning. We encourage children to take off and put on jumpers, coats, socks and shoes on their own. To support your child's independence; please practise these personal skills at home.

If you have any questions or would like any more information on how to help your child at home please do not hesitate to come and book an appointment to see us.

Thank you!

Mrs Williams and Mrs Dennes.