Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a lovely break.
Just a reminder that to fully explore our curriculum in Reception we spend time outside every day. Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the weather as it is getting very cold and rainy – waterproof coats, hats and gloves would be great.
This half term our challenge question is: ‘Why is it always cold in winter?’ Over the next 6 weeks we will be exploring our environment and thinking about how it has changed to try and answer this question.
In literacy we will be sharing stories that might help us answer our challenge question. We will be talking about the characters and settings in these stories, practising retelling stories, as well as writing labels and captions.
In maths we are exploring numbers 0-10, including forming numbers, and counting objects and actions.
The children have really enjoyed sharing learning that they have done at home with the class. Please feel free to send any home learning in for us to share.
Numbers and letters in the environment
As the children are developing their number and letter recognition, keep an eye out for any you can spot in the environment.
Number of the week: 3
Can you spot anything with the number 3 on? Can you see anything that is in a group of 3?
Letter of the week: s
Can you spot anything with the letter s on? Can you see anything that starts with the ssss sound?
Welcome to all our children and families. This year, your teacher is Miss Fenlon and your TAs are Miss Coverdale and Mrs Minnock-Holland. We are also lucky to have an apprentice with us, Miss Buin.
We love sharing a story in Reception and the children are especially enjoying sharing the books in their reading packs. Please try to look at these books daily; we are focusing on using the pictures to help us tell the story and predict what might happen next, trying to find any of the sounds we have been learning in our daily letters and sounds sessions and tracking the words as we read. We will change reading books weekly leaving one familiar book and one new one. It is important to keep a familiar book as this helps us to become more aware of concepts of print such as the difference between letters, words and sentences. In your reading pack you will also find our high frequency words which are the most common words you will come across when reading – you can practice these every day with your child’s reading books and feel free to use them however you want – the children might enjoying cutting them up and playing games with them.
Outdoor learning and sensory/messy play are a big part of our curriculum as they help us to develop motor skills, creativity, problem solving and lots of other important skills. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather as we go outside every day – rain or shine. We are getting really good at putting aprons on when we need to but sometimes our uniforms will get dirty/wet – ask us about the marks and we can use them to help us tell you about our day.
If you would like to speak to us about anything please see a member of the team in the morning or at the end of the day.
Thank you from all the Reception Team.