Welcome to Reception
What a busy first half term we’ve had in Reception! The children have settled well, adapting to new routines and expectations. We have had lots of fun learning all about ourselves through our topic ‘Marvellous Me.’ We have read lots of books, learned new sounds and used lots of different apparatus to support our learning about number and shape. We have been creative and inquisitive, expressing what we have learned through paint, drawing, malleable materials, modelling and role play. We have especially enjoyed our weekly Outdoor Learning sessions where we get to explore the environment around us, finding out all about the changes that happen in Autumn.
We are looking forward to another exciting half term in the lead up to Christmas where we will develop in all areas of learning through our topic ‘Let’s Pretend’ (details of this can be found on the topic map below). We will be working towards our ‘End of Autumn’ expectations, learning to blend and segment sounds to read and write words. There will be an opportunity for parents to come into school to speak to the Reception staff and have a look at some of the work we have been doing as part of the Autumn term parents evening and we will be holding our annual Christmas craft session where you will be invited to come into school to be creative with your child, creating masterpieces to display in your homes over the Christmas period! Letters for both of these to follow shortly.
Teamwork is so important when supporting children in Early Years and we really do appreciate the work that you have been doing with your children at home, sharing their reading book with them and accessing the RWI phonics links. Remember, if your child ‘wows’ you at home with something that they do independently, please ask your child’s teacher for a sheet to record and share this with us so that it can form part of their learning journey. We have begun sending out photos of children in school via the Marvellous Me app and we aim to do this more regularly after half term. Please make sure that you are registered on the app using the code sent home so that you don’t miss out on these updates. The app is also used as a school messaging system.
For those who are able, Family Learning sessions run weekly, every Wednesday afternoon. Please ask for more information if this is something that you would be interested in.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or if you need any support, please come and speak to us, the door is always open and if we can’t address it immediately, we will arrange a separate meeting with the appropriate people.
Many thanks for your support.