Welcome to Reception! Our teachers are Miss Hope and Miss Welfare. We are always playing and exploring inside and outside our classroom.
Here in Reception we offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child's development
Our topics are based on children's interests and this half term thetopic is ‘Ticket to ride’
Children will be encouraged to find out about their own environment and the wider world around them.
We will develop our understanding of going on a journey by finding out about different places around the world. We will talk about their climate and features of man-made and natural materials. We will also find ways of getting to our chosen place by finding out about different types of transport.
Things to do at Home
Things that you can do at hometo help your child are;
- Reinforce the sounds covered during the week by practising the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter (Letter cards will be sent home in their book bags).
Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
Look over key words (sheets sent home) with your child and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.
Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
Talk to the children about this terms topic, look at animal books and pictures of animals.
If you can listen to your child read every night for 5/10 minutes, this will help build your child’s confidence with reading.
Children receive one piece of homework on a Thursday to be returned to school by the Monday. This will be linked to something the child has been learning that week.
Have a look at the exciting activities Reception have done in the Spring term. It looks so fun!