A warm welcome to Reception Class
The Reception children are taught by Mrs. Bayley.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs. Welsh.
Mrs Hawkins-Farrow also helps to support our learning.
This term's learning is going to be a bit different as we have now been asked to once again -
'Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives!'
Please take a daily look at our class website page to see suggested activities for the day.
We understand that each family will have their own challenges so please do what you can.
We know that we have a lot of creative thinking parents so please adapt or adjust the work ideas as you see fit.
Tapestry will be a very important way of you communicating from home and showing us all the fantastic learning that your child is doing at home. Please engage with this when you can and we will most certainly comment on your child's achievements.
Well done to these children who recieved a certifcate this week!
Finlay, Alexander, Isarn, Ava, Rubie and Gabriella!
Happy Birthday to these children who celebrate their 5th birthday this half term:-
Louisa, Danny, Aadam and Esmai!
A special secret!!!
Your grown ups have been busy reading stories for you. A new story will be posted each day for you to listen to at home as a family.
Click on the link below to listen to today's story.
I wonder who it will be tomorrow...
Keep clicking and checking.
I hope you are all well. Your Head Boy and Y6 buddy has set a joke challenge. See his video here
This week it's the turn of Opal and Sapphire class. Choose your favourite joke (just 1 please) and send us a video before Wednesday 20th January. We will put them all together at the end of next week.
Our topic this term is Winter and Toys. Click below to see an overview of the some of things we will be covering.
Additional Websites to Support Home Learning
There are some fantastic websites that you can use at home to support your child's learning.
We are Reception Class! Watch us learn!
The topic this term is
Traditional tales and Christmas!
I have added the topic sheet below.
Super Family memory boxes!
We have had fun looking and talking about them.
Thank you if you have already brought in your Family memory box. It has been great to listen to the children as they tell us about the photos and souvenirs and been a lovely way to learn more about one another. I have begun to put them up on display and they look great!!
Please bring yours in next week if you haven’t already done so.
Mrs Bayley and Mrs Welsh
What a super first week the children have had in school!
They have settled in very well, coped really well with the new routines and it was great to have them all together on Friday!! Hurrah!!
Thank you for your support and patience as we try to get to grips with the logistics of school life this term!
Just a few reminders:-
Everyone is in school on Monday in their PE kit/tracksuit!
Drop off time is 8.50am – doors open then
Pick up time is 3.00pm prompt.
Please return your snack form and money in a named envelope if your child would like to have toast/milk.
Dear Opal class!
A very big welcome from us to all our families from nursery and our new families joining us!
We hope that you enjoy the learning journey that your child is continuing through the foundation stage of their education and we are sure that you will be amazed by the progress that they make.
We will do a lot of learning through play,by exploring and investigating and we will be led by the children's current interests.
Things will be a little different this year but it won't stop us from making sure that your child learns, thrives and has a great time this year.
With your support the sky's the limit!
Important Class Information
Reading books are changed on a Monday.
We wear our PE kit to school for PE on a Monday.
At morning break, the children may have milk and toast. Toast costs 20p per day. Please send any monies for the half term into school in a named envelope.
Milk is free for Reception children until their 5th birthday and then it is 20p per day.
Free fruit is offered in the afternoons.
Please ensure your child has a filled water bottle in school everyday.
Useful websites and information for phonics and maths development
www.letterandsounds.com (useful for phonics)
www.doorwayonline.org.uk (useful for + - 10, odd/even numbers)
Twinkl phonics app (useful for phonics)
Bee Bot app - (useful for directional maths)
Heat pad app (useful for writing)
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library (this is a very good website)
Autumn Term - Home and School Support
Please make a note on the proud cloud of any of your child's achievements at home. Date and send them into school to be displayed on our board. They are lovely to read and help to contribute to your child's assessment throughout the year.
We also use the Tapestry on-line journal to record your child's learning in school. You are encouraged to upload photos from home that show your child enjoying family activities throughout the year. Again this shows what your child is achieving at home with your support.
If you have any queries about what your child is learning or about how you can help please don't hesitate to ask.