Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
Ephesians 4 v32
Use our eyes to see the wonder of our school and friends,
Open our ears to hear our teachers,
Open our minds to learn new things,
Let us hold you in our hearts,
Help us to love others like you love us,
Then we can shine your light bright in our school
Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to our Reception Class!
The staff in Reception are as follows:
Mrs Frodsham - Class Teacher
Mrs Silcock - Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lloyd - Class Teaching Assistant
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our day begins at 8.55 am, with the door opening at 8.40 and our doors open for home-time at 3.00 pm.
The children will be given book bags which they should bring into school every day. We aim to hear the children read twice a week and change their book at least once a week, if it is felt that they are ready to progress. We value support from parents and strongly encourage you to read with your child at home every day.
Your child will also have a word card. On it there are green words for them to sound out and red words which they cannot sound out and have to be able to just recognise, e.g. I. Please encourage your child to become more familiar with these words by reading them with them alongside their reading book.
The children will also have Phonics homework. This will include the letter sounds we have been learning that week and how to write them with the correct formation.
P.E is on Wednesday mornings. The children need to come to school in their kit - navy tracksuit bottoms, their PE t-shirt, school jumper or cardigan and black, navy or white trainers. They can leave a bag with shorts and pumps in on their pegs. We encourage independence in Reception so please help your child by allowing them to attempt dressing and undressing themselves at home wherever possible.
Please ensure all of their uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled with their name. Uniforms can get muddled while the children are getting ready for P.E and it saves a lot of time when we are returning items to their rightful owner!
Each day the children are provided with fruit and milk/water. We also ask for a voluntary contribution, each half term, to provide an additional snack. As well as providing a healthy snack for the class, we use this money to purchase additional resources for baking activities and ingredients for play dough etc. The cost is £1 per week and the total amount depends on the number of weeks in the half term (e.g 7 weeks = £7.00)
At the end of Reception year we assess children against their Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Below is a poster showing you the expectation at the end of Foundation Stage for your child. Please take time to look at these and see how you might be able to support your child at home.
Thank you for your support
The Reception Team
The children have settled well into Reception. They have been getting to know the areas and rules and routines, making friendships, learning new skills and having fun!
We have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We are having lots of fun putting actions to the story; acting out the story in the home corner, small world and outside. We have also been talking about our families and how they are special to us.
Our topic this half-term is Julia Donaldson stories. We are looking at a range of her stories including Spinderella, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. We have had a particular focus on Monkey Puzzle, Zog, and Day Monkey, Night Monkey.
We have read the books many times to help us with our activities including writing facts about jungle animals and what we would teach Zog! We have also been learning to sign the Monkey Puzzle song. Our role play area has been a vets to look after all of the animals from our stories.
We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We found out of why there is an animal to represent each year. This year is the year of the tiger. We found out how Chinese people celebrate, made Chinese lanterns and dragons and ate noodles with chopsticks - it was tricky! Watch the clips below to find out more.
Our topic this half term is Superheroes. We have not just been thinking about fictional superheroes but real ones. We read the book Real Superheroes and have been thinking about people who help us.
We have been reading a variety of traditional tales including Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. We have been adding actions to our stories; acting them out in the role play area; been on a hunt and made posters to find the wolf and designed and made some super houses for the pigs.
We were lucky to have the opportunity to visit the farm at our local high school. The children walked there sensibly, they were very excited. We were warmly welcomed by the staff who kindly showed us the animals. They have ducks, a rabbit, sheep, chickens and donkeys. The children enjoyed learning facts about them, including what they eat and how the staff care for them. The children also got to stroke some of the animals and feed the donkeys! We had a wonderful time. Thank you St Michael's for a fantastic experience.