Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to our Reception Class!
The staff in Reception are as follows:
Mrs Frodsham - Class Teacher
Miss Birch - Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lonie - Class Teaching Assistant
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to one of us.
Our day begins at 8.55 am, with the door opening at 8.45 and our doors open for home-time at 3.20 pm.
The children now have 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 also has 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 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 Thursday mornings. The children need to have their kit in school at all times which can be left on their coat peg. The P.E kit is a green t shirt, dark shorts and black pumps. 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
Our Reception Classroom and Outdoor Area
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!
Look at some of our amazing home school activities
Our Bubble is bursting with fun!
13th July - Home Learning Plan Week 12
This half term we have been learning all about bears.
We have enjoyed the stories of 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears' and 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We have added our own actions to help us remember the stories. Our role play area has been the 3 Bears cottage and we have also, in the construction area, been building a new home for the bears. One that is safe from Goldilocks! We have enjoyed mixing our own porridge, making our own bears, bear masks and binoculars for hunting for bears.
We had message from Mr Miller to say there was something happening at the end of our field so we went to investigate! We hear growling, found footprints and a cottage with 3 chairs, 3 bowls and lots of porridge! We enjoyed tasting the porridge just like Goldilocks. It was lots of fun.
We also wanted to find out about real bears, so researched them on the internet and in books. We watched a live webcam of bears in the wild in Alaska which was very exciting. We learned that some bears like to eat fish, so we examined and drew our own real fish!
We have been practising our writing skills by drawing lots of pictures of bears, characters from the story and making story maps. We are now listening for initial sounds in words to label our pictures.
Why don't you read our stories at home and ask your child to act them out for you or watch them on the links below!
We had great fun in Reception finding out about Spain. We researched where Spain was, how to count to 10 in Spanish, say colours in Spanish and good morning and good afternoon!
We enjoyed tasting Spanish food and painted pictures of ourselves in the style of Pablo Picasso.
Thank you to all the parents and children who came to our Maths Stay and Play. It was great to be able to explain how we teach Maths in Reception, through our number a week and watch the children show their grown-ups some of the fun, practical activities we do everyday.
Christmas in Reception
We have lots of fun in Reception in the lead up to Christmas. We decorated the school; made our own paper chains; had a Christmas fair with Father Christmas (he also came to our Christmas party); did Christmas crafts; made Christmas biscuits; had Santa's grotto in the classroom; and most importantly retold the true meaning of Christmas to out grown-ups through our Nativity. Wow we were busy!!!!
The children had lots of fun showing their grown-ups some of the phonic and writing activities that we do in school and that they can do at home!
This half term we are focusing on stories by the author Julia Donaldson. We have read Monkey Puzzle, writing about our favourite animals from the story and then writing clues for people to guess our animals. We have also been singing the Monkey Puzzle song and practising our sign language along to it. Follow the link to try at home!
Visit to Crosby Village Veterinary Surgery
We had a super time visiting the vets! The staff were fantastic and very kind. They showed us all around the surgery and told us how they care for the animals; for example, how they have separate quiet areas for cats and dogs and how they operate on animals who need it . They even gave us gifts to bring back to school. We can't thank them enough for an amazing experience!
Visit from the School Nurse
As part of our topic, 'People who help us', we had a visit from our School Nurses. They told us all about their job and how they help people. They gave us advice on how to stay healthy and how they can help us if we are unwell. They even showed us how they put bandages on! It was lots of fun.
Supertato -Evil Pea Rules
During our topic, Superheroes, we read the stories Supertato and Supertato - Evil Pea Rules. Whilst we were reading the second book, we heard a noise outside. We went out to investigate and found Supertato had been frozen in ice by the Evil Pea!!!! We then had to make a plan on how we could rescue Supertato without hurting him. After investigation and discussion, we decided the best way was to carefully melt the ice. We did this and rescued him! He then went off to protect the other vegetables and we continued our search for the Evil Pea. We were all SUPERHEROES!
Fruit tasting and smoothie making
After talking about which foods are healthy and why they are healthy, we tasted a range of different fruits and vegetables. Not everyone liked all of them but everyone had a try! We had a great discussion about our favourites before writing our own smoothie recipes. We then had lots of fun making and drinking them. Yum!
We are missing you all lots but hope you are having fun whilst staying safe at home!
We hope you are keeping up with your learning and the activities below are to help you. Your grown ups will help you choose different activities to do each day. There will be new activities each Monday. You can email any work you have done for us to see or if you need any help.
You are amazing and we are very proud of you!!!!! Keep up the good work and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we see you.
Mrs Frodsham, Miss Birch and Mrs Lonie
Monday 20th April - Week 1
Hello everyone, it's Mrs.Coates. I am really missing our Values collective worship - I bet there have been Thursday birthdays too!
As we aren't able to celebrate Easter together, I have a few tasks that you can do at home to remind you about Holy Week and the reasons why this is such a special time for us at St.Luke's.
On the NATRE website - see link - you will find an Easter section for KS1 with some activities which you can download and print or do in your exercise book - Reception children could talk through answers and adults write them down.
NATRE also has a competition called "Spirited Arts" which you can enter. There are a variety of themes to choose from and you can send in artwork, poetry or even photographs.
In addition, you could design a card with a real Easter message like the ones we make in school; there are lots of ideas on the internet. Give it to your family and then bring it into school to show me when you are back - I will look forward to seeing how creative you have been.
Finally, don't forget our school prayer which holds us all together in the Fellowship of St.Luke's and our favourite Easter song, "The Servant King". Take care and have a happy Easter - enjoy your chocolate!
This is our school
Let peace dwell here
Let the rooms be full of happiness
Let love live here
Love for one other
Love for mankind
Love for life itself
And love for God
Let us remember
That as many hands build a house
So many hearts make a school
Hungry Little Minds
A government website for simple, fun activities for children from newborn to 5.
Jolly Phonic rhymes
These are the rhymes with actions we use to help the children remember the letter sounds.
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
We use Numberblocks to enhance our learning when teaching our number of the week and other concepts in Maths
Counting, rhyme, shape,subitising (which is just spot pattern recognition) and exercise (avoid the phonics ones as they are American so not always pronounced correctly).
Gentle, fun exercise linked to stories or topics
Premier League Primary Stars
Maths, Literacy and PSHE - it is aimed at KS1 and KS2 but can be used for Reception eg exercise, Maths counting and height/length or PSHE self-believe
Games and links for Maths and Literacy
An app to support positional language
A range of activities and resources to cover all of the curriculum