Reception class page. 2022 - 2023

Mrs Harrison

Welcome to Reception's Class page!

"The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit."

Thankyou for choosing St Peter's Primary School for the start of your child's school education.  The children are settling very well!

During the year we want to get to know your child as much as we can.  With our help your child will learn key skills and knowledge, providing them with a firm foundation on which to build on, throughout their education. We will look after your child's mental health and support their wellbeing, as we ensure all children at St.Peter's learn in a happy, safe and inspiring environment. We will support your child in learning letter sounds, in order to read and write.  Reading is the key to education- we enjoy it a lot! We also learn all about numbers up to 20, a variety of shapes and how to solve problems independently.  We enjoy singing too!  We make sure that the learning environments are inviting and stimulating, both inside and out.  

Here are a few bits of information to help you:

Children will have access to fruit and milk each day, although you are more than welcome to send in a small, healthy snack with your child. (Not a sugary or chocolate snack) Please remember that this cannot contain nuts or peanuts (including choclate such at Nutella). 

P.E. is on a Tuesday and children should come dressed in their PE kits on this day. 

Home activities are sent out at the beginning of each half term and your child can choose which options they would like to complete- or all!. It is not compulsary, but we do find that families enjoy engaging with the challenges that we set. This can be recorded in the Home Learning book or on Tapestry. Children can bring the book in each week on Wednesday, if they wish to. I will send it back home on Friday. 

We have had fantastic feedback from parents and I know you will love Tapestry! Please keep posting observations from home too, as you are so important in your child's education.

Reception will enjoy home reading books and also guided reading at school. We have some lovely books that have parent prompts and questions for you, to help you to use the book more than once. Your child can retell the story using the illustrations and learn new vocabualry. We have Oxford Reading Tree, Little Blending books, Project X and other Oxford press books that are closely matched to the phonics being taught in class. For example, as your child learns new letter sounds, the book they bring home will help to practise these. Please sign the reading record and ensure your child reads their book around three times. This will help their reading immensely. 

This year, your child will complete a baseline assessment- simply a few activities that Mrs Harrison will complete with them, individually. Please see the leaflet attached to tell you more.

 

All About Me and My School

As part of our story theme this half term, we will be reading books about family, homes and emotions. We are using 'Pathways to Write' for our English carpet sessions and we will explore the book;

'Peace at Last'

We will also look at the book 'Homes.'

In maths, we will follow the'White Rose' scheme as we learn about early number and the principles of counting. The unit this term is 'Just Like Me'. We are looking at numbers within 5 and learning to count confidently.  Have a look at the long term and medium term plans below and click on the white rose link.   

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/early-years-resources/reception-sol/

We are following Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Click on the link to learn the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds. https://youtu.be/UCI2mu7URBc

There is also some information here: Essential letters and sounds

Below is a Reception Timetable, so that you can see what we do every day!

We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us by appointment or for a brief chat on the door. 

Mrs Harrison & Mrs Lever

 

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St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR