This year is very exciting! For the Reception children, it is their first year at school!
In Reception, your child will start to learn how to read using the Read Write Inc programme. We will be learning the first 26 letter sounds. Throughout the year we will continue to develop our reading and writing skills, beginning to read and write sentences. We will also be developing our handwriting skills. This year in maths we will be developing basic maths skills across the different areas. Initially we will begin with recognising numbers to 10 and counting objects using 1 to 1 correspondence. We will be orally counting to 20 and recognising some 2D shapes.
In Spring 1, our topic is all about Winter. We look at the polar regions, including the climate, environment and the animals that live there. We have a science visitor coming in to show us some amazing science experiments and magic tricks. We also look at Chinese New Year where we learn about the culture and how and why it is celebrated. We join in with a Chinese dragon dance.
In Spring 2, we look at traditional tales stories, which looks more closely at houses and homes and materials. We also bake Ginger bread biscuits as part of looking at the Gingerbread Man story. We also start to look at human life cycles and what we looked like as babies to what we look like now.
Class 2’s PE days are Thursday and Friday. On these days you can come into school in your P.E kits all day.
Reading books and library books are changed every Wednesday. Please bring your reading bags into school everyday.
Number formations and certain letters will be handed out on a Friday for your child to practice over the weekend.
Please make sure your child brings a coat to school everyday. We spend a lot of time outside in Reception.
Thank you for all your support.
Mrs Parsonage and Miss Reay.