Autumn Term 1 2017
Welcome to Reception.
We enjoyed meeting you and your children during our home visits and look forward to helping your children to settle happily into the life of our school. We would like to invite you to our new parent’s meeting on Monday 2nd October at 2.15 p.m. when we will describe to you what your children do during a normal school day and show you photographs of their first weeks at school.
Our first topic will be “What do I know about me?”
During our activities we will be concentrating on settling the children into school so that they feel safe and secure, know the daily routines, where equipment is stored, and begin to make new friends. We will also be encouraging the children to take care of their own belongings and needs. We will be talking about what the children enjoy doing, how they spend their spare time, their families, and what makes them special.
Our daily literacy lessons will begin by introducing the children to the characters and stories from our reading scheme, ”The Oxford Reading Tree” and they will learn how to read the first “key” words including all the character’s names. They will also begin to learn new phonemes as part of Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds as well as consolidating Phase 1. We will start our “Funky Fingers” and “Dough Gym” activities to develop pencil control and letter formation, and we will work on hearing sounds and recognising their different letter shapes.
Our maths activities, will focus on counting, recognising and ordering numbers as well as starting to find one more/less. The children will use shapes to explore patterns and they will be involved in problem solving activities to practically develop their understanding of number and number operations.
The end of the half term will see the children taking part in their first Harvest Assembly.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child we are always happy to speak to you, but unless it may affect your child in school that day would prefer to speak to you after school when we have more time.
P.E sessions will be on Monday morning for RD, on Friday morning for RS and on Tuesday afternoon for both classes.