Reception 2023 - 2024
PSHE and RE Lead
Welcome to Reception 2023!
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PE - Please provide your child with a labelled P.E kit for them to bring into school. Their P.E kit will be kept in school and returned home at the end of each half term. Reception PE session is on a Thursday afternoon.
Forest Learning - Every Wednesday, the children will have a Forest learning session. Please can your children come into school in appropriate clothing for Forest learning. If possible, please can you provide a pair of wellies to be kept in school. Therefore, the children can come in trainers/school shoes on Forest School days and change into their wellies that are kept at school.
Miss Lloyd and Miss Hackney
We will be reading lots of stories to engage the children. We will be looking at mark making, writing our name independently and write labels/captions. We will continue to write the letters we are learning in phonics and will be able to read words using the letters below. We are going to look at the book Pumpkin Soup and even make some to try! We are also going to perform a Christmas Production!
At Little Leigh Primary School, we follow the Oxford Owl Essential Letters and Sounds phonics, which teaches children to learn the sounds different letters or combination of letters make. We will recap all the sounds we have learnt in Autumn 1 and learn lots of new sounds throughout Autumn 2!
We will be exploring, investigating and discovering lots of exciting maths in our environment. We will be matching, sorting, comparing and making patterns in our maths lessons and in our provision. We will be representing, comparing, counting and making numbers to 5. We will be exploring 3D shapes, patterns and spatial awareness. The children will have the opportunity to learn, develop and explore all of these maths skills in all areas of our classroom provision. They will have lots of fun!
Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week, for around 10 minutes with an adult at home. Where possible, we would appreciate a comment in their reading diaries to let us know how your child is getting on. We will change your book once a week.
Your child will also participate in a weekly individual reading session, these will be noted in their reading diaries. We recommend that you read through them a few times so that they have a good understanding of the words and the comprehension aspects of the book. This also allows them to gain confidence as their reading will become quicker.
To help with comprehension, you may want to start with a discussion about what your child thinks the book will be about. You could also talk about the characters and explore the blurb. When you have finished, ask questions about the book. This will help you assess whether your child has fully understood what they have read.
If you feel that you require any further support with getting the most out of reading with your child, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.
Things to do at Home
Things that you can do at home to help your child are:
- Please encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence. Focusing carefully on zips and buttons.
- Read 3 x weekly and update your child's reading record with a comment. Books will be changed once a week. Please return you reading pack on a Monday.
- Question your children on the pictures in the books you are reading
- Reinforce the sounds learnt in phonics sessions.
- Encourage basic addition and subtraction at home when eating grapes or playing with Lego pieces. Ask children: how many are there altogether, in two groups, how many are left when some are eaten.
- Encorage children to ask questions
Please can you make sure that all of your child's belongings are clearly labelled with their names, including items such as snack pots and drinks bottles.
Forest learning will take place every week on a Wednesday. We ask that children come into school in the forest school attire. We will change their shoes in school as we ask wellies to remain in school.
Your child participates in a weekly PE session. PE kits should be clearly labelled with their names. Long hair should be tied back for PE and no jewellery (including earrings) is to be worn. This will initially take place on a Thursday afternoon.
The Growth Mindset
Finally, the growth mindset plays a huge part in our learning. This mindset allows us to change our language to change the outcome. Hopefully it won't be long before your children begin to use the langauge 'I can't do it YET' and 'mistakes make my brain grow!' Here's a little video to explain it a little more (your children will become very familiar with Mojo!)
Thanks for taking the time to read our page!
Lets get started!
Miss Lloyd, Miss Hackney and the team.
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