Reception

 
Welcome to Reception's class page
 
On here you will find out what topics we are covering in class, your child's daily timetable and other useful information. Keep checking the Class Dojo page too, as we will be uploading what we are doing in class!
 
The Reception team consist of: Miss Wardle, who is the class teacher, Mrs White and Miss Pownall, who are both teaching assistants. We look forward to working with your child and yourself during your child's first year at school.
 
On our class page you will find information regarding your child's time at school. Below is a link with our class timetable, stating what lessons your child will be doing during their time at school. Our PE day is Thursday so please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on that day. Please can we ask that all uniform is labelled with your child's name as this makes it easier for us to identify. Please can you send your child in with a pair of wellies and a waterproof coat to keep in school at all times, both need to be labelled.
 
Please ensure your child's water bottle is in school everyday. It will be sent home on a Friday to be washed.
 
Each week, your child will be given two reading books. There will be one reading book and one Phonic book. These books will be changed twice a week, on set days. On a Monday the reading book will be changed and then on a Thursday both books will be changed. Your child will also have a set of words cards to learn and read at home. Once your child can read that word confidently and in a range of situations, they will be given new words to learn.
 
Your child needs to read at least three times a week and have their diary signed by an adult. The children will be awarded Class Dojo points for their reading. If your child can't read for some reason that week please inform Miss Wardle as soon as possible.
 
Our topic for this half term is 'Let it grow...let it grow!' We will be learning about: how to grow and look after plants, how animals grow and what they need to survive. We will be having a special delivery this half term linked to our topic of growing but you will have to wait and see as it's a surprise! We will also be looking at some books that are linked to growing such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
 
Below are some publications to help you understand more about the Early Years framework and outcomes for your child. Please feel free to download and read them. If you have any questions please call into school and we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.
 
Take a look at our video below of our own version of 'We're going on a bear hunt'.
 
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Within our school, we use the Core 5 Lexia program to help support the children with their phonics and reading. All the children have a login and can access their Lexia account from home. We advise that the children access Lexia three times a week for about 10 minutes. It is important that the children complete the Lexia by themselves but parents may clarify any misunderstandings the child might have.