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 and Mrs Lockwood, who are the class teachers, Mrs O'Donnell and Mrs Kenny, 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 Tuesday 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 Friday the reading book will be changed and then on a Tuesday 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 or Mrs Lockwood as soon as possible.
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.
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.
Oxford Tree Reading Buddy:
The children have now got logins for Oxford Tree Reading buddy website, they can access lots of books at the correct level for them. The website allows the children to read a book and then answer a quiz based on it helping improve their understanding. If your child reads on this, please write it in their reading diary.