Welcome to Reception’s class page
This page will provide you with useful information about our current topic, hints for helping your child at home and important dates that are coming up.
Our current topic is ‘ All About Me’
For our first topic we will learn all about us. This will include learning about our bodies, feelings and senses. We will look at photos of us as a baby and talk about how we have changed. Using Google Earth we will look at where we live and our school. We will talk about who is in our family and how we are all unique and special. We will also talk about celebrations that are special to us such as birthdays.
We will explore our woodland and observe changes that Autumn brings. See below for the dates for our woodland visits. On these days please send your child in clothing suitable for cold and wet weather, including a warm raincoat and wellies. Please send in a change of shoes for afterwards.
We can’t wait to share our learning with you.
View our curriculum overview below (click link in useful documents to open PDF) to see how we will explore our theme through all areas of learning.
How you can help your child at home
- Reading: I cannot express the importance of reading a story to your child enough. As according to the Department for Education Reading Framework document : ‘Parents who engage their children in books prepare them to become committed and enthusiastic readers: they can transform their attitudes to reading. Their children learn to focus and share the enjoyment of the story; they learn how stories start and finish, and how a plot unravels and is resolved; they learn that books can transport them elsewhere. Without this, as Wolf said, they cannot experience ‘the exquisite joys of immersion in the reading life.’ Therefore read to your child as often as you can and you will start to see their language develop rapidly as well as their love for stories.
- Phonics: Help your child to learn their phonics sounds by practising the sounds we send home with your child each week. Prepare your child for reading simple words by sound talking words using robot talk. Eg sound out cat c…..a…..t, can they hear the word cat?
- Counting: Practise counting objects up to 5 then 10 using objects around the house. Help your child to count by showing them how to touch each object slowly saying each number name in turn as you count. If your child struggles with this, encourage them to lift each object as they count instead.
Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 6th September- Back to School
Thursday 28th September/ Thursday 12th October/ Thursday 26 October- Woodland Morning
Tuesday 26th September – Circus Day
Thursday 5th October OPAL Play Day
Friday 27th October – Last say of half term