Welcome to our page for Early Years children!
Our teachers are: Mrs. Kent and Mrs. MacNeil
Autumn 2 2021
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!! This half term Reception are learning about ‘The Moon, Space and Aliens’. We will be reading some wonderful books linked to the theme and exploring the themed activities in our free play sessions over the next few weeks. This half term is also full of exciting festivals and events, such as Diwali, Bonfire Night, Children in Need and, of course, Christmas. We will be sharing all of our learning experiences on Tapestry, so please look at this and share the pictures with your children at home to ‘spark’ a conversation!
In phonics, we are continuing to learn our phase 2 sounds. Once again we will be sharing the sound that we have taught for the day and how to write it in pre-cursive on Tapestry. This will support both the children and yourselves if you are feeling a bit unsure. As the children are now learning their sounds, we are now giving them reading books with simple words. PLEASE try to read the books with your child throughout the week and write it in the reading record. Make reading the books fun. Perhaps you read a page and your child sounds out one word on the page. We want to make sure that children love reading and sharing books so if you can make this fun at home it would be fabulous. In Maths we will be learning about shapes, spatial awareness and positional language, measurements of time and concentrating on really learning lots and lots about numbers 1 to 5. We are also going to enjoy learning some fun number rhymes which we will share with you at home.
Remember PE lessons start on a Friday. Your child must come to school on a Friday dressed ready for PE and will stay in their PE kit all day.
Any questions please ask. If you have not activated your Tapestry account please write your name and your email address on a piece of paper and give it to Mrs. Kent or email email@example.com
Autumn 1 2021
We are really excited to welcome all the new children into our Reception classes. Over the next two weeks we will be getting to know all of the children in Reception. We will be establishing our expectations for playing and learning. The children will be learning the rules for our classes and the routines for the day. Each child has an allocated key person. Your child’s key person is their named class teacher. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to your child’s key person in the first instance.
Our topic this half term is ‘Me and My Family’. Within this, we will be doing activities related to the people who are most important in our lives. Later on in the half term, we will be learning about pets and houses and homes. We will be focussing our English learning on active listening and developing our vocabulary. As part of our topic, please could all children bring in photos of their family and pets. We will use these as part of our ongoing activities.
In Reception, all the adults love books and reading so we will be sharing lots of wonderful books based on our topic. We also enjoy singing and we are going to be learning lots of songs! The children now have many fantastic areas to access, indoors and out. Please do keep asking your child about their day at school. Be warned though, they will be very tired at the end of every day!! We will not start PE lessons until after October half term. It will then be on a Friday and children will need to come to school in their PE kit. House colours have been allocated so children’s tops will need to reflect the colour of their house.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE NAME ALL OF YOUR CHILD’s CLOTHING! They will lose jumpers etc. and it is so much easier to sort through 50 jumpers and give them back to the correct child when they have their name in them. Thanking you in advance.