Reception Class 2023 - 2024

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to Reception's Class Page!

In Diamond Class, we are made up of 15 very intelligent and inquisitive reception children! In Reception we have Mrs Edwards, your class teacher as well as Mrs Phillips for Forest School lessons.

In our class, we absolutely love learning new things. We do this through exploring, playing, listening, singing, talking and having amazing experiences. We especially like to ask lots of questions to grow our brains! We will be sharing our experiences on Facebook every week so that you can see all of the exciting adventures that we have in school!

Our topic this term (Spring 2) is 'World Explorers'. During this topic, we will be learning all about Earth and space, people who help us as well as other themes based on the interests of the children. Our author of the half term is Oliver Jeffers, so we will be reading lots of books by our author and this will link to a lot of discussion surrounding Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Please see our class newsletter for Spring Term 2 at the bottom of the page for more information about learning focuses in Diamond Class.

It is always fantastic to see what the children are getting up to at home, so please share any exciting home experiences or milestones.

PE is on a Friday (Games) with Mrs Edwards and Wednesday with ASM; please can children come to school in their PE kits every week on these two days.

Forest School lessons will take place on a Thursday afternoon every week. Please can children come to school in their uniform with their forest school clothes in a bag. They will need warm, waterproof clothing. Children will need to be fully covered for forest school essons and will need full length trousers, and a waterproof coat or suit. They will also need wellies or walking shoes to protect their feet in the forest school area.

Helping your child at home:

Reading: Children will not initially come home with a reading book as they will be starting the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme. When children are ready, they will come home with reading ditty and progress to a reading book. Please read regularly at home with your child, every day if you can, but aiming for a minimum of 4 times per week when children start to bring books home. Allow your child to listen to you read, as well as listening to them reading aloud to you. Children will all have a reading folder with a diary and book relating to their weekly Phonics lessons as they progress in Phonics. Reading records must be signed every time the children read at home and reading records will be checked weekly. Enjoy sharing exciting stories together as the children will love listening to you read to them and I am sure that you will also enjoy sharing a story with them!

Writing: Use lots of opportunities to write; shopping lists, cooking and baking, writing instructions and letters. Any mark making is valuable to children forming their letters. Don't be afraid to get messy with it! Children love to write in shaving foam, sand, paint or anything else that is messy!

Maths: Practise counting anywhere you can. Try applying numbers to real life and daily objects. Counting steps is a great way to get children counting! Try forming letters and numbers out of natural objects such as pine cones or leaves! Patterns are also a fantastic focus so please use different items make your own patterns!


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