Welcome to Reception Class!
What to Expect, When?
Did you know that children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time!
The attached booklet has been written to help you as a parent/carer know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
During the spring term we will be learning through the exciting topics;
‘Let’s Celebrate’, ‘Whatever the Weather’, and ‘Growing and Changing’.
As always our topics are very much child led, and as a result, learning can often take an entirely new direction!
For a more detailed look at the seven areas of learning and planned activities please see the attached topic webs below.
Read, Write Inc
RWInc phonics will continue to take place throughout week and children will work in ability groups. Additional reading and writing opportunities take place on a daily basis where children are encouraged to use their sound knowledge to support their independent reading and writing.
We will continue to explore mathematical ideas and concepts through a wide range of activities both indoors and outdoors.
Connected Computing - iPads
In class, your child has access to lots of educational apps on our class iPads. Most are free although some do have to be paid for. Here are some of the most popular ones;
Twinkl Phonics, eggy phonics, Collins ‘Big Cat’ stories, Twinkl Count to 20, Addition and Subtraction for kids, Tiggly chef, space numbers, How to write numbers, Get Growing.
SPRING TERM DIARY DATES
Tuesday, 7th January 2020: First day of term
Tuesday, 11th February 2020: Safer Internet Day and Learning Walk for parents at 9am
Thursday, 13th February 2020: School Disco
Monday, 17th – Friday, 21st February 2020: Half Term
Monday, 2nd – Friday 6th March 2020: Parents’ Evenings
Thursday, 5th March 2020: World Book Day
Friday, 13th March 2020: Sport Relief (Non-uniform)
Friday, 20th March: Class Assembly at 2pm in the school hall
Friday, 3rd April 2020: Last day of Spring Term
If you have any concerns or just want to chat about any aspects of your child's learning please feel free to pop in to see me. I am available every day, either before or after school.