Reception

Early Years children continue to be busy exploring, investigating and learning through play.  We will be focussing on traditional tales again – reading, writing, role playing and extending our learning using the Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk as our main texts.  We will also be exploring and looking at celebrations for occasional days such as World Book Day, Rock Your Socks, pancake day, Easter and Mother’s day.

We continue to teach phonics and handwriting daily in Early Years.  Below are some links to some videos that will help the children to practise their writing at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w  jolly phonics rhymes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T_EE6PcZbY  letter formation rhymes

Don’t forget…..

To bring your book bag to school every day and keep it in your tray.

Remember to keep your PE kit on your peg so it is there to wear for every PE and Dance lesson.

School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm

We ask for a donation of £3 each half term per child which we use for enhancing some learning areas as well as providing extra snacks, baking activities etc.

We hope you have had a lovely break and are now ready to meet the new challenges ahead.

We have had a busy start to the Autumn Term settling in to a new classroom and routines. We will be learning how to write our names and learning Phase 2 Phonics. In maths we will count objects from a group and looking at each number to gain a deeper understanding.

THINGS TO DO;

  • bring a book bag to school everyday
  • bring a school PE kit
  • ensure your child’s name is in all items of clothing
  • please could we ask you for a donation of £3 to contribute to enhance our curriculum activities

Our priority this half term is to ensure that all our children are settled, secure, happy and enthusiastic learners!

We will be focussing on developing self-confidence and independence through routines, turn taking, sharing and the use of good manners (please and thankyou).

We will be working on the Early Years Curriculum throughout the Year, which develops our children in lots of different areas.

We will be assessing the children in these areas of the Early Years Curriculum during the first 3 weeks of their time in Reception and sharing this information with Oldham LEA, Focus Trust and yourselves.

Our Learning Challenges will be centred around our families and ourselves and celebrating how ‘It’s good to be me’!! We will be mark making, sharing stories, songs and rhymes, counting and doing lots of talking about ourselves, our families and what we like to do!

Mrs Saville continues to support Hands and Voices sessions on a Wednesday morning.

Check out our website to find out more information or come and speak to a teacher!

Don’t forget to look at our amazing learning on our Early Years blog.

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Or find the link on our website

http://www.roundthornprimaryacademy.co.uk/