Welcome to Reception Class RR
Welcome back for our last half term. I hope you all had a fantastic week off. The children have settled back into school really well, especially considering the change of classroom again. Thank you for bearing with us during these changes.
The children are very excited by our new topic and love our ‘Vets’ role play corner – we have had a variety of patients, from dogs to penguins!!
Please continue to read your child’s reading scheme book and practise the sounds/words in the phonics book. I can't stress enough how important it is to read with your child at home as often as possible, this extra practice really does help their reading improve. Don’t forget that if they read at home a minimum of 3 times a week they get a star in their reading diary and on the class chart!!
When writing with your child at home, please help them to use their phonic knowledge, for example asking them “What sounds do you think you need to write that?” and encouraging them to read back to you what they have written. Also, please ensure they are using the correct letter formation.
Finally, as the weather is getting warmer, please remember to send your child to school with a sun hat and, if possible, apply sun cream as part of your morning routine. Lots of our learning will be taking place outside this half term and we will continue to free flow, using the outdoor area, in all weathers.
Our topic this half term is ‘Animals’. We will be looking at both farm and wild animals, and our work will be based around the following books; Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. We will also be tasting some of the produce we planted last term (potatoes, beans, strawberries).
We will continue to have our weekly Forest School sessions.
Please see our curriculum overview for more information and check this page regularly for photographs of us in action.
Our P.E. lessons will take place every Wednesday and Friday.
Please make sure your child has the correct, labelled P.E. kit in school and earrings are removed.
Homework / Reading at home
Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned the following Wednesday.
Please read with your child at home at least 3 times a week (daily if possible) and write a comment in their reading diary. Daily practice with an adult can increase their enthusiasm and help them progress even further. Reading books and Reading Diaries must come to school every day as we read with different children on different days.