Welcome to the Reception Class news page!
Information for parents.
Mrs Laura Storey - Class teacher.
Teaching Assistant - Miss Emily McClenan.
1-1 Support Staff - Mrs Hayley Monaghan and Miss Amy Slater.
Children need a water bottle in school every day. We provide a healthy snack of fruit and veg each morning at playtime and have a rolling snack area every afternoon. Children are offered a drink of milk every playtime and this is free until they are 5.
Please label all of your children's clothes (including coats, shoes etc). The children often misplace items of clothing and it is very difficult to return them to their rightful owner without a label in them!
PE lessons take place every Friday. Please send your child to school wearing their PE kits on a Friday.
Children need a pair of wellies to be left in school as we often do lessons and activities outside.
We go to Forest School one afternoon each week in a large wooded area on High House Road. The children do lots of activities at Forest School related to all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. Children need to come to school dressed in old clothing on this day, which is appropriate for the weather e.g. hats and warm clothes in winter, sun hats and sun cream in summer. This begins in the Spring term. Until then we do Forest School activities in the school grounds.
Homework will be sent home after the first half term when the children have fully settled into school. Homework will be set on our class page of the school website every Monday and will be mainly centred around reading, Special News and practical activities to reinforce Maths/Science work etc that we have been doing in class.
We follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics, reading and writing and the Inspire Maths principles to teach Maths. Information about this is usually provided at the 'Meet the Teacher' session at the start of the school year (a demonstration RWI lesson will be given at this session). Unfortunately, this year this will be unable to happen due to COVID 19 and so videos and written information will be provided instead.
We listen to children read in class each week and will send a reading book home every Monday and Thursday. It is vital that you listen to your child read their reading book and send it back into school to be changed once read. Children should also share their own story books with you at home too to gain a love of books and a wealth of stories to use in their own writing at school. To begin with your child will bring home wordless books, which are aimed at encouraging comprehension skills. Once your child learns to read some simple words in school, the books they will bring home will start to have words in also.
Please remember that if there is something that you would like to talk to me about, please don't worry or wonder! You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on ClassDojo.
Let's work together to create a happy, enjoyable and memorable year of learning experiences for your child!
Mrs Laura Storey