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Welcome to Reception!

 

Reception Teachers

RMH – Mrs Mahmood (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Halton (Wed-Fri)

RH – Mrs Hemraj and Mrs Higby

RK - Mrs Kauser

 

AHT for EYFS - Mrs Higby

Assistant phase leader - Mrs Hemraj

 

Reception Support Staff

The teaching staff are supported by teaching assistants, working across the classes.

Mrs Akhlaq and Mrs Begum

Mrs Choudhury

 

Reception children are also supported in the mornings by Mrs Foster, Mrs Stephens, Mrs Begum and Mrs Murphy.

 

 

The School Day

The school day begins at 8.40. It is important that you get your child to school on time so that they can enter school with their class. Your child may come to breakfast club for free this half term. The school day finishes at 3:00pm children will need to be collected at this time.

 

A Typical Reception Day

8:40 - 9:00 - Registration and Start of the Day

9:00 – 11.30 - Lessons including outdoor activities

11:30 - 12:15 - Lunch Time

12:15 - 15:00 – Lessons including outdoor activities

 

School Uniform

Your child must wear the correct school uniform, with sensible black school shoes. School uniform consists of a bottle green jumper or cardigan, grey trousers or skirt and a plain white shirt. The correct PE kit must also be worn – white polo shirt (no sports tops) and plain black bottoms. The children will have P.E on Wednesdays.

Please ensure you write your child’s name on all uniform and PE kit.   

 

Spare Clothes and Outdoor Clothing

 

Please bring a bag of spare clothes (including underwear) to school for your child and leave it on their peg. The children will be learning in the classroom and outdoors throughout the day. Please ensure they have a coat, hat, gloves and a scarf and if possible please bring some wellingtons into school for your child. Please ensure names are written on all clothes.

 

Homework

 

Homework is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed back in on Tuesdays. The children will have Maths, Literacy and Talk homework. Before half term they will start having Home Reader Books sent home every Wednesday.

Please use the link below to Bug Club using the password you were given for your child at the reading workshop to read more with your child.

The children will also borrow books from the library each week. You can change the books with your child 8.40 on their library day.

Library days:

RMH-Friday

RH-Thursday

RK-Tuesday

Each week the class teachers will send home the class mascot with a child to encourage them to talk about what they do at home with their family.

 

Curriculum Information

Children are taught daily phonics, English and Maths. This term we will be focusing on the following:

 

English and phonics

Maths

Reading and discussing Traditional Tales

Name writing

Speaking and listening activities that will develop sentence construction and vocabulary

Linking sounds to letters to support with reading and writing words

Role play, story sequencing and comprehension

 

 

Counting to 10 and beyond     

Recognising and ordering numbers

Simple addition and subtraction

Naming and describing 2D shapes

Creating and describing patterns

Using everyday language related to time, money, size and positional language

 

The children are able to choose activities during their child initiated time which help them to develop fine motor and gross motor control, problem solving, self-evaluation, social and language skills, independence, the development of ideas though enquiry and the extension of thought processes. We want the children to take responsibility for their own learning and enjoy it! The children’s homework will be linked to topics the children learn about in class.

Parent workshop information and useful websites and links

Jolly Phonics Songs in correct order! (Letters and Sounds)

Boom shake the alphabet

A fun song that will teach your child the letter names and sounds

Everybody get up (The Counting Song)

Learn how to count in 1s to 20, 5s to 50 and 10s to 100!


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