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Welcome to reception!

Here is some information for you along with our topic information and how you can help your child at home.

Staff

Our teaching assistants this year are Mrs Scope and Mrs Russell. They will help you answer any questions you may have. On a Friday morning Mrs Jeffry will take the class and Mrs Shenton on a Friday afternoon.

Practical Information.

We continuously assess all children against the EYFS development matters. A copy of the Early Learning Goals is in your parent pack for you to reference. We provide lots of opportunities for children to learn through play, that allow us to assess different areas of the curriculum and we work 1:1 and I groups. We ensure a balance of indoor and outdoor learning so, if possible, please provide your child with wellie boots and waterproofs to leave in school. Especially in the Autumn/winter months as we try and go outdoors whatever the weather!

 

Safety

We ask the children to stay on the carpet until a member of staff can see their grown up before we let them go, so please wait outside the classroom so you can be seen. If the adult collecting is not named on the paperwork, we cannot let your child leave with them, so please ensure all adults collecting your child know to staff. If someone different is collecting your child, please arrange a password with Mrs Wynne.

 

Behaviour

In class we have a star of the day and busy be helpers, alongside the school behaviour charts and class star charts. We give out stickers for the enterprise skills too. Our class rules are:

  • We are kind to everyone
  • We help to tidy up
  • We share our toys
  • We line up nicely
  • We play together
  • We sit and listen on the carpet.

A home school agreement will be sent home for you to read with our behaviour system that we follow. We try and promote positive behaviour at all times.

PE

We have PE two days a week. Please send your child into school wearing PE kit on a Wednesday. This will start from week 2,( a text reminder will be sent out at the beginning of week 2).We will send the kits home next Tuesday ready. This will then stay in school and come home on a Friday after P.E. The children may come home in their kit on a Friday to maximise the time spent in the PE lesson. Please ensure EVERYTHING is labelled, even socks and footwear.

We are very lucky to be doing 'Early Riders' bike skills in weeks 4,5 and 6.

 

Homework

We send Learning Logs home towards the end of the week and collect them in on a Monday. We understand that weekends can be a busy time; however, the activities are all fun based to consolidate learning and should take no more than 10/15 minutes (unless you wish to spend longer!) Some homework tasks will be set via Tapestry.

Reading diaries will be sent home with phonics words to read. Please ensure these are in school every day. Please also comment and sign when you have read at home.

With phonics, please practise saying the sounds, thinking of words that start with the sound and writing the sounds. Again, these activities should be fun and centred on your child and their preferred way of learning.

Bug club www.bugclub.co.uk will also help with the phonics programmes taught in school and eBooks issued. A username and password will be sent out with the children this term and you will be able to access eBooks to read at home or on the phone/ipad. Please check your child's reading diary for their log in details and an information sheet about Bug club.. 

 

 

 

Parents Involvement

Thank you for the amazing responses on Tapestry, if you need any support please see me (Mrs Wynne) if you want to call in before school I am usually here from 8.15 a.m. Please be aware that I need to be in class from 8.45 a.m. for the children. I am also available Tuesdays and Thursdays after school if you need any advice or want to ask questions about your child's learning.

We look forward to a festive and sparkly term.

 

 

Topic

This term we will begin with a week on Bonfire night and fire safety. The following week the children have decided they would like to look at the book 'Funnybones' linked to our interest in Halloween.

Following on from this we will look at a different book every week, related to Christmas and/or Winter. We will decide on these books as a class -if your child has a particular favourite please let me know as soon as possible and we will try  and incorporate as many as we can.

Class trip

Our class trip will be on Wednesday 13th December. We will need children to be at school for the normal time but won't be returning to school until 5 p.m. If this is an inconvenience ,please speak to me as soon as possible and we can arrange a set time for you to collect them from the Adventure Farm. They will have a new and very exciting  2 hour experience this year that we are greatly looking forward to.

 

Please check the Heathfields app or the school website for other special days such as Secret Santa (children bring in a list and money to buy little presents for family members) school discos and themed days.