Reception (Class 1)
Welcome to your Reception class page!
Class Teacher: Miss Taylor
Pupil premium teacher: Mrs Tracey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hitchmough, Mrs Sefton
Welcome to a new school year. It has been lovely to meet you all. We are very busy learning all about the children’s likes and interests.
This term we are busy settling into our environment, exploring the learning areas inside and outside.
If you need to speak to us or have an questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school. You can also follow us on twitter for the latest news and updates.
Please follow us @smaaareception.
Our School Mission Statement:
How we can live the Mission Statement in our class
We will say our prayers, join in happily with collective worship and Come and See lessons and share
our new spiritual knowledge and Christian values with our families.
Valued and Recognised
We will say Thank you to God for what we have each day. We known each other’s names and know that we our special to our teachers and belong to our class family.
We will celebrate each other’s uniqueness and our special talents. We will smile and give a positive comment in response to other’s achievements.
Child Centred Education
We share our interests with our class family and our teachers plan exciting activities for us.
Positive Learning Environment
We will happily play and learn together following our class and school rules. We enjoy singing, exploring, investigating, creating, sharing and laughing everyday in school.
Gospel Values of Love and Respect
We will use our manners and share nicely during our school day. We respond to scripture in different creative ways e.g. singing, dancing, drawing and painting
Partnership with Parents, carers, Governors, the parish, and wider community.
We invite our parents, carers, Governors to different events during the year to celebrate our learning and achievements. We attend church to celebrate with our parish family during the school year. We raise money at different times of the year for the wider community.
We are currently updating our mission statement so keep an eye out on our web page and twitter to see our ideas and contributions.
Our topic this term is myself. We will learn about gods love for us all and talk about, “why I am precious? “and “who is precious to me?”
Our topics in Religious Education this term are Myself/welcome-Baptism/Advent-Birthdays.
In Reception we are learning our school prayers which we say in the morning, before lunch and before we go home. Over the year during collective worship we will say the prayers, ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Our Father’.
Please send a small, healthy snack (just 1 item) into school with your child in a disposable named bag and a named water bottle, no juice please.
Please ensure ALL your child’s clothing has names on it. As they go through the wash names do tend to fade so please keep checking to ensure that things don’t go missing, especially jumpers and cardigans.
We are currently providing sandwiches for school dinners with a choice of ham, cheese or tuna and a choice of fish and chips each Friday
If you wish to provide you child with a packed lunch could it please be in a named disposable bag.
What are we learning this half term?
Our topics this half term alongside the children’s interests are :
Myself and Autumn/harvest.
Our key texts we will be reading are:
We are family by Wheatcroft
The Little red hen.
Some other texts we will be reading are; Peace at last by Jill Murphy, Rosie’s walk and Pumpkin soup.
Our key objectives this term are:
To hold a pencil with the correct grip.
listening and joining in with a story with actions
learning to recognise and write our name.
Drawing our selves and our families
Beginning to learn speed sounds set 1.
Learning numbers 1-5 and lots and lots of counting.
Keep your eyes on our class web page and twitter for activities you can do at home related to our learning in school.
Should you need to access home learning for a period of time, please use the link below which will guide you to relevant information to help your child learn.
The national academy has sets of lessons that are easy to follow and link to the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage
We are looking at families and ourselves so theses units may be a good place to start.
Literacy: The noisy house
Music – All about me
PSHE – New beginnings
Understanding the world – Me and my family
For maths activities and lessons look at the following two links.
Here is a list of websites you might find helpful all year to support your child’s learning.
www.doorwayonline.co.uk (letter formation)
www.oxfordowl.co.uk (free ebooks)
www.topmarks.co.uk (maths games)
www.ictgames.com ( Year 1 games but still helpful)
www.phonicsbloom.com (phonics games)
www.scholastic.co.uk (Free ebooks)
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows (Numberblocks and Alphablocks – also games)
www.gonoodle.com (Exercise, dances, mediation)
www.youtube.com – Tricky words song, count to 100 by Hartman, 3D shapes song by Singing Walrus, Days of the Week (Adams family theme), Months of the year by Nimshi Grace, 2D shapes I know by RCSdrcooper, Farmer Pete by Ali Williams, Read, Write, INC by Future IGCSE, RWI phase 2 and 3 by Milton Hall Primary School.
Thank you for your help and support,
Early Years Team