Welcome to Reception! 

We have been so impressed with how the children have settled back into school after lock down and the progress they have made. We can’t believe we are in our final term in reception!

We will be going swimming on a Wednesday morning, please ensure your child has
-Swimming costume or trunks (no longer than knee length)

-Swimming hat
-Remove all jewellery before they come to school.

This term we will move into slightly more formal teaching but don’t worry there will still be plenty of time to PLAY!

The day will consist of
-Jolly Jobs (teacher led activities)
-Learning lots (child initiated, play activities)
-Quick Teach (maths activities and stories)
-Read and Rhyme (guided reading session, nursery rhymes, visiting library etc)


Please ensure your child has...
-Appropriate coat for the weather (please practise zipping them up)
-Water bottle with their name on
-Spare Clothes Bag, this is in case of accidents or occasions where your child may get wet or messy! If we have to send your child home in clothes they have borrowed from school could you please make sure that you send those clothes back in to school as soon as possible. 
-Cap/hat if it is hot
Please do not send sun cream in to be applied, please apply it on your child before school in the mornings.

Please make sure they have the following everyday
-School Book bag
-Home reading book
-Reading Diary
-EYFS library book

Could you please make sure all of your child’s belongings have their name in/on
-Water bottles


This term our teacher led topic is if you go down the woods 

The stories we will be reading are…
-The Gruffalo
-The Gruffalo's child
-Percy The Park Keeper
-Owl Babies
-We're going on a bear hunt
-If you go down to the woods today


How you can help at home

We will update you each week and let you know what the children have done at school this week so you can support them at home.

This term your child will also receive a maths game, more information to follow via tapestry memo when we return to school.

Things you can continue to do…
-Talk to your child about the things they have done in the day 
-Read stories and talk about what happens in the story 
-Count - steps up to bed, cutlery on the table, sweets - anything that they are playing with.
-Count forwards to 20 and backwards from 20 (don't forget zero!), if your child finds this hard just to do 10 for now, if they can do this practise past 20!
-Look at numbers - on your door, on buses, number plates, on your phone.  
-Let your children draw or paint - they can bring things in from home to show us.
-Make things from junk


A couple of other reminders

-Can you please ensure reading diaries are signed to say you have heard your child read at home.
-Check memos we upload on tapestry these are full of useful information.
-Each week on a Wednesday we have some time for children to share anything you have uploaded on tapestry from home so please keep uploading, the children love sharing it with us and the other children.
-Your child does not need a PE kit at this time. We will notify you later in the year if you will need to send a PE kit to school.
-Swimming kit on Wednesdays




Useful Websites

Crick Web

Phonics Play 

Jolly Phonics

Mouse control games

Mouse control game

ICT Games

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