Welcome to Reception September 2021
Welcome to Reception. We are so excited to welcome the children into the Reception class and to begin what is going to be a very exciting year, full of fantastic opportunities.
Our Topic for the first half term is ‘Marvellous Me.’ We believe that this is a really good way to get to know all the children as they start in Reception. We will be talking about our families, where we live, how we stay healthy and our feelings and senses so that we can get to know every child.
Most of the children’s learning will be through play where they will be encouraged to follow their own thinking whilst also being challenged. The children will have access to a well-planned curriculum based around the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The children will also be encouraged to be ‘active’ learners in an enriched learning environment, where they can play and explore to allow them to make links within their learning and develop their own ideas. With the introduction of the new Early Years curriculum, we have made some changes to some of our practice to ensure we adhere to all the outcomes in this new document.
The children’s PE sessions will be on a Wednesday for this half term. The children will need pumps in school in a named bag. They do not need a full PE kit whilst in Reception.
Please ensure your child has a suitable coat and shoes for outdoor play. As we move towards the autumn months, we will still be completing lots of our learning in our outdoor classroom. The outdoor is very important within the Early Years and the children can access the indoors and outdoors continuously throughout the day.
We value the importance of effective communication and will always keep you up to date, so you know what is going on in and around the classroom. For further information you can also access our school website. We use The SchoolApp to share the weekly newsletters and keep you up to date with all the events happening in school. You can contact me via class Seesaw which will be primarily how I will communicate with you. You can also grab me at the gate at the beginning or the end of the day.
Your child’s reading books will be collected in on a Monday morning to be changed but they will be heard to read at least once throughout the week and if you’re reading frequently at home they will be changed again. Homework will come home on a Wednesday and collected back in on the Monday.
For more information about this half term’s learning please see the newsletter and planning overview for this half term.
Thanks for your continuous support and we are very much looking forward to our first half term.
Mrs Harding and Miss Burney