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Welcome to Reception at Marlbrook Primary School!

Miss Jones is our class teacher and we also have Mrs Pritchard, who is the wonderful class teaching assistant.

 

The children have settled in well after their first half term and are very good at understanding the daily routine which the visual timetable has supported.

This half term we have focused on Celebration, so far the children have enjoyed finding out about Diwali and discussing special times that we celebrate, such as Halloween, Remembrance Day and Bonfire night.

We have begun the busy preparations for celebrating Christmas and the children are thoroughly enjoying learning the songs they will sing in their nativity and understanding the story behind this.

To support our Health and self-help skills, we have also been learning about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This has involved practising washing our hands, talking and looking at cleaning our teeth and eating a range of healthy foods as well as taking part in lots of physical activity and discussing the benefits of this on our bodies.

The children are making good progress within our phonics lessons as we have given a large focus to blending the sounds together, to be able to read words and phrases. We hope the Learning at Home Folders are helping support the learning we have been doing with the children each week.

In Maths we have focused on numbers of the week and reached number 10. Therefore, our next step will be lots of fun and practical ways to focus on the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ and putting two quantities together to find a total. This will support us to learn our number bonds to 10.

We have also learnt about 2D shapes and will begin to explore 3D shaped objects.

The children are enjoying the race up the Rainbow Reader chart, watching their name move up the stars, so thank you for all your continued support with reading at home. We are seeing a great difference in their reading already.

On Wednesday we have a PE session in the morning and our Class visits Forest School each Thursday afternoon; as the weather changes, the children are welcome to bring old clothes to change into each week in addition to wearing their wellies.

 

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to speak to a member of staff before or after school.