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Welcome to the Reception Page!

 

It is fantastic to be back after Christmas and having completed our brilliant Nativity performances, the children are excited to continue the daily routine and get stuck in.

This half term we are going to be focusing on traditional tales, so far the children have loved acting out ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and bringing in their own teddy to share with the class, supporting some excellent writing opportunities.

The children’s progress within our phonics lessons are continuing to excel as we have given a large focus to segmenting and blending the sounds together, reading a wide range of words and phrases. That also includes the tricky words, which we are constantly recapping to help children read and apply them in their writing.

In Maths, the children love to orally count to very big numbers, which we start every math session off with, as well as counting down to zero. The children are now very excited to be learning teen numbers after our focus on 1-10 and understanding ‘more’ and ‘less’. They have also become very good mathematicians when solving different number sentences involving addition.  Lots of opportunities have already begun to order items, using fantastic vocabulary relating to size and weight. The children are brilliant at recognizing 2D and 3D shapes and describing their properties, we have had fun building these with different resources.

The race up the Rainbow Reader chart is something that gets the children very enthused with their reading at home. They love watching theirs and their friends name move up the stars.  So thank you for your continued support with reading at home, they are progressing nicely.

A very exciting event this half term will be our Bedtime Stories evening, on Wednesday 23rd January, 5.00pm-5.45pm. It is an opportunity for children to come back into school in their Pajamas, to cosy down and listen to some their favourtie story books in school with their friends.

Important dates:
Phonics workshop for parents –Thursday 17th January 2.15pm (repeated at 5.00pm)

Bedtime stories –Wednesday 23rd January 5.00pm-5.45pm

Parents Evening- Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th February