Reception

Welcome to Class R

Teachers - Mrs Lindley, Mrs Dance

Teaching Partners - Mrs Sedgemore, Mrs Smith,

On our page you will find class and curriculum information as well as weekly learning reviews. Remember check every week for update

Weekly News

13th December

 Another fun week has come and gone! We have had lots going on this week, our Christmas Craft afternoon, Christmas Worship and Praise (singing assembly) and today our Home Learning Exhibition time and open classrooms. The children (and adults) are getting tired as we only have a few days of school left, but they are coping well. 

Thank you to those that could join us for our craft and games afternoon, it was a lot of fun! Thank you for the donations for this too!

Another thank you to those of you that were able to come in this afternoon and see our learning so far. It was lovely to be able to show you what we have been up to! 

For RE this week we have talked about emotions and how it is ok to feel anything - even angry. But it is how we behave that is sometimes not ok. Please could you remind your children that it is ok to feel angry and sad sometimes (even if we don't know why) as a few children thought that we are not allowed to feel these. We talked about a washing machine of emotions - sometimes we are a bit tired, a bit sad, maybe excited about Christmas all at the same time, mixed together like in a washing machine. We talked about what we can do when we feel some of these emotions; talk to an adult, hug a pillow, ask to hug someone, do something we like, have a rest, deep breathing, counting to 10 were some ideas the children shared. 

In Phonics we have now covered the Phase 2 phonemes (sound), how to write the grapheme (letter) and the letter name (what we say in the alphabet) for: 
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, l, ff, ll, ss. 
For Phonics we have revisited the phase 2 sounds and have been showing off our knowledge by segmenting and blending real and alien words. 

The children are still loving the short songs from Teach Your Monster to Read : https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/teachers-area/classroom-toolkit/phonics-songs

This weekend we will be posting our Christmas cards that the children made for 'Cards for Kindness', which is a group that asks for birthday and Christmas cards to be sent to lonely people in the local community. We have made enough to send to each resident at the care home! I know that this little gesture will bring a lot of joy over the Christmas break so well done and thank you to all the children! 

From the whole of the Class R Team:

We hope you all have a lovely, restful break full of festive cheer and happiness.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


New morning routine - On a Mon, Wed &Fri please put reading book inside the student planner and into the coloured home group boxes if books need changing. Please do remember to note in their planners when you hear them read - just the book name and page to read next is great!

Plastic wallets are to stay in their bags everyday for post. 
Thank you! 

We will check your child's progress and change the words as we introduce new phonemes and words through our Phonics lessons.  

 

Home learning

  This is where to look to find a copy of the home learning menu and any weekly suggestions for learning at home. Remember to read with your child every day and record this in their school planner.

Term 2 Home Learning

Reading Menu

Here is the reading menu for this term.  They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners,  they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge. 

We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading  in order to complete the whole menu by Christmas. 

Autumn Term Reading Menu