F2 - Reception Class
Welcome to Reception
Hello and welcome to Reception Class. In our second term of school we will be continuing to learn new school routines and settling into our new learning environment.
This term’s topic is called, ‘Fantastic Festivals and Splendid Celebrations!’ We will be finding out what different celebrations happen at this time of year. We will also continue to talk about the importance of family, home and what makes us special and individual.
We will be continuing with learning new sounds in our Read Write Inc Phonics and within Maths we will be exploring Spatial Thinking, 2D/3D shapes, Careful counting and Matching numbers to quantities.
We love to read books in Reception and we vote for our favourite stories every day, using our voting blocks. We love to hear that you are reading and sharing books at home. Reading is such a wonderful experience, allowing the children to freely communicate their understanding and to travel to new and exciting worlds daily. Please read with your child every day as this will help your child to develop a love of reading and this will help your child’s progress with reading and eventually writing. Your child will start to feel confident when faced with new words if they have been read to regularly.
Phonics & Writing:
In Reception Class we are following the Read Write Inc Phonics and we are beginning this new phase in September. Once we have learnt the first few sounds, we are ready to start building CVC words and we can start to read. Please continue to practise the phonemes with your child at home, using your sound mats. I love it when the children create wonderful mark making, exciting writing and letters for Banjo and Mr Mouse. The children will start to draw and write independently, the more you write with them and encourage them. Please encourage any marks that your children make, as this is the doorway into writing and their marks are meaningful to the child.
In Reception, we use a Choosing Map to choose all the wonderful learning experiences to enhance our provision and learning. We plan from the children’s responses and link this across our EYFS curriculum (Development Matters- Link to the EYFS Curriculum) https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf
In Reception, we will be having daily ‘Maths Meetings’, where we will learn how to count carefully, think mathematically and enjoy a host of songs and stories that help develop early Maths skills.
We share and record all of our wonderful learning in our floor book, which is jam-packed full of fantastic learning opportunities. The children have complete ownership over this and this is their book of learning! It is a superstar scrapbook!
Thank you for taking the time to look at the exciting learning that we are enjoying in Reception!
Please check back soon for more updates as the term goes on.