Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Reception's class page!
Miss Hand and Miss Allport will keep this page updated with all the fantastic work Reception are doing and interesting activities that they are involved in. Pictures, news and any useful links to support learning at home will also be included.
Our class page is also a really useful tool to find out information so please make sure you check it on a regular basis.
Miss Hand and Miss Allport
For Reception resources (websites, documents, videos and games), please go to the bottom of the class page where you will find a number of useful links below to help with your child's learning at home...
|1. Homework books:
||The books are given out on a Thursday. Please make sure that homework is completed and then returned on a Monday.
|2. Reading books:
||Please make sure that reading books are brought into school every day. We ask that you try and read with your child on a daily basis at home. Once read, please remember to sign the reading diary to show that this has been done. Reading books will be changed in school once a week, providing the reading diary has been signed. If the diary has not been signed, a new book cannot be given.
||Please make sure that soundboxes are brought into school every day. We ask that you try to practise the sounds and words on a daily basis at home (just 5 minutes). Children will be tested on their sounds and words each week. New sounds and words will then be given.
|4. High frequency words:
||You will find these words in the front of your homework books. Please try and practise reading and writing these words with your child as much as you can. There are 5 bands of words to learn (45 words in total). Once your child can read all 45 words, they will be given a prize. Likewise, if they can write all 45 words, they will be given a prize.
|5. Prayer bag:
||This is given out on a Thursday. Please make sure that it is brought back on a Monday so that the prayer can be shared with the class, and the bag can be given to another child to take home. Thank you!
|6. The Everywhere Bear bag:
This is given out on a Thursday. Please make sure that it is brought back on a Monday so that the bag can be given to another child to take home. Your children will be given an opportunity to share what they have been doing with Everywhere Bear over the weekend. Thank you!
|7. PE kits:
||Please make sure that your child has a full PE kit in school. Reception have PE on a Monday each week this term.
|8. Activelearn-Phonics Bug:
||Ebooks will be added on a weekly basis for your child to read with you at home. These books specifically link to the sounds we have been learning in school.
||Resources are available to help with Maths at home.
||You will find a number of resources on here to help with Maths at home.
|*Log-ins for Activelearn and Mathletics can be found in the back of your child's reading diary*
Important dates for your diary!
|Friday 10th - 16th November
||Whole School Book Fair: The children will be given an opportunity to look at the books during school. The books will be on display and available to buy each day in the school hall from 3.15-3.45pm.
|Wednesday 15th November
||Parent/carer consultations: You will have been given a letter about this today (03.11.17). Please make sure you fill out the letter and return it by Monday 6th November. Thank you!
|Friday 17th November
||Children in Need - 'Spotacular': Wear spots for Children in Need - please bring in £1. The child with most imaginative spottiest outfit will win a prize.
|Thursday 14th December
||Whole school Christmas Enterprise at 2-4pm: Come along to the Enterprise to see all the things Reception have been making. You might like to buy something!
|Friday 15th December
||Christmas jumper day: Wear a Christmas jumper to school!
|Tuesday 19th December
||Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Nativity at 1.20pm.
|Wednesday 20th December
||Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Nativity at 9.15am.
|Friday 22nd December
||School closes for the Christmas holidays at 1.15pm.
★ Star of the week ★
Each week, the star of Reception will appear on our class page. Please make sure you check regularly to find out who the star of the class is that week!
Our star of the week this week is... Charlotte L!
(17th November 2017)
★ This week Charlotte has been chosen as star of the week for her improvement with her cursive handwriting and for being an all-round star in Reception. Well done Charlotte! Keep up the good work!
These children have been stars in Reception so far!
Bradley (10.11.17), Mathilda (03.11.17), Seena (20.10.17), Charlotte M (13.10.17), Ella K (06.10.2017), Eli (29.09.2017),
Gini (22.09.2017), The WHOLE class (15.09.2017
Our Class Wish!
At the start of this year, each class chose a wish that they would like to see acted out in their class. After much discussion, we decided that our class wish is 'to be a helpful and loving friend'.
This means that we all get along with each other in Reception, we are all friends, we make sure that those around us are happy and we look after each other.
At the beginning of each half-term, a child will be chosen who we feel has shown that they have been helping to make the wish come true by their words and actions. The chosen child will win 10 house points for their house team.
Autumn Term 1
Emylee was chosen, for being kind to all of her friends and supporting the children who are new to our school.
Autumn Term 2
Nicole was chosen, because she is a very caring and thoughtful friend. She always makes sure that her friends are happy and will initiate play with children who might be lonely.
Autumn Term 2 - Books we've read this term...
We will be learning the following sounds this week...
Sounds learned so far:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Literacy and Mathematics
WC: Monday 20th November 2017
In Literacy we will be continuing to look at our new story 'Where's My Teddy?'. Children will be given words from the story to build a simple sentence, such as:
Ed is in bed./Ed has lost his ted./Ed and ted get in the bed.
We will also be looking at the book 'Sid is sick' which can be found on the Activelearn website in the Phonics Bug section. This book uses the sounds we have learned in phonics so far. Children will be having a go at writing simple words to build a sentence from the story or initial sounds.
In Maths we will be continuing to looking at one more and one less.
- Finding one more than a given number by adding 1.
- Finding one less than a given number by taking 1 away.
Well done to all the children for making such an effort to dress in spots on Friday. We raised lots of money for Children in Need. In the afternoon we all had a fantastic time watching and taking part in 'St Rose does The Voice'!
A BIG well done to Nicole and Bradley in Reception who sang in front of the whole school. You were both fantastic and so, so brave!
Nicole sang Beauty and the Beast and Bradley sang Bob the builder.
Photos and videos to follow...
Nursery and Reception have been learning about Remembrance Day. On Wednesday they made lots of tissue paper poppies and poppy pictures to remember the soldiers. The poppies were displayed in the hall for the Year 6 Prayer and Reflection assembly. Please see the photos below...
Remembrance Day Prayer and Reflection assembly led by Year 6
Autumn Term 1 - Books we've read this term...
Our self-portraits - September 2017!
Our first photos in Reception!
Settling into Reception - Week 3
Settling into Reception - Week 2
Settling into Reception - Week 1
Reception resources - websites, documents, videos and games!
Here are some useful links below to help with your child's learning at home...
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
Reception High Frequency Words - 45 words across 5 bands to learn to read and write by the end of Reception
Once the Reception HFW have been covered, the remaining words in Year One 100 HFW will be taught (as seen below) – Reading and Writing
Reception Soundboxes - Pink sounds, yellow words, blue words
Reception High Frequency Words - Bands 1-5 (Flashcards to print and use)
Handwriting practice sheets - Reception High Frequency Words - Bands 1-5