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                                                    longstocking@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

W/C 8/2/21

 

Hello Reception Families!

 

We are so excited to welcome all of the children back into school after having such a long period of time out. We know that it will be a mixture of emotions coming back but we are here to support and each and every child and help them feel secure back in the setting. 

 

Literacy/Topic:

We are going to be focusing on the emotional and mental well-being of the children this week as they are all coming back to class for the first time in 11 weeks so we will be doing a range of activities to help them settle in and make sure they are aware that we are all working together. Working together as a class will hopefully help the children and nurture their relationships within the setting. 

 

 

Maths:

We are going to be recapping our numbers and making sure that everyone is confident on numbers 1-30. We will also be looking back at adding one more and taking one away and doing some simple sums. 

 

Phonics:

We are going to recapping the digraphs this week that we learnt during online learning - 'zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, oo(long), oo(short), ar, or, ur, ow, oi, er' and the tricky words 'I, no, go, to, the, we, he, she, me, be, was, my'.

 

 

Other Business:

  • Monday is PE day so please make sure that the children come to school in their PE kits (navy or black trackies, white t shirt either with or without the school logo, school or navy jumper, trainers)
  • Please continue to go through the sounds with the children, creating CVC and writing down those words/the sounds.
  • Please make sure the children have a named water bottle and this will be sent home every Friday for cleaning, ready to be brought back Monday. 

 

Wishing everyone a lovely first week back!

 

The Reception Team 

 

W/C 4/1/21

 

Hello Reception Families!

 

We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas holiday break, making the most of the time away while we had it! We know that it was not the break we expected but we hope that coming back to school this week will help to bring back some normality. 

 

Topic/Literacy:

This week we are going to be starting a new topic of Space and thinking about what could be in Space? Who might live in Space? How far away is Space? Our book that we are going to be looking at this week is 'Whatever Next!' and we are going to be doing some activities based on this book, this will be available on google classroom and also completed in the physical classroom if you are coming into school. 

 

Maths:

We are going to continue our focus on numbers and ensuring that we are familiar and confident with all of our numbers. There are going to be some activities posted on google classroom which will help to secure number knowledge. 

 

 

Phonics:

We are going to recap the last few sounds that we learnt before the Christmas Holidays so that everyone is secure of what we have learnt so far, before learning the new sounds. We are also going to continue working on writing CVC words and blending them more and more to increase confidence. Phonics activities will be going on google classroom every morning to be completed.

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming back our Key Worker children and seeing the rest of you on our screens! Here is the timetable for how the next couple of weeks will look, whether you are in school or at home:

 

8.30am - 12.30pm (Monday and Tuesday) - Miss Green is teaching in school for the Key Worker Group 

11.30am - 3.30pm (Every afternoon) - Miss Dodhia is teaching in school for the Key Worker Group 

 

Each morning we will post 3 activities - one Literacy, one Maths and one Phonics. These are to be completed on the day if possible so that we can give feedback and you are ready for the next day's work. 

9.45 am to 10.15:

Miss Dodhia will be on line through Google Meet for Reception Longstocking where support can be offered with any online work, do some phonics, and have a chat with you all. 

Meet Link: 

https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezccudh2nx  

Class Code:  

knlqe3q

 

1.30pm - 2.00pm:

Miss Green will be online through Google Meet for Reception Disney where support can be offered with any of the online work, do some phonics, have a chat with you all and try and bring some of our classroom routine to the screen! 

Link: 

https://meet.google.com/lookup/dyoe6x22go

Password: 

toqswm3

 

Mrs Quick and Miss Hay will also have access to the Google Classrooms so please feel free to contact them with any questions/concerns as well. 

 

Alternatively, please email disney@summerswood.herts.sch.uk or longstocking@summerswood.herts.sch.uk with any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

  • Please don't hesitate to contact us during the week if you have any questions/worries/concerns about anything. We know this can be a worrying time and we want to reassure you all as much as possible.
  • Any children coming into school should bring a named water bottle with them which must be taken home every Friday so that it can be properly cleaned before the new working week. 
  • If there are any Google Classroom log on issues please get in contact so that we can sort them out ASAP and ensure that all children have access to the learning. 

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well! 

 

Reception Team

W/C 14/12/20

 

Hello Reception Families!

 

We had such a lovely week continuing our theme of Christmas, writing letters to Santa and making some decorations. We also celebrated Chanukah on Friday which was lovely and the children learnt some of the traditions associated with this festival. 

 

 

We are now entering our final week of the term! This term has flown by but we have had lots of fun and the children have done lots of great learning which we will continue to nurture.

 

Literacy/Topic:

We aren't going to be focusing on a book this week but we will be continuing to think about writing our letters to Santa, writing about where the silly Elf has moved day to day and focusing on handwriting, letter formation and sentence structure. 

 

 

Maths:

We are going to continue our focus on numbers 1-20, thinking about 1 more and 1 less. The children have been working really hard on learning their numbers and it's important they continue this so they are able to progress to higher numbers. 

 

 

Phonics:

Even though it is the last week of term we are still going to continue securing our phonics knowledge! We are going to recap the sounds that we have learnt this term - all of Phase 2 and the first 5 from Phase 3. We are also going to keep working on blending our sounds to create words and try and read words more confidently without sounding out each letter. 

 

 

Other Business:

  • Please ensure all children bring their reading books in this week so that we can quarantine all books ready for next term. No new books will be given out this week. 
  • Please continue to go through the sounds with the children, creating CVC and writing down those words/the sounds.
  • Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 15th December where children are allowed to wear their own clothes. 
  • CHRISTMAS PARTY on Wednesday 16th December and children can wear a Christmas jumper/top/hat on top of their school uniform. 
  • If you have not brought in your £1 donation for the Christmas party please bring it in on Monday 14th December in a named envelope and hand it into the class teacher.

 

Wishing everyone a lovely last week of term!

 

The Reception Team 

 

W/C 7/12/20

 

Hello Reception Families,

 

We have had another lovely week of learning and playing. We started off the week by decorating out classrooms for Christmas which was a lot of fun and the children loved decorating the different areas of the room and the Christmas trees in each room. We read The Gruffalo and thought about our own monster that could live in the 'deep, dark, wood' and it was amazing to see the children's imaginations come to life. In maths we worked really hard on learning our numbers and we are going to continue this learning. 

 

 

Literacy/Topic:

This week we are going to be reading the story 'Dear Santa' and thinking about what we could write in a letter to Santa asking what we want for Christmas. On Thursday it is the first night of Chanukah and we are going to be celebrating this day with learning about why we celebrate the festival and how we celebrate the festivals with the traditions and customs. 

 

 

Maths:

We are going to be keeping our learning of numbers up this week by recapping what we learnt last week and extending it by learning and recognising our numbers up to 20 with one more and one less.

 

 

Phonics:
We have now learnt ALL of our Phase 2 sounds and the first 4 sounds of Phase 3 which is amazing! This week we are going to recap all of our sounds and tricky words that we have learnt. We are also going to work on blending our sounds to create CVC words.

 

 

Other Business:

  • Please continue to bring in any recycling you may have so that we can use it for junk modelling as the children are really enjoying it and making some lovely creations. 
  • PE is on a MONDAY so please can all children come into school in their PE kits with outdoor trainers.
  • Please can all children bring back their reading books on the correct days so that they can be changed and handled accordingly:

 

DISNEY GROUPS:                                            Longstocking Groups 

Monday - Mickey Mouse                                    Monday - Frogs

Tuesday - Donald Duck                                     Tuesday - Spiders

Wednesday - Buzz Lightyear                             Wednesday - Bees

Thursday - Pluto                                                Thursday - Caterpillars

Friday - Eeyore                                                   Friday - Ants 

 

  • Please can the phonic sound cards we have given out be kept in a small Tupperware so that we know which ones the children have and there is less chance of them falling out and getting lost. 
  • Please can we have any empty kitchen rolls to make lovely Christmas characters.

 

We are looking forward to another lovely week of learning!

 

Reception Team 

 

 

 

W/C 7/12/20

 

Reading Rockstar! 

Reading Rock Stars competition has started.  In order to enter into a prize draw to win a book each week, the children need to read 5 times and have their reading diary signed by an adult.  This is checked weekly when books are changed.   The children really enjoy getting their name picked out from the ‘Mysterious Bag of Names’ and we can’t stress enough how much frequent reading helps to move their learning on, not just in reading, but in all areas of the curriculum.

 

Enjoy reading! 
 

Reception Team 

 

W/C 30/11/20 

 

Hello lovely Reception Families!

 

We have had another lovely week of learning and playing! We were continuing our focus on Farms and it was so lovely to hear about the children's experiences of visiting a farm and the animals they saw. We did lots of lovely learning in maths and phonics which was great to see!

 

Well Done to Reception Longstocking for a 100% attendance last week. Please come in on Tuesday wearing your clothes as Monday is a PE day for you.  

 

 

Literacy/Topic:

This week in literacy/topic we are going to be starting to think about Christmas with decorating the classroom commencing on Monday afternoon. We will be making lots of lovely decorations for the room and making it our own Santa's Grotto! We are going to be reading The Gruffalo as there are links to Christmas/Winter in the story and it is a lovely book we are sure the children will enjoy.

 

 

Maths:
This week in maths we are going to be revisiting numbers and working on number recognition through lots of different games to really cement this concept with the children. Once all the children have cemented this concept, future number concepts will come to them with more ease. 

 

Phonics:

We have now learnt all of the Phase 2 sounds and the first 4 sounds of Phase 3 which is excellent and now we are going to be recapping all of the sounds and making sure each child knows how they sound and look. We are going to also be working on blending CVC words and writing them out. This is something that can also be done at home to help the children's learning.

 

 

Other Business:

  • Please continue to bring in any recycling you may have so that we can use it for junk modelling as the children are really enjoying it and making some lovely creations. 
  • PE is on a MONDAY so please can all children come into school in their PE kits with outdoor trainers.
  • Please can all children bring back their reading books on the correct days so that they can be changed and handled accordingly:

 

DISNEY GROUPS:                                            Longstocking Groups 

Monday - Mickey Mouse                                    Monday - Frogs

Tuesday - Donald Duck                                     Tuesday - Spiders

Wednesday - Buzz Lightyear                             Wednesday - Bees

Thursday - Pluto                                                Thursday - Caterpillars

Friday - Eeyore                                                   Friday - Ants 

 

As this Friday is an Occasional Day please can all Friday children bring their reading books in on Thursday to be changed. 

 

  • Please can the phonic sound cards we have given out be kept in a small Tupperware so that we know which ones the children have and there is less chance of them falling out and getting lost. 
  • Please can we have any empty kitchen rolls to make lovely Christmas characters 

 

We are looking forward to another brilliant week of learning!


The Reception Team 

 

23/11/20

 

Reading Rockstar! 

Reading Rock Stars competition starting this week.  In order to enter into a prize draw to win a book each week, the children need to read 5 times and have their reading diary signed by an adult.  This is checked weekly when books are changed.   The children really enjoy getting their name picked out from the ‘Mysterious Bag of Names’ and we can’t stress enough how much frequent reading helps to move their learning on, not just in reading, but in all areas of the curriculum.

 

Enjoy reading! 
 

Reception Team 

W/C 23/11/20

 

Hello Reception families!

 

We have had another lovely week of learning and fun! It was so lovely meeting so many of you at our first virtual parents evening and telling you all about how well your children have settled into Reception and the lovely work they have been doing. This week is Road Safety Week so we will be discussing the do's and don't's of the road and you can help! If you walk to school/when you are walking around near busy/quiet roads, ask you children what they should do before crossing and also when they know it is safe to cross. 

 

 

Literacy/Topic:

We are going to be continuing our topic of 'Do Cows Drink Milk?' which will give children more of an insight into life on a farm and all the different things that happen on a farm. They are going to be using full sentences to describe what they see in different farm pictures and also facts that they know about farms. We will be reading our books 'A Squash and a Squeeze' and 'Muddled Up Farm' to continue our thinking about life for different farm animals. 

 

 

Maths:

Last week we were learning about patterns and we had lots of fun making up our own patterns and continuing existing ones. This week we are going to be starting a new topic of 'classification' which is sorting objects based on different attributes. We will be using a range of different objects and splitting them up using specific groups and Venn diagrams, showing the children how some objects can be grouped based on more than one attribute but still be sorted.

 

 

Phonics:

In Phonics we have worked so hard on our Phase 2 sounds which we have now fully covered and we are going to be learning the first four sounds of Phase 3 which are 'j, w, v, x'. Once we have learnt these new sounds we are going to be recapping everything we have learnt so far, writing CVC words using those sounds and also practicing writing them. 

 

 

Other Business:

  • PE on a Monday so please can all children wear their PE kit (black/navy trackies, white t-shirt - can be school one or plain, navy jumper - can be school one or plain and trainers that can be worn outdoors)
  • Please can all children bring in a named, plastic water bottle that won't break if dropped on the floor. 
  • Please can all children have a bag/book bag brought in everyday so that they can take work home and bring in their reading books. 
  • Please can all children bring their books in on the correct days so that we can change them accordingly.

 

Disney Class Reading Groups:

Monday - Mickey Mouse

Tuesday - Donald Duck

Wednesday - Buzz Lightyear

Thursday - Pluto

Friday - Eeyore 

 

Looking forward to another great week ahead!

 

Reception Team 

 

W/C 16/11/20 

 

Hello Reception Families! 

 

We had such a lovely week learning more about Autumn and the changes that we can see this time of year with the weather and our environment. We also learnt about Diwali which started on 14/11/20 and made some lovely Diva lamps and Diwali cards to celebrate. 

 

 

This week is Anti Bullying week so we are going to be doing some activities throughout the week to think about the way we act around other people and also how we are during our play towards our friends and people around us. 

 

 

Literacy/Topic:

This week we are thinking about life on the farm with our topic - Do Cows Drink Milk? We are going to be looking at the animals that live on the farm, what can grow on the farm and the machinery that is used on the farm. As this is our topic for the next 2 weeks we are going to be reading 2 books which are linked to our theme - A Squash and a Squeeze and Muddled Up Farm. 

 

 

Maths:
New topic time! We are moving on from measurement - comparisons and starting our new topic which is Patterns. We are going to be looking at different patterns which use colour/shape and think about continuing those patterns and creating our own. 

 

Phonics:

In phonics we will recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far 's, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f' and learning new sounds 'ff, l/ll, ss'. We will also recap the tricky words 'to, the, I, no, go' and work on blending the sounds we have learnt to form words. 

 

 

Other Business:

  • Monday 16th November - odd socks day to mark Anti-Bullying Week 2020. 
  • Please can all children come to school with a water bottle that is labelled and a bag/bookbag for their reading books and any work they do during the school day that they wish to take home. 
  • During the week of 23rd November we will be making seed shakes so please could all parents bring in at least one small yogurt pot (cleaned) so that each child will be able to make their own one. 
  • Mondays are PE day so please could children come to school in their PE kits - navy/black trackies, white t shirt, navy/school jumper and trainers. 

 

DISNEY CLASS READING GROUPS:

We have found that some children are not bringing their books back on the correct days and as we are only able to change the books on the specific days this delays their reading so please could all children bring their books back on the correct days so we can quarantine the books correctly. 

 

Monday - Mickey Mouse

Tuesday - Donald Duck

Wednesday - Buzz Lightyear

Thursday - Pluto

Friday - Eeyore 

 

Looking forward to a lovely week ahead!

 

Reception Team

 

13th November 2020

 

Children in Need Day! 

 

To celebrate Appeal Day for Children in Need, we started off our day with a Joe Wicks workout. Joe had been doing a 24hr PE challenge to raise money for the charity and we joined in the last 20 minutes of his challenge to complete a workout specifically targeted at Primary Schools. All the children participated so well and did even better than us teachers!! Throughout the day the children painted pictures of Pudsey, coloured in pictures of Pudsey and made Pudsey masks which they used in their play. 

 

Well done everyone! What a lovely day and was great to see so many of you in Pudsey ears!! 

 

Reception Team 

11th November 2020

 

We have been learning about Remembrance Day - why it is celebrated and why we wear poppies.

 

We read a couple of lovely stories - Flo of the Somme and Where The Poppies Now Grow. This was a lovely way for the children to understand the history of this day and why it is so important. 

 


 

We have made a display on the window of our classroom of the poppies that were decorated by some of the children.  
 

What a special way to remember such an important day! 
 

Reception Team 

Poppy Display

W/C 9/11/20 

 

Hello Reception Families!

 

We hope you had a lovely long weekend and ready for another week of fun and learning!

 

Literacy/Topic:

We are going to continue looking at Autumn and learning some facts. Thinking about how the weather changes? What kind of clothes we need to wear this time of year? What do the animals do in Autumn? What happens to the plants and trees in Autumn? Along with thinking about Autumn, we will also be learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali which starts on 14th November. We are going to do some fun activities associated with the festival so that the children can learn more about it from a range of different aspects.

 

 

 

Maths:
We are going to continue with our topic of 'Comparison - Measure' but this week focusing on 'wider and narrower' and 'heavy and light'. We will be using weighing scales primarily to cement this concept into the children's heads. 

 

 

Phonics:

In phonics we will recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far 's, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h' and learning new sounds 'b' and 'f'. We will also recap the tricky words 'to, the, I, no, go' and work on blending the sounds we have learnt to form words. 

 

Other Business:

  • Friday 13th November is Children in Need Appeal Day so we will be marking the day by starting the day with the Joe Wicks Live Workout which is part of his 24hr Live Exercise Challenge raising money for Children in Need and then we will be doing some activities centred around this year's theme of 'children's mental wellbeing'.

 

 

  • Please can all children come to school with a book bag/bag so that they can bring in their books/take home any work that is handed out to them.
  • Please can all children have a water bottle in school that they are able to open themselves. 
  • Please can children make sure they are bringing their reading books in on the correct day so that we can quarantine the books accordingly. 

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Reception Team

W/C 2/11/20 

 

Hello Reception!

 

We have had such a lovely week back after our isolation period and half term. The children were very eager to tell us about the lovely things they did during the break which was lovely to hear. 

 

Literacy/Topic: 

This week we have been learning about Autumn and how the world changes when this season is upon us. We have been reading the book 'Leaf Man' to help us learn about the leaves changing and moving during this time of year. The children enjoy this story and we did some lovely activities centred around this book including pictures of the leaf man, making the leaf man out of play dough, leaf rubbings with leaves collected from our outdoor area and we wrote a postcard to the Leaf Man's family from the Leaf Man. When thinking about Autumn and this time of year, we spoke to the children about 'Bonfire Night' and how it takes place on 5th November. We talked about how to be safe on fireworks night and around fireworks/fire in general. As part of this we made firework rockets, firework pictures on black card using chalk/paint, we drew pictures of fireworks and thought about the words that are associated when we see and hear fireworks. 

 

 

Maths:

This week in maths we have started learning about a new concept 'Comparison - measures'. The children have been using cubes primarily to help with the cementing of this concept. Cube towers of different lengths helped the children to visualise taller and shorter so that they could apply it to other aspects of their maths learning. The language we were focusing on this week was 'long, longer, tall, taller, short, shorter'.

 

 

Phonics:

In phonics we learnt the digraph 'ck' and the sounds 'e, u, h and r'. Please recap these sounds with your children when reading at home. 

 

 

Other Business:

  • Christmas card forms need to be brought back by Monday 9th November at drop off if you would like your child's picture to be accepted. 
  • Please can all children come to school with a book bag/bag so that they can bring in their books/take home any work that is handed out to them.
  • Please can all children have a water bottle in school that they are able to open themselves. 
  • Please can children make sure they are bringing their reading books in on the correct day so that we can quarantine the books accordingly. 

 

Have a lovely weekend! 

 

Reception Team 

W/C 19/10/20

 

Hello lovely Reception parents!

 

We had another lovely week last week doing some brilliant learning and having some lovely play experiences. Harvest celebrations took place with some lovely observational painting and the building of a combine harvester. The video that we created of the children building and their pictures has been attached below. 

 

 

Now to this week! 

 

Topic/Literacy

Our book this week is 'Room on the Broom' so we will be looking at the characters in the story and thinking about the rhyming words, identifying the words in the book and seeing if we can come up with any on our own. The literacy side of this will be writing the phonic sounds to create CVC words. 

 

 

Maths

This week in maths we are going to look more at number recognition and counting up to 10. We will be adding one more to a number and taking one less away and working out how many we are left with. We are still going to be using our subtilising knowledge to identify quantities of numbers. 

 

 

Phonics

This week's sounds are 'ck, u and e' with the tricky words being 'the' and 'to'. We will continue to recap with the sounds we have previously learnt which are 's, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k'

 

 

Other Business:

As you are all aware we have had a confirmed case of Covid 19 in this year group so we are all now self-isolating. As a result of this we are going to uploading some activities on google classroom for you to do with your children so that we can continue their learning for this week. If you have any issues please feel free to email and we will help you as much as we can.


Stay safe and we will see you all soon!

 

Many thanks

 

Reception Team 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Pictures/Building

Still image for this video

W/C 12.10.20 

 

Hello Reception!

 

This week we are continuing our topic of ‘Why do I love you so much?’ Our story focus is on a beautiful story  'Love Monster' written by Rachel Bright and can be found on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIva59P4HiY if you wish to listen to it with your child. As part of this story the children will be making their own Sock Love Monster. To help with this project if anyone has any clean old socks that they can donate to reception that would be much appreciated.

 

 

Maths:

We have been look at subtising and recognising numbers in quantities. This week we will be progressing the maths learning and looking at ordering numbers 0 to 5, placing quantity to them and using the mathematical language of one more and one less.

 

 

Phonics:

We have recapped the previously learnt sound and learnt 4 more new sounds ‘i, n, m, d’. the high frequency words we looked at are ‘a, an, as, is, in, it, at’. Next week’s sounds are ‘g, o, c, k’

 

 

Reception Longstocking will be sending reading books home this week with the children so please check children’s bag as groups of children will get then on different days throughout the week. Inside there reading folder there will be information on how to help your children read and how to use the sound cards.  

 

On Monday we are celebrating world mental health day. Children can wear anything they wish however, reception will still be doing P.E. so please can the children be wearing their trainers or bring some in, that they can change into for P.E. thank you.

 

 

Other Business:

  • Please can all children come to school in a waterproof coat with a hood.
  • Please can children who have waterproof trousers at home please bring them into school for the wet weather that is set to stay for the next few days. They can be left in school or taken home daily and brought back. 
  • Please can all children have a pair of wellie boots brought into school by Friday so that we can take them out for Forest Fridays.
  • Please can all children bring in a family photo or please can it be emailed to the class email addresses if you have not done so already. 

 

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

Reception Team 

Road Safety during PAL

W/C 5.10.20

 

Hello Reception!

 

We have had a brilliant week starting off our curriculum and doing some lovely work. We have been looking at the book 'Owl Babies' which has themed some of the lovely work the children have produced. This week's book of the week is 'Guess How Much I Love you' which links really nicely to our topic of 'Why Do You Love Me So Much?'

 

 

Maths:

We have been look at subtising and recognising numbers in quantities which the children are enjoying and we are looking forward to progressing this next week.

 

 

Phonics:

The first week of Phonics has been great and we have started with the first four sounds of Phase 2 which are 's a t p', we will be recapping these and moving on with learning more sounds this week. 

 

 

We will be beginning Guided Reading and sending books home with the children this week so please make sure you remember which days the children need to bring their books back to school to be changed so that we can follow Covid Guidelines accordingly regarding storing them. 

 

Next week is Road Safety Week so we will be incorporating that into our learning and giving the children some tips to take home with them so that they can be safe outside the school. 

 

There is an activity on google classroom which we would love everyone to complete. You should have all received log ins. We can wait to see the finished activities! 

 

Other Business:

  • Please can all children come to school in a waterproof coat with a hood.
  • Please can children who have waterproof trousers at home please bring them into school for the wet weather that is set to stay for the next few days. They can be left in school or taken home daily and brought back. 
  • Please can all children have a pair of wellie boots brought into school by Friday so that we can take them out for Forest Fridays.
  • Please can all children bring in a family photo or please can it be emailed to the class email addresses if you have not done so already. 

 

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

Reception Team 

W/C 28.9.20

 

Hello Reception Families!

 

We have had such a fun couple of weeks getting to know the children and starting off their school journey in this weird and ever-changing time! The children have settled in well and we have been getting them used to our daily timetable. Our timetable is as follows:

 

Fine Motor Skills

Registration/Morning routine

Adult-led Activity 

Snack

PAL Time 

Lunch

Adult-led Activity 

PAL Time 

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Next week we are going to be reading the book 'Owl Babies' and looking at the different characters and aspects of the story in our learning and we are going to be starting phonics - which we are so excited to start! 

 

A quick reminder for all children to please come to school with a warm coat as the weather is getting colder now and we are still going to continue spending time outside during the day for our play and learning. On a Friday we will be doing Forest Fridays so we would love all children to have a pair of wellie boots in school so that they don’t ruin their school shoes. Finally, please can all children bring in a family photograph so that the children can tell us about their families and we can put up a display in both classrooms. 

 

Looking forward to another week of fun!

 

The Reception Team 

 

Welcome to Reception!

 

It was so lovely to meet all the children and parents this week and we are really looking forward to starting our first week in Reception.

 

Please can parents bring a spare set of clothes fully named which will remain on the children's pegs and returned home if used, a clearly named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and a pair of wellies in a carrier bag named which will also be kept in the classroom. Can parents please bring in a family photo that the child can talk about and then we will use them for a display in the classroom. 

 

If there are any issues please feel free to use the class emails. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!