Reception

Hello, and welcome to Reception Class!

We will be having a very busy Summer Term and filled with lots of exciting new learning.

Over the next few weeks in Reception, we will be completing a variety of assessments by spending quality time with the children within their play. This will enable us check what the children know and spot specific areas to work on with the children. We plan to build our Early Years curriculum around what they know and love, and will base much of our focuses on the children’s interests throughout the year.

The children have become brilliant at using the classroom during continuous provision and we will continue to use Rainbow Challenges to motivate and encourage the children to use every area of the classroom each day. Continuous provision still provides children with free choice during learning time, but the children will also access focused activities with the teaching staff to support learning.

Many thanks,

Mrs Dunne

Mrs N Dunne

Teacher and Early Years & KS1 Lead Reception

Miss C Mittoo

Teaching Assistant Reception

Drop Off and Pick Up

In the morning doors will be open from 8.20am and the children can make their way to their classroom as soon as they arrive.

Please say goodbye to the children away from the door and allow them to make their own way indoors. Staff will be on hand outside Reception for any quick questions. If you need to speak to a member of the Reception team about anything important please ring the office to book an appointment or arrange a meeting when dropping your child off in the morning for after school.

The finish time for all children is 2.45pm. At home time please wait for your child to be sent to you. We will encourage children to wait on the carpet until their name is called. If you are waiting to collect children, please do so in a socially distanced way away from the school doors. Staff will be on hand to support with this.

Summer Term 2022

Maths Toggle

Numerical Patterns

Composition of numbers to 10/20

Deepening understanding of numbers to 10

Doubles

Odds and Evens

Literacy Toggle
We’re off to Find a Fairy

Supertato

Physical Development Toggle

Children will be using a variety of resources in PE and Outdoor provision to help with their gross and fine motor control.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development Toggle
Zones of Regulation – focus on behaviour for learning

Managing conflict and building relationships

Communication, Language and Literacy Toggle

Children will be encouraged to develop their listening skills, by listening to stories and taking it in turns to speak with their friends.

Understanding the World Toggle
Zoo Animals

Healthy Food

Families

Fairies

Superheroes

Expressive Arts Toggle

There will be many opportunities for children to use their imagination through role play, dance, art and music in class within the continuous provision.

Timetable

Monday Toggle

8.00am: Breakfast and structured play

8.30am: Stay and play with parents

8.45am: Start of the school day

8.45am: Rhymes of the day

9.30am: Guided reading and continuous provision

10.00am: Adult focused activities

11.00am: Continuous provision and small group interventions

11.15am: Phonics

11.45am: Lunch

1.00pm: Whole class story time

1.15pm: Fine motor activities and spellings

1.45pm: Adult focused activities

2.20pm: Reflection time

2.45pm: End of school day

Tuesday Toggle

8.00am: Breakfast and structured play

8.30am: Stay and play with parents

8.45am: Start of the school day

8.45am: Rhymes of the day

9.30am: Guided reading and continuous provision

10.00am: Adult focused activities

11.00am: Continuous provision and small group interventions

11.15am: Phonics

11.45am: Lunch

1.00pm: Whole class story time

1.15pm: Fine motor activities and spellings

1.45pm: Adult focused activities

2.20pm: Reflection time

2.45pm: End of school day

Wednesday Toggle

8.00am: Breakfast and structured play

8.30am: Stay and play with parents

8.45am: Start of the school day

8.45am: Rhymes of the day

9.30am: Guided reading and continuous provision

10.00am: Adult focused activities

11.00am: Continuous provision and small group interventions

11.15am: Phonics

11.45am: Lunch

1.00pm: Whole class story time

1.15pm: Fine motor activities and spellings

1.45pm: Adult focused activities

2.20pm: Reflection time

2.45pm: End of school day

Thursday Toggle

8.00am: Breakfast and structured play

8.30am: Stay and play with parents

8.45am: Start of the school day

8.45am: Rhymes of the day

9.30am: Guided reading and continuous provision

10.00am: Adult focused activities

11.00am: Continuous provision and small group interventions

11.15am: Phonics

11.45am: Lunch

1.00pm: Whole class story time

1.15pm: Fine motor activities and spellings

1.45pm: Adult focused activities

2.20pm: Reflection time

2.45pm: End of school day

Friday Toggle

8.00am: Breakfast and structured play

8.30am: Stay and play with parents

8.45am: Start of the school day

8.45am: Rhymes of the day

9.30am: Guided reading and continuous provision

10.00am: Adult focused activities

11.00am: Continuous provision and small group interventions

11.15am: Phonics

11.45am: Lunch

1.00pm: Whole class story time

1.15pm: Fine motor activities and spellings

1.45pm: Adult focused activities

2.20pm: Reflection time

2.45pm: End of school day

Additional Information

PE Lessons Toggle

Your child’s PE lesson will be on Wednesday.

On these days please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school, including suitable footwear (trainers or plimsolls). Your child will be getting changed into and out of their PE kit in class. This is an essential skill that all children learn in Reception.

Homework Toggle

We will be sending home reading based tasks when we first start to teach phonics across Reception. This may include sounds, words and looking at stories.

Class Dojo Toggle

We will also use Class Dojo as a way of sharing weekly homework which will link to what we are learning in class.

All parents have received an email with a link to activate their Class Dojo account. We are also sending home letters which gives instructions on how to sign up.

Class Dojo is a vital part of how we communicate with parents. Please see a member of the Reception team if you are having any difficulties.

Reading Books Toggle

Reading books will be provided to the children when we start teaching phonics and guided reading. The children will be able to take home reading books and reading records as they wish. When the children have finished their book they will bring it back to class and will be asked to book their books to be changed.

We ask that all parents make notes as they read with their children in the reading record as a form of communication between school an home.

Belongings from home Toggle

The children will not need to bring in anything from home aside from a named water bottle, a packed lunch box (if packed lunch) and a coat. The children should not bring in any pencil cases from home as everything will provided by school.