A great big welcome to Unity Reception classes!

Our new children have settled so quickly into Reception and it has been wonderful to meet all of our new families. We are already getting excited about all of the amazing activities that Autumn will bring.

This half term we will be settling into our routines and exploring our new classrooms and outdoor area. We will have great fun learning about animals that hibernate and their habitats. We will also be learning about Owls and will even have the chance to meet and hold some real ones.

In maths we will be developing our one to one counting skills. You can support your child by doing lots of counting wherever you go. Can they count how many steps you take up the stairs? Can they count how many pieces of fruit are in the fruit bowl? Make sure you use real objects so they can count each object one by one.

In phonics we will be learning our letter sounds, you can learn with your child by watching the Jolly Phonics songs together on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4Jj69J1-I  It’s really fun!

We will also be starting our Guided Reading where we will begin to recognise familiar letter shapes in our reading books.

Please don’t forget to send a water bottle in for your child (water only please). Can you also make sure that your child has a bag of spare clothes on their peg. Please remember to put your child’s name in everything. Also, please remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast. If cold weather is predicted then please dress your child in warm clothes and a coat. We will be spending lots of time exploring outside this term so our clothing will be important.

If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Neil, Miss O’Toole and the Reception team.