Welcome to Reception!
I am Miss Cromwell, the class teacher. We are extremely excited to be teaching your child and hope to make learning engaging and interesting for all.
If you’d like to talk to any of the Reception team, please look out for us in the playground after school. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.
In the first half term of Autumn Term, our topic is “Unity around the World.” This is the perfect topic to start our Reception year with as it provides us with exciting opportunities for learning that help us build our curriculum around our children. This covers lots of interesting sub-topics such as “Our bodies”, “Our families”, “Our homes” and exploring “Languages and countries that are special to us.” We will go on a walk around our local area which will be a brilliant adventure to share together!
Our second half of Autumn Term will be “Woodland Animals” and our focus text is Owl Babies. We will be learning all about different woodland animals and their habitats. We will explore many different species of animals that hibernate here in the UK. We will build on these experiences using our Wildlife Camera to see what wildlife is right here on our doorstep and how our environment changes as Autumn arrives.
In Maths we will be “using our eyes to subitise” as we learn to recognise groups, such as spots on dice, without having to count each spot individually.
In phonics we will begin with phase 2 and follow the Little Wandle scheme. We will be building on our phase 1 skills to tune in to initial phonemes in words and learn how to write the corresponding graphemes. You can support your child with phonics at home by watching the videos here.
We will send individual reading books at the end of Autumn 1 and we change our reading books every Friday so it is important that the children remember to bring their book bag to school each week. It will also really help your child with their reading by sharing a book with them every day.
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.
Each Tuesday, we have Coach Harvey from Manchester City who comes and delivers our sports programme.
We will send you information and key dates over Class Dojo so keep an eye out for our weekly posts. If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help.