Autumn Term 1 2021
Welcome to all of our new children in our Reception Class!
During this half term we will all be getting to know each other, spending time together playing and learning. Our main focus will be finding out about interests and experiences, learning new routines, making friends and finding our way around. We will explore inside and outside, developing our confidence and independence. Staff will informally assess where there are strengths then plan for individual needs and learning experiences. We will also be carrying out the new Baseline Assessment (information to follow).
We will focus on the prime areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) through games, indoor and outdoor play, as well as story and singing sessions. Early reading activities will be based around sharing stories and rhymes, building up vocabulary and listening to sounds around us. Following time for ‘getting to know you’ our learning in maths will be based around matching, sorting and comparing.
We are very excited to be starting our new phonics and reading programme and we can’t wait to share this with you – further updates and information will be shared during this half term.
There will be daily opportunities for learning outside, in all weathers. We will experience free-flow independent learning between the classroom and outdoor areas, as well as exploring our wonderful school grounds. We will explore as nature detectives, finding out about the world around us.
Our topic for this term is Our Favourite Things. Through this topic we will learn through our favourite books, toys and activities. We will find out about these through our treasure boxes and through playing alongside the children.
We will welcome children through our blue gate from 8.45-8.55 in the morning and build up our time in school through our staggered transition. Remember to bring your water bottle, coat (if needed) and book bag every day. P.E kits and welly boots can be left at school to use.
If you have any questions or you would like to send me information about any of your learning at home, please contact me by email.
Let’s start our learning journey.