Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. We have had lots of fun so far during the Autumn Term and we have been enjoying our new topic 'celebrations'. Please feel free to come into Foundation Stage and talk to any member of staff.
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Key Person – Miss Mannion
Miss Hullah Miss Mannion
Things to remember
-Children will take part in dance and PE activities. Children will need to have a PE kit in school which is a white t-shirt, shorts and sports shoes. PE will be taught on Tuesday mornings during Autumn Term 2. This half term we will be focusing on Gymnastics.
-Children will bring home a reading pack. Books will be changed on a weekly basis, please bring reading packs every day.
-All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.
-Milk is available for FS2 children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.
During this half term we will be focusing on the topic of 'Celebrations'. We will be focusing on different texts surrounding our topics including 'Room on the Broom', 'Mouse House' and 'The Storm Whale in Winter'. The children will be focusing on one celebration per week beginning with Halloween. The children have been having fun making potions and reading letters from the witch in the story. The children will be making Diwa lamps for Diwali and will be sampling some traditional foods for different celebrations.
We have been learning a lot in our Maths lessons so far this year. During Autumn Term 2 children will be continuing to practice their number recognition with numbers 1-20, matching numeral to quantity to 20 and using resources to count out 1-20 objects. Our main focus during Autumn Term 2 will be supporting the children to count one more and one less of numbers up to 10. Children will also be practicing doubling, halving and sharing with numbers to 10 and learning to recognize and describe 2D shapes.
Each half term we will be choosing books to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Autumn Term 2, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Celebrations'. We will be beginning the term with the story 'Room on the Broom', a story about a witch who's broom snaps in two. The children will be using the story to write potions to help fix the witches broom. The children will then be reading the story 'Mouse House', a story about a family of mice that live inside of a house. The children will be using the story to describe the characters, learn about seasons and write letters to the mice. The children will be finishing the half term with the story 'The Storm Whale in Winter.' The children will be using the story to describe different types of weather and scenery.
Everyday the children will take part in a phonics session. During phonics children will be learning and practicing how to read and write. Everyday children will learn a new sound which they will learn how to say, read and write. During reception children will be taught phase 2-4 phonics which will begin with letters of the alphabet and short 3 letter words e.g. hat and will then progress to sounds with 2 letters and longer words e.g. fish. During Autumn Term 2 children will be beginning Phase 3 phonics where they will be learning to recognize digraphs (2 letter sounds e.g. sh). We will be using these sounds to read and write 4 letter words. We have been playing lots of reading and writing games to help us to practice using our sounds, we are now going to make sure we can read and write our sounds in sentences.
Take a look around our classroom...