Welcome to Reception!
We have been so happy to welcome your children in the last few days and we are looking forward to all the days to come!
Miss Swindells - Goslings class teacher
Miss Bean- Cygnets class teacher
We are supported by Mrs O'Dell, Mrs Winters, Miss Wheelan, Mrs Langley, Mrs Law and Miss Jopson
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to us on the door! If you need a longer conversation, you are welcome to book an appointment with us either in person or by emailing the school office. Please speak to the class teacher in the first instance, followed by the phase leader if you need further support.
Phase Leader: Miss Swindells
Tapestry- We are starting our new way of using Tapestry and you will have received information on how this will work! The feedback meetings will provide another way of discussing any general queries you have as well as learning more about your child's achievements in school as well as next steps.
When is PE?
PE will be on a:
PE sessions will take place from the week beginning 2nd October 2023.
This will be indoor PE during the Autumn term.
Please make sure your child's hair is tied up and their earrings have been removed before coming to school.
What should be worn for PE?
The national guidance has always been that no jewellery should be worn in PE. It is not safe to cover earrings/studs/sleepers with tape.
PE kits should consist of:
· A white short-sleeved T-shirt (this must be suitable for physical activity)
· Black or navy shorts or jogging bottoms (weather dependent)
· A jumper or pullover (weather dependent)
· Trainers or plimsolls
We will keep the PE kits in school and send home half-termly for washing.
Please note that our uniform expectations also include PE kits and it is essential that the clothes your child is wearing are suitable for physical activity and sports.
Please make sure everything is named.
When is Forest School?
Forest School will be on a Wednesday. (Starting on 27th September)
Children will arrive at school in school uniform and will wear waterproofs and wellies over the top when going to the Forest.
We will keep the Forest School kit and wellies in school to be sent home half-termly for a wash (unless we have had an extremely muddy, fun! Or you need it for a rainy weekend). Please make sure everything is named.
We follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised phonics scheme.
More information about reading books to come.
The children are expected to know and be able to solve problems with numbers up to 10. They are learning to recognise numbers up to 20, and count beyond 20.
Other activities that you can continuously do on a daily basis is discussing the day of the week, the month as well as looking at changes in weather. Please see the links an questions below.
How’s the weather? Talk about the type of clothes they need to wear for the type of weather and why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD6FRDd9Hew&vl=en
What day is it? How do you know? What was the day yesterday/tomorrow? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg
What month is it? How do you know? What happens each month? E.g. Celebrations, traditions, weather. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw
Gross Motor Skills
Activities at home can include: