Welcome to Year R
Meet The Early Years Team
Our Class Governor is Father Charlie
Spring Term 1
Welcome back and a happy new year! Please find below a copy of our curriculum map which outlines the topic we are going to be learning about. Today we have started phase 3 phonics so please help your child learn the new sounds. You can find a copy of the phase 3 sounds and the phase three tricky words on the phonic section of the website. In addition to the home reading book which needs to be read on a regular basis your child will be able to choose a library book on a Friday[this will begin next Friday]. The children will be provided with a library review book. In this review book your child can draw and write about their library book.
A big hello and warm welcome to all the new boys and girls who have started school. Also a very warm welcome to our parents. We hope that this year is going to be filled with lots of fun,curiosity, exploration and independent learning. It is important that your child settles into school life and feels safe. During the early days you can bring your child into the classroom and help to hang up their coats and put their book bags away in their trays. If you feel your child is happy to come into the classroom on their own please feel free to allow this to happen as this will speed up the transition and allow your child to become independent. If you need to speak to a member of the foundation stage team then we are available before school and after school for a quick chat. However if you need to speak at length then you will need to make an appointment.
During the first few weeks the foundation stage team will be observing and talking to your child to get to know them and also make a baseline assessment so that we know what your child can already do and what they need to work on. Once this has been completed teaching and learning will begin.
When your child is ready for a reading book this will be sent home with a reading record book. It is very important that you hear your child read during the week. Once you have read with your child can you please sign the reading record book and put it back in their book bag to be returned to school. The reading book must be available during the school day so that your child can read to a member of staff, volunteer helper or even their gardener.The reading book should last about 1 week and then it will be changed.
P.E will be done every Thursday so please make sure that P.E bags are in school. The P.E bags can be taken home at the end of every half term to be washed.
Class dojos will be introduced to your child and a letter will be sent home explaining the behaviour system. Children are rewarded for positive behaviour but also dojos are taken away for unacceptable behaviour such as being off task and hurting others. Please do not be alarmed if your child loses a dojo because it is important that children learn how to cope with the consequences of their actions. However if your child loses dojos for hurting others on purpose then a conversation will need to take place between yourself and Mrs Whelan.
The reception class curriculum is very exciting and very hands on. We use a lot of resources such as ingredients for cooking and other items used for interesting mark making and items for topic work which in turn will help to improve fine motor control, aid mathematical development, language development and also improve creativity. The resources used will need to be replenished on a regular basis. In order to help us to achieve this a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would help to do so. Thank you in advance.