Welcome to our Reception Class Page


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Mrs Shields and Mrs Cox are our Teachers and Mrs Adams and Mrs Moyes are our Learning Support Assistants.

 Our Class Newsletter:

September 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to express a warm welcome to all our Reception children and their families into the start of school life. We hope you all had a lovely summer.

The overall topic for this half-term is ‘Starting school’ and ‘All About Me’. The major focus will be on personal, social and emotional aspects of learning. Our key value that we will be exploring this term is ‘Courage’. We will be looking at being part of the class and school community and learning to follow rules and to deal with feelings in a positive way. We will also be recognising similarities and differences between ourselves and others and learning to treat others sensitively.

Our Literacy work will involve a lot of speaking and listening opportunities both informally during play and within more structured group activities. Key skills for reading and writing will be practised every day including discriminating sounds in the environment and listening for sounds in words. We will incorporate many gross and fine motor activities to develop the skills necessary for writing. The children will focus on learning to write their own name correctly. Direct phonics teaching will be introduced early in the term. In Maths the children will focus on counting accurately and recognising numerals and shapes.

We plan to give parents opportunities to attend a workshop during the day whilst your children are attending school. We will be offering two dates; Wednesday 19th September at 2.30pm with Mrs Shields or Thursday 20th at 2.30pm with Mrs Cox. The focus of this workshop will be how we teach reading, handwriting and phonics as well as giving you the opportunity to ask any questions about school and learning in general. Please choose one of these sessions to attend.

Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day. Please could your child bring in a named water bottle. We will rinse and re-fill the bottles daily and will send them home on Fridays.

The whole school newsletter will have details of events taking place throughout the term. Please refer to this for details about Church visits, Harvest Festival and other whole school activities.

Please ensure that all of your child’s property is clearly named including PE kits.

We look forward to an enjoyable and productive year with your children. If you have any queries or concerns please come and see either one of us.

Kind regards,

Mrs K Cox and Mrs S Shields.


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