We are going for a walk in the woods on Thursday to look for signs of Spring. Please send your child with a bag of old clothes to change into and also boots/ wellies or old trainers.
New reading books.
The children are making wonderful progress with their reading and are learning key words quickly. Thanks for all your support with this. Remember 'little and often' is key and even 5 minutes practice of reading books and word cards makes all the difference. This week some children will start to bring home phonics books [children who recognise all red book words]. These books are different to our usual reading scheme and do not contain the same key words. Please don't expect your child to read them easily. The idea is that they 'sound out' the words in the books, applying skills they have learn't in school. Feel free to take it in turns reading the pages with your child, or read it to them allowing them to follow with their finger. Please remember that the pictures are so important too and help tell the story. There are also questions and tips inside the covers of these books. These books are to keep for a week and will be changed on a Friday. We will continue reading our usual scheme books on a Monday as these provide key 'tricky' words.
Welcome to Reception class page!
It's official, your little ones are now in big school!
We have a very busy class of 30 children. We look forward to getting to know each other and working with you to help your child succeed in all areas of their education.
The staff are:
Mrs Eyre - Class teacher
Mrs Welsh - Class teacher
Mrs Rotherham - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Fawcett - Teaching Assistant.
We are always happy to speak to you, so please come and see us if you have any concerns or questions.
Reception Class is the final stage of your child's Early Years education. It follows on from Nursery and we welcome children from other settings as well as those from Camms Nursery.
Don't be surprised if your child comes home and says they have played all day. Through play they are learning at their own pace and are developing a range of skills and understanding.
The EYFS [Early Years Foundation Stage] is made up of seven areas of learning:
Communication and Language - speaking, listening and understanding
Physical Development - Moving, handling and self-care
Personal, Social and Emotional Development - self confidence, managing feelings and building relationships
Literacy - Reading and Writing
Mathematics - Number,shape, spaceand measurement
Understanding the world - Technology,understanding of people and places
Expressive Arts and Design - Music, imaginitive play, art, DT and dance
We deliver each of these areas through play, groupwork, whole class teaching and one to one teaching.