Reception/ St Francis

Week ending 22.9.17 

The end of another week! We have been really impressed with how well the children have been coming in to class in the morning and settling straight in to an activity, it's fantastic to see! Next week we will be a bit stricter with the gate, meaning it will be closed at 8:50. It's not a problem if you would still like to come in to the classroom with your children, it just means you will need to leave via the other door. 

We've learnt four new sounds this week 'i', 'n', 'm' and 'd' and we have been looking at some high frequency words like 'it' 'in' 'is' and some tricky words like 'the'. We are starting to read words by segmenting them in to sounds and then blending them back together. We find talking like a robot really helps with this! 

In maths we have been look some more at numbers 1-10 and matching numerals to quantities, as well as learning some rhymes to help us use the correct letter formation. Next week we will be sending home sheets with the correct letter and number formation for children to practise at home. 

Children doing show and tell next week are Faith, Frankie, Freddie, Hansel, Iris and Ivin. 

Just a quick reminder that it is school policy that long hair is tied up. (We have also been talking in class about how it's important not to take our hair ties out during the day!)

Have a fantastic weekend and see you all next week! 


Week ending 15.9.17

Wow this week has flown by in Reception class and we have been very busy! 

We have started doing our phonics, which means we've been learning lots of new sounds. The four sounds we learnt this week are 's' 'a' 't' and 'p' and they have all been stuck in to the children's sound books. Any opportunity to have a look at the sounds we have learnt, or to look at flashcards and reading books is always very beneficial 

This week we have been singing lots of songs that help us to count up to and down from 10, and next week we will start looking more at the numerals and how we write them. We also had our first PE lesson and met our Year 5 buddies. We will see our buddies a lot over the next year, and they will walk with us when we go to the Pantomime in December. 

Hope you all have a lovely restful weekend! 

See you on Monday.


A few notes: 

-On Wednesday 20th September at 2:40pm there is a meeting for Reception class parents to explain the use of Tapestry, our online learning journal. Any handouts from the meeting will be send home with children if parents are unable to attend. 

-The date of our nativity production has changed and is now on Friday 8th December 

- I have been asked to remind parents that entry to the school should only be via the pedestrian gate, not through the gates to the car park. 


Week ending 8.917

Hello and welcome to our Reception class blog! 

The children have all settled in to school brilliantly this week- we are all very impressed! You deserve a nice relaxing weekend! 

We have now given out a couple of books to each child, as well as some flashcards and a reading record book. Any chance you get to sit down with your children and talk about what they think might be happening in the story, or have a look at their flashcards, is great. Please make sure you note down in their reading record book what you have done. We will listen to your children read at least once a week in school, but just let us know if they need their books changing more regularly. 

There is also a 'wow book' in each child's book bag. The idea is that this book lives in their book bags, and then whenever they do something (and this really can be anything) that makes you saw 'wow' they draw a picture/ stick in a photo of them doing it, and you write a brief explanation of what happened. They can then get this book out at school and share their achievement with everyone. 

Next week we will begin doing PE. Our PE slot is on a Tuesday morning, and children only need a t-shirt and some shorts as we will be doing PE in the hall. We will also begin show and tell, which is on a Friday. For their first show and tell children can bring in (or talk about) anything they would like to. Although please don't send in anything too precious! Children doing show and tell on Friday 15th September are Alysa, Amelie, Arlo, Aurelia, Ava and Bea. There is a timetable up in the class window if you would like to know when your child's show and tell date is. 

Please don't hesitate to come and ask us questions if anything is unclear! 

We hope you have a lovely and restful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday for another great week! 

Miss Nolan, Mrs Hickman, Mrs Smart and Mrs Tew.



Category: Reception / St Francis

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