If you have any questions, you can email Ms Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Reception and Year 1.
Our teacher is Ms.Luke and our teaching assistants are Miss Middleton and Mrs. Carnaffin.
Once the children have been welcomed at the door we like to get our day off to a positive start. After self –registering we will join in with some Wake up ,Shake Up activities, fine motor skills/handwriting activities or some quiet reading.
Reception children can also join in with “Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle,” which is a movement program aimed at developing children’s ability to make the movements required in forming the shapes involved in forming the letters of the alphabet.
From 9.10am Reception and Year 1 children join their phonics group where we follow a program to develop skills in hearing, recognising, reading and writing sounds.
For the rest of the morning children access English and Maths learning through focused teaching and through activities within our continuous provision which are provided to reinforce learning objectives and to facilitate child initiated learning. We follow the White Rose maths scheme, a practical and enjoyable approach to maths through which children continually practise maths skills and build on their prior learning.
Lunch time is 11.40am to 12.40pm. We have our lunch in the school hall in a sociable and friendly environment where we can choose from a delicious selection of hot meals, sandwiches and salads. Once we have finished lunch we can spend the rest of our lunch break playing outside.
In the afternoon Year 1 children will access some focused teaching related to Foundation Subject areas such as geography, history, RE, ICT and so on as well as P.E. Please send your child dressed for PE on their designated PE day with ear-rings removed to ensure safety.
Children will also have opportunities to access play based activities within the provision which reinforce the learning objectives for the Foundation Subjects covered. There are weekly “challenges,” within some of the classroom areas which Year 1 children access to further reinforce learning objectives covered during the week.
Reception children will experience activities in the afternoon which are linked to our weekly theme or which follow up on their own particular area of interest.
We end our busy, fun filled days with a whole class reading session where we can enjoy and discuss a variety of stories and texts along with a song or two!
We encourage reading for enjoyment as much as possible at home too, so please ensure that you set aside some time in the day to cosy in and share a book with your child. These experiences are invaluable in developing a life- long love of reading alongside their vital reading skills.
Thursday afternoon is our Forest School afternoon each week during the Autumn term. We spend the afternoon exploring outdoors within our school grounds, learning about the environment and participating in activities which challenge our team working skills and develop resilience.
We regard home learning as an important way in which skills learned at school can be developed and reinforced at home. Home learning will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Thursday .It will comprise of activities such as reading, letter formation, word skills, counting and so on. Some Year 1 children will also have access to Lexia, an online reading app.
Books will be collected in on Thursday and returned on Friday. Book bags and books however should be brought to school everyday to allow staff to read with your child.
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