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Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Our Teacher is Miss Toone

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Powling and Miss Whysall

Our Autumn 2 half term topic is “Let’s Celebrate” This is linked in with our whole school Communication topic. Here are some of the stories that we will be sharing this half term to help lead our learning:

   

Click below to see the timetable for a typical day in Reception Class

A typical day in Reception

Reading 

We love reading in school and share at least 2 stories daily with the children. We aim to install a love of reading in all children! All children read with a grown up at least twice a week in school. We encourage children to read at least 5 times a week at home. Just 5-10 minutes a day will make a real difference to the progress that your child makes. If your child reads at least 5 times a week at home, they will receive a voucher for the Golden Box. Each week, a name is picked out to win a free book to keep!  Please record all reading in the reading records to ensure that we can monitor your child’s reading.

Phonics

The children are thoroughly enjoying phonics and great progress can be seen weekly! We have a phonics session each day in Reception class. The sounds and words that we have been practising will be sent home each week. Please see below to see the sounds and words that we will be learning this half term.  We are continuing to focus on listening skills, rhyming, hearing sounds and oral blending, alongside our phonics sessions.

WB 1st November – We are recapping all of the sounds we have learnt so far (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e,u,r)

WB 8th November – We are learning the sounds h, b, f, l

WB 15th November – We are learning the sounds ff, ll, ss

WB 22nd November – We are learning the sounds j, v, w, x.

WB 29th November – We are learning the sounds y, z, zz, qu.

WB 6th December – We are re-capping all of the sounds we have learnt so far.

WB 13th December – We are re-capping all of the sounds we have learnt so far.

Outdoor Learning and Forest School

We enjoy an outdoor learning session each week, usually on a Friday. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies that are kept in school to use in our outdoor learning session and in our outdoor classroom in the wet weather.

We are also lucky enough to have an outdoor learning session led by Mrs Creswell, a qualified Forest School leader, once a half term. On these days, please come to school in suitable outdoor learning clothing and bring extra waterproof layers to school too. We may get very muddy during these sessions! In Autumn term, our outdoor learning sessions with Mrs Cresswell will be on WEDNESDAY 20th OCTOBER and WEDNESDAY 15th DECEMBER.

Key information 

  • Drop-off time is between 8:45am – 8.50am. Pick-up time is at 3.10pm. Please drop off and collect your child from the blue gate outside the Reception classroom.
  • Please ensure your child brings their bookbag to school daily with their reading book inside.
  • Children will have fresh water available each day. Please send a plastic, named cup to school. Children will be encouraged to fill their cup and drink water throughout the day.
  • Free fruit is provided for the children every afternoon. Please send in a healthy, morning snack for you child. This can either be a piece/pieces of fruit or vegetable.
  • PE will take place each Friday. Please help your child to practise getting changed for PE independently. PE kits will stay in school and be sent home at the end of each half term.
  • We also visit the school library every Friday. Children can choose a book to bring home to share to encourage reading for pleasure.

Learning in Reception

We learn through lots of play in our classroom. We always have lots of fun!
We learn through lots of play in our classroom. We always have lots of fun!

The children have lots of fun learning in our outdoor classroom.
The children have lots of fun learning in our outdoor classroom.

We have lots of fun in our weekly outdoor learning session.
We have lots of fun in our weekly outdoor learning session.

The children really look forward to their YogaBugs session every Friday morning.
The children really look forward to their YogaBugs session every Friday morning.

The children enjoy developing their fine motor skills by cutting a range of different things.
The children enjoy developing their fine motor skills by cutting a range of different things.

very Wednesday is Wow Wednesday in our classroom. The children take part in an experiment or investigation.
Every Wednesday is Wow Wednesday in our classroom. The children take part in an experiment or investigation.

 

Below are links to useful websites:

 

 

 

 

 


Useful documents:

Handwriting Rhymes and Characters

Jolly Phonics Actions Sheet