Reception

2021 – 2022

Class Teacher:

Mrs Hodkinson (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Roberts (Wednesday)

Class Learning Assistant:

Mrs Parker 

 

Autumn 1

Welcome to Reception!

It is such a privilege to be working in such a wonderful school and I cannot wait to help your child blossom and fulfil their potential.  I believe in providing children with learning experiences that they will remember for years to come.  I am an advocate for learning through play and cannot wait to share all the fun with you. The fun has already begun and the children are eager and enthusiastic to learn.

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr Seuss.

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Our topic this half term is ‘All About Me’ and the children are already on their way to teaching us all about their families.  During the first week, they shared their Summer Boxes revealing some very exciting facts to their friends!  They were fascinated and asked lots of questions, wanting to find out more. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be drawing self-portraits, using mirrors to identify our unique features; we will be looking at how we are all different; we will be investigating our five senses and learning about how important they are and we will be working hard to develop our friendships whilst having lots of fun!  Once this is over, we will then move on to learning all about the different people who can help us.  We might also have a visitor or two!

Literacy

In Literacy, we will be focussing on initial sounds in words and how to identify and continue a rhyming string.  We will also be working on how to write our names, practising the correct way to hold a pencil.   We will be reading a range of stories linked to starting school and will also engage in some stories linked to our ‘All About Me’ topic.  We will also be learning  the ‘Five Minutes Peace’ story off by heart, using actions to help us whilst following a story map.  The children will also have the opportunity to role play this story with their friends!

To promote questioning, communication and Language, we will be starting our ‘Chatter Time’ adventure. More information will follow.

Mathematics

During our Maths lessons, we will be learning all about the numbers 1-5.  We will be representing them in different ways, using them to solve lots of different problems.  Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will also be sorting and comparing lots of different objects so watch out, as we may need your help!

Please keep checking our class Twitter page @HodkinsonRBL to see what we have been up to. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Hodkinson