Reception

2021 – 2022

Class Teacher:

Mrs Hodkinson (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Roberts (Tuesday (am) & Wednesday)

Class Learning Assistant:

Mrs Parker 

 

Summer 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 ‘Dinosaurs’ but before we embark on this exciting journey, we are firstly going to remind ourselves how to look after each other; show respect to each other and our environment showing tolerance whilst also reminding ourselves how MAGIC we are!

Literacy

In Literacy, we will continue with our RWI Phonics programme and as we head towards the end term, we will gain confidence to read and write sentences independently.  We will continue to read a range of stories specifically chosen by the children as we continue voting for our preferred one and we will start to make sure that we are Year 1 ready!

Additionally, we will also be learning  the ‘The Little Green Dinosaur’ 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!  We will also explore lots more texts including ‘Dinosaurs love Underpants’; ‘Bumpus Jumpus’ and ‘Dinosaurumpus’.  To spark our interest, we will be hunting for fossils and as we learn more about our world, we will start to look at significant figures in the past such as Amelia Earhart. 

To promote questioning, communication and Language, we will continue our ‘Chatter Time’ adventure so grown-ups, watch our as there will soon be a question a fortnight to explore with your child.

Mathematics

During our Maths lessons, we will be moving on to learn all about the numbers beyond 10.  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