Welcome to Reception!
Overview of Reception Curriculum 2017_18 - a guide
Well done to both Stars and Sunshines for completing their 100 squares.
Both classes are having their treat on Monday 22nd January.
The children have decided on mufti day and a trip to the park.
Please remember to bring in wellies or suitable footwear, it may be a bit muddy!
Noticing shapes in the environment
Drawing our own text maps
Finding new places to sit and write!
Reception children have been learning how to measure and use language relating to length.
First they had to order a set of beanstalks. They then moved on to using non-standard units of measure.
The children will all be bringing home a new home learning book. The work in these books will be targeted to your child's individual needs and development. Please keep checking these to see if there are any new activities. The activities in these books are just ideas, the skill itself can be practised in many ways and as regularly as possible.
Reception have so much fun developing their gross motor skills with Miss Meyler!
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October - Parents evenings
Tuesday 31st October - EYFS information session for parents
Click the link below to play the teddy bear counting game...
We are learning to form letters in Reception... these are the rhymes we use.
Matt and Andy came to visit, it was so much fun!
The children are all settled in and ready to learn...
Busy first day!
Tips for talking to your young child
Here are some top tips and benefits of talking with your young child.
Top tips for talking with your child:
- Talk to your child when you’re playing together.
- Get into their zone and talk about what they are looking at or playing with – they will learn language faster that way.
- Have fun with nursery rhymes and songs, especially those with actions.
- Encourage your child to listen to different sounds, such as cars and animals. This will help your child’s listening skills.
- Gain your child’s attention when you want to talk.
- Increase vocabulary by giving choices, e.g. “Do you want juice or milk?”
- Talk about things as they happen, e.g. when you’re both unpacking the shopping.
- Listen carefully and give your child time to finish talking. Take turns to speak.
- Always respond in some way when your child says something.
- Help your child to use more words by adding to what they’ve said, e.g. if they said “ball” you might say, “Yes, it is a big, red ball.”
- If your child says something incorrectly, say it back the right way, e.g. “Goggy bited it.” “Yes, the dog bit it, didn’t he?”
- Try and have special time with your child each day to play with toys and picture books.
- Limit TV time. Try to watch TV together so you can talk about what happens.
Can you find the number said by a friend or family member?
Can you find a number less than 10?
What number is one more than 6?
What is one less than 10?