Welcome to Reception Class, Mrs Breen is our Reception Class teacher.
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Reception Class Information
**Please note that the below information is our usual school routine. Events are subject to change in-line with COVID-19 policies and updates. We will endeavour to keep you informed of any changes to the school through electronic communication.**
Curriculum Overview – To see what Reception will be learning this term please see the document below.
Parent Consultations – We offer an opportunity for parents to discuss pupil progress with their class teacher twice a year. Appointments are made via our Teachers2Parents communication system during the Autumn and Spring Terms which allow parents to indicate a preferred appointment time and date.
PE Bags/Days – PE day in Reception is Tuesday. Please ensure pupils bring their PE bags to school at the beginning of each half term and leave it in school and that they include both outdoor and indoor PE kits, which they will then bring home every half term. *Please note: on PE days earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons and PE sessions will currently take place outdoors wherever possible. If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE activities, please send a note to the class teacher.
Sound Books – Once the children start to take part in Read, Write, Inc. sessions, they will bring home a sound book with the sound that they have learnt that day. Please practise saying and writing the sound and identifying objects around the house that begin with that sound. Please return sound books to school each day.
Home Reading Books – Once the children are ready, they will begin to bring home Home Reading Books. In school, your child will spend three days working with their teacher on a phonics book related to the sounds they are currently learning. At the end of those three days, the book that they have read in school and a ‘Book Bag Book’ will be sent home as Home Reading books. Children should keep these books for three days, re-reading both books each day. Re-reading books is an important part of developing fluency in reading. At the end of the three days (i.e. on the fourth day), reading books should be returned to school so that they can be changed. As the phonics programme in school is a three day programme, this means that it is necessary to send books home on different days of the week. To ensure that your child has their reading books in school on the day that they need to be changed, we suggest your child brings both of their reading books into school every day. To find out more about how to support your child with their reading at home, please see the information leaflet for parents below.
Reading Booklet 1 – Information for Parents
Uniform – Please could you ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled. Any pieces of uniform that are found unnamed will be placed in the Key Stage 1 lost property box.
Water Bottles – The children should each bring in a water bottle to school. This should be cleaned and filled at home and taken home each day. Please ensure it is clearly named.
Newsletter – You should receive a weekly newsletter every Friday. Copies are emailed and also available to download from the School News section of the website.