Please see the Reception Unit Home Learning page
Welcome to Class 1!
PLEASE NOTE: NEW START AND FINISH TIMES (8.50 TO 3.25) AND PE NOW ON A THURSDAY & FRIDAY.
Thank you for looking at our class web-page. Over the course of the year, the children in class 1 have an array of exciting learning opportunities as they start their school journey and we love to share them with you through our online system called Tapestry, which allows us to post comments/photos/videos of your child's learning and also lets us see ones that you choose to post to share what your child achieves at home. Guidance on using Tapestry is available here.
The school also has a weekly newsletter which is emailed to you and remember to check our social media pages too! Throughout the year family members have the chance to come to our class assembly, our curriculum evenings, drop in sessions and parent consultations (two throughout the year alongside three written reports about your child's progress) to find out more about how we teach and learn and to see the children's learning first-hand! Dates for these are advertised on the newsletter well in advance to allow you to arrange attending. If you want to become even more involved with school, we have an established PTA within school that is run by reception staff members and they are always looking for new members and support too.
In reception class, we are classed as being in the Early Years Foundation Stage and we follow the Development Matters Curriculum as we work towards the Early Learning Goals. If you would like to know more about what we teach throughout the year, please have a look at our curriculum page, which outlines what we teach, when and why. We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme for reading and writing and there are lots of opportunities to come into school to hear about how to best support this at home.
Please make sure your child remembers to bring their book bag (which contains their reading book, small blue reading record and A4 home learning book) to school every day so they have the opportunity to read with an adult. Comments/questions written at home will be read by staff every Monday and reading books will be changed twice a week. If you would like a new book earlier than this, then please feel free to come into class before or after school and choose one with your child.
Children will be given a school water bottle at the start of the year to use in class (this stays in school and will be regularly sterilised for health and safety) and they are also provided with milk and a fruit/vegetable snack for our class snack time. Children receive a free hot or cold dinner choice in our school hall everyday - menus on the class window and newsletter.
We do PE twice a week! We do it on a FRIDAY AFTERNOON where I teach the Amaven scheme. We also have Miss Foster on a THURSDAY MORNING, who is a specialist coach who comes in to teach us gymnastics. PE kit is a white t-shirt, navy/black shorts or joggers and plimsols/trainers. Due to health and safety recommendations linked to coronavirus, we are now asking that PE kits stay at home for now and children come into school already wearing their PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays (with their school jumper on top) and they will wear this all day, including during their PE session, and then go home in it too.
Our topic for the first half of Summer term is...
The whole school will be focusing on the learning power of ‘collaboration’.
Some other ideas for continuing your child's learning/enjoyment of this half-term's specific topic at home include:
Please remember if you have any questions or concerns to feel free to come and see me after school or contact me on Tapestry.