Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Evans

Mrs Clayton

Mrs Hardwick

Mrs Whyman

Welcome to Reception!

As God’s family we love, learn and play.

Welcome to our Reception Class page, where we will keep you up to date with the children's learning and share lots of important information and lovely photographs with you. We aim to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children in a Foundation Stage that is full of care, fun and excitement. 

The Early Years team:

Mrs Evans – EYFS Lead and class teacher. 

Mrs Clayton – Higher Level Teaching Assistant. In class every morning.

Mrs Hardwick - Teaching Assistant. In class every afternoon.

Mrs Whyman - 1-1 Teaching Assistant. In class every morning.

Mrs Cummings - 1-1 Teaching Assistant. In class every afternoon.

Mr Owen - Sports apprentice.

Please tell us if you have any worries. We are always available for a chat. 

Don't Forget...

Please ensure that your child bring a named water bottle into school everyday and if you haven't done so already, please could you provide your child with a pair of wellies to keep in school for the year.  We use the outside classroom, in the forest area, often and it does tend to get very muddy in there! Please name all your child's uniform and shoes. 

PE

Physical Education lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon for Reception.  We will help the children to become confident at getting changed into their PE kits and putting their pumps on independently.  We will be sending PE kits home every half term holiday for a wash and this is also a good chance to check your child's pumps still fit them.   

 

Tapestry and Assessment

 

All children attending Frodsham C of E Primary School will have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time in Reception class.

We use Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions; we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

 
 

 Reception Parents Information Evening

We would like to invite you to attend an information evening for Reception parents on

Wednesday 3rd October at 6pm

This evening will be all about how to help your child at home with their phonics and reading; introducing you to the Read, Write Inc. phonics scheme we use in school and how we teach phonics to the children.  We will also be introducing Tapestry, the online Learning Journal we use in Reception, and how to use the system at home and on your mobile phone or tablet. This is a very important evening and we would definitely recommend you attend.  Parents only please.

 

 

 

 

Phonics and Reading

At Frodsham CE, we continuously encourage children to read for pleasure to enable them to become confident readers. We follow a structured phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc’ which supports and develops reading and writing skills.  To begin with we will assess the children during the first few weeks in school (baseline assessment) to see what they already know and from there we will start our daily phonics lessons. Once your child has started learning their sounds, we will assess their ability to blend them together to make words.  When we feel your child is ready they will bring home a reading book. For some children they will bring home a book with no words and we ask you to use the prompt sheets to share the book with your children. Other children will bring home books with words. The children will need to be encouraged to sound out and blend the words in order to help them read the text.

As they start to read we will begin to send home words they need to learn to sound out and read independently. These words will be stuck in the children's reading record books.

 The children will then be reading on a 1-1 basis with us in class every week.   As well as this your child will practice reading daily during their phonics lessons. We do expect that children read at home daily to ensure that they make consistent progress. We will communicate via the children’s red reading diaries and require 3 or more comments per week from parents to let us know how your child is getting on. Please keep your child's reading book and reading diary in their school bag and bring them into school every day. We will change reading books once a week.

Writing

At this stage we encourage the children to mark make as much as possible. This may take the form of drawing shapes, writing letters from their name and then eventually writing their first name and short words independently.

We encourage the fingers to hold a pencil correctly and we put a great deal of emphasis on correct letter formation. (For help on this, please feel free to ask a member of staff.)  

Squiggle whilst you wriggle

In reception the children take part in squiggle whilst you wiggle sessions in the first couple of months.  It's very exciting and fun!  First they sing some finger/body action rhymes (Tommy thumb, heads, shoulders, knees and toes etc.) to warm up their fingers and body. Next they then work in pairs to paint each other with flipper flappers to help them get familiar with the parts of the body.  Then they will learn a new gross motor movement to a piece of music. They will dance using this movement and use it to make marks, this can be on cardboard, on paper, in shaving foam, in glitter, in sand etc.

They will then use this action to think of letters they can form that use this shape.

These sessions are great fun but most importantly help your child to be confident mark makers.

Autumn Term - Topic Web

Please follow the link below in 'Files to download' to find out what we will be learning about this term.

Early Years Outcomes

Please follow the link below to explore the Early Years document. This is how we assess all children across the early years phase from birth- 60+ months.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/237249/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf

What to Expect, When?

This document explains the Early Years Outcome through the voice of a child. It also gives you a range of ways you can support your child’s learning at home. We think this is a much more user friendly document to read.

4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_FINAL_WEBv2

 

Some useful web links

    Tapestry on line Learning Journal, login page.

Listening to your child read.    

   Games to play to support the learning of phonics.

Supporting learning in Mathematics.   

   Early Years' Foundation Stage Development Matters.

 

   Food - A Fact of Life.

Fun games to teach your child to read.

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