Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Miss G Lavis-Cole LSA: Miss M Milewska LSA: Miss J Lloyd
Welcome to our class page. You will find everything you need on here to help prepare you and your child ready for Reception in September. It has been a very unusual school year, however we are looking forward to welcoming our new intake of children to our classroom. In Reception we love singing, dancing, creating and exploring to support our learning. We are looking forward to creating wonderful memories and experiences!
Schoop - the school ID is 17699
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
If you have any queries or concerns please let us know, we're here to help .
You can e-mail email@example.com or ring the school office and I will contact you ASAP.
What day does my child start school?
Tuesday 1st September is a staff training day. Children will begin to return to school on their designated transition day (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). If you are unsure on your child's day please contact me via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What time do I drop my child off at school?
Due to current circumstances drop off and pick up times are staggered. This will be different for each child, depending on siblings. At the end of July you would have received a letter (posted to your house), with your child's drop off and pick up times. If you are unsure on your child's time please contact via e-mail on email@example.com.
Does my child need to bring anything with them?
Yes, your child will need:-
-A healthy packed lunch.
-A healthy snack (fruit or vegetables)
-A bottle of water with your child's name clearly labelled.
Does my child need to wear uniform?
Yes, your child will need to wear school uniform. You can find more details of this under the parents section of the school website.
I would also recommend your child has a waterproof coat at all times. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors and our current weather changes quickly.
Am I allowed to accompany my child to their classroom?
Due to the current circumstances this is not possible. You will need to drop your child at the main gates where they will be greeted by Mr Sheedy, Mrs Cook and Miss Fletcher. You will also collect your child from these main gates at the end of the school day.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to having a wonderful half term and can't wait to start our new adventure.
Our topic this term is: Day and Night
The children will be looking at the differences between night and day. They will be looking at different animals that are awake in the day and the night. This will include looking at habitats and special features of different animals. We will also be looking at what we can see in the sky during the day and the night and creating wonderful pieces of artwork. There will be regular updates on this web page, together with tweets and messages through Schoop. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting updates!
In Reception we will be having daily snack which includes milk/water and fruit/vegetables. Please can you provide your child with their own fruit or vegetables.
Water: Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class to drink throughout the day, please ensure only plain water is in the bottles and they are labelled with the child's name.
PE will take place on: Thursday
Children need to bring in black shorts, white/house coloured t-shirt and trainers. In school all children are encouraged to become independent in their learning. We encourage children to take off and put on jumpers, coats, socks, shoes and PE kit on their own. To support your child's independence; please practice these personal skills at home.
Please return to school every day.
In preparation for reading your child will bring home sound sheets and key words to support their development. Please can you practise these daily. A small note to let us know how they are getting on at home is much appreciated .
Our VIP Learner of the Week: All of Reception
For: Settling into Reception and being brave on their first day!
Please can books be returned by Tuesday.
Homework will be sent home every Friday. The homework subject will change every week and will include literacy or numeracy activities alongside reading. Below is also a homework grid where you can complete different activities throughout the half term at your own pace.
**For every piece of homework completed your child will receive a gold star and help them on their way to becoming VIP**
- To identify and write your child's name.
-To identify and form RWI sounds.
This is an online resource where you child can learn new sounds, words and practise the skill of reading through storytelling and games. Each child has their own log in with the activities tailored to their development.
Your child would have brought log in details home, if you have not please contact me.
This is an online resource where your child can read online books, play phonics and CVC word games as well as activity inspiration for practical activities inside and outside the house. The resource is free to use and has lots of advice for parents.
Phonics Play is an interactive game that we use in the classroom daily. There are lots of activities for CVC words- our favourite is Obb and Bob. When selecting activities please select Phase 2.
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Topmarks is a wonderful website that has a lot of interactive games for sound recognition, CVC words and a wonderful sky writer game to encourage letter formation. The website also has a parents section that give further details and explanation on how you can support and challenge your child's learning at home.
How you can help at home:
-Identify and form numbers up to 10.
-To begin to count groups of objects up to 10.
Here is a number map which helps us to remember how to form our numbers to 10.
Oxford Owl has some lovely mathematics games, including shape, addition, subtraction and even time. They also have downloadable resources including worksheets and wonderful advice for parents. Reception are currently working on numbers up to 10 and up to 20.
Topmarks is a wonderful maths website that has lots of interactive mathematics games. They have a wide selection of topics including sequencing numbers, problem solving, money, and addition and subtraction to name a few. The website also has a parents resource section which will show you how to give you further guidance of how you can support and challenge your children's learning at home.
As part of modern foreign languages (MFL) Reception have been learning Italian. We have been learning our colours and numbers. Below and the song we have been learning to help us.
Languagenut is a wonderful online tool where children can access resources to support the development of their new language (Italian). Each child will have their own log in details where they can gain points for activities completed. Languagenut will also give you the correct pronunciation of words and phrases. You can learn alongside your child! These points will show a class ranking, school ranking, and even our school ranking compared to all schools around the world. Reception have access to Italian and Welsh! At St David's we love multilingual children. Have fun!!
Where to start Italian: We will be learning our different colours.
Snap Game: This could be used with colours.
Feely Bag: Put different colours in a bag and pull different things out to name them. (Can you beat your last score?)