Croeso i Dosbarth Derbyn.
Welcome to Reception!
Thank you for visiting our class page.
OUR NEW TOPIC IS:
What happens when I fall asleep?
The staff in your class this year are Miss Lynham, Miss John, Miss Tapper & Mrs West. We look forward to getting to know you all.
Personal and Social Development:
Our context this term is 'Do you want to be friends?' where we will be learning about friendship and settling into our new school routines. We hope that through this topic your child will develop their understanding of how to play with their friends, how to co-operate and share with each other.
We will be learning to recognise, read and write our numbers in a multi-sensory way. We will be using our outdoor classroom and will be going on number hunts in our forest school areas. We will be looking all around us and developing our knowledge of shape using our outdoor environment.We will be making messy marks in our painting area to learn what our numbers look like. We will be learning about shapes and their properties, we are going to paint and collage giant shapes to make our classroom more colourful.
This term our focus will be on children learning their sounds through our investment in the Letters and Sounds programme. You can use the website: www.phonicsplay.com to support your child and gain further information. We will be reading lots of books about friends and families, we will be finding out how our families are different. We have started to handle books for ourselves and discovered that reading is fun! We will also be making lots of marks with chalks, pens, paints and messy jelly. We want to inspire young writers through interesting activities to encourage making a mark independently.
This term we will be focusing on increasingly our fine motor skills and improving our pincer grips. We will be writing confidently and using tools such as scissors. We will be using handwriting motorway strategies such as using tweezers to put pompoms in bottles - try this yourselves at home! We will also become more co-ordinated with our gross motor skills as we grow. We will be using PESS dance schemes to learn how to be a happy cat. Practise standing on one leg at home!
Please see our Welcome letter for Reception hints and tips.
We are going to have lots of fun this year and can't wait to learn new things!