Welcome to the Reception class area
Autumn term 1
This half term our work will mostly focus upon settling the children into their new environment. Our enquiry-based topic will be What do I know about me? We will talk about the things that we like to do, learn all about our bodies and what our 5 senses are. We will be discussing what we think a family is and talk about where in the world our families come from. Please send in any photographs of your families and let us know if your family (including extended family) originate from a country other than Britain.
We aim to keep parents informed on the more specific focuses each week – please find our weekly focus on both the cloakroom door and on Reception’s webpage on our school website. Knowing our weekly focus will help you to engage in discussions with your children about what we are learning.
This half term we will be sending home home-school communication diaries. Please take the time to read the agreement contracts at the start of the book and sign the forms as appropriate. As you will appreciate the children in Reception do not have their diaries out each day, they will often stay in school bags and be written in to give communication on the children’s reading. If you do have any concerns of queries that need addressing please catch one of our staff at the door or leave a message with the office so that we can speak to you as soon as possible.
We thank all parents that have completed the All About Me sheet and returned it to school, we ask that all sheets are handed in by Friday 22nd September. The information gives us a foundation to begin discussions with the children in preparation for our topic work. If you have misplaced the sheet please let us know.
As the weather can be very unpredictable we ask all parents that children bring a waterproof coat each day. Along with this could we remind you that the children also need to bring a named water bottle; please do not put juice in the bottles our school policy is water only. If your child is having a packed lunch, please make sure it is nut free. For further information on packed lunches please refer to the guidelines on the website. As mentioned in the welcome meeting, children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are provided fruit at snack time.