Welcome to Reception!

Your teachers this year will be Miss Murray, Miss Whateley, Mrs Cartmell and Miss Ashmore

In Reception this half term we will be focusing on the following books:

Ø What makes me a me by Ben Faulks and David Tazzyman

Ø Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

Ø All about families by Felicity Brooks

Ø Doctor by Amanda Askew and Andrew Crowson

Ø Burglar Bill by Janet and Alan Ahlberg

Ø Rama and Sita

Ø Scarecrows wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Ø Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

In PSED we will be focusing on supporting the children in building respectful relationships and ensuring that the children’s play regularly involves sharing and cooperating with friends and other peers.

In Communication and Language we will be focusing on promoting and modelling active listening skills and understanding what makes a good listener. We are encouraging the children to explain their thoughts, feelings and opinions using complete sentences. This will be modelled by all adults in the environment to support the development of all.

In Physical Development we will be focusing on preparing children for writing by ensuring they develop their upper arm, shoulder and hand strength through a variety of fine motor activities.

In Literacy we will be focusing on reading individual letters by saying the sounds for them and forming these letters correctly in writing.

In Maths we will be focusing on recognising numerals 1 to 5 and to be able to represent and recognise these numbers in different ways and arrangements e.g. dots on a dice, numeral, numicon, counters on a fives frame.

In Understanding the world we will be focusing on being able to talk about what makes us a valuable and unique indivisible such as facial features and interests whilst also noticing differences between other people and their families. We will also be focusing on learning about people who e children may have come across within their community such as the police, fire service etc.

In Expressive Arts and Design we will be focusing on drawing self portraits with detail and building models which replicate those in real life.

Remember, if your child comes home dirty, it’s because they’ve had a fantastic day!