Reception Term 1
Welcome! We are looking forward to getting to know you.
Our first term is about settling in and working as a learning team.
Things that you can do at home to help your child are to:
Reinforce the sounds covered in class by completing the sounds sent home - practise the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter (Letter formation sheets will be sent home).
Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
Look over key words (sheets sent home) with your child and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.
Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.
http://www.mrthorne.com/ - very useful for pronunciation of sounds
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk - lots of free phonic based games
http://ictgames.com/literacy.html- more phonics games
Pocket Phonics: a super resources for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.
Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand eye coordination.
Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)
Every child must bring a coat to school
Every child must bring their reading book into school every day
We use our outdoor provision daily so wellies are essential, please bring in a pair to leave in school!
Please label everything!
Can you help?
Are you able to help? If you are interested in hearing children read, or with other jobs within the classroom please see Mrs Williams for more information
As we are further developing the role play area we offer within the classroom, any dressing up clothes in good condition would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any materials spare at home, such as buttons, fabric, pasta shapes, ribbons etc, you would like to donate we would appreciate them for use in our craft area.
Outdoor resources – crates, guttering, pipes, fabrics, all in good condition would be greatly appreciated to help further develop our outdoor area.