Reception Class Page
We have two Reception classes at Wheatfield Primary
RC and RD
Miss Cook (Teacher) and Mrs Webb (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Dolby (Teacher) and Mrs Binding (Teaching Assistant)
Welcome to Reception
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Term 5 learning
The theme for Term 5 is ‘how can we help each other?’ linked to our Jigsaw (PSED) learning all about 'relationships'.
In PSED We will be focusing on…
Who is important to us including our families and friends. We will think about how to make friends, be kind and what to do if we have a problem. We will talk about ways to solve problems, like when we may fall out with friends.
We will be writing words, captions and sentences and we will be also retelling known stories through oral rehearsal.
Our stories will be linked to our theme of 'how we can help others' as well as class interests including...
Reading and Phonics
This term we will be learning the remaining Phase 3 sound and camera words:
Week 1: ow, oi / Camera word: all
Week 2: Ear, air / Camera word: are
Week 3: ure, er
From Week 4 we will begin reading and spelling CVCC words. We will also begin working in differentiated phonic groups where we will focus on specific phonic needs.
This term in our number work, we will be ordering numbers 1-20, finding one more and one less and counting on and back from a given number. We will be adding and subtracting two single digit numbers. We will also use money and explore paying for items by combining different amounts.
For our shape, space and measure learning, we will be consolidating 3D and 2D shapes. We will use the language of corners, sides and faces. We will look at heavy and light objects as well as exploring simple and complex patterns.
Term 3 Wider Curriculum
This term we will be learning more about seasonal changes as we move into the summer. We will also learn about different materials and test them for their strength against the Big Bad Wolf! We will also explore texture of different materials and use language to describe them. We will also explore floating and sinking.
In RE we will be learning about what places are special to us and others and why. We will look at places which are special to us, like school and home and for some of us and/or others places of worship like a mosque or church etc. We use persona dolls in RE to represent people of different faiths.
We will be exploring our Wild Wood lots this term! Our children expressed a great interest in fairy tales last term through the enjoyment of Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. Therefore, we have chosen to continue the theme of magic through our Wild Wood learning. We will be growing plants, making wands, potions and crowns. Our Wild Wood learning offers so many learning opportunities for learning including developing relationships, confidence, language and communication skills.
Our PE learning this term will be focused on ball skills. We will practise throwing, catching and joining in with team games.
How can I help my child at home?
- 1 x School Library book each week
Library books are provided to help children develop a 'love for reading'. The children are not expected to be able to read them themselves.
- 1 x Phonic book each week
- Letter and Sound booklet
Your child will be provided with a letter and sounds booklet and will be given strips of words to read (called word boxes). They will receive keyword lists which need to be memorised and read by sight. When your child can successfully and confidently read their words put your booklet into your child's class communication box located outside of the cloakroom.
"Catch the Reading Bug" incentive - write in your child's yellow reading record book each time you read with them.
We will acknowledge the reading at home by giving 1 star per day.
Your child will receive a certificate for every 10 reads at home (i.e. 10, 20, 30.. etc.) once they reach 50 they will get to choose a brand new book from Mr Winterburn to keep!
We recommend practising practical maths skills in a fun and playful way, weaving it into every day life - maths is all around us!
- Maths Planet booklet
Your child will be provided with a Maths Planet booklet matched to their ability. They will receive a target which will be at the back of their booklet. Please help them achieve this through practising in a fun and playful way. There are suggested ideas and guidance on each target. Please click here to find out more about our Maths Planet school approach
How do we learn in Reception?
Every day children will have carpet time sessions consisting of daily Phonic, Maths and 'Book talk' sessions.
We support children through adult led activities as well as through child led play and have
access to the outdoor environment all day. Every child is provided with a weekly adult led writing and maths group session as well as being given time to read 1-1 with an adult.
We also have weekly outdoor learning sessions inspired by Forest School principles in our very own onsite
Wild Wood! Click here to find out more about Outdoor Learning at Wheatfield.
Our classrooms are designed to create a calm, nurturing and homely environment, which research suggests is the best environment for children to feel safe, learn and thrive in.
We have lots of natural and 'real' resources which encourage curiosity, discovery, awe and wonder through open ended experiences.
Both Reception classrooms mirror one another with the same (or similar) resources purposefully planned to support children's learning and development. We have continuous provision organised within learning stations around the classroom (resources which are always available) as well as enhanced provision (new or additional resources) which are added in each week by targeting specific skills, with a focus always including early reading, writing and maths.
We use our knowledge of children's interests and abilities to engage them in play and to
'continue their learning when an adult is not present' during child led choice time. This develops a wide range of skills such as consolidating their learning, developing their levels of independence and their resilience.
We use an online 'learning journal' known as Tapestry to track the achievements and interests of your child.
EYFS staff regularly update your child's journal and we strongly encourage families to upload their own contributions.
We often upload class notices and other important information regarding just Reception children on our Tapestry page.
Check your notification settings to ensure you receive all updates. If you do not have access to your account, please speak to a member of the Reception team.
We have a yellow communication box by our cloakroom doors each morning. Please put your child's letter and sound booklet/math planet booklet and any letters/notes.
There will always be one member of staff from the Reception Team on the cloakroom door each morning to greet your child, so if you have any queries they will be available to help and pass messages on.
Whole school notices including key dates and information will be published in the weekly
(Click above for school newsletter)
What should my child bring to school?
Please label every item that belongs to your child including their school uniform.
You could use a permanent pen or buy personalised name labels from the internet which you can stick onto their belongings.
Our P.E days will usually be on Fridays.
Please make sure that your child comes into school on a Friday wearing their school P.E kit.
Please provide a spare change of clothes in case they get muddy/have an accident
(This does not need to be school uniform - a top, bottoms, underwear and socks)
Resources for learning at home:
Writing and Phonic resources
Phase 3 - Sound mat - to support writing