Autumn Term Newsletter
Welcome to a new academic year; we hope you have had a restful summer and are raring to go.
Reception is a very eventful and important year, as it is when all the ground work is put in place to enable your children to be excellent learners. Please see information below about the upcoming term.
Many thanks for your support – The Reception Team
This term we will be starting our Jolly Phonics programme where your children will learn the sounds, the name and the formation of each letter. Look out for our weekly newsletter to see what sounds they have covered that week and which sounds are coming up. You can then practise them with your child at home.
In addition to this, we will start to look at the 45 key words that Reception children focus on; starting to sound them out and learn them. At Meet the Teacher you will be given a list of these words so you can practise them with your child at home.
However, the most important way of helping your child and their literacy is to regularly read with them at home. To have a love and appreciation of books at a young age sets your child on a wonderful path of learning.
In Maths this term we will be looking at the number system, number formation, counting and ordering numbers to ten and beyond, days of the week and much more.
Remember, when walking to school or in the car there are lots of opportunities to discuss what numbers you can see, the shape of signs etc. All of the language associated with those conversations will help develop your child’s mathematical understanding.
Our first topic this term is ‘Under the Sea’. We will be creating our very own 3D fish. We will learn about the different animals in the sea and as well as the similarities and differences between them. Towards the end of this half term we will be visiting the London Aquarium.
We will then look at Jungle animals and learn about the features which help them survive in the jungle. We will also be having a music workshop on the theme of ‘The Jungle’.
- PLEASE NAME all jumpers, coats, gloves and hats
- If any parent feels that they have a particular aptitude for art or are magic at maths or just want to help out, please come and talk to the Reception team as any help is always welcomed.
- Please remember no jewellery, though small studs are allowed
- Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays and your child does not need any special kit for it at this stage. However, your child may like to wear a vest on those days so they can take their t-shirt off as they get very hot doing PE!