Thank you to all who were able to attend this meeting on Tuesday 14th September. If you were not able to attend, please do not worry. I will attach the powerpoint below. The main messages to come out of the meeting were:
Please see the powerpoint below for more information if you were unable to attend. We hope everyone has now received their packs and that you find them useful in supporting the learning of your child at home.
The Reception Team ☺
We are coming to the end of our very first full week in Reception! The children are settling really well into their routines now and this will continue into the coming weeks. It is also lovely to see new friendships continuing to blossom as the children find their feet and gain a little more confidence interacting with their new classmates. We have carried out our baseline assessments this week, to gauge our starting points in terms of our learning. We just class them as 'activities' and the children are unaware they are taking assessments, as they are all child-friendly and age appropriate. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Reception Curriculum meeting on Tuesday. We hope you find the packs we provided useful in supporting your child's learning at home.
Next week, we will begin our teaching in Literacy, Mathematics, Phonics & Topic. We will begin by teaching the phonemes s & a.
You may find now that tiredness has started to kick in a little, so if you have a reluctant, teary or grumpy child on your hands, please do not worry! ☺ These first few weeks in Reception are a lot to take in and it does take it out of them, so lots of rest and early bedtimes will do wonders. Here are a few photos of our week. Have a great weekend everyone.
Today we started our 'Tots on Tyres' programme. The children had a wonderful time learning how to ride pedal bikes. As there are 60 children in Reception, not all children will get the opportunity to participate every week. The coaches managed to give all the children in class RN a turn on the bikes this week and will be offering it to class RP next week. Please see photos below.
In reception next week we will be starting baseline assessments. These are statutory assessments all schools do at the beginning of reception, designed to give teachers an understanding of the stage each child is at when they start school. These assessments are interactive and it gives teachers a chance to spend some one to one time with your child. For more information, please see the document below.
This week the children have been learning school routines such as sitting on the carpet for registration, lining up for lunch time and what we need to do at tidy up time. All children have settled really well into school life and making new friends. During our carpet times we have been discussing how to be kind to each other and how to play nicely. The children have really enjoyed their first week of school.
Note to parents: when it is home time, please can you give teachers a big wave so we can see you clearly and if possible come as close to the reception doors as possible so we know your child has been picked up safely. Thank you.
We are so proud of our fabulous new Reception starters! They have come into school so well, with super smiles and we have really enjoyed getting to know them all. Thank you for all your support with the smooth transition into the first few days of school. It has been lovely to see new friendships forming and tomorrow, when we have our final group starting (our Pre School children), we will finally have our full classes in. Here are a few pictures of our first couple of days.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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