Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Evans

 

Welcome to Reception!

As God’s family we love, learn and play.

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What our fantastic reception children say about big school. 

"We love having fun and school is such an exciting place to be!  We enjoy learning outside, exploring our wonderful woodlands, local environment and community. We love cooking in the mud kitchen, investigating in our water tray and in the huge sandpit; developing our physical skills by climbing on our trim trail, playing with the PE equipment or building up our resilience by trying things that are tricky!  We also love the large construction area outside, using our imagination to build exciting models so we can create our own stories. Dressing up and performing on the outside stage with instruments and costumes is great fun! 

Inside the classroom, we enjoy our large creative and mark making areas, dancing to music whilst squeezing playdoh during dough disco time, building in the construction area and making up stories in the small world area.  We develop our fine motor control and build up our finger strength in the Funky fingers area.  We enjoy challenging ourselves in the phonics area and playing in the mathematics area with exciting activities and resources. We like being quiet in our snuggly reading corner, reading books with our friends and also in our reflection area. We also love listening to stories on the carpet and joining in with different voices, singing songs together and playing with all our friends.  We learn to become more independent each day, choosing our own learning activities and develop our abilities to care for one another whilst completing our weekly rainbow challenges.

Our topics in Reception frequently change and are often chosen by us - we have great ideas! Since starting school we have enjoyed getting to know our Year 6 Big Buddies and love spending time with them; playing games in the playground, reading books together and visit the farm at Christmas time.  There are lots of lovely children in our class and we've all made lots of friends! We work hard in our lessons and love having fun at our fantastic school."

 

At Frodsham CE we have high expectations for our children. We provide them with a caring, safe and happy classroom environment, that is full of fun and excitement, which will enable them to reach their full potential, develop independence, self discipline and have a love for learning. Happy children make successful learners! 

 

Autumn Term Learning - A snapshot of some of the exciting activities the children have experienced over the autumn term. 

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But the highlight of the term was performing our Nativity play in church for all the Mummies and Daddies just before Christmas!  

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Spring Term Learning - Look how much we've learnt!

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Summer Term Learning - So much fun in the sun!

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Meet the Early Years team:

Mrs Evans – EYFS Lead and class teacher

Mrs Owen - Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Ms Osborne - Teaching Assistant - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoon

Miss Shaw - Teacher - Thursday afternoon

Please tell us if you have any worries. We are always available for a chat. 

 

Don't Forget...

Waterbottles

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle into school everyday and if you haven't done so already, please could you provide your child with a pair of wellies to keep in school for the year.  We use the outside classroom and the forest area often, and it does tend to get very muddy in there! Please name all your child's uniform and shoes. 

PE

Physical Education lessons are on a Tuesday morning for Reception.  We will help the children to become confident at getting changed into their PE kits and putting it on independently.  We will be sending PE kits home every half term holiday for a wash and this is also a good chance to check your child's pumps still fit them.   

Tapestry and Assessment

All children attending Frodsham C of E Primary School will have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time in Reception class.

We use Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions; we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

Phonics and Reading

At Frodsham CE, we continuously encourage children to read for pleasure to enable them to become confident readers. We follow a structured phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc’ which supports and develops reading and writing skills.  To begin with we will assess the children during the first few weeks in school (baseline assessment) to see what they already know and from there we will start our daily phonics lessons. Once your child has started learning their sounds, we will assess their ability to blend them together to make words.  When we feel your child is ready they will bring home a reading book. For some children they will bring home a book with no words and we ask you to use the prompt sheets to share the book with your children. Other children will bring home books with words. The children will need to be encouraged to sound out and blend the words in order to help them read the text.

As they start to read we will begin to send home word cards to support blending (sounding out) and to start to read independently (green words) and also tricky words, words that cannot be sound out (red words) to learn each week.  

As we move into the Spring term, the children will be reading in small guided reading groups with one of the EYFS team once a week.  As well as this, your child will practice reading daily during their phonics lessons. We do expect that children read at home daily to ensure that they make consistent progress. We will communicate via the children’s red reading diaries and require 3 or more comments per week from parents to let us know how your child is getting on. Please keep your child's reading book and reading diary in their school bag and bring them into school every day. We will change reading books once ot twice a week a week.

Writing

At this stage we encourage the children to mark make as much as possible. This may take the form of drawing shapes, writing letters from their name and then eventually writing their first name and short words independently.

We encourage the fingers to hold a pencil correctly and we put a great deal of emphasis on correct letter formation. (For help on this, please feel free to ask a member of staff.)

 

 

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Frodsham CE Primary School

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