Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Paice


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Mrs Paice - Class teacher

Mrs Thorpe– Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Reception’s Class Page

2018 - 2019

Hello and welcome back to Reception’s Class page. I hope you have had a good christmas and are ready for another exciting new term ahead! I cannot wait for the next term its my personal favourite where the flowers start to bloom again and we can get busy in the outdoors making our own gardens Summer ready in our famous new 'Peace Garden'!

Our topic this half term is
‘Who are the famous characters in our stories'?  We will be looking at lots of different traditional stories like 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears' and 'The Gingerbread Man'. While reading the stories I will be asking the children to join in with the repeated refrain - "Run, run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man'! I will be asking them to take a look at the pictures and tell me how they help you understand the story. I will also be asking the children short, simple comprehension questions about the story that they can answer by finding the information - a skill they will definitely need in Year 1!

We are going to be getting very creative as always and using our afternoons to focus on our Music, Art and 'Understanding of the World' and investigating different properties of materials,  using colours and materials for certain purposes and celebrating different festivals such as Valentines Day and Easter.

We will continue to work on
phase 2 in our letters and sounds sessions for some of the children but most of us are now ready for Phase 3! Which is fantastic and means we can now split the class up between phase 2 and phase 3 sounds while continuing to work on our blending skills. Blending (cat = c-a-t) and segmenting different sounds in words now is huge for us in Reception and will make sure we do not fall behind with our reading and writing.

During our Maths sessions we are going to be securing our knowledge of number – making sure we can recognise all numbers to 20. We will start looking at 3D shapes and their properties and be adding and taking away to the value of 20. The children will know what the +/- and = sign means and where they come in a number sentence.

In Literacy, the children will be adding sounds in the right places, decoding words so they can spell what they can hear and adding their tricky words into their writing. Lots of us now are adding finger spaces and full stops to our writing, we will start to look at capital letters and why they need to come at the beginning of our snetences.

I am so excited to see you all again and hear about the fantastic time you have all had with your families!


Mrs Paice


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