Welcome to Reception!


Staff

Our class teachers are Miss Jenkinson (RJ) and Mrs Maycock (RM)

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Jackson and Mrs Crapper.

Our PE teacher is Mrs MacDonald

Topic:

Over the year the children will be engaged in learning and exploring around the topics of;

Autumn 1 – Marvellous Me – Families

Autumn 2 – The Great Outdoors

Spring 1 – Under the Sea

Spring 2 – People Who Help Us

Summer 1 – Once upon a time

Summer 2 – Watch Me Grow

Phonics & Reading

Each day your child will take part in a phonics session. Phonics is taught using a Systematic, Synthetic approach, using actions and mnemonics to assist the children in recognising and writing sounds. Children will be sent home reading books twice weekly initially which will be matched with their phonic knowledge and understanding. Initially your child may be sent home a story with no words. This is for your child to use their imagination and language skills to narrate what they can see. Reading Records are electronic via Marvellous Me.

For more information and free resources please visit: Letters and Sounds/ Phonics Play / Oxford Owl

Maths

Children participate in daily Mathematics sessions. The activities are very practical and based heavily on numbers to 10 and beyond. The focus in Mathematics is to ensure the children have a deep understanding of the composition of each number. We also cover shapes, measures, time and money.

Other Areas Of The Curriculum:

The Early Years Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Throughout the school day, the children develop their skills and understanding in these areas through directed teaching, independent learning and our continuous indoor and outdoor provision.

Home/ School Communication:

The children receive homework grids each half term relating to the topic. There are a wide variety of activities for your child to complete and return at the end of each half term. Until further notice, please upload any completed homework via Showbie. We also send weekly messages via Marvellous Me to ensure you are updated regularly. We hold two parents evenings and send home reports at different points in the year. If you wish to speak with your child’s teacher, please send an email to info@junctionfarm.org.uk

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:

PE day – Wednesday (am), please come to school in your PE kit.

Forest School – Friday (pm), please send named wellies with your child (These can stay in school)

Please label all clothing and PE kits clearly as they can be easily misplaced.
Please send water only in a clearly named bottle or flask.

Please ensure packed lunches do not contain nuts as we have a number of children with severe allergies.

Children come in through their classroom door every morning and are picked up from the same door at the end of the day.