What are we learning this term?
Our enquiry this term is ‘Who am I?’ – you can find out more on our curriculum overview. Our enquiry tends to cover the curriculum areas of Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design. As part of our enquiry, each term we will ask you to bring in an object from home relating to the enquiry, the item stays in school for when your child is 'Special Person' when they have the chance to talk about their object with the class. Some ideas for this term are a photograph of the family, a baby photo, a toy your child used to play with, books about families, bodies or keeping healthy. Please label the item and bring it in next week.
We have a daily maths lesson in reception This term we are singing number songs, matching, sorting and comparing. We follow the White Rose scheme of learning and use Numberblocks to reinforce taught skills.
Communication and Language
We give the children opportunities to speak and listen through classroom activities. During child-initiated play, it is our role as adults to support, scaffold and develop communication and language. We have reduced the time spent away from children writing observations and gathering evidence of learning for Tapestry because we believe ‘if we are capturing the moment we cannot be part of the moment.’ However we will share 'wow' moments and would love for you to share events from home that your child can talk about in class.
Our Phonics sessions will begin on 19th September and the children will be learning new sounds, tricky words and learning how to blend to read. We will send home a list of the sounds of the term and the letter formation sayings so you can practise at home. Your child will soon be bringing home reading books. These books are changed once a week. Please keep the books in their book bag (when not reading it) so we have the book in school each day. You can also borrow additional books from the book barn in the playground.
Physical Development and PE Days
The children have access to bikes, trikes, and other gross motor resources, such as wheelbarrows, climbing equipment and balls. This area of learning also covers fine motor activities, including scissor skills, bead threading and handwriting.
Our main PE (physical education) lesson is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please remember to purchase your child’s PE t-shirt from the office and to leave their PE kit in school for the term.