Welcome to reception!
We are having an amazing time at school. The children have settled well and are enjoying exploring our environment and topic.
Our teachers are Mrs Heyes (Robins), Mrs Nagy (Sparrows), Mrs Finnigan and Mrs Aiken-Wood (Doves). Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Gillespie (Robins), Mrs Seedat (Sparrows) and Miss Green (Doves).
We have a lovely unit with lots of different equipment. We learn through our play. Outside we also have a secure, canopied play space with a various learning areas such as a mud kitchen and construction zone.
The PE days for this term will be Wednesday and Friday each week. Please ensure your child has their pumps in school and comes in their PE kit. Following Lancashire Policy all children must not wear earrings during PE please ensure your child is not wearing earrings on these days.
Reading - The children will complete a reading session each week with a member of staff in school. Home reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We ask parents to read with their child each night for 5 minutes and fill in the reading diary. This alerts staff that the book has been completed and then can be changed. Phonics cards are changed at the same time as reading books. Please ensure that they are returned and any activities which require recording are completed in the homework book. If you would like some support with helping your child read please fill out the form on the reading letter below.
Homework - Home will be sent on a Friday and must be returned completed by the following Wednesday
Step Outside to Quality
Last year we were awarded a Lancashire Accreditation for outdoor Learning. The staff and children worked very hard to make the Reception outdoor space an exciting and dynamic place to learn!
Please have look at our outside learning pamphlet and pictures.
Outdoor Learning Parents Guide
Seesaw is a brilliant communication tool that we use in Reception. School announcements, celebrations and homework will be sent via the platform.
Please remember to check your child's Seesaw profile. If you have any issues logging on to Seesaw, please see your class teacher.
Each friday homework will be sent home. We ask for your input in the homework as we love to hear what your child has been learning and doing at home. On occasion we will also include a talking homework discussing key vocabulary for the next weeks learning. This is to be done in the child's first langauge. Please take a few moments to write a comment about your child's achievements. We can celebrate this during key worker time.
Homework will be given in a homework book each friday. Phonics and maths work will be set consolidating the topics taught in class each week. All homework is be handed in by the following Wednesday.
Our class rules
To keep us safe and happy in the classroom, our rules are:
- Good looking
- Good listening
- Good sitting
- Good thinking
- Keep our hands and feet to ourselves
- Use quiet voices inside
- Walk when we are inside
- Put our hands up when we want to speak
- Look after each other
- Look after our toys