Willow – Miss Kennedy (Reception)
Willow class have continued to make excellent progress as they have progressed through the academic year. The classroom team are very excited to continue to support the children with their progress as we enter the Spring Term.
Literacy: For Spring Term, we will be looking at the text “Star in the Jar”. We will be focusing on encouraging the children’s independence within their writing and promoting a passion for writing.
Phonics: Phonics will continue to be taught daily in short sessions in the morning, and we will focus on learning one new letter each day. The children have already made such progress in their phonics that we will be looking to encourage them to begin to write short words and phrases, and being able to blend the sounds in words independently.
Mathematics: The children are now confident with numbers 0-5, so we will be focussing on 0-10. We will also begin to learn about 2D shapes, time and number bonds to 5.
Curriculum: During this half term, Reception class will be having PE on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday afternoon so please ensure your child has their PE kit available for each of these days. The children will also have an additional session of drama with Mrs Tudor on a Friday morning.
Outdoor Learning: There is lots of opportunity for outdoor learning in Reception, and we aim for the children to participate in outdoor activities every day throughout the school year. Therefore, please ensure you child has appropriate clothing and footwear for the outdoors all year round.
Homework: Now that the children have been in Reception for a full term, staff will be starting to send out homework for each child every Friday. This is to be returned in their book the following Wednesday. Completing this homework with your child will help staff to have an even greater understanding of where the children are currently at. If you require additional support, or would like extra materials to complete at home with your child, please do not hesitate to speak with one of the classroom team.
Snack: Every morning we have snack time where the children have access to fruit, but you can also purchase apple juice, orange juice and toast for a small fee. This can be done online through ParentPay. The children constantly have access to their water bottles throughout the day.
Learning Journeys: We are recording the children’s work and progress in Learning Journey books. The teaching team are happy to receive any work your child produces at home to add to their Learning Journeys. We will be hosting regular events in school for parents to attend where you can come in and look at your child’s learning journey.
Reading: The children will still be sent home with a reading book of their level which will be changed three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We would like to encourage you to read at home with your child as often as possible and ensure that their reading books and diaries are returned to school each day.
Please do not hesitate to pop in at the end of the day or contact the school office with any queries you may have or anything you would like to discuss.