Welcome to Reception
PE will be on a Wednesday and as always children need to be prepared for PE but also warm clothing and suitable shoes (that can be fastened independently) as we will be playing outside during the day. Even as the days get warmer and brighter Please remember to have a warm, waterproof coat every day, as the weather is easily changeable. Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery worn on PE days.
Welcome back, we hope you had a fantastic Easter break, last term certainly did go very quickly! There were lots of wonderful opportunities including a visit from Zoolab and our incredible artwork with Louise.
Our topic for this term is Mr McGregor’s Garden, however it is not entirely about Peter Rabbit, but living things and the things that grow in our gardens and fields, we will look at the changes and new beginnings that spring time brings. We will have had frogspawn from the pond and we will care for it until its turns in froglets and will be looking at the plant and butterfly lifecycle.
In phonics we will continue to consolidate our knowledge of all Phase 2 and 3 sounds as well as learning how to recognise the endings in words such as -ed and -es. We will be focusing on securing this knowledge to read more fluently as well as writing more independently.
In maths we will use our knowledge and understanding of numbers to 20 to begin to understand patterns in number such as doubles and halves as well as consolidating our understanding of addition and subtraction.
Reading books and homework will be collected in and changed ready to come back to you on Friday. Children will have the opportunity to read in class everyday with an adult, please ensure their reading packs (book and reading record) are in school everyday. Please remember to login to Spelling Shed and Numbots regularly.
PE will be on a Wednesday and as always children need to be prepared for PE but also warm clothing and suitable shoes (that can be fastened independently) as we will be playing outside during the day. Even as the days get warmer and brighter Please remember to have a warm, waterproof coat every day, as the weather is easily changeable. Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery worn on PE days. Please remember that water bottles should only contain water and not juice.
Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful break and are ready for Spring 2. This year is certainly flying and the children are doing great! Miss Byrne is with us all term and will be teaching the class throughout with my support.
This term we will be focusing our literacy work on rhymes and rhyming stories, using lots of our favourite Julia Donaldson books as well as the very funny Oi Frog series of rhyming stories. The children will practise hearing rhymes and making up their own rhymes, using their phonics knowledge to begin to write rhyming sentences. We will learn and recite Oi Frog as part of our World Book Day activities.
We have learnt all Phase 3 sounds and will now consolidate and embed these sounds in our reading and writing. We will learn a new set of harder to read and spell words. Please access Spelling Shed to help with these Phase 3 sounds.
In maths we will focus on shapes, measures and spatial awareness as well as consolidating our understanding of numbers to 10.
PE will be on a Wednesday and as always children need to be prepared for PE but also warm clothing and suitable shoes (that can be fastened independently) as we will be playing outside during the day. Please remember to have a warm, waterproof coat every day, long hair should be tied up and no jewellery worn on PE days.
It is World Book Day this term, please refer to the newsletter for more information.
Welcome back, we hope you have all had a wonderful, restful Christmas break .
This term our Literacy focus is based on some of the books by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Through the books we will explore the weather and seasons, floating and sinking, light and dark and space. We will begin to talk about the books, learning the stories and developing our own ideas and story telling.
In Maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of numbers to 10, focusing on 6-10, understanding the composition of these numbers and comparing these numbers to each other.
In Phonics we will revisit the sounds we have learnt, practising how to form the letters correctly and will continue to learn new sounds. These sounds become more complex so please refer back to the Phonics information we shared with you and revisit how to say the digraphs and trigraphs. You can find lots of helpful information here https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/phonics-videos/ Books will vary over the course of the term as we revisit the sounds and words we have learnt. Reading books will be collected in on a Thursday and changed on Friday. Children will have the opportunity to read in class everyday with an adult, please ensure their reading packs are in school everyday.
PE is on a Wednesday and will be indoors, however as children will be in PE kit all day, please ensure they are wearing trainers and always have a warm, waterproof coat for playing out and lunchtime. A gentle reminder that children should not wear jewellery and earrings need to be removed on PE day. Fleeces can be worn in class as an additional layer of warmth due to the open windows and doors. Fleeces can be left at school throughout the week on your child’s peg.
The children had an amazing first term and have settled into school life well. We had some great opportunities to participate in events with the whole school such as Rockstar Day, Diwali Dancing and Harvest. This term will also be very busy. Our topics are based around people who help us and celebrations.
This term we will continue to learn new phonic sounds and continue to develop the skills of blending. This is a very important skill in learning to read. Children will initially say each letter sound in the words and blend them together to read the words. Each child has a plastic zippy wallet Reading Pack. Please ensure this is in school each day as children will read throughout the week and books will be changed on Friday. You will also have a red Reading Record where we will write the name of the current reading book for that week. Please aim to read each day with your child to enable them to build their confidence and will eventually read the words on sight as they will be familiar with the text. You can comment in the Reading Record to let us know how you get on.
Children will also be able to practise spellings and phonics using Spelling Shed. You can access this for free on a browser or download the app. Your child’s login details will be stuck into the front of the Reading Record.
In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of number, the composition of numbers to 5 and comparing these numbers to help with early calculations. We will learn about shapes and patterns, as well as beginning to subitise, where we learn to recognize how many objects there are without counting. Please use Numbots at home regularly to support this learning. Login details are in your child’s reading record.
Our Topic lessons will focus on discussions about the people who help us from the NHS, Military and people in our local community. We will discuss and explore different celebrations and festivals such as Diwali and Christmas and think about Armistice and Remembrance. We will continue to discuss the schools Core Value in our class worship time.
PE will be on a Wednesday, children should come to school in PE kit with suitable footwear that can be worn outside. Please remember that long hair should be tied up and no jewellery including earrings should be worn on PE day.
As the weather gets colder and more unpredictable it is important that your child brings a warm, waterproof coat to school each day. Fleeces are optional and can be left at school just in case they are needed. Please ensure all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces are labelled clearly. Don’t forget a water bottle and book bag including reading packs are needed each day!
A huge welcome to all our children and families starting at East Bierley this autumn. Our Reception class team is Mrs Clark, Miss Senior and Mrs Price. Mrs Winder will be in class too. We are so very excited to welcome you all to our class, school and community. It has been wonderful to meet you all during our home visits, thank you for welcoming us into your homes.
This term we will spend some time settling into our class, learning new routines and expectations and making lots of new friends. We will talk about our family and homes, our communities and where we belong.
We will start learning phonics using Essential Letters and Sounds and children will begin to bring home a reading book very soon. Please ensure that the book is returned to school each day, particularly on a Friday to ensure we are able to change the reading books.
PE will be on a Wednesday, please remember to come to school in PE kit (black bottoms, red t-shirt, school jumper/cardigan and plain dark trainers suitable to play outside in. You will stay in PE kit all day, so jogging bottoms/leggings are preferable as we will be playing outside. You will also need to bring a water bottle, a book bag if you have one and a warm, waterproof day every day!
Your child’s learning journey will be on Tapestry, you should now have received an activation link via email. We use Tapestry to share snapshots of our learning with you and encourage you to share wow moments from home with us at school. We will also share class information and termly activities for you to do together at home. You can find key information regarding our curriculum and links to further information in Memos and Documents.
We are very much looking forward to an amazing term with all our new children.