Welcome to Reception
Our PE day will be Wednesday, please remember to come to school in your PE kit. You will stay in PE kit all day, so jogging bottoms/leggings are preferable as we will be playing outside.
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.