Welcome to Reception at Oldswinford C of E Primary
Where we ‘Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.’
The Reception team:
Mrs Preece (FSLion) and Miss Thomas (FSCrystal) with Mrs Harris and Miss Carton.
This half term our focus will be on 'Dinosaurs' .
We will continue to practise reading and writing cvc words and sentences.
We will be consolidating the following sounds:- j, v, w, x, y, z, zz and qu and tricky words:- he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all are.
We will learn the following sounds:- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa
We will also continue to practise reading and writing the tricky words and our names.
In maths we will be learning about length, height and time. We will also be 'Building 9 and 10', please see below for the small steps that are included:-
Length, height and time
Step1- Explore length,
Step 2- Compare length,
Step 3- Explore height,
Step 4- Compare height,
Step 5- Talk about time,
Step 6- Order and sequence time.
Building 9 and 10
Step 1- Find 9 and 10
Step 2- Compare numbers to 10
Step 3- Represent 9 and 10
Step 4- Conceptual subitising to 10
Step 5- 1 more
Step 6- 1 less
Step 7- Composition to 10
Step 8- Bonds to 10 (2 parts)
Step 9- Make arrangements to 10
Step 10- Bonds to 10 (part 3)
Step 11- Doubles to 10 (find a double)
Step 12- Doubles to 10 (make a double)
Step 13- Explore even and odd
Our question for this half term is:-
Who is special to Christians?
Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?
At Oldswinford C.E. Primary school we believe that the children’s time in Foundation Stage, the Reception class, is one of the most important times in their school life. This lays the foundation for their learning and development for the rest of their education. We work hard to nurture and care for the children and seek to make school an enjoyable and exciting place to be. Children will be able to free-flow through the two rooms and ‘middle area’ throughout most of the day with children from both classes so they can make great friendships.
There are seven main areas of learning which are split into prime areas of :
Then we have ;
Each area of learning is implemented through planned, purposeful play. This takes place through a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities. Play is essential to help children relate to others, build their confidence, explore their surroundings, and think critically.
The progress the children make is assessed by 17 Early learning Goals.
What to expect in Reception
We have daily maths and phonics sessions as well as talk for writing and kinetic letters most days. We hope to put on a workshop in the Autumn term to show some of what we do.
The children have two P.E. sessions each week, so please make sure the children have had their earrings removed on those days. These will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. We shall not be beginning P.E. straight away so you have plenty time to sort a P.E. kit!
All children learn at different rates so we differentiate our experiences so all can learn effectively. Parents/Carers will be sent a dojo link so they can see weekly updates and photos of what the children are currently learning and experiencing. Always helpful when a child replies ‘we just played’, to a question about their day!
Please make sure a water bottle is sent into school each day.
We do not set specific homework but there are ways you can support your child’s learning at home which we would always encourage.
The boost reading platform.
This is an online account where you can access books uploaded by the class teacher, these books will be appropriate to your child's book band. We still encourage reading the same book frequently but you can mix it up with one of these too. You can also write these in the reading diary and they will count to climbing up the rainbow or up to the moon! Please don't rush through them, it isn't a race! There are only a certain number of books per band. If you happen to run out just let us know and we will try and upload some more as soon as possible.
Here is the website https://boost-learning.com/
Your child's logon is in the following format:
last name followed by first initial
password is your child's first name.