Welcome to Reception Class
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Roche School. This is an exciting term for all of your children who are just beginning their school career; each term you will receive a letter giving you some information about the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and some practical ideas about how you can support your child’s learning at home.
In the Foundation
This term the children will become explorers and they will begin by exploring the school environment, comparing trees and plants and learning about the animals that may live in the school garden. They will talk about and sort animals and discuss similarities and differences. Later in the
The children will be introduced to computers this term and learn how to turn it on, use the
Our literacy work will begin by encouraging all the children to
Our literacy targets for the term are:
- To speak clearly and to be able to talk about personal experiences.
- To begin to hear and identify initial sounds (phonemes) in words.
- To re-tell a familiar story by looking at pictures.
We will begin the term by learning rhymes and reading texts with a repetitive pattern that encourage the children to learn and predict what may happen next. This term we will
Please help your child by reading with your child every day at home and encouraging them to tell you about the stories that you share together. For each DAY they read a book (reading books or own book) at home they receive a paper book symbol to go on their book reading tower in school. At the end of each
Each week in the Reception class the children will be learning new phonemes, (letter sounds) to support them with their reading and writing. Each new phoneme will be put into their homework books with the action. Please practice these phonemes regularly. Simple games like ‘I Spy,’ will help your child
We aim to read with the children at least once a week in school, but they also read in small groups in a guided reading session where they are taught specific reading strategies. If you have any spare time and would like to listen to children read at school, please contact me.
The children’s numeracy targets for this term are:-
- to count 10 objects correctly
- to use the language more and fewer to compare sets
- to choose the correct number to show numbers 1-10 (moving on to 20 if secure)
In the Reception
Our creative work will focus on using paint to create different effects to create pictures. In
We are very fortunate at Roche to have a super outdoor learning environment and we make the most of this throughout the year.
Please encourage your child to talk about their experiences at school. Look in the children’s red reading bags each Wednesdays for a newsletter that will keep you informed of any important dates etc. or look on Roche School’s
Nikki Winch (Reception Class Teacher)
Carole Grigg (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Michelle Kent (Teaching Assistant)