Welcome to Reception!
Wren Class: Mrs McKerrow (Monday, Tuesday, Friday), Miss Stockwell (Wednesday, Thursday) and Mrs Kehn-Alafun
Robin Class: Mrs Savage and Mrs Lowe
Our topic this term is:
- Flu immunisations will take place on Thursday 1st November
Checklist for parents:
- Please remember to name all items including school uniform, lunchboxes, P.E/forest school kit, coats etc.
- Please bring in your child’s book bag with their book or reading strips, their reading record and sound keyrings in every day. We do aim to try and read with your child once a week.
- Wellies and P.E. kits should be in school (starting after the October half term).
- Children will be carrying out their learning indoors and outdoors so please ensure they have their coats in school.
- P.E. will take place every Thursday this half term so please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school.
In Reception we value your contribution to your child’s learning. If you have something WOW you would like to share with us, then please fill in a WOW voucher to share with the class and so we can add them to your child’s learning journey. If you would like to bring in photos or any other achievements e.g. a medal for football, then please do so we can celebrate this with your child.
Important dates this term
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th November – parents evening
Monday 12th November – wear odd socks day, anti-bullying week
Friday 16th November – children in need – non-uniform day, £1 donation
19th November – road safety week
Friday 14th December – Christmas jumper/accessories/colours day, £1 donation
Friday 14th December – Reception, year 1 and 2 Nativity dress rehearsal – 9.15am (parents with siblings/children welcome). Entrance will be ticket only.
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December – Reception, year 1 and 2 Nativity – 9.15am, no siblings or children – crèche provided.
Friday 21st December – Good news certificate assembly, 9am – all parents welcome.
This half term we will be learning about different seasons and festivals through special deliveries from the Jolly postman.
The Jolly postman will write to the children each week and give them a set of questions that he needs answering around a certain season or festival.
Our first delivery will focus on bonfire night, we will look at why we celebrate it and how we celebrate it. We will also focus on how to be safe as well.
Then we will be learning about our heroes and looking at remembrance day through making poppies.
Our next theme will be learning about Autumn and the changes that happen. We will also look at what animals do in Autumn.
The Jolly postman will then ask the children to learn about Diwali and what it is and who celebrates it. We will also look at the story behind it.
Our final delivery in November will lead us to look at winter. We will look at the changes in winter, carry out some ice experiments and look at how animals cope in winter.
The Jolly postman will then share his Christmas story with us and ask us to learn about the different Christmas traditions that people celebrate around the world and we will look at the Christmas story.
The following week we will look at the decoration side of Christmas and the children will enjoy a range of Christmas craft experiences. We will learn about the magical side of Christmas by looking at the North pole and learning about Santa’s preparations.