Reception

Meet the Reception Team

 
Mrs Fowler Mrs Matthews

Mrs Herbert

Mrs Ramsden

Mrs Walter Mrs Tuck

Our team comprises of Mrs Fowler (EYFS Leader), Mrs Matthews (teacher), Mrs Ramsden, Miss Tuck and Mrs Walter.  Mrs Herbert also teaches all day on Friday's.

What we will be learning across the curriculum…

Phonics (letters & sounds) –The children are moving onto phase 3 of letters and sounds. They will be learning about diagraphs and trigraphs e.g oa and igh. We will be extending their segmenting and blending skills to include this new set of sounds. Visit the Phonics Play website for more info/help at home.

Reading –Please continue to show excitement when reading, whether it’s sharing a book or finding a sound or word. Remember to log it in your child’s reading record book as four reads at home entitles them to a RALF sticker which is celebrated at the beginning of the week (RALF-Reading and Learning is Fun). Rocket words are used to encourage your child to recognise common and tricky words from memory.

Writing – Children are being encouraged to think carefully about the sounds in words that they are attempting to write. During this term we expect the children to become more independent at hearing all the sounds in a word and writing the letter that links to the sound.

Maths – This half term we intend to take maths outside, linking up with our environment. We will be using the children’s interests and ideas as a starting point for their maths learning and incorporating provocations to develop counting, number recognition, shape and measure into their child initiated activities.

Latest EYFS Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current EYFS learning letter.

Home Learning

Home Learning ideas - Encourage independence: Encourage your child to start getting dressed by themselves or enter the classroom without you. We have WOW cheques in school to celebrate what your child does at home… anything from brushing their teeth by themselves - to challenging themselves to do something new.

READING – It is important that your child reads regularly.  Please sign their reading record book and if appropriate make a comment. Remember, if a child reads four times at home and it is noted in their reading diary they will get a RALF sticker. Please ensure your child’s reading book is in their book bag and bought to school every day.

WOW cheques - Please collect additional WOW cheques from the WOW board in your child’s class to celebrate what your child does at home… anything from brushing their teeth by themselves - to challenging themselves to do something new.

General information

  • Self-registering - Please encourage your child to be more independent and responsible when they arrive at school by saying your goodbyes outside. Learning activities now take place as soon as they arrive and it is important the children settle down to them quickly. Encourage your child to find their picture with their name on it when they arrive in the morning. They self-register by sticking their picture onto a number on the sea-life spaces.
  • Book Bags – All letters are placed inside book bags so please check them regularly. If your child does not have a book bag, letters will be paced in their tray.

  • Drinks and Fruit – Children have access to water throughout the day and fresh fruit at breaktime.
  • Lunches – If your child has a packed lunch, please ensure it contains healthy options. We are nut-free school so please ensure your child’s lunch does not contain any foods that contain nuts, including chocolate spread.

  • PE – Will be on Fridays. Please ensure your child has their coloured t-shirt and shorts in school. Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labeled to help with identification. Please ensure your child has their coloured t-shirt and shorts in school on a Monday.
  • Reading books - Please ensure your child’s reading book is in their book bag and bought to school every day.
  • SUN SAFETY– Please send your child to school with a sun hat, we spend a lot of time outside and we want to protect your children from the sun. Please also apply sun cream before they come to school for added protection.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.

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If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code

Great games that link to our phonics learning.

Phonics Play

Great games and programs to support all areas of learning.

Cbeebies

An award-winning website to help support children’s learning, both at home and at school.

Oxford Owl

Great maths games

Top Marks

Additional maths games

ICT Games

Addition games

Arcademic Skill Builders

Lots of interesting information about a variety of subjects.

DK Find Out!

Jolly Phonics Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

Can you recommend any good websites for your class page? Share them with your teacher!

 

 
 

St Andrew's Road
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3BJ

 

Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
Tel:
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710
Email: office@bridport.dorset.sch.uk