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Reception Birch

Welcome to Reception Birch

Welcome to Reception Birch. There are 18 children in our class. There are 10 girls and 8 boys. Miss Walker is the class teacher and our teaching assistant is Mrs Naz. 

 

Early Years

There are seven areas of learning In Early Years that we will be focusing on throughout the year in Reception.  These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the world and Expressive Arts and Design. 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  • Respect everyone and everything.

  • Be a good listener and try your best.

  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.

  • Show good manners

Our Targets Autumn

 

Literacy

To learn phase 2 sounds

To hear initial sounds and more sounds in words

To begin to write CVC words 

 

Numeracy 

To use mathematical names to describe 2D shapes

To count objects with 1.1 co-ordination  

To say the number that is one more than a given number

Reading Books

Children will have an individual reading and library book to take home weekly. They have already read the book at school so please help them to practise reading it at home. Don’t forget to write a comment so that we can see that they have read. When they have read 25 books at home, they are awarded the bronze Reading Olympic certificate in assembly. The next challenge is to read 50 books for the silver award and then 100 books for the gold award.

 

Homework Sheets

The children will have new homework every Friday. The homework will also give you an overview of what they have been learning during the week. Please complete the homework activities with your child and ensure that your child brings their homework back every week. We hand in our homework books every Tuesday. 

 

 

British Values

As part of our British Values in Reception we will be learning about Democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes for example a class vote for who will be part of the School Council. The importance of valuing each others feelings and views will be embedded in the day to day learning. The children will be taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. This will also be linked to the wider community such as the police and people who help us.

 

Children will always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices. As part of our topics such as All About Me, we will be learning about how we are all different and how this should be celebrated. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions. Mutual respect and tolerance will be part of the underpinning the values in Reception. An ethos of inclusion will be embedded where the children are sensitive to the needs and beliefs of others. This will be encouraged through the importance of sharing and respecting opinions. 

 

Our topics in Reception 

Autumn 1 All about me
Autumn 2 Festivals, light and colour
Spring 1 Traditional tales
Spring 2 Under the sea
Summer 1 Minibeasts
Summer 2 Animals

 

Timetable

8.45-9.00

9.00-9.05

9.05-9.20

9.20-11.00

11.00-11.20

11.20-11.50

11.55-1.00

1.00-1.15

1.15-1.30

1.30-3.00

3.00-3.15

Monday

Register/

name writing intervention

Wake up shake up

Literacy/C&L input

Free flow/

Guided groups/

Observations

Phonics

Guided Reading

Free flow reading activities

15 mins - Teacher to have group and then 15 min TA to have a group (different guided reading group)

Lunch

Register / Wake up shake up

PSED/RE Input

RE group work/circle time/1:1 Readers

PPA (HB, AW)

Music 2.30-3.00

Story /Singing time

Tuesday

Register/

name writing intervention

Wake up shake up

Literacy/C&L input

Free flow/

Guided groups/

Observations

Phonics

Guided Reading

Free flow reading activities

15 mins - Teacher to have group and then 15 min TA to have a group (different guided reading group)

Register / Wake up shake up

Maths Input

Maths Free flow/group work/1:1 Readers

Story /Singing time

Wednesday

Register/

name writing intervention

Wake up shake up

Literacy/C&L input

Free flow/

Guided groups/

Observations

Phonics

Guided Reading

Free flow reading activities

15 mins - Teacher to have group and then 15 min TA to have a group (different guided reading group)

Register / Wake up shake up

Maths Input

1.15-2.15 PE Gym

Range of Maths Free flow activities, access learning before and after PE/gross and fine motor skills

Story /Singing time

Thursday

Register/

name writing intervention

Wake up shake up

Literacy/ C&L / UTW input

Free flow/

Guided groups/

Observations

Phonics

Guided Reading

Free flow reading activities

15 mins - Teacher to have group and then 15 min TA to have a group (different guided reading group)

Register / Wake up shake up

 

Maths Input

Maths Free flow/group work/1:1 Readers

Story / Paired Reading

Friday

Register/

name writing intervention

Wake up shake up

 

Literacy/C&L input colourful semantics

Stay and Play/Stay and Read – demonstrate how to play, share, read together, use this time for parent reading group weekly

Free flow/

Guided groups/

Observations

Phonics

Guided Reading

Free flow reading activities

15 mins - Teacher to have group and then 15 min TA to have a group (different guided reading group)

Register / Wake up shake up

 

 

 

Maths Input

Maths Free flow/group work/1:1 Readers

 

Story / Singing time

Our Reading Corner 

 

Our Author of the term - Autumn 1

Martin Waddell