Reception

 Welcome to Reception

Teacher: Miss Doyle

Level 3 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bromley

Level 2 Teaching Assistant: Miss Wilson

We strive to create a happy, creative environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.  We are always available at the end of the day if you wish to speak to us about anything!

Our topic this half term (Spring 1) – Toys!

Please send any WOW moments or wintry photographs to me on the email address below:

katie.doyle@britannia.lancs.sch.uk

We are having our half termly Stay and Play session on Tuesday 30th January 2-3pm. Please bring along a favourite board game!

Please see the weekly newsletters (which are emailed to all parents on a Friday) for important information and dates.

Weekly Newsletters: Friday 12th January Friday 19th January

Please make sure that all clothing is labelled! If you are missing any items, please see a member of the Reception Team.

We have been having lots of fun in our class. We have used the snow to conduct our own scientific investigations around melting. The children are beginning to use scientific terms in their every day play, too! We will be looking at a different scientific experiment each week.

In Reception we are having a big push on reading. All the children have daily phonics lessons in small groups as well as weekly Guided Reading with Miss Doyle. Every child will read to either the teacher or a TA on a Thursday, as well as one or more other days in the week. It would be great if you could aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week.

As part of our curriculum on Understanding the World, the children have been looking at local maps of the school. We have found each and every one of our houses on the map and have been having lots of mathematical discussions about who has to travel to furthest distances. We are going to use these maps to plan our own Welly Walk route.

All of the children in Reception are great little mathematicians. We carry out investigations involving number, shape, space and measure on a daily basis. Please support your child at home by doing lots of counting games as well as shape hunts. If you need any further ideas please do not hesitate to get in touch with Miss Doyle.

 

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Useful links for Phonics:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.galacticphonics.com

www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics