Welcome to Reception!  The children have settled into school very well.  We are excited to start their learning journey with them.

This week the children have started learning their first sounds in phonics.  They are learning the sounds for the letters s, a, and t. Play eye spy with them – looking for things that start with those letters.  Practice writing the letters with them too.

Reading books are changed weekly.  Make sure you read to your child every night.  As they learn their sounds they will gradually be able to blend the sounds together to read their decodable phonics books.  We send three books home each week.  One is decodable for them to try and read to you, one is a simple banded book for you to read to them.  And one if a book they have chosen from our book corner for you to enjoy together.  Reading and talking about books will expand your child’s vocabulary and help them with their language and comprehension.

Maths: This week we have been learning about making repeating patterns and counting.

Topic:  Our topic is Family and friends.  You will get a letter asking you to make a heritage box and bring it into school.  This will be the homework project for the next two weeks.  We look forward to seeing them and finding out about all the new families.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any other the team working the Reception

Mrs Naylor (Voyager teacher)

Ms Blantern (Voyager Early Years Educator)

Mr Crick (Gemini teacher)

Ms Thomas (Gemini Early Years Educator)