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Reception

 Autumn Term 

Visitors: This term we were very lucky to have a visit from the Fire Engine! They spoke to use about what number we needed to call if we needed help in an emergency the children were very good at remembering! The firefighters talked to us all about what incidents they get called to, and one of them got dressed into all the clothes he has to wear, including, boots, helmet, coat and gloves. They were then very lucky and all had a turn at sitting in the back of the fire engine, it was very high up! Finally they all had a chance at firing the hose across the carpark, they had to be very strong to hold it up and lots of water came out!

Also this term we were very lucky to have a visit from one of our parents who is a storyteller! She came and told the children two Autumn stories. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories, and joining in with the different actions throughout. They were excited to see a range of different puppets and to see different instruments being played.

 

Forest School: This term the children have really enjoyed going to forest school. The children have been exploring nature and enjoying being outdoors in their waterproof suits. They have enjoyed identifying signs of the seasons changing from summer to autumn to spring through walks, games and guided tasks.

Next term we will continue to explore the world around us, identifying new changes to the environment as winter turns to spring and learning to take risks and use tools.

Cooking: This term the children have loved cooking lots of different things! They have been busy making a range of things from bread and fruit salad to pancake monkeys and chocolate wreaths. As well as this, the children have practised holding and using cutlery correctly through activities such as spreading when adding toppings to bagels.

Next term will continue to make and taste lots of different foods, linking to our weekly topics, as well as continuing to use cutlery correctly and safely.

Topics: Throughout the Autumn Term the children have enjoyed looking at lots of different weekly topics. We have learnt about different seasons through our Autumn, Harvest and Winter topics. We have learnt about different celebrations around the world with our Diwali, Fireworks, Halloween and Poppies topics. The children enjoyed finding out about each other and sharing about their family with our all about me topic.

 

Christmas: The children have been very excited by Christmas this year! They have enjoyed exploring Christmas through small worlds and writing Christmas cards to family members, as well as building Santa’s sleigh and learning all  about the Nativity. The children were fantastic in their Christmas production ‘The Xmas Factor’; they worked so hard and sung so well. We are all very proud of them!

Key Information

 

Weekly guided reading groups are taking place, where the children share books as a group, explore different sounds and learn sight words. Make sure to check your child’s reading folder to see which exciting book they have bought home each week. In their folder there is a Reading Record where we will explain what we have done in Guided Reading each week. We would love you to record their reading progress each week so we can see what you have been doing at home! This can include other books you are reading with them as well as their book from school.

 

We will be having PE lessons on a Wednesday morning . We would appreciate it if all children could bring a full, named PE kit at all times. To support the children with their changing, please encourage independence at home. 

 

The children will be going to Forest School where they will be exploring the outdoors. Please ensure that your child always has wellington boots available and a warm, scarf and hat.

 

Every week the children will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The children will see how ingredients change as they are heated, mixed together or cooled. So that we can continue our learning around food, please remember to use ParentPay to make a contribution towards the cost of the ingredients.

 

Home Learning

Reading Books: The children will be bringing home their group reading book to share with you, please enjoy this and encourage them to pick our sounds in the story and read it together with you. It is important that this remains in their book bag when not being read.

 

Sounds: Please continue to work on sounding out the letters of the alphabet and spotting these using your alphabet mat.  Please continue to start blending sounds together to read words. 

 

Sight Words: Please continue to work through the children's sight word books, ticking off when they can confidently read and write them. 

 

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Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful year ahead!

CEOPS