It has been an amazing couple of weeks in Reception. We have now started our talk for writing. We have settled into our keyworker groups. We have explored environmental sounds and instruments in phonics. Investigated shape, number and money in maths. The children had great fun on our Autumn walk to Staunton Country Park collecting lots of Autumn goodies to use in the classroom.
Talk for Writing
We have started our talk for writing and this term we have been learning Humpty Dumpty and Hickory Dickory Dock. The children have learnt the rhymes and developed actions to accompany the rhyme. We have written story maps for these rhymes and finally we change parts of the rhymes to create our own. The children have really engaged in this and we have seen some wonderful writing and creative thinking.
On Tuesday we went on our Autumn walk. The weather was perfect and the children were all very excited. It was a long walk for many but when we got there the children loved collecting lots of different things that reminded them of Autumn. The children collected lots of different colours and different types of leaves, they found conkers and husks. Some children found seed pods and a few children found acorns.
Thursday was superhero day and it was lovely to see lots of children dressing up as their favourite superhero.
The week beginning 9th October 2017 you have the opportunity to come to parents evening. We have decided to have group parent evening dates so you all can meet your child’s keyworker. There will opportunities for you to find out how well your child has settled and share any concerns you may have. The classroom is free for the group so you and your child can play together and have an informal chat with any of the teachers in the classroom.
Key Worker Groups
Your children are now in their key worker groups. Within these groups they will be developing their phonic and number knowledge. They will also have the opportunity to engage in targeted activities especially designed for children’s individual needs. These groups are very important to the children as they are assigned an adult who will monitor their development and often record each child successes.
Parents Evenings to meet your child’s key worker are:-
Puppies – Monday 9th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Horses – Tuesday 10th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Cows – Wednesday 11th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Pigs – Thursday 12th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Goats – Friday 13th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Chicks – Monday 16th October – 3:30pm to 4:00pm or 5:00pm to 5:30pm