Welcome to Reception!

Friday 09 September 2022

Welcome…

We’ve had a lovely few days welcoming the first group of children into Sunshine and Rainbow Class.

We can’t wait to see everyone next week and welcome more friends into Reception. Here’s a sneak peek of some activities that will be ready and waiting for you!

A little reminder…

Don’t forget to bring a spare pair of wellies that you can leave in school too- we have lots of outdoor fun, in all weathers!

PE days…

We will be starting PE lessons week commencing 19 September. Please send your child to school in PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays. Reception classes have swimming lessons on alternate weeks. Please bring a swimming costume and towel in a named bag, on the following dates:

Sunshine Class: 21 September, 05 October, 19 October

Rainbow Class: 28 September,  12 October, 2 November

Dates for your diary…

This year, we will be offering various opportunities for you to find out more about Early Years at school.

There’ll be stay and learn sessions where you can come into school and be part of a lesson.

Zooms, where you can find out about the Early Years curriculum from the comfort of your own home.

Then, opportunities to pop into school to share your child’s learning journey book with them.

We hope that you can join us for as many of these sessions as possible.

Stay and Play sessions

This is an opportunity for you to come into school to find out about the Early Years Curriculum and watch your child learning in school.

Funky Phonics Phase 2 – Wednesday 12 October 9.00 – 9.30

Marvellous Maths – Thursday 17 November 9.00 – 9.30

Funky Phonics Phase 3 – Monday 16 January 9.00 – 9.30

Fiddly Fingers – Friday 03 February 2.50 – 3.20

World Book Day – Thursday 02 March 9.00 – 9.30

Parent Partnerships Zooms

These 30 minute zoom sessions relate to various areas of the Early Years Curriculum. Join us to find out how and what your child will be learning at school.

An Overview of the EYFS – the curriculum, assessment and how you can get involved in your child’s learning journey. –  Thursday 15 September at 6pm

Storytime – snuggle up at home with your child and listen to a story.  –  Monday 19 September at 6pm

Early Reading – an introduction by your child’s class teacher to our reading scheme, Little Wandle  –  Wednesday 28 September at 6pm

Early Maths – supporting your child to become a confident mathematician – Monday 14 November at 6pm

Early Writing – supporting your child to become an independent writer – Wednesday 01 February at 6pm

If you’re interested in attending any of these Zoom workshops, please either send us a message on the School Gateway app or email the school office. We’ll then email the Zoom joining details out to all those who have expressed an interest.

 Learning Journey Drop In’s

An opportunity to “drop into” school and share your child’s learning journal with them. You are welcome to join one of the three sessions in the week.

9.00 – 9.30 Monday 12 December

9.00 – 9.30am Tuesday 13 December

3.30 – 4.00 Thursday 15 December

9.00 – 9.30 Monday 27 March

3.30 – 4.00 Tuesday 28 March

9.00 – 9.30 Thursday 30 March

9.00 – 9.30 Monday 10 July

9.00 – 9.30 Tuesday 11 July

3.30 – 4.00 Thursday 13 July

Keep in touch…

We love to receive emails and photos from home. If your child has been learning at home or achieved something outside of school, please let us know. We’ll share your child’s home news with their friends in class.