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Autumn Term


We hope you have all had a lovely half-term holiday and are ready for the fun to begin again!


The staff that are in our Reception class include: Mrs Cowell, Mrs Valli, Mrs Maqsood, Miss Sadia and Mrs Solkar. 


Homework: Every Friday homework will be sent home in their yellow homework books. Homework includes reading 3 times a week and two other activities (these may include phonics, maths or a topic focus). Please continue to use the 'My Spell Book' to practice your spellings each week. Please check the explanation on how to use this book within the front cover as the children need to write each word under each column. 


Key dates for reception: 

TBA - A parent meeting will be arranged for this half term regarding 'Reading and Phonics in the Reception Year'. Please do attend as it is an informative meeting on how to support your child's development for reading and writing. A letter or text will be sent out to inform you of the date for this meeting. 

W.b: 11.11.19 Anti-bullying week.

15.11.19 Wear dots and spots for Children in Need. 

22.11.19 Some children from Reception sharing their learning in Golden assembly.

13.12.19 Winter Fayre - able to collect your child early in the afternoon from the Early Years office. 

17.12.19 Christmas Panto Trip.

18.12.19 Christmas Productions. 

19.12.19 Toy afternoon and Christmas party. 

20.12.19 Brookhouse Cinema and children finish at 1:30pm. 


Our topic this term is: Changes in Time (Seasons) 


English - This term we are continuing to use our phonics sessions to learn new sounds and begin to blend words in order to read and write. We use sound buttons and 'Freddie Frog Fingers' to segment each sound in words and begin to blend to say the word. This will be demonstrated in the Parent Meeting happening this half-term. We have begun to read key words and are more confident in blending. Whole class reading sessions will be done to provide daily opportunities to read words and simple sentences. The stories that we are going to focus on are Room on the Broom, Percy the Park Keeper and Stick Man.  


Maths - This term we are exploring using number, such as measuring and grouping. We will begin to use vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction. We will also start to explore time (linked to our topic) and identify the different parts to the day - morning, lunch time, afternoon, and evening. We also enjoy playing 'What's the time Mr. Wolf?' 


Topic - Well done for some amazing pieces of homework in preparation for our new topic! The children have been busy exploring the 4 different seasons in the year and we have displayed the posters that are full of information on our topic display in class. 


Personal,Social and Emotional Development - This term focuses on responsibility and how we need to think about our own learning and actions. We will look at what we can do and talk about ourselves in positive terms.  smiley


Mrs Cowell, Mrs Valli, Miss Sadia, Mrs Maqsood and Mrs Solkar.