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Autumn 2

This half term we will begin by focusing on the book The Something. A story about a boy's ball that mysteriously disappears down a hole in his garden. The story will allow children to develop their imagination and speaking and listening skills. The children will also progress further in phase 2 phonics and begin to use this in their reading and writing. In maths we will be focusing on the value of number and pattern.

As we approach Christmas the children will learn about the true meaning of Christmas and we are hoping that although we can't have a Nativity performance in school this year we are hoping to record a short performance of songs for you to watch.

Welcome to RBD

 

A big welcome to all our children who have started Reception at St Christopher's after the summer break. We are delighted with how well the children have settled into RBD.

Class Teachers - Mrs Domagala (Mon-Wed)/Mrs Baxter (Wed/Fri)

Support staff-  Miss Gargan 

                        Miss Lamb

This year we will be following the New Early Years' adopter Curriculum and Development matters. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-adopter-schools-eyfs-framework

 

From Monday14th  September .

Children will be dropped off at the Nursery gate at 9.30. They will be collected at 2.45 from the Nursery gate too.  

 

Independent Learners

 

In Reception we encourage our children to be independent learners. We encourage them to choose activities, tidy up after themselves, access snack and dress and undress independently - this is something we support initially. We ask that you support us by encouraging your child to become more independent at home e.g. dressing and undressing, helping with jobs around the house. 

 

Autumn Term

 

Once the children have settled into Reception our first topic this term will be 'Amazing me and Our World'. 

 

Phonics

 

In Reception we teach phonics daily. Phonics is the learning and application of the letters and sounds children need in order to read and write. Phonics is split into phases based on children's development. Information and activities can be found at the following websites. Please use these at home to play games with your children and support their learning. 

www.phonicsplay.com

www.letters-and-sounds.com

 

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning is an important part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum so the children spend a lot of time outside. On sunny days please ensure your child has suncream, a cap and a water bottle. As the weather gets colder please ensure your child has a suitable coat, hat, scarf, gloves etc. Thank you.

 

PE

PE takes place on a Friday.  On PE day ( Friday) children will come in already dressed in their PE kits, wearing dark jogging bottoms and their school jumper over the top of it.  This is part of our COVID saftey guidance.

 

Book Bags

Children will read in class and we would encourgage you to read with them daily at home.  Children will be given a school reading book to share at home and we will follow Covid safety guidelines to ensure they are clean and sanitised before going out.

Oxford Owl have put an online library on their website if you need extra reading materials.

 

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Water bottle

Your child can bring water into school in a water bottle with a sports cap. The bottles need to be labelled with your child's name.

  

External Links

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/

https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

www.nrich.maths.org/early-years

 

Thank you.

Mrs Domagala and Mrs Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settling in to our new class!

We enjoyed learning the story 'Owl Babies', Look at some of the things we have been doing.

We have been reading 'Whatever Next'. The children enjoyed acting out the story and building their own rockets.

In RE our theme has been Welcome - Baptism. We acted out a baptism in class!

In Literacy we are reading 'The Something'. RBD found a hole in the classroom. We have been thinking about what could be inside!

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