Welcome to Reception
Our teachers are Mrs Earl, Miss Cook, Mrs May, Mrs Harden and Mrs Skirenko.
Being in Reception means we have lots of fun and do lots of exciting activities.
We are always very busy in class and are looking forward to our first term at Aughton Town Green. It will be an action packed term as we will be getting used to our new routines, staying for lunch for the first time, having our first PE lesson and making lots of new friends. This term we are also going on an Autumn Walk, having a Teddy Bear's Picnic and taking part in our Christmas production.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
English - We do phonics everyday and learn a new sound each day. Everyday we share stories - these can be 'big books', books we have brought from home or books from our class library. In the first term we will begin to read in small groups.
We will send your child's reading book home everyday, please can you make sure you read with your child for 5 minutes each night.
Maths - This first term, we are focussing on recognising, ordering and counting using numbers to 10, then 20. We enjoy applying our mathematical knowledge and skills to challenges and investigations.
Topic - Our topics for the term are 'Ourselves', 'Autumn' and 'Teddy Bears'. At the end of the term, we will also be focussing on 'Christmas' - this will be very exciting!
Important days to remember:
News and Phonics Homework - Given out on Friday. News to be returned by Monday. Phonics to be returned by Wednesday.
PE - Friday (the PE kits will stay in school until the end of term).
The Early Years Curriculum
Planning for our children's learning is based on the government publication 'Development Matters for the Early Years Foundation Stage'. This provides guidance on the stages of development (Unique Child), how children's learning can be supported by adults (Positive Realtionships) and the activities and resources provided (Enabling Environments), both indoors and out.
All the children are assessed on entry (in September) to determine their individual starting points. Topics are then planned which take into account the stages of the children's development, their learning needs and their interests.
Assessment is ongoing through observatons and planned tasks. Our children's progress and achievements are recorded using the 2Simple app. At the end of the year the children's progress is assessed against the Early Learning Goals.