Welcome to Reception
Our teachers are Mrs Earl, Miss Cook, Mrs May, Mrs Harden, Mrs Skirenko and Mrs Woodward.
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 second term at Aughton Town Green. It will be an action packed term as we will be learning about Winter, Chinese New Year and Eggs. We will continue to have PE sessions on a Friday and will even learn a Chinese Dragon Dance.
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. Throughout this term we will continue 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 term, we are focusing on using numbers to 10, 20 then 30. We will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We will begin to use measure too We enjoy applying our mathematical knowledge and skills to challenges and investigations.
Topic - Our topics for the term are 'Winter', 'Chinese New Year' and 'Eggs and Life cycles'. At the end of the term, we will also be focusing on 'Easter' - 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. After February half term we will then send home Maths challenges instead of the phonics homework.
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.