Ash & Elm -Reception
For children starting school in September 2023.
Welcome to Reception
Our teachers are Mrs Earl, Mrs Parker, Mrs Eastham, Miss Carlton and Mrs Clarke.
We are all very excited to begin a new school year at Aughton Town Green and being in Reception means we have lots of fun and do lots of exciting activities. It will be an action packed term as our topics include learning all about Ourselves, healthy eating, Autumn and Where we live. We will then be celebrating Christmas!
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
English - We do phonics everyday and this term we are learning to read and write new sounds and begin to blend these sounds in words to read simple words. We will start to learn some 'tricky' words and use these words in our reading and writing. Everyday we share stories - these can be 'big books', books we have brought from home or books from our class library. We will begin to write lots of words and short sentences.
Maths - This term, we will learn about all about numbers, counting, subitising and thinking about our number bonds in all the numbers to 10. We will use all these skills in different activities around the classroom.
Important days to remember:
Reading - We will read in school 3 times each week. We will bring home 1 book for you to read to us and our school book will be accessed online. We will also bring home a shared, mostly decodable, book but we will still need some help with this book as it may have sounds and tricky words in it that we haven't learnt yet. We bring home tricky words to learn each Thursday. Please can you make sure you read with your child for 5 minutes each night and practice their tricky words.
ASH class will change their Shared book on a TUESDAY.
ELM class will change their Shared book on a WEDNESDAY.
News Homework - Given out on a Friday and is to be returned by Monday.
Phonics Homework - Given out on a Friday and is to be returned by Wednesday.
PE - THURSDAY this term. (the children must have their PE kits in school - Navy shorts, red t-shirt and PUMPS. No trainers please as our PE is indoors.) The children will get themselves changed for PE in school.
PLEASE ENSURE ALL ITEMS OF SCHOOL UNIFORM ARE NAMED, ESPECIALLY PE KITS. COATS, WATER BOTTLES & SNACK POTS.
Please remember to check the Class Dojo stories as we will post lots of pictures of activities we have been doing in school.
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 Relationships) 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. This year a statutory Baseline has been introduced which will be completed within the first half term. All activities are practical and engaging for the children. 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 observations and planned tasks. Our children's progress and achievements are recorded using the Evidence Me app. At the end of the year the children's progress is assessed against the Early Learning Goals.
We have attached links to both the updated Development Matters document and the updated Early Learning Goals.