Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Jaworski

Mrs Williams

Mrs Millington

Welcome to Reception! 

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning about in school and give you ideas for ways to help at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about how and what your child will be learning, please click on this link: Parents guide to the EYFS

Next week (wc 17 Dec) some of the things we will be doing include:

Sharing the story of 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth. Please find an online version of the story by following the link below.

One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

We will be having fun learning Christmas rhymes and songs with actions, such as 'When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney,' 'I'm a Little Snowman' and 'Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Lights.'

Our writing will focus on: 'If Santa was stuck up my chimney, I would...'

We will be encouraging the children to talk in school about how they celebrate special times of the year with their families. It would be really helpful if you could discuss the traditions that you uphold with your children, in order to prepare them for this.

Children will be playing a Christmas card diagraph matching game, in which they will be practising sounds learnt such as ee, sh, ch, th, ar, oa, igh and ai. They will also be going on a Christmas word hunt around the classroom and outside area.

Our maths challenge will involve investigating the capacity of different Christmas gift bags and boxes and ordering them based upon how much they hold.

We know that the children will enjoy the Christmassy creative activites we have instore for next week. They will be printing Christmas trees using bubble wrap and exploring colour by mixing powder paints into shaving foam!

We have found a great reading game at home that is free to play on a computer and we think the children will love it. 'Teach your monster to read' is interactive with lots to do and many skills to learn. It has been set up by the Usborne Foundation to support early literacy. Google it and register to play and take your child through the game as it progresses in difficulty. Please let us know how your child gets on but please do it with them, in case they learn some skills incorrectly. 

Just a reminder - all children will take their P.E. kits home on Thursday 20th to be washed. Please ensure that these are returned ready for our first P.E. lesson of the new year on Thursday 10th January

Dont forget that reading books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays, but only if your child has had a few practises at home. Please write a quick note or initial in the Reading Record Book, each time the book has been read.

Bedtime story books can be changed anytime during the school day - just remind your child to do this.

Remember that the last day of term is Thursday 20th December. School will be closed on 21st December. School will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019.

We look forward to a last week of term that is filled with Christmassy learning and fun!

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Reception Team smiley




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Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School

Walpole Street

Head teacher: Mr V O'Brien
SENCO: Mrs C Siddall

Main Contact: Please speak to Miss Myers, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Schumacher in the School Office with any queries.

Tel: 01244 981098


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