Reception 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Reception's class page
Teachers & Teams
Mrs Till (Class Teacher) – Red Team
Miss Welch (Class Assistant) - Yellow Team
Miss Graystone (Student Teacher)
Mrs Clarkson (PPA cover on a Friday)
Mrs Rea (Class Teacher) – Blue Team
Miss Reed (Class Assistant) – Green Team
Miss Hemingway (1:1 assistant)
Mrs Gray (PPA cover on a Friday)
*Our first PE lesson will be on Monday 16th September.
PE will be on a Monday morning, please ensure your child has their PE bag in school at all times, we will send these home at half term for a wash.
*Childrens reading diaries and a lilac reading book will be sent home on Monday 9th September. The lilac books encourage children to tell a story using the pictures.
Children in Reception are expected to read at home at least 5 times per week. For each time they read and it is recorded in their school planner (signed by an adult), they receive a stamp. When they complete the 5 reading sessions per week, they gain a sticker. If they receive 12 stickers by the end of the Autumn term (one for each week at school with an allowance of two weeks where the full reading quota may not have been met), they will be included in the Reading Treat. This is where the children choose their activity for an afternoon at the end of the term and also receive a certificate.
Miss Allan and Mrs Till have been exploring Offley’s outdoor area and we have been looking for science around us.
‘This is science because the leaves are changing colour showing seasonal change’
Our challenge for parents and children of Offley is to take a selfie of science found in your home and local community. Post your selfies with the caption ‘This is science because…’ or bring them into school for us to see! Have fun hunting for science!
Use the hashtag #sciselfie
- MYSTERY READER. As a school we have moved our whole school celebration assembly to 2.40 on a Friday. Therefore, we will have to change our mystery reader day to a Thursday- apologies! Therefore, on Thursday's at 2:45 we like to have a Mystery Reader in our class to read to the children.You will usually come to the office and sign in as a visitor.Also, please bring 2/3 of your favourite books to read. If this is something you would like to do please speak to your class teacher or write a note inside your child's diary to book in a Mystery Reader slot - the children absolutely love having mystery readers!
It has been another super week in Reception Class!
This week the children have been practicing their Christmas show, using catalogues to create Christmas wish lists, buying toys at the Christmas toy shop, using shapes to make pictures, making paper chains and on the writing table children have been writing lists to Santa!
In phonics this week we have been looking at the ‘th’ sound. We have been learning how it can be a hard and a soft sound such as ‘tooth’ or ‘this’. To practice reading and applying this sound we have been playing buried treasure and using our phonics skills to help us write words and even sentences!
In maths this week we have been looking at the number 8. We were discussing the meaning of ‘octo’ like in octopus and octoblock! Then each child made a numbered octopus for themselves making sure they counted out 8 tentacles and the children drew on ‘suckers’ ordering the amount from 1-8.
This week we have also had our whole school recycled Christmas tree decoration competition and we had a winner from our class! We now just need to wait and find out who wins out of the whole school…
This week we have also been looking at our 'mindset' and how there are some things we can do and that we're really good at as well as some things that we cant do YET! We introduced this concept through the story of 'Giraffes Cant Dance'. During continuous provision the children had a go at writing what they can and cant do ...YET!
Next week we have our Christmas Play to perform – the children have been working so incredibly hard to learn their parts! We’re very proud of them : )
The Reception Team
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