Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Egerton

Dear Parents and Carers,

This half term our topic is Dinosaurs. We will begin our topic with an intriguing dinosaur hunt. We will follow clues and explore our environment until we find the creature that laid the eggs; suspiciously nested in our classroom! We will then continue our learning through the use of non-fiction texts about lots of different dinosaurs. These include the T-Rex, Triceratops and Pterodactyl, amongst others. We will look at their features and compare them to each other. Moving on from that we will look at a series of fiction books including Dylan’s Amazing Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Drip and A Dinosaur Called Tiny.

The children are doing really well with their phonics homework and we appreciate your continued support with this alongside their reading. We are well underway now learning our phase 3 sounds. The children are beginning to apply them in both reading and writing which is fantastic.

Free choice books seem to be going down a treat! Many children have excitingly told me about the book they have chosen and it is a pleasure to hear their love of reading develop. Running alongside this I am pleased to have many parents contact me to pop in for our ‘Star Reader’ opportunities. The children feel so excited and proud when it is their relative coming in. If you haven’t yet booked in, do see if you can! Younger siblings are more than welcome to tag along and join in with our story time.

We are moving onto teen numbers in maths! We will continue to find number bonds, consider what one more is and one less as well as halving numbers and doubling numbers. New for this half term is the introduction of odd and even numbers, place value (e.g. 11 is 1 ten and 1 one) and subtraction!

As always, it is a pleasure to teach your children and see their pride as they achieve new things. We pride ourselves in working closely with parents, please feel free to email me or have a brief chat to me at the door any time.

Things to remember...........

Phonics Pack- really useful resource to support the teaching of phonics at home.

Reading books are changed each week, on the same day. Please record in the homework diary each time your child reads. Free choice can be changed at the door every morning, as much as you want. Please refer to your bookmark for further guidance. If books haven’t been read, we will not change them. Please, please aim to read every day with your child. It is the biggest and most valuable thing you can do to support their academic development at this stage.

Celebration Assembly- every Friday. Bring in any awards your child has achieved outside of school, it is lovely to acknowledge such wonderful achievements.

Parent Helpers- parents and grandparents are always HUGELY appreciated here in Reception. If you’d like to come in and help on an ad-hoc basic or routinely for as little or long as you want please see me.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Hannah Egerton

Reception Class Teacher

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