Autumn Term - September 2019
Miss Duffy, Mrs Bacon, Miss Woods, Miss Johnson, Miss Orford and Mrs Slater would like to welcome you all to our new reception web page.
During the year we will keep you up to date with all our learning adventures, share our achievements and all of our news.
Next week we are looking forward to all the children coming together for their first full day at school. All teachers will greet the children on the main playground at 08.55. Could we kindly ask that ALL parents stand well back from the class lines.
Things to bring to school
* Gilmour School book bag
* Water bottle
* Gilmour School P.E. Kit in a school P.E. bag, including black pumps
*Gilmour School waterproof trousers and jacket
* Wellington Boots
ALL CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED
Over the coming weeks we will be having lots of fun getting to know each other and making new friends. The staff will be helping the children to settle into their beautiful new class, we will learn where to hang our coats, put our books bags, where our water bottles go and we will become familiar with our class routines. We will encourage the children to become independent learners, making decisions such as choosing where they would like to play. Sometimes we choose to learn and play in our indoor classroom and sometimes we choose our outdoor classroom. We will be practising putting on our waterproofs and wellington boots all by ourselves. We will enjoy preparing our own snack, making sandwiches and preparing our cereal.
We kindly ask families to keep encouraging the children to dress independently at home. This will help the children on our Physical Education days when we change into our P.E. kits.
Each day the children will participate in 30 minutes teacher directed phonic activities. Phonics time is great fun! To begin our phonic teaching we will be trying really hard to orally blend simple words such as dog, bin, mat, pin, map and dig. Please practise orally blending words at home. Next, encourage your child to segment the sounds they can hear in simple words, this will help to prepare your child for writing. Your child will bring home EYFS Reading and Phonics information leaflets. Both of these leaflets provide important information about segmenting and blending and supporting your child with their reading and writing.
Maths is Fun
In addition to phonics time each day the children will enjoy 30 minutes of teacher directed maths activities. We teach our number skills through fun and interactive activities. We will initially be revising ordering our numbers to 10. We will then have fun recognising and ordering our numbers to 20. During the first half term we will send home number flash cards, please use the provided flash cards to practise recalling and ordering numbers to 20. Use your flash cards to make up fun and interactive games that all the family can have fun playing. Don't forget lots of counting forwards and backwards. Counting when you are out and about is really useful too. Count the conkers and leaves you find on your trip to the park. Count how many seconds it takes to walk up the stairs. Look at door numbers on the way home from school. The list of opportunities is endless!
Things to practise at home:
(Remember to keep the learning fun, writing in unusual places, counting when out and about.)
* Dressing and undressing independently
*Recognising own name
*Writing name independently using the correct letter formation
*Orally segmenting and blending simple three letter words, b-a-t,
* Counting to 20 forwards and backwards, starting from a variety of points
* Recognising the numbers 1 - 20
* Writing our numbers correctly
Our Classroom door is always open, please call in at any time, we are here to help and support.
Miss Duffy, Miss Orford, Miss Woods and all the EYFS Team