Welcome to Reception class
2019 - 2020
Mum or Dad, Don't forget to join us for the Phonics Bingo
Prizes to be won!!!!!
Tuesday 12th November in the hall
Please keep an eye on our class page each half term we will update it and you may find useful tips and information to help support your child's learning.
Here is an overview of the Learning Challenges for 2019-20
Autumn 2's Learning Challenge: Does the moon ever go to sleep?
All about day and night
Autumn 1's Learning Challenge: Guess How Much I Love You?
All about me and my family
This is to help support your child's learning for this half term
Home Learning and Home Reading
1. Thank you for your help with your child's learning. The large blue 'Home Learning book' is due back every Wednesday.
2. School library books can be changed every Friday morning, you will be able to come into the classroom at 8.50am to choose a book with your child, these books are for you to read and talk about to your child a few times over the week. (see below why it is SO important to read to your child)
3. Phonics Bags, your child be given a Phonic Bag, please read the letter that is in the bag this will help you support their learning. We will add more sounds to the bags as the weeks progress. Remember even if your child knows the names and sounds of each letter they should be able to use them to build and make words before getting new letters.
4. Later in the term your child will get a reading book , this will be changed in school with the teachers. We encourage you to draw a smiley face or make a comment in the small yellow comment book.
Please look after the school books and phonic bags as they take such a long time to prepare.
We expect your child to bring their book bag to school everyday.
Thank you so much for your support in your child's learning
Why read to your child?
Follow this link to find out why it is SO important to read stories to your child... Bed time is the best time...…
Physical Education Lessons
Do not worry just yet about having a PE kit, we will inform you when they need it.
Please encourage your child to get dressed and undressed themselves so that they are independent when we start to change for PE.
Please encourage your child to use this formation when practising writing their name with you at home. Thank you.
Handwriting at St Anne's we follow the PenPals handwriting scheme. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly. The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top (apart from d and e).
Pattern practice and ‘play’ writing are an important part of handwriting development. Your child will be practicing letter formation in a number of exciting ways: in sand, using paint, in the air, on the interactive television screens and iPads, as well as on paper with a pencil!
useful link: http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/