Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Vaughan

Welcome to Reception

With Miss Vaughan, Mrs Bristow, Mrs Williams and Mrs Barber.

A very warm welcome to all of our families. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Here is to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020! We really look forward to working with you and your children and continuing our journey together. 

We open the classroom door at 8:45am each morning and we do encourage parents to help children hang their belongings and come in to the classroom, each morning, to complete a morning activity. Should you need to talk to a member of staff during this time, then please feel free to do so. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of staff at the end of the day should you need to. 

Image result for the gingerbread man, my favourite fairytales Our learning in Reception is based very much around a creative curriculum that excites, stimulates, motivates and gives children a real sense of ‘purpose’ to learning. Our learning for this half term is based on the traditional story 'The Gingerbread Man.' As a class we will be going into 'story world'. We will be using our magic story dust and our imaginations to bring the story to life. We will follow the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' as he runs away from The Little Old Lady and The Little Old Man. We will follow his adventure as he continues to run from other obstacles including animals and humans that want to eat him. Will any of them finally be able to catch The Gingerbread Man? Will the children be able to help him along the way?  As part of this term's whole-school theme of 'The Legacy of Adventure,' the main themes that underpin this text, that we will be following and exploring are 'safety and risk,' 'trust and honesty' and 'responsibilities to others.' There will be a strong focus on developing communication and language skills through the use of this text. 

This term, in 'Phonics' we will be continuing to follow our Phonics programme. Each day your child will be introduced to a new letter sound. Don't forget to ask your child, each day, what sound they have learnt and how it looks written down! Homework will also be coming home this term. It will be given out on a Friday with the expectation that it is completed and handed back in on the following Wednesday. 

We work very hard in developing our children's competence in Reading and love of books. We ask that you read with your child five times a week and record in your child's reading diary each time your child completes a read. You will receive three books from school, a week, one of which will be a school library book. The expectation is that your child reads their two school reading books to you and their school library book can be shared between yourself and your child. Should your child wish to read a book from home, this is absolutely encouraged and if they do please also record this as a read in their reading diary. 

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PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Children’s PE kits will remain in school each week. We will send them home in the Christmas holidays for a wash!



We will be keeping you up to date with our learning through your child's electronic learning journey on Tapestry. Any 'wow' moments that your child has out of school or learning that takes place, please, please upload it to your child's learning journal. We love to see what your child has been doing at home and it really helps us to build a holistic picture of your child's progress. 

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Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650