Reception 2018 - 2019

Miss Vaughan

Welcome to  Reception.

With Miss Vaughan, Mrs Bristow and Mrs Williams.

It seems like a lifetime ago that we were at Caernarfon Castle on the last day of term, what a fantastic day we had! We hope that you have all had a lovely Spring Break!Image result for the tiger who came to tea

Our learning for this half term is based on the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by the wonderful Judith Kerr. 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 classic story of a little girl called Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? They certainly don't expect to see a big furry, stripy tiger at the door! The main themes that underpin this text, that we will be following and exploring are 'customs', 'strangers' and 'food.' There will be a strong focus on developing communication and language skills through the use of this text. 

During this term we will be continuing with our daily 'Phonic' sessions. Children will be learning how to read and write 'tricky words' such as 'he', 'I', 'the' etc- words which are not phonetically plausible when reading and writing them. We will continue to recap digraph sounds and will be applying our phonic knowledge to carry out reading and writing activities. This term we will also begin to start looking at alternative sounds  in words e.g. 'ay' as in 'day' and 'ur' as in 'hurt'. Homework will be sent out on a Monday with the expectation that it is completed and handed in by Friday of that week. 

We will continue to 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. 

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 981140