Reception 2018 - 2019

Miss Vaughan

Welcome to  Reception.

With Miss Vaughan, Mrs Bristow and Mrs Williams.

We can't believe that this is our last half term together, as Reception. The year has flown by!Image result for star in the jar

Our learning for this half term is based on the story 'Star in the Jar' by Sam Hay and Sarah Massini. 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 a little boy who stumbles across a special star which he puts in a jar and takes on adventures. But the star misses its home. Can the children help the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back? The main themes that underpin this text, that we will be following and exploring are 'treasure', 'achievement' and 'friendship.' 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 continue to look 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. 

Important dates this term

Sports Morning and Family Picnic- Wednesday 12th June

Gypsy Wood Trip- Friday 21st June 

Inspire Day- Wednesday 3rd July 

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Thank you for your continued support. 

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 981140