Reception 2021 - 2022
With Miss Vaughan, Mrs Bristow and Mrs Williams.
A big, warm welcome to all of our children and families. We hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable summer and that you find this page useful. Over the next couple of weeks we will be supporting your child in their transition into Reception. We will spend time focusing on rules, routines and behaviour and learning expectations. We will also spend time getting to know your child really well, including carrying out baseline assessments. More information about these can be found in the 'files to download' section below, named 'baseline information for parents.'
From September 2021 a new framework has been introduced into Early Years. To find out more about this framework and how we use it to assess how the children make progress, please see the files below named 'New EYFS framwork- Guide for families' and 'EYFS Areas of Learning.'
Here at Highfield we have an over arching theme, each term, which runs through the whole of the school. This term it is ‘Wildlife Connections: Conservation in Action.’ In Reception, we explore each theme through a 'Narrative Immersion Curriculum.' Each term the story box gifts us a new text. As we enter story world we learn how the plot of the story unfolds and we get to know each character well, often helping the different characters to overcome problems along the way! This term our story is called 'Lost and Found,' by Oliver Jeffers. Through this text we will explore the themes 'belonging and friendship,' 'helping others' and ‘problem solving.' We will work together to solve challenges and help Jeffrey (a little boy) when a lost penguin shows up at his door. What is a boy to do in this situation? Find out where it came from, of course, and return it. But will the children be able to help Jeffrey on his long and difficult journey, to the South Pole, in his row boat?
The planning for this narrative can be found below in the 'files to download' section.
Reading and fostering a love of books is an integral part of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your child will bring home two books a week. One book will be a library book which is to be shared between yourself and your child. The other book will be from our reading scheme 'Big Cat Collins.' It is expected that your child reads these books to you. As your child's phonics skills and knowledge progress, they will be able to 'wow' you with their early reading skills. Books will be sent home on a Monday and should be returned to school on a Friday.
Here at Highfield, we use an online learning journal called 'Tapestry' to record your child's learning. This will allow you to see any observations, pictures and videos that we have made of your child in the learning environment. It is used as a communication tool between school and home and so we very much encourage you to add your own observations to your child's learning journal as much as you can. We absolutely love to see what your child has been learning at home. We have added a guide to the files below named 'How-to guide for creating observations' which tells you step-by-step what to include in your observations.
Things to note:
PE is on a Tuesday. On this day, please send your child dressed in their PE kit to school.
Some useful websites:
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ (using your own personal login)
Files to Download
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