Welcome to Reception!
Mrs Blogg is the class teacher and Mrs Lee is the teaching assistant. On this page you will find information about Reception class news.
To find out more about Early Years at St Luke's. visit our Early Years page.
Arrival and Collection Times
Children should use the one-way system to enter and exit school in September, entering and leaving via their external classroom door.
Children in Year R, 2 and 4 are expected to arrive between 8.45am-8.55am and be collected between 3.15pm and 3.25pm
Children in Year 1,3, 5 and 6 are expected to arrive between 8.50am-9.00am and be collected between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.
Where siblings are in classes with different arrival and collection times, they should arrive at 8.50am and be collected at 3.20pm.
Breakfast Club & After School Club - Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.
P.E. - Children in Class R will need to come to school wearing their school uniform every day but remember to ensure that their P.E. kit is in school on Tuesday and Friday, ready to change in to for P.E. lessons.
Link to School Uniform and P.E.Kit Expectations Page
Summer Term Learning
During the second half of the Summer term we will be learning about woodland animals and space. Our newsletter and curriculum map outline the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
In Reception, we place an emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using actions. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.
The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Reception. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and practise retelling them at home with your child using actions and expression.
|Date||Text Type||Text Title|
|Autumn 2021||Cumulative Tale||The Little Red Hen |
|Autumn 2021||Cumulative Tale||The Gingerbread Man|
|Spring 2022||Non-fiction||Dinosaur Egg Hunt|
|Spring 2022||Cumulative Tale||The Three Little Pigs|
|Summer 2022||Instructions||How to Make a Crazy Cake!|
|Summer 2022||Journey Tale||The Way Back Home|
In Literacy, we will be learning The Way Back Home tale. When we can retell the text, we will innovate it to make it our own (e.g. changing the details, characters or the story setting). We will start to learn to write simple words and sentences using our phonic knowledge and practise our letter formation and spelling of our tricky words learnt so far.
In the first part of the Summer term, we will be continuing to learn our Phase 4 phonics including long vowel sounds and words ending in -s /s/, -s /z/, -es, longer words and root words ending in -ing, -ed /t/, -ed /id/, /ed/, -ed /d/ using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. We will also be reviewing all of the tricky words taught so far as well as learning additional tricky words (words which cannot be sounded out). To find out more about how we teach phonics, visit our phonics page.
In Maths, children will be exploring how to:
Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) of number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts
Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system
Select, rotate and manipulate shapes to develop spatial reasoning skills.
Compare length, weight and capacity.
Tell the time on the hour
We will be learning about Great Britain and where we can find it in the world. We will also locate the village of Sway on a map.
Our Classroom Environment
Through our engaging and stimulating classroom environment, children have lots of opportunities to play, explore, learn actively, create and think critically.