Hello and welcome to Reception.
Our class name is Dosbarth Wiwer, this means ‘squirrel’ in Welsh.
The people who work in our class are:
Miss Bunning (am)
Miss Jones (pm)
Mrs Steen (Tuesday pm)
Our week in school and things to remember:
Friday – Forest school (will be in touch about clothing)
Friday- Reading and homework will go home in book bags.
What are we learning about this term?
The first few weeks of term will be spent practicing routines. The children will be getting used to the classroom set up and the routines we have. Our first topic is Marvellous Me and we will be talking about the home and their families. We will be naming the parts of the body and learning about the senses. We will be discussing what makes a good friend. We will also be learning about Autumn and enjoying lots of Autumn activities. We will start to learn letters and learn to form the letters correctly. We will start with s a t i p n. Once the children are confident recognising and forming the letters they will be able to start blending letters together to write and spell simple words. We will also be focussing on name writing and introducing the children to a few sight words. We will be encouraging the children to mark make and start emergent writing. In maths we will be focussing on counting forwards and backwards and recognising numbers to 10. Those children who are ready will be moved on to higher numbers. We counting and matching items to numbers. We will be ordering and comparing numbers and recognising 2d and 3d shapes.
Learning at home
Over the next few weeks when we feel the children are ready, we will send a reading book over the weekend. This is to be returned on a Monday please. To begin with these will be wordless books. The children will have a folder with the characters from the books in. The children will also come home with sounds to practice and some key words. When the children are settled I will be sharing with you each week what we are focussing on. If you could reinforce this at home, then this would be wonderfu