All the children have adjusted well to using the new ramp to come into school. Parents please pass any messages to the member of staff at the gate or door they will relay them to the Miss Charlesworth or myself. All the children are becoming very independent and are comfortable with the school and class routines.
In Reception we choose two 'special helpers' each day. They lead our class prayer, take the register to the school office and are the leaders of the line into assembly and into the dinner hall.
Each morning the children get busy as soon as they hang up their coat, this half term the focus is on fine motor activities to encourage a correct pencil grip and letter formation when name writing.
We have begun to blend the phonic sounds we have learned and are starting to transfer this knowledge into our writing. We are learning to hear and say the initial sound in words and find the correct letter on a sound mat to write simple words. We have written labels for objects around the indoor and outdoor classroom.
In Maths we are concentrating on saying the name for numbers up to 10, matching objects to given numbers and recognising numbers out of sequence. We are using a number line to help us say 'how many' when we add one more and beginning to use language for addition.
Please can we remind parents that there is no need to send any snack or drinks into school. Your child will be provided with a piece of fruit and milk (until their 5th birthday) everyday and water as and when they need it. If you would like your child to continue to receive milk please apply online through the cool milk website.
Reception have PE with Zoe the sports coach every Tuesday, please can they have a PE kit to keep in school. We will send it home for washing at the end of each half term.
It has been a great start to the new school year !
Mrs Sanderson & Miss Charlesworth