Welcome to Foundation!
There are two Reception classes - RT and RG.
RT's class teacher is Mrs Turner (EYFS co-ordinator) and their TA is Miss Hinds.
RG's class teachers are Miss Gutteridge and Mrs Aldridge and their TA is Mrs Moore.
Mrs Kelly works with lots of different children from both classes to help them with lots of different activities.
Mrs Green is our speech and language therapist who works with some children during the week.
Mrs Held is in Reception on Wednesday afternoons also.
PE will now be on Tuesday afternoons with our sports coach Dan. Please make sure the children have the correct kit. If they do not, they will not be able to participate in our PE activities.
Here you will be able to find out about the recent projects and activities we have been involved in.
Non-negotiables in reception.
Now the weather is turning cooler, could you please encourage your child to practise to fasten their coat or jacket. We are pleased that all children can put their coats and jackets on independently, so the next step is being able to fasten them.
Thank you for your support.
Reading and phonics meeting 21/10/21
Thank you to all the parents that attended the meeting. If you were unable to join us all children will be coming home with the sound mat handout and useful web pages to support your child at home. The sound mats show the order of the phonemes (sounds) your child is learning.
Please look at the Phonics page on this website for children correctly saying each phoneme for the letters and it’s correct formation.
Every week all the children will go outside with their designated adult. Children will be taking part in activities such as planting, observing growth, building, enjoying mud kitchen activities and experimenting with how water travels.
Riverside theatre came to school with their production of Elmer’s walk, sharing the important message of not rushing and taking time to explore the world around us! We had a great day wearing our favourite colours and talking about why we are special. We also shared their home learning colour bags!
The children have enjoyed walking around school to look for signs of autumn. They have printed with leaves and focussed on using their correct pincer grip to paint with. The children also loved bringing in items they have found on the way to school for our autumn tables.
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If your child is isolating
If your child is isolating at home, paper work packs are available from the school office. Also, a range of work including maths and English can be accessed online at:
Some useful websites
We use this website daily in school to support phonics. The children love the interactive activities and it has a range of activities to support their learning of blending new sounds. We love to play buried treasure, dragons den and pick a picture games!
This link provides daily phonics lessons with a teacher that talks you through each sound.
Jolly phonics song
Sing along like we do at school. Don't forget the actions too!
Oxford owl provides a range of educational resources and activity ideas for all areas of learning
Websites to get active:
Joe Wicks daily PE lesson
High frequency and tricky words
The children are accessing the reading area, using story spoons, googly eye I spy's, story props and the listening centres. Sharing stories with your child is a special time and is a crucial part of them learning to love books.
The children also enjoy https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks to support their phonics sessions.