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Welcome to Reception

 

Our Reception unit consists of 2 classes which are Daisies and Daffodils.

 

Mrs Brown is the teacher of Daisies, Miss Dawkins is the inclusion support assistant.

Miss Cripwell is the teacher of Daffodils and Mrs Jessop-Braithwaite is the teaching assistant.

We also have Miss Archer who is an apprentice teaching assistant who works across both classrooms.   

 

In our class, children work in groups, play with activities planned to help us progress, join in games and activities with an adult and also choose their own activities where they learn to be independent.

 

Remember if you have any concerns, questions or need support, contact Mrs Brown (phase leader for EYFS) at earlyyears@riverview.staffs.sch.uk and she will be happy to help. 

Class Codes

In our classes we have made our own rules that we have all signed: 

 

                             

 

We always use our RICHER values:

Respectful

Independent

Caring

Helpful

Equal

Resilient

 

Children who demonstrate good RICHER values are rewarded with dojos, special RICHER value stickers, and can even be chosen to be a RICHER value champion! 

Timetable

Reception timetable

Tapestry

 

This year EYFS are using tapestry. It is wonderful to see parents starting to get involved and adding observations and pictures already. 
 

We regularly add memos onto the tapestry site (these can be accessed through the web browser not the app), it is important you check these memos to find out important information. 

Current topic

Summer 1: Burton and Beyond

This half term we are learning all about a range of places. We will be looking at the local area of Burton, key landmarks and using this to compare Burton to other places, such as Kenya (Honda’s surprise) and the Arctic. The children will use stories to compare and contrast different places. This topic has a key focus on understanding the world and the world around them. You can help your child, by looking at the past and present as well as different places and buildings and encouraging them to compare. 

 

In maths, we will begin deepening our knowledge of numerals and looking at teen numbers (numbers to 20). We will continue to recognise these numbers, write them and use them in our work. We will be writing addition number sentences to make numbers up to 20. The children will be trying hard to recall their number bonds to 5 and 10. We will be continue to recall one more and one less of numbers. We will begin to look at doubling numbers and what this means as well as discussing odd and even numbers. 

 

In writing, we will be applying our knowledge of the sounds taught. We will be writing cvc words, two word phrases and sentences. We will be working hard on being able to write our full names and forming letters correctly. We will be looking at a range of pictures as stimulus to write, comparing and contrasting places and also writing about the local area. 

 

In RWI, we will continue to learn our set 1 sounds and working on word reading. Children will begin learning their set 1 special friend sounds (sh, th, ch, qu, ng, nk) and reading these in words. Some children will also begin learning set 2 sounds and reading these in words (ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo). Please see Tapestry to check which sound your child has been taught each day and which words they are reading currently. Your child also has a red word bookmark to practise their tricky words. 

 

May Day Parade

 

The children enjoyed the May Day activities today and it was wonderful to see all of the different maypoles children and parents had created. 
 

As a whole school, we watched and cheered on nursery as they paraded their maypoles around the school playground. 
 

In the afternoon, the children in Reception tried their hand at some Morris dancing which is one of the main dances during May Day. The children also used their hand prints to create some flowers. 

Spring 2: Once upon a time (fairytales)

This half term we are learning all about a range of fairytales. We will be looking at different traditional fairytales (such as the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the three bears etc). We will be working on retelling the stories (verbally and written), using the basis of the stories to create artwork (such as junk model castles, cooking porridge and gingerbread men). 

 

In maths, we will begin deepening our knowledge of the numerals to 10. We will continue to recognise these numbers, write them and use them in our work. We will be writing addition number sentences to make numbers up to 10. The children will be trying hard to recall their number bonds to 5. We will be working on one more and one less of numbers to 10 and also counting beyond 10. As well as continuing this above, we will be looking at number bonds to 10 and recalling these. We will begin to look at doubling numbers and what this means. 

 

In writing, we will be applying our knowledge of the sounds taught. We will be writing cvc words, two word phrases and sentences. We will be working hard on being able to write our full names and forming letters correctly. We will be looking at a range of traditional fairy tales, working on retelling these, describing the characters and settings. 

 

In RWI, we will continue to learn our set 1 sounds and working on word reading. Children will begin learning their set 1 special friend sounds (sh, th, ch, qu, ng, nk) and reading these in words. Some children will also begin learning set 2 sounds and reading these in words. Please see Tapestry to check which sound your child has been taught each day and which words they are reading currently. 

We had a wonderful day for World Book day! The children and staff looked fantastic dressed up in their costumes. We spent the whole day, looking at the story of Room on a Broom by Julia Donaldson. The children created wands, biscuits and even some glittery potions. 

Spring 1: Pirates

This half term we are learning all about Pirates. We will be looking at the different features of pirates (what they have and where they are), and researching information all about them. The children will be creating art work based on pirates and ships.  

 

In maths, we will begin deepening our knowledge of the numerals to 10. We will begin to recognise these numbers, write them and use them in our work. We will be writing addition number sentences to make numbers up to 10. The children will be trying hard to recall their number bonds to 5. We will be working on one more and one less of numbers to 10 and also counting beyond 10. 

 

In writing, we will be applying our knowledge of the sounds taught. We will be writing cvc words, two word phrases and sentences. We will be working hard on being able to write our full names and forming letters correctly. We will be looking at the stories: Pirates love underpants and On a pirate ship. 

 

In RWI, we will continue to learn our set 1 sounds and learn our oral blending. Children will begin learning their set 1 special friend sounds (sh, th, ch, qu, ng, nk) and reading these in words. Please see Tapestry to check which sound your child has been taught each day and which words they are reading currently. 

WOW Pirates!

We started off the topic of pirates, by having a delivery! A chest appeared in the outdoor area and inside it was filled with lots of interesting things, which made us sure it was from a pirate! We had a flag, hat, jewellery, a map and lots of gold coins. We were all very excited and cannot wait to find out more about pirates. 

Autumn 2: Space

This half term we are learning all about Space. We will be looking at the different planets, including Earth and talking about where we live. We will be discussing the astronauts that have been to space and how they may have got there. The children will be creating art work based on astronauts, rockets and planets. 

 

In maths, we will be deepening our knowledge of the numerals to 5. We will be finding ways to make 5 and begin to record this in whole part models and some number sentences (2+3=5). We will also be continuing to learn our numerals 0-5 and counting objects past 10. 

 

In writing, we will be applying our knowledge of the sounds taught. We will be writing initial sounds, ending sounds and cvc words. This will build up to two word phrases and some simple sentences. We will be looking at the stories: Whatever next and Aliens love underpants. 

 

In RWI, we will continue to learn out set 1 sounds and learn our oral blending. Please see Tapestry to check which sound your child has been taught each day. 

Autumn 2 space topic

Autumn 1

During our first half term in Reception, we will be beginning to explore our new classroom. There will be many different areas that we can explore such as; the home corner, the creative area, the reading corner, the construction area, the messy play area as well as our role-play area which has been transformed to a metropolis that is being protected by our army of Superheroes.

 

Our learning of Superheroes will be built on in our writing and maths lessons this half term as we begin to form letters and start our counting journey. In our writing lessons, we will be using the book Supertato to focus our learning and to give it a purpose. 

Physical Development 

 

In Reception the children have the opportunity to go outside everyday to improve their physical development skills. Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing and footwear on in order for them to take part. 

Homework 

Vocabulary sheets 

Previous Learning

Online safety 

Read Write Inc

At Riverview we follow a phonics scheme known as Read Write Inc. Below is a link which shows the correct pronunciation of sounds which will help you and your child to learn. 

Parent video: How to say the sounds

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RWI sounds

Good to be Green 

 

 

At Riverview we follow Good to be Green. Each week we try to stay on Green by following the school rules, our class charter and the RICHER values. If we are unable to do this we are given time to 'Stop n Think'. If we do not change our behvaiour we are given a Yellow card. We are given time to think and make the changes we need to and the Yellow card is taken away. However, if we are unable to change our behaviour again, we are given a Red card. We are then given time to think about our behaviour with an adult in the classroom. 

 

We have our RICHER Rainbow Time on a Friday afternoon where we take part in Forest Schools!

 

PSHE 

Please find below some pictures of the learning we have been doing during our PSHE sessions in Reception. During these sessions, we build on the children’s relationships with themselves and others. 

Useful links

 

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