Autumn Term 2020/2021
WELCOME TO RECEPTION-Where learning is fun everyday!!!!
With.....Mrs R.White - EYFS Manager/Reception Class Teacher
EYFS Manager & Assistant Headteacher Message
Here in EYFS at Brickhouse we work very hard to achieve only the highest standards for each child. We believe each child is unique and we believe children achieve best when they have an all rounded balanced curriculum-both indoors and outdoors and when parents and staff work closely together. Should you have any unanswered questions about the running of EYFS please do come and see me...
Quality Mark Award
In November 2018 our Early Years Quality Mark was renewed. Our Assistant Head, EYFS team, staff, children and parents are delighted to have this award for our school. This reflects the fantastic Early Years setting we really do have.
Welcome to Autumn in Reception
WE HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL SUMMER HOLIDAY...
What an exciting term this is; we are looking forward to meeting all of our new children and parents and of course we will be welcoming our Nursery children into Reception and it will be lovely to see to many familiar parents back with us. Autumn is all about settling our children into their new full-time school life at Brickhouse. We fully recognise that this time can be difficult and not just for our children but for our parents too. Please be assured our team is fully trained and I guarantee that after a few weeks all our children will be happy and settled. Please be patient with us, this may take slightly longer with some children than others and it is natural for some children take to school quickly whilst others can be teary and reluctant. We will work hard with all our parents and all we ask is that you allow your child time to settle. Our main aim is to ensure that after a few weeks all our children are settled, happy and most importantly having lots of fun. We WILL get there!!!
Autumn we are ready!!!
Your child will be allocated to a family group in Reception
If your child is a shark then they will be with Mr White
If your child is starfish then they will be with Mrs Postin and Miss Johnson
These groups are just a time for your child to work with a key adult and in a smaller group size. Initially they will come together in these groups for Literacy/Maths/Snack and general chat times. Ability groups will begin as soon as possible for Phonics.
Our first topic will be 'Amazing Me.'The children will be learning and talking all about themselves/their families and friends.
Further topics will be based upon our class interests but you will be updated regularly.
Literacy-In Literacy we will focus on forming letters, writing our names and other words too.
Mathematics-In Maths we will focus on numbers beyond 10, counting, shapes and simple patterns.
What can you do at home?
-Ensure your child is fully toilet trained
-Ensure your child can recognise and write their names
-Practise dressing/undressing for PE/zipping and unzipping coats
-Model the correct spoken language to your child at all times
-Read numbers and practise counting
During the Autumn term your child will begin to experience short daily carpet time sessions for Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. Handwriting/Number Fun will also take place. Guided reading will also take place weekly and individual readers too. All of our topics are cross-curricular and this means that lots of our topics link to our Literacy and other curriculum areas.
Child-initiated time forms a big part of our day, this is where our children access all our areas independently. Your child will access indoor and outdoor learning daily....please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor weather. Once a day children will be able to free-flow outdoors with our nursery children as we work closely together and cover the same topics.
-If you know a topic we should cover - please tell us....
-We will be working hard on Phase 1/Phase 2 in Phonics.
Learning in our school is so important every day-so please ensure your child is in school on time each day to learn and progress. Attendance is vital to your child's learning.
We do hope your child enjoys their Autumn term in Reception......If you have any concerns please see our EYFS Manager Mr R White
Mr R White (EYFS Manager)
Mrs M. Postin works in Reception Monday to Wednesday
Miss D. Johnson works in Reception Thursday and Friday
We thank you for your support!