Reception 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Reception Class
- Miss Ross
Reception Teaching Assistant:
- Miss Metcalfe
- Miss Kamran
- Miss Jones
50 Things Before you're Five
50 things before you're 5 helps parents develop their home learning environment, suggesting a wide range of low-cost and no-cost local activities. The 50 Things approach improves early language and literacy, motor skills and resilience.
To find out more about 50 things visit https://oldham.50thingstodo.org/app/os
Home Reading and Phonics
We teach reading using a synthetic phonics scheme Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.
Every child will be given one of our Little Wandle reading books that we would like you and your child to share together. Your child will be participating in 3 group reading sessions a week, where they will work on decoding words, adding expression and developing their comprehension skills. When your child takes their book home, it is expected they should be reading 95% of the words independently without having to decode them. Regular reading with your child at home is vitally important to the progress that they make and we ask that you record their reading at home by commenting frequently in their Reading Record. As we are reading with your child so frequently, we ask that they bring in their reading book and reading record everyday with their book bag.
Below are some video links from Little Wandle which you can use to help you understand how we teach Phonics and how you can help your child with their phonics at home.
Below are some useful links to help with your child's phonics:
We appreciate all the work that is done at home with our children and it plays a key role in further embedding the learning that is done in school. Homework in Reception initially will consist of daily reading, some phonics practise and general discussion about the things they have done at school that day as the year progresses they will receive different challenges and tasks to do at home. Any activities, trips out or key events that the children do at home can be shared with school via the children's individual Seesaw account. We love to see all the wonderful things our children get up to at home.
We use a 'Raffle Ticket' system to reward your child. Praise will be given for regularly reading at home, trying hard during their learning at school and at home, being a kind friend, being helpful to name but a few. In recognition of this every time your child is praised their name will go on a raffle ticket which will be put in our class jar. Each week a name will be drawn from the jar and the chosen child will choose a token gift to take home. There is no limit as to how many times a child's name can go into the jar, ultimately the more entries the more chances they have of being chosen.
I hope your child has an enjoyable and successful time in Reception Class and look forward to sharing their successes with you via their individual Seesaw account.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to one of our team.
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