Reception 2020 - 2021
I have worked at Rode Heath School for many years now, mainly in KS1. I am excited to be working in Reception for the second time. I thoroughly enjoy being part of all of the exciting learning opportunities which Rode Heath has to offer. Outside of school I love to go exploring outdoors with my two children Archie and Elsie.
I have more than 20 years experience, working with young children across Early Years and Key Stage 1. I am passionate about giving children the best possible start to their school life and helping them to learn through creative and meaningful contexts.
It's a privilege to return to Rode Heath and I look forward to working closely with you and your children over the coming year.
I have worked as a TA at Rode Heath for the past 8 years, working in Key Stage 1, specialising in EYFS. I thoroughly enjoy working with the new starters, supporting them as they start on their new journey of school life. I believe all children should be treated as I would wish my own to be treated.
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a relaxing Easter break and are ready and raring to go for our last term together in Reception. We have been having lots of fun planning some lovely learning for you to go with our new topic ‘Under the Sea’.
Routines and Reminders
Reading books are changed every Monday - please remember that new books will not be given if last weeks are not returned. Whilst we continue to collect outstanding books and re-establish our usual routines your child may receive some books they have already had during lockdown. Please bear with us and we will return to 'normal service' as soon as possible.
Reading books and your child's diary should be sent into school, in their blue book bags, every day. If your child has been bringing a ruscksack during Lockdown, we ask that you return to using their school book bag. We have very limited space in the cloakroom and the book bags fit in the children's drawers, which helps them (and us) to manage their belongings more effectively.
P.E. is on Wednesdays and your child should come to school dressed in their P.E. kit and pumps or trainers,
We try to spend time outside every day, so please ensure your child brings a waterproof coat. They will also need a named water bottle and a small (named) snack for break time. We will continue to have milk, water and fruit in the afternoon.
Phonics Homework is sent home on Fridays. It should be completed and returned in your blue book bag by Wednesday please.
Click on the picture to watch the video from a recent Local Authority session 'Fun with Phonics' on how you can support your child to develop important phonic skills for reading and writing.
Continuing the Learning Journey at Home
Week Commencing : Monday 19th April 2021
This week we will learn the digraphs 'oa' and 'oo'. We will practise reading and writing words with these sounds in them and will also learn some new the tricky words.
This week we will be using our phonic knowledge to write some simple sentences - focusing on careful handwriting and remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
This week we will be focusing strategies to count larger numbers of objects that can be moved. We will explore ways of counting up to 10 and then 20 objects accurately.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development:
We will be learning about being part of a team and how we need to work together to keep our school environment clean and tidy.
Understanding the World:
It is Earth Day on Thursday 22nd April. We will be finding out about how plastic rubbish hurts the ocean and it's animals. We will also make our own environmentally friendly caesin plastic from milk and vinegar!
This week we will be thinking about ocean animal movements in dance.
Expressive Arts and Design:
We will be using our caesin plastic to create our own ‘world’ pendants.
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing:
Our door is always open, please come and see us with any concerns, no matter how small you feel they may be.
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