Reception 2022 - 2023
I have worked at Rode Heath School for many years now, mainly in KS1. I am excited to be working in Reception for the third time this year. 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 been working with young children for over 20 years and am passionate about giving them the best possible start to school life by learning through creative and meaningful contexts. As a Forest School teacher I love taking learning outside the classroom and introducing children to new skills, such as den building, tree climbing, campfire cookery and caring for our woodland environment.
Routines, Reminders & Messages
- Parents Evening - Reception parents evenings are on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March this term. Please book your appointments online.
- Reading Books - children bring home two Phonic books and one Reading for Pleasure book each week. Books are changed every Monday so please ensure they are in your child's book bag as we regret that, due to very limited supplies of each title, we may not be able to issue new books if the old ones have not been returned.
- Book Bags - Please ensure you bring this to school every day, they have been specifically chosen because they fit into your drawer and will help you to manage your belongings. We do not check book bags daily, so please let us know if there is something in them we need to look out for.
- Reading Diaries - to record reading that you have done at school and at home; and for other messages too. Please note that they are not checked daily so important or urgent messages should always be phoned / emailed to the school office. You should aim for 4 reads per week (5-10 mins max) and please note home reads in the diary.
- Home Learning - sent home every Friday and is collected in on the following Wednesday.
- PE - on Thursdays - Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit.
- Tapestry - we use Tapestry to record some of your child's learning and love to see things from home too. Please let Mrs Adams or Mrs Barnett know if you have any problems accessing your account.
We remain very aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school. We continue to follow our Hearts and Minds curriculum to ensure the children's personal, social and emotional development is central to our practice. More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and the weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.
Continuing the Learning Journey at Home
Our learning is themed around 'The Jolly Postman' this term and a copy of our topic web is in the 'Files to Download' section.
Week Commencing : Monday 20th March 2023
We will be learning oi and ear this week, as well as the new tricky word 'my'
Pure Sounds - We teach the children to use 'pure' sounds (the sounds that letters make in words) Click on the pictures below to hear the 'pure' sounds for Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonic sounds.
We are writing captions and sentences linked to the new sounds we are learning this week. We will also be making our own Jolly Postman story maps for our curriculum jourmals.
Letter Formation - Click on the pictures below to see the correct formation for each letter we have learned.
This week we are continuing to explore number bonds to 10.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development:
We are continuing our 'No Outsiders' learning this week. Using the book 'Mommy, Mama amd Me' by Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson we will learn that families come in all shapes and sizes and we will celebrate our different families.
Understanding the World:
We are looking at animals that are born in Spring and linking them to their parent.
We are learning to take part in team games.
Expressive Arts & Design:
We are weaving Easter baskets this week.
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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