Welcome to the Reception Class 2022-2023 with Miss Simmons, Mrs Dray and Mrs Minshull.
The children’s first full day at Isleham Primary School is on Wednesday 7th September 2022.
Autumn term September 2022
I hope everyone enjoyed the summer break and is looking forward to the start of their school journey at Isleham Primary School. We want to make sure that you are fully informed so please come and ask if you have any questions or queries or jot something down on Dojo. Remember your child needs to bring their reading record and reading books daily to school for us to check.
- This term our topic is ‘All about me’.
- If you would like to support our swimming lessons, woodland trips or would be interested in offering assistance with other aspects of the curriculum, please contact the school office for further information.
How to help your child in Reception:
- Support your child with daily reading at home and encourage them by ticking that you have heard/seen them read in their reading record.
- Ensure reading records and books come into school every day, please.
- Keep an eye out for posts on this website and also on Class Dojo.
- Practise writing your child’s name and numerals to ten.
- Spot numbers in the environment and help them to identify them.
- Play with playdoh to develop fine motor strength
- Use scissors to snip and cut lines in paper.
- Play dice games to encourage instant recognition of numbers.
Throughout our literacy learning, we will play games, sing songs, make rhymes and listen for sounds within the environment. Our phonics journey will begin and we will be introduced to the first phase of the phonics sounds, through our song of sounds scheme. Where we can begin to blend CVC words, to make a sentence.
Within the term we will explore books, re-tell stories together using puppets, role-play and small world equipment. Our writing journey will begin, we will familiarise ourselves with recognising our names, before mark making, which finally leads to copying letters within our names.
Within our Maths learning this term we will go on a journey with the Numberblocks characters to count, compare and order numbers. We will secure our one to one correspondence and find one more and one less than a given number. We will look at number bonds within five. In addition, begin to explore 2D shapes through pictures and shape hunts.
This year we will be using the 'real PE' scheme. Come back here for more information after our 'real PE' training in early September.
Possible Autumn term units:
- Unit 1 with focus on Personal Skills
In PSHE we will be exploring why we are special and what makes our individual identity. We will be talking about how we mix with others and belong to different groups (family, class, school, clubs etc.) We will look at similarities and differences within the class and why these are an important part of our lives and should be celebrated. We will also consider how what we do or say can affect the needs and feelings of other people and how we and everyone else have the right to be valued and treated fairly and equally whatever their background.
This half term in our music lessons, we will begin learning to recall nursery rhymes off by heart and use resources to get know the stories of some of the nursery rhymes. We will get an understanding that music can evoke your feelings and make you want to move (dancing, marching, being animals or pop stars.)
The nursery rhymes we will be learning are ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive’ ‘This Old Man’ ‘Five Little Ducks’ ‘Five little Speckled Frogs’ and ‘Pat a cake, Pat a cake.’
We will also be listening to and responding to other styles of song such as ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, ’Happy Birthday’ by Stevie Wonder, ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ by Eva Cassidy and ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay.
We will also learn some of the vocabulary used in music by finding the pulse, copy-clapping the rhythm of names and exploring high sounds and low sounds (pitch) using voices and instruments.