Welcome to the Reception Class 2023-2024 with Miss Simmons, Mrs Dray and Miss Diplock
The children’s first full day at Isleham Primary School is on Thursday 7th September 2023.
Autumn term September 2023
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.
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.
This year we will be using the 'Get set for PE' scheme. In the first half term we will be exploring ball skills. During this unit the children will develop their ball skills through the topic of 'minibeasts'. Children will develop fundamental ball skills such as rolling and receiving a ball, throwing to a target, bouncing and catching, dribbling with feet and kicking a ball. Children will be able to develop their fine and gross motor skills through a range of game play using a variety of equipment. Children will be given opportunities to work independently and with a partner.
During Miss Simmons' PPA time on a Tuesday morning, Miss Diplock will be teaching PSHE and Music.
In PSHE this term, the unit ‘Myself and My Relationships’ will focus on welcoming children to their new class and examines how children and staff can work together to create an inclusive, safe and fair learning environment.
During the first half of the Autumn term, Kapow Primary Music will focus on exploring sound through vocal, body, instrumental, environmental and nature sounds. These lessons are progressive and build on the previous weeks skills.