Big Talk

Hi Everyone!

We have had a busy week in Reception and the children have done really well on their first full week in school. They have had lots of fun exploring the big area outside, looking at the apple trees and stepping across the tree stumps. Indoors they have continued to enjoy exploring the areas, in particular playing in the home corner and making models with the lego. The children are also beginning to join in more structured group activities.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in and learn through play. We are doing lots of activities to develop the children’s listening, understanding and speaking. We are also doing lots of counting, number rhymes and learning to recognise numbers.

Your child has been gifted with a special pack from Bookstart, which has a book (The Bumblebear) and information on reading with your child. For homework this week we would like you to share the story with your child, talk about the pictures and see if your child can remember the story. We will talk about the story next week.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

Big Talk

Hi Everyone!

We have had a great first week in Reception. The children have settled in well and are becoming familiar with the routines of the day. They have had lots of fun exploring all of the areas in the classroom and outdoors. The cars, dinosaurs, home corner and mud kitchen have been very popular! It has also been lovely to see new friendships being made.

Thank you for your patience during drop off and pick up times. Next week the school day will be extended to the usual finish time of 3.30pm for those children who have been picked up early this week.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in. We will also be starting to look through their ‘All about me’ booklets with each child. If you have not already completed the ‘All about me’ booklet with your child, please complete over the weekend. It will really help us to plan for your child’s learning.

Each week we send home a ‘Big Talk’ homework. This is a chance for your child to share something with the class that they have done at home over the weekend. This week we would like you to share a favourite story with your child. You can write their favourite book on the back of this newsletter.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team