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Reception

Welcome to Reception!

 

We are very pleased to welcome you and your child to Reception class and to our very own webpage. On this page you will find lots of information about all of the exciting things that are going on in Reception. Please make sure that visit it regularly to keep up to date with what is happening. You will also be able to access our weekly newsletter via this page.
 

The spell of the Snow Queen has fallen over Reception this term and so begins her reign of winter and snow! During her reign we will look at what it is that makes the winter so unique from all of the other seasons. We shall be examining all of the different sights and sounds that you might experience during the winter, and looking at how different animals deal with the wintery weather.

We shall be thinking about the different things that we like to do during winter, such as sledging, get warm in front of the fire or maybe even building a snowman, and then writing about those things.

We shall be looking at how people live in climates where the weather gets very cold, and we shall even have a go at building our own class igloo!

Our art work this term will also be inspired by the cold and snow. At home you could look up some of the following winter based paintings and maybe create your own pictures inspired by them:

Vincent van Gogh, “Landscape in the snow”

Claude Monet, “Snow Scene at Argenteuil”

Edvard Munch, “New Snow in the Avenue"

Utagawa Hiroshige, “Night Snow at Kambara”

Please make sure that your child comes to school suitably dressed for the winter as we will be doing lots of outdoor work. They MUST have a coat that will keep them warm, and ideally hats, scarves and gloves.

 

 

 

R.E.

In R.E. we follow the 'Come & See' program which is also followed by other Catholic schools in our diocese.

The 'Come & See' program allows the children to explore the life and teachings of Jesus through Bible stories, discussion, prayer and personal reflection and meditation. As with the rest of our curriculum, we ensure that the delivery of R.E. is through hands-on, play based learning and is presented in a style and manner that is meaningful to the children.

Our first RE topic of the Spring Term is 'Celebrating,' which is part of the 'Local Church' theme. The local church gives thanks for God's blessings in its liturgical celebrations and in the way it lives its parish life. Christians belong to the local church community - the parish, which celebrates in a variety of ways. They celebrate tradition and story and find their meaning in Jesus. We shall explore what a celebration is, and find out about how the parish family celebrate. 

Matthew 18:20 Where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.

This term we are launching our 'Must-Do Missions.' This will form part of Reception's homework alongside reading at home and practicing those tricky words at home. Your child has a 'Must-Do Missions' book which they will bring home every Friday. On the inside cover of the book is a grid of activities for this half term. Your child needs to complete at least one of these activities each week. When they have completed an activity sign the corresponding square on the grid and return the homework to us on Tuesday for marking. If your child has sent their homework digitally please write this in their homework book so that Mr. Wright and Mrs. Carter know that it will be in their emails.

We will then have an homework award in class at the end of each term, and any homework completed has the chance to be nominated for the whole school Homework Award that is given out in Achievement Assembly on the first Friday of every month.

(A copy of the homework grid can be accessed by clicking the link below)

Weekly Newsletter

 

Each Friday you will receive a class newsletter letting you know what we have been doing that week, what we plan to do the following week and also any other important dates or information. You can also access a digital copy of this letter by clicking on the link below.

 

Other Letters Sent Home

 

Please click on the links below to access any other letters sent home that are specific to Reception.

Our Learning Journeys

We hope that you have had the chance to look through your child's online learning journey since we gave you your login details at parents evening. (If you were not able to make parents evening please come and see Mr. Wright and Mrs. Carter asap so that we can give you your login details). To make accessing the Early Essence site even quicker there is a link below that will take you straight to the login page. Remember to make sure that you login using the parent area.

Our Trip To The Pantomime!

LOST UNIFORM

We have had lots of parents telling us that their children have lost various pieces of uniform. Please can you check that your child has not brought home a piece of uniform belonging to somebody else by mistake. If they have please return it to school as soon as possible so that we can reunite it with the right owner. As part of developing their maturity we are trying to instill a sense of responsibility in the children by reminding them that they are responsible for any belongings they bring to school, especially uniform. By ensuring that all items belonging to your child are clearly labeled with their name helps to reinforce this feeling of responsibility for the item. It also helps to match the item to the correct child. Don't forget that if your child has lost a piece of clothing that is not in the classroom you can always check the lost property bins which are currently situated in the infant playground. Thank you for your support.

Phonics

We have started learning our sounds in phonics which will help us with our reading. It has been great to see how many of you have been practising the sound sheets at home.

We follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc. phonics scheme at St. Peter's. Every day your child will learn a new sound based around a fun picture. They will also get the chance to use these sounds when reading with Fred the Frog, and also when writing some simple words. To help your child practice these sounds at home please keep completing the sound sheets that they are getting, but you can also visit the Ruth Miskin website where you will find lots of useful parent resources that you could use at home. Please click on the link below to access the website.

Picture 1

We have looked at our school Mission Statement - God is at the heart of our school. We have thought about how we can live out our Mission Statement in our day to day lives and be part of the St Peter's family. To show that we are going to do our best in living out the Mission Statement we have signed it by drawing a picture of ourselves and writing our names, and then placing these around the Mission Statement.

Pyjama Day

 

On Friday 10th November we had a pyjama day when we spent the whole day in our pyjamas! In the afternoon we went and spent some time with our friends in year 5 building dens and sharing stories. We had lots of fun.

Harry Potter Week 23rd - 27th October 2017

Have You Registered Your Child For School Milk Yet?

Milk is free at school until your child turns 5.

After this time you can pay for your child
to continue having it.
You MUST register if you wish your child to have milk whether it is free or paid for.
You can register using this link:

http://www.coolmilk.com/

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