RSR and REN

 

Welcome to our Reception classes, RSR and REN.

In Reception we play, learn and grow together to develop all our children into independent learners who are willing to have ago. Every day is different and we strive to make each day an exciting place to learn and achieve through the indoor and outdoor provision areas which reflect the seven areas of the EYFS Curriculum:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal social and emotional
  • Physical development
  • Literacy inc daily Phonics, Reading and Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and design

Topics in the Reception are child initiated and very flexible. They are adapted each year to match the interests and abilities of the children. While some favourite topics are repeated each year, e.g. Spring, these are adapted so that the children get the skills and knowledge that they need from this

Further information about the EYFS and how your child learns in those vitally important first years, can be found in the following documents:

Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

What to Expect, When?

This will also give you ideas for how to support your child’s development at home.

Starting Reception

For those of you that will be new to our school this year here is a little booklet and virtual tour of our classrooms so you can see what your new classroom will be like. 

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Meet the Teachers

Meet our Reception Team, Miss Rose (Teacher), Miss Nesbitt (Teacher), Mrs Brown (Teacher, part time), Mrs Mannion (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) Mrs Wise (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Peoples (Teaching Assistant). Any of our reception team will be happy to talk to you about your child’s need and interests.

Helpful Hints

-Our P.E day is Tuesday with our Sports Coaches. Due to the current situation please wear your P.E kit to school on this day.

-Homework is given out on a Friday. This must be completed and returned to school by the following Monday.

-It is important that your child brings their book bag into school every day to make sure that any letters and creative work can be taken home. Reading books must be brought to school every day.

-Please ensure all of your child’s uniform and PE kit has their name inside. If anything goes missing it can be very difficult to tell who clothing belongs to if it does not have a name inside.

-We love learning outside as well even when it is a little wet! Please bring to school a pair of wellies that are labelled with your child’s name and you are happy to leave on the premises.

-Accidents do happen from time to time but we ask if any items are borrowed from the school can they please be returned so the children can keep clean and dry.

Reception love to Read

If you read just one book a day to your child, they will have read 1825 books by their 5th Birthday.

Every day counts, every book counts.

100 Books to read before you are 5

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/

Please see our Reading Page for more information on how to help your child become a confident reader.

Phonics

The foundations of early reading are laid in Nursery where the focus is initially on developing careful and accurate listening and having fun with sounds, words and sentences.

This is the start of the Letters and Sounds programme which we use to systematically teach reading and phonics in our Early Years classes and through KS1.

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. They are taught how to:

  • recognise the sounds (phonemes) that each individual letter makes;
  • identify the sounds (phonemes) that different combinations of letters make – such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and
  • blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word. Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read

 

  • Parent video: Phonics :How to say the sounds:

Tapestry Online Learning Journal

Here at Wellesbourne we have subscribed to a fantastic online learning journal that gives you the opportunity to see what adventures your children have been up to during the school day from a computer or smart device.
By logging on with a secure username and password you will be able to view all of your child’s observations, photographs and some video clips from their time in reception. You may also contribute by commenting on your child’s learning and sharing your own observations and amazing moments with us so that we can get to know your child even better.

Our Twitter

– To see our EYFS blog on twitter please click the link below
EYFS blog

Transition

Children, just like adults, experience feelings as they anticipate or react to transitions. Supporting your child during their transition in to their reception class can have positive effects on their emotional well-being and academic success. We have lots of plans in place that will support a smooth transition into our setting and beyond.

Here we also provide you with some resources that will help you to encourage and work with your child to support our smooth transition.

Starting School Toolkit  https://www.pacey.org.uk/parents/toolkit/

Starting School Together https://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/12977-Pacey-Starting-School-Together-Booklet-A5.pdf

Practising good listening skills before your child starts school will help them get off to a great starthttps://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/12977-Pacey-Starting-School-Together-Booklet-A5.pdf

Being able to talk about what they think and explain how they feel are very important for the Reception year https://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/Happy-Talk.pdf

Ideas for mark making, art, and early writing activities https://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/Make-a-mark,-make-a-start.pdf

Help your child to prepare for learning maths at school with these simple games, rhymes and everyday activities https://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/SST-the-Numbers-Game.pdf

Jake’s First Day ebook. Find out all about Jake’s first day at his new school. https://youtu.be/ZN19GCZFnI0?list=TLGGH_-2p_cLImYyMzAyMjAyMQ

 Topsy and Tim’s First Day at School https://youtu.be/OgUNWxF5EQ8?list=TLGGHbCrF8pWYQ0yMzAyMjAyMQ

Useful Links 

– Here are some useful links for your child to practise their phonics with you at home.

Phonics buried treasure

Jolly Phonics

Useful Information

Miss Rose is our EYFS Leader. The curriculum follows the guidelines for EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Topics in the Reception are child initiated and very flexible. They are adapted each year to match the interests and abilities of the children. While some favourite topics are repeated each year, e.g. Spring, these are adapted so that the children get the skills and knowledge that they need from this

– What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Further information about the EYFS and how your child learns in those vitally important first years, can be found in the following documents:

Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

What to Expect, When?

This will also give you ideas for how to support your child’s development at home.

For further information, please contact the school.

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