Welcome to Reception
EARLY LEARNING GOALS
In Reception, children work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELG). Children should achieve these goals by the end of Reception so that they are ready for the KS1 curriculum to begin in Year One.
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Children should be able to....
-Recognise the following graphemes (letters that represent a sound) -
Set 1: s a t p
Set 2: i n m d
Set 3: g o c k
Set 4: ck e u r
Set 5: h b f, ff l, ll ss
Set 6: j v w x (ks)
Set 7: y z, zz qu (kw)
ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er
-Recognise the following words by sight -
Tricky words - I, to, no, go, the, into, he, she, me, we, be was, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
-High Frequency Words - a, an, as, at, if, in, is, it, of, off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up mum, but, will, that, this, then, them, with, see, now, down, look, too, went, it’s, from, children, just, help
Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Introducing our fabulous Foundation Stage team...
Mrs Slowey (Year Leader) - Turtles
Mr Hurst - Seahorses
Miss Miles (Maternity cover for Mrs O'Connor) - Lobsters
Miss Atwill - Jellyfish
We are also very lucky to have a Teaching Assistant supporting our children with their learning in each of our classes...
Miss Shepherd - Turtles
Miss Skillings - Lobsters
Mrs Patrycja - Seahorses
Mrs Champion - Jellyfish
Mrs Giles and Mrs Byrne - our SEN TA working across the four classes.
September - Our First Weeks in Reception
The children have settled in beautifully and it is fantastic to see them coming into school so confidently!
We thought you might like to know a little more about what we will be learning about in the next couple of weeks, so here goes...
We will be starting the year with our topic 'Changes Everywhere!' As a part of this topic we be learning about our families, changes from when we were a baby, our school, but most importantly, what makes us special and unique!
We will share stories and begin to focus on changes by reading Charlie and Lola's 'I Am Too Absolutely Small For School!' by Lauren Child. It would be great if your child could bring in a photo of them as a baby to share with the class.
Attached below is this term's topic web.
Please could we ask that all children bring their book bags in each day and that all children have a clearly named PE kit in school.
Our PE days are as follows...
Monday: Lobsters & Seahorses
Tuesday: All Reception classes
Wednesday: Turtles & Jellyfish
Please do not worry about trainers at the moment!
All jewellery must be removed on these days.