Welcome to Palm Class
The staff in Palm Class are Angelo Moore, Sarah Walton, Maria Klanga, Maria Yiannaki and Clare Mornington
- Reception letter to parents Jan 2021
- Reception autumn term newsletter 2020
- Curriculum Recovery letter EYFS
- Here is some useful information for the start of term: Welcome to Reception
- Here is a presentation about nursery and reception: Nursery & Reception Parents Evening
Home Learning is now on Google Classroom.
Here are some useful resources to help with writing:
Here’s what we did last term
The beginning of the year in Reception was spent settling in the children without the support of their parents – which went very well.
In Phonics, they spent a long time recapping the work that would have been done in Nursery in Phase One. This has been really beneficial in their phonics learning and understanding as they now have a good grasp of hearing and identifying sounds, letter sounds and rhyme – really developing their auditory skills. They have started to introduce Phase 2 phonemes to the children and have just set up the online reading scheme for the children and they are doing really well with this. They have been focusing on the key texts of Meg and Mog, which was linked to Halloween, seasons, Autumn and making observations of pumpkins and vegetables etc. They have used the story of Mr Gumpy to develop storytelling and vocabulary. The children have been retelling the story using role play and small world. They are currently working on the book Where’s Spot, developing their positional vocabulary and will use Jack Frost as a focus text as the Winter progresses.
In Maths, they have been using the White Rose maths scheme for Reception which uses the Numberblocks programmes. They have been really develop children’s understanding of the numbers below 10 and their value.
The children have also learnt about lots of festivals such as Diwali, by watching the story of Rama and Sita, making rangoli patterns and mendhi patterns. They will have a Cultural Day with the children wearing clothes from different cultures and traditions.
The Reception children have had a fantastic start to the year! They have settled well into school life and have enjoyed getting know each other. They have been very busy trying out lots of new activities in the different areas of the classroom. The children have particularly loved learning about numbers with the Numberblocks and meeting Phonic Frog, who teaches them new phonemes every day.