Welcome to the Hedgehogs’ Class.
Class Teachers: Mrs Merritt and Mrs Savage
Class Teaching Assistants:
Mrs Quinn (Monday,Tuesday)
Mrs Butler (Wednesday)
Mrs Gray (Thursday, Friday)
Mrs Fisher and Mrs Braithwaite
In Reception the children have lots and lots of fun every day. Each day is different for the children as they explore various areas and activities in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We provide many exciting opportunities and carefully monitor the progress of each individual child.
In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in the context of an enabling and nurturing environment.
Prime Areas: (development in these areas is fundamental to children’s success in the specific areas)
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Food and Christmas
Our topic is called 'Food and Christmas'. We will be exploring different fruits, making paint from vegetables and finding out about the Christian festival of Christmas. Check out the topic web document below for more information.
Topic Web Term 1, All About Me!
Our P.E days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
A fully decodable book, matched to your child’s current knowledge and understanding of grapheme-phoneme correspondence will be sent home on a Monday and Thursday. Your child should be able to read these books confidently. These books should be read at least three times each in order for your child to improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension.
Please remember to sign your child’s reading record every time that they read at home so that they can get all their certificates and rewards. Please send your child's reading book and reading record into school everyday.
A 'sharing' book, chosen by your child will be sent home on a Friday. As they arrive at school children will be invited to sit and look through a wide selection of books, before they select the book that they wish to take home.
Sharing books and stories with children helps their learning, development, language and communication. Not only do children learn vital skills for later reading and writing, but sharing books also helps with talking, listening, and communication skills. Sharing books also encourages imagination, curiosity, and emotions.
Sharing a book will not only give your child the opportunity to hear words spoken but it will encourage communication as you talk about what’s happening in the book.
Your child will soon have a subscription to Doodle Maths and we recommend that they spend 10 minutes a day using Doodle Maths to develop their numeracy skills.
Anti Bullying Week 2022
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
An amazing resource! The computer version is free, there is a charge for the app. Excellent for opportunities to blend and segment, practice tricky words and many opportunities to develop reading comprehension.
The BBC have lots of Numberblocks activities and episodes to watch.
Free eBooks from Oxford Owl