Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Jaworski

Mrs Williams

Mrs Millington

Welcome to Reception! 

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning about in school and give you ideas for ways to help at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about how and what your child will be learning, please click on this link: Parents guide to the EYFS

This week (wc 11/2/19) is 'Aspirations week' and we will be meeting different people from our community, and finding out about their jobs. We will as thinking about what we want to be when we grow up. There is also some homework to do with our families!!

During our learning this week we will be:

estimating! - we have a jar which will be filled with different objects each day and each child will be invited to estimate how many objects they see and record their guess. 

writing about what different people do in their jobs. We will be meeting a range of people such as dentist and police officer, and some members of Chester FC. The children will have a chance to learn about their jobs and ask questions and then write what they found out!

trying out 'pastel rubbing' to make heart pictures for Valentines day.

pretend role playing in our hospital. We will provide a box of hospital toys such as stethoscopes, outfits, signs, bandages etc and then children will have the chance to organise their own hospital and act out dramas and make each other feel better. 'Casualty' eat your heart out!

challenging their friends. We will put out a collection of number beans, dice and counters and children can set challenges for themselves or for their freinds eg they may decide to order the beans, make number patterns, create simple addition calculations etc.

dribbling! The children will practise their control skills dribbling a football around cones ready to play with Chester FC on thursday!

writing chalk messages outside. Yes we will be encouraging our children to grafitti the floor, writing messages to their friends to practise all the phonic skills they have learnt so far.

thinking about safety. We will talk about what to do if we got lost eg when out shopping with our families.  Perhaps something to think about is does your child know their address? If they got lost it could be a useful thing for them to know so as a last resort a police officer could take them home. Another good tip is if you are going somewhere where there will be lots of people, why not write your mobile phone number on paper to put in your childs pocket just in case they were found and someone could call you to come and collect them.

Homelearning: Please could all children bring in a photograph of someone in their family dressed in their 'work' clothes (uniform or even if they dont wear a uniform). We would love it if the children could share their photo and tell us abit about what that person does. It would be very much appreciated if you could write 3 facts about their job on the back just so we can give your child prompts as they talk to their friends. We will be making a display board so please make sure your child doesn't miss out.


A huge thankyou to all the families who came to our stay and play session a couple of weeks ago. Here is the link to a short video giving you ideas of how to support your child with reading at home Little learners :helping your child to read at home


Dont forget that reading books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays, but only if your child has had a few practises at home. Please write a quick note or initial in the Reading Record Book, each time the book has been read. Well done to those children doing lots of reading at home and earning certificates - it really shows who is doing lots of practise and is making a big difference to their learning.

Bedtime story books can be changed anytime during the school day - just remind your child to do this.

Have a great week

The Reception Team 




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