Reception Class Page
Teacher: Miss Perkin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson (every day), Mrs Liber (Wednesday afternoon)
Welcome to Year Reception
Miss Perkin is the year Reception Class teacher and foundation stage leader and has been working at the Rosary School for over ten years. She works alongside Mrs Wilson every day, and Mrs Liber on a Wednesday afternoon. The Year Reception team is looking forward to ensuring your children have the best start to their time at school. They will take every measure to help your child feel safe and secure, and that they are ready to move to KS1 at the end of a happy and successful year together.
Summer Term topic: A pirates life for me!
This term we will be come pirates, choose our special pirate names, build pirate ships and learn about the oceans. See attached overview for what we will be covering this term.
Please remember that the weather will improve and that you send your child in with a hat and a water bottle everyday as we will be spending lots of our time learning outside.
Summer curriculum overview
Our School Day
To find out details of how the YR pupils spend their time, please take a look at the timeline of our school day. Important times to note are arrival time (8.40am) and registration (8.50am). It is important the children are at school and settled in time for the day to begin.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- EYFS is the national curriculum for children aged 5 and under
- There are 3 Prime areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- There are 4 Specific areas of learning
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- All areas of learning are reflected inside and outdoors
Our PE day is on Wednesday. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on this day. We also take part in 'Fitness Fridays' with the rest of the school so the children will also need to wear PE kit every Friday. Please click here to find out PE kit requirements.
We are very lucky to be able to offer regular Forest School sessions to all our classes at the Rosary School. Our grounds are perfect to help the children connect and engage with the outdoors, and learn through active and exciting tasks and challenges such as den building, making a fire or tools, and identifying insects and birds. Year Reception Forest School sessions are every three weeks on Wednesday. Children will need to wear Forest School kit to school on these days, details of which can be found along with the session timetable, as links from the Forest School page.
Phonics: Read, Write Inc
Read Write Inc. is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It is the system we use to teach our KS1 children to read, spell and write and you can find out more about it here.
Please see below for documents to help children with their counting, and also the Reception class calculation booklet.
Our Class Saint
Our class Saint this year is St Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis was a Catholic friar who gave up a life of wealth to live a life of poverty. He wore a simple tunic and shaved the top of his head to show that he was not vain. He began the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a crib and a stable with animals. Saint Francis loved all creatures and took care not to step on insects when he was walking. He also loved songs and poetry.
Additional Resources for Reception Children
https://code.org/student/elementary - Early computing skills for children
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - Many games often rec
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/ - cbeebies games linked to areas of learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories - cbeebies stories and rhymes
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html - videos about life in the space centre
Numberblocks- we have watched series 1 in school
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks - support early reading and writing.