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Reception

Welcome to Reception

 

The Reception teachers are Mrs Brind (RB), Miss Paul (RP) and Miss Levett (RL)

 

The teaching assistants are: Mrs Cantwell, Mrs Sutiene, Mrs Jachym and Mrs Ashdown

 

We can be contacted on our school email: 

mrs.brind@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.paul@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.levett@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

What have we been up to this week?

What we will be learning - week beginning 5.12.22

We will be reminded of the class rules. The children will be encouraged to use the zones of regulation to support their feelings and think about how we must be kind to ourselves and each other. Please talk to your child about how they are feeling each morning and support them in placing their name on the correct colour zone. Thank you.

We will remind ourselves about how we walk around the school as we to go into the hall for lunch. The children will have opportunities to develop their physical skills by using a variety of equipment such as the climbing frame, bikes, bats and balls, balancing equipment and building tools. They will use their speaking and listening skills within the home corners and outdoors in the playground, sharing stories with the other children and adults. The children will also have opportunities to be creative and use their imagination with play equipment. 

Please be reminded that at 2.45pm every Friday, you are invited into class to read a story with your child. 

This week, we will be learning the following: 
PSHE and RE (RSE): We will be continuing with our new topic 'Birthdays'. Please provide us with a birthday/party picture if you haven't done so already. Thank you. We will be thinking about advent and discussing the meaning of the candles on the wreath. Please discuss this with your child. 

Writing: Our story this week is 'The nativity'. Our focus will be on continuing to ensure that the children are forming their lower case and Capital Letters correctly. Please practise this at home. We will also be encourging the children to write simple words using their knowledge of sounds. 

Reading/Phonics: The children will be learning to blend sounds together to read the following words; this, that, zip, chip, chop, quit, fix ect. Please practise this at home.

We also strongly urge you to regularly access Bug Club and Oxford Owls to reinforce what the children have been learning. Please send us a video of your child reading.

Maths: Our focus this week will continuing to be forming the numbers correctly and ensuring that the children understand value of the numbers that they are writing. They will count objects and record the number to show how many they counted. Please practise number formation and recognising the value of numbers to 10 at home. We will also practise recognising the value of numbers by discussing one more and one less than a number. 

Expressive Arts and Design: We will using various materials to create a stable and a manger for baby Jesus to live in. We will also be making crowns for the kings who visited baby Jesus. They will make an angel out of paper plates. The children will be using resources and skills that they are already familiar with. 

Physical Development: We will be showing our strength using the play equipment and bikes. We will also practise/learn how to travel in different ways. We will be using playdough to build up strength in our fingers and arms. 

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