Welcome to the Reception class page. On this page you can take a look at your child's current learning as well as keep up to date with other important information.
Throughout the school year we will communicate with you in a number of ways - half termly newsletters, class dojo and on this class page. This page will be regularly updated and we kindly ask that you please continue to check this class page throughout your child's year in Reception. Thank you.
The Reception Team:
Miss Stansfield - Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Munir - Key Worker
Miss Broadbent - Key Worker and Forest School Lead
Mrs Gorton - PPA Cover on a Tuesday morning
Autumn 1 2023 Newsletter
Autumn 2 Newsletter 2023
Phonics 2023 - 2024
At the Heys Primary school we follow the Anima Phonics scheme and your child’s reading journey starts here in Reception. Phonics helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read. To support children with their reading, they have to adopt a variety of core skills to learn first. Many of these skills involve children being able to listen, pay attention and engage in conversations. Making books available to children, telling stories and talking with them is fundamental to the Early Years framework. Whilst at school, your child will have access to a wide range of books and story telling opportunities. Extending this activity at home and reading with your child is important too as it supports children in becoming an effective listener.
The Reception children have now learnt all of the phase 2 sounds in phonics! We continue to practice these sounds at the beginning of each phonics session.
We are currently working on phase 3 sounds in phonics. The children are making great progress with this!
Literacy learning 2023
In Literacy this half term, the children are exploring a variety of traditional tales. Some of these include: The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three bears, as well as many more!
Recently the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to and learning about the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. The children had lots of fun making their own gingerbread men in the playdough area whilst acting out key events from the story.
In this half term, the children have been looking at books that have been written by different famous authors. We have explored what 'famous' means as well as talking about what an author is. Within our literacy sessions, the children have started to explore the key elements of a story, for example, the characters, the setting, what the problem is and how the problem is resolved.
Welcome to a brand new school year in Reception here at The Heys Primary School. We are looking forward to building positive relationships with the families of the children in our care and we are excited for the journey ahead.
In Reception class this year, the team consists of -
Mrs Gouldbourn - Reception Teacher (job share) - EYFS Lead & SENDCo
Miss Stansfield - Reception Teacher (job share)
Miss Earley - Key Worker
Miss Broadbent - Key Worker and EYFS Forest School Lead
Miss Walsh will be helping us in Forest School.
Phonics 2022 -2023
We follow the Anima Phonics scheme throughout school and your child's learning to read journey starts here in the Early Years. Before children can be expected to learn how to read, they have lots of core skills to learn first. Many of these skills involve children being able to listen and pay attention and to take part in conversations. Engaging in sharing stories is a key factor in becoming an effective listener. All of these things can be achieved with time, patience and lots and lots of talking and spending time with friends and family (and their teachers of course! ) sharing stories and books.
How Communication and Language, and Literacy aspects of 'Development Matters' guidance supports our learning to read journey.
What fantastic progress we are making through Phase 3!
Reception are currently working within Phase 2. We are making fantastic progress!
We are looking forward to hosting the Anima Phonics Parents Webinar on Wednesday 5th October at 2.30pm. We hope to see you there!
Literacy Learning 2022
In Literacy this half term, Reception have been learning all about Traditional Tales. We have listened to many stories, and even acted them out - the Gingerbread man actor was amazing!
We have been practising writing our names and having a go at forming our letters correctly.
Autumn first half term 2022
Autumn 1 22 Newsletter
Autumn 2 22 Newsletter
Spring 1 23 Newsletter
Spring 2 23 Newsletter
Summer 1 23 Newsletter
Reception Early Learning Goals
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Hello and a warm welcome to the Reception class page 2021-2022. You will find key information related to your child’s time in Reception. Take a look at your child’s class timetable, examples of planning and documents that explain the Early Learning Goals that Reception children are working towards.
Any questions - just ask!
It’s hard work all this learning 💡
What a fantastic start to the year Reception have had. The children have settled in so well, they have started to make new friendships and their confidence is blossoming!
The first half term has whizzed by, we have had fun in the sun (and rain), we have read many books, created amazing pieces of art, climbed trees and tried out meditation 🧘.
Our daily phonics lessons are going well, we are also concentrating hard on writing our names and learning how to form respectful relationships with our class mates and with our environment.
Reception, we are all so very proud of you, Keep up the good start 🌟👍.