Reception

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes. This half term we continue our global theme of human rights

We would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very warm welcome to Foxfield Primary school, we look forward to getting to know all our families and working in partnership with you throughout the year.

Each class across Reception has an exciting, stimulating role play to develop the children’s imagination, creativity and communication skills. This term our role plays links to learning about community, and children are already playing in them enthusiastically. We have the:

                The bakery in Walnut class      The corner shop in Maple class       The Pizzeria in Chestnut class

Kairo in Maple class said “I like to go to the shop and buy chilli pepper I am going to make you some food that will be so spicy.”

This term we are reading ‘All are welcome’ a core text that will help the children develop a sense of community, belonging and what it means to be inclusive.  Children will take part in a walk around the local area to stimulate an interest and conversations about our community. The children will also learn new ways to say and sing hello and explore cultural and traditional celebrations and festivals. We would like to invite you in to celebrate the terms learning with a welcome ceremony, where we will showcase the languages and songs we have learnt, dates to follow. 

Through our learning journey we will link creativity and maths as the children decorate and create their own number lines to take home and practise with. Our focus will see children reading, writing, matching and counting numbers and numerals through practical experiences such as number hunts, and number games.

This term children will begin to take home a story books and a reading record.  Please ensure your child has a reading bag that is brought in daily so we are able to provide new and exciting books to take home weekly. At school we use story shelfs to retell stories using props, and key images. We encourage parents to read every night and will provide an informative book mark with ideas on how you can help your child with reading at home.

The sounds we are learning this half term are s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o.

Please spend time talking about words or objects with these sounds in and noticing them in books. this is invaluable learning for early reading and writing skills. Below are some useful links for how to articulate the sounds and websites for games you can play at home to promote reading and writing skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvlBPB7ljOQ

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/primary.shtml#early_years_foundation

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Next term we will taking part in PE.  Please could you help us prepare the children for this by encouraging them to dress and undress themselves at home.  Could we also remind you to label all items of clothing. Please could you provide your child with a named water bottle.

Dates for your diary

22nd October - Break up for half term

1st November – Return to school for Autumn 2

Thank you for your support

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