Welcome to the Autumn term!
Our theme in Reception for this half term will be 'Marvelous Me!' As always, in Reception, we like to follow the children's interests so we are looking forward to seeing what fun learning opportunities this theme will bring.
We will be focusing on the 3 Prime Areas of Learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage to support a strong transition into Reception and promote children's sense of belonging within the class and school community.
If your child has something to share linking to our theme then we would love to see it or hear about it.
During this half term we introduce Phonics using Little Wandle, we will work our way through the Phase 2 sounds and tricky words. There will be lots of opportunity to embed their learning through our wonderful classroom environment and outdoor provision.
Your child will bring home a 'Little Wandle' book, please enjoy sharing these and encourage your child to use their phonic knowledge to help read the words and think about the questions contained within the books to support and build on comprehension skills. Your child will also visit the library once a week to bring home a book for pleasure.
Our theme in Maths for this half term is Just Like Me!' We will be learning about matching, comparing, sorting, and patterns during this half term. Concepts will be developed and consolidated through hands on, child initiated learning.
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays so please send your children in PE kit on these days.
Welcome to Donaldson Class
Here are some photographs of our lovely learning environment so you can have a little explore of our classroom. In Donaldson Class, our teacher is Miss Haley. Our teaching assistants are called Mrs Coward, Miss Oyetunde and Miss Allen.
Mrs Andreas and Miss Moorhouse also support us durng the week.
Useful Websites for home learning:
Little Wandle https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Top Marks www.topmarks.co.uk
Phonics Play www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Oxford Owl www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Your celebrations and festivals...
If you will be taking part in any celebrations or festivals, please let us know, as we would very much like to celebrate these with you. If you would like to come in and talk to the class about your celebration, we would very much welcome you to do so!