Foundation Stage 2
Welcome to Reception
We are very excited for our fun filled year ahead that will be packed with learning. This is a quick welcome letter to inform you of some of the things that happen in Reception.
The Reception team this year: Miss Rippon (Early Years Leader/ Teacher), Miss Syddall (Teacher), Mrs Racz (Teaching Assistant), Miss Rowe (Teaching Assistant), Tony Potter (Play Worker) and Andrea Sale (Play Worker). If you have any questions at any time please do not hesitate to speak to any member of staff and they will offer their help.
Every child will receive a book bag which will include a Reading Diary, along with a reading book that will be changed once a week. It will also contain key words for them to learn with you at home.
Lunches & Snack
Your child is given the option of a free school meal (which can now be chosen online at home) or to bring their own packed lunch. Every day your child will receive snack in the morning and afternoon with milk or water.
Throughout the year you will receive regular letters updating you on how and what your child has been learning during their time in Reception. We extend a warm welcome to families that are new to Adswood Primary School and hope that it will be the start of a very happy seven year association with the school.
The Reception Team
Early Years Foundation Stage Newsletter March 2017
This half-term in Nursery and Reception our topic is ‘Can I switch it on?’ Children are learning all about technology, including different types of technology, where they can find it, how they can use it and how to use it safely. At home you could talk about different technology that you use and speaking to older family members about how technology has changed.
Thank you so much to all parents and carers for taking part in World Book Day 2017. We were overwhelmed by the effort that all of the children had made. Thank you so much for getting involved. It was a great day in school which aimed to promote a love of reading by all children and staff getting involved in a whole-school theme of Alice in Wonderland.
Across the Early Years Foundation Stage children are now being taught phonics through letters and sounds. This begins in Nursery with children tuning in to and exploring sounds and progresses in to learning sounds for individual letters. More information can be found at www.letters-and-sounds.com or please ask a member of the team. To support your child’s reading in Nursery, we encourage parents and carers to share stories at home and in Reception a reading book is sent home each Friday. Please sign your child’s reading record to let us know that your child has read the book so that we know to change it.
We love sharing what we are doing in school with parents and we are very excited for our first ever Nursery and Reception class assemblies! We hope that you can all make it.
Reception is on Wednesday 22nd March at 9.10am
Nursery is on Thursday 23rd March at 9.10am
We have some new friends in Nursery and Reception...friends that want to go home with you! Keep an eye out for your child bringing home ‘Adventure Dog’ from Reception or ‘Winnie’ from Nursery and please tell us about what they get up to on their stay! Thank you to parents who have already had our little friends to stay with them and have told us all about their exciting adventures including walks to Edgeley, macaroni cheese and playing on the swings!
We really enjoy hearing about the amazing things that your children get up to at home so make sure that you tell us about it! We will be putting WOW notes in to children’s book bags on a Friday so if there is anything that has WOWed you at home, please fill it in and send it back. If you would like more WOW notes please let us know!
Thank you so much for your continued support and if you have any questions please do ask a member of the team.
Spring 1- Activity Bag
We may all be different but in this class we swim together.
As part of our topic we have been talking about our differences and similarities, what makes a good friend and what makes us special.
Your activity bag challenge is to decorate this fish to show your personality. You may want to draw your favourite things on it or choose a colour that best shows you! You could put glitter on it to show that you are sparkly or feathers to show that you are gentle.
Please send your fish back in to school for our display. If your child can tell you why they have chosen what they have, then please write it on the back of the fish for us or on an accompanying note.
This fish is your oyster! Enjoy!
The Reception Team
Early Years Foundation Stage Newsletter February 2017
A warm welcome to all of our new starters in Nursery and their parents/carers. The children all look so smart in their school uniforms and are settling in well and making lots of new friends. We also have a new member of staff, Bethan Rowe, who joins the team as a Teaching Assistant in Reception and Mrs Holland has also joined Nursery.
This half-term in Nursery the topic is ‘Did Dragons Exist?’ Children are learning about knights, princes and princesses, kings and queens and coins and treasure. At home you could talk about imaginative worlds and castles. In Reception the topic is ‘Do you want to be friends?’ Children are learning about being kind and helpful, similarities and differences and people who help us at home and at school. At home you could talk about how we make new friends and how to share.
In Reception, children are given a reading book each week and once their yellow
reading record has been signed, the book will be changed. Thank you for sharing these books with children and letting us know how they get on. Please continue to send the reading record back in to school each day so that we can let you know about reading that is taking place in school.
We understand that some children have dummies/pacifiers at home but we are asking that they either be left at home or with parents at the school gate as they are not allowed at school. We would also like your support in children not bringing toys in to school as we do not want them upset if their belongings are lost or broken.
There have been several news articles recently warning of the dangers of children’s food and choking, in particular grapes. Children’s safety is our top priority at
Adswood Primary School and to minimise any risk, guidance surrounding grapes and fruits of similar sizes e.g. cherry tomatoes is to cut in to 4 pieces. Please speak to a member of the team for more information.
As a school we are monitoring attendance and punctuality. Our target for attendance is 97% and for those children who achieve 100% attendance, their names will be placed in to a prize draw where they can win £50 high-street vouchers. You’ve got to be in it to win it! We open the gates to Reception and Nursery at 8.50am and close them at 9.00am. The gates will be opened at 3.00pm for children to be collected.
We absolutely love hearing about the amazing things that your children get up to at home so make sure that you tell us about it! We will be putting WOW notes in to children’s book bags on a Friday so if there is anything that has WOWed you at home, please fill it in and send it back. If you would like more WOW notes please let us know!
Thank you so much for your continued support and if you have any questions please do ask a member of the team. Here’s to a great term ahead!
Autumn 2-Activity Bag
In Reception we have been learning about African Safari animals and in Talk for Writing we have been reading the book Dear Zoo.
We ask that you could help your child create a home for any animal they wish.
We have put some things in your child’s bag to help start your model off, however, if you require more please do not hestitate to ask.
Your child can then show their animal home during class or whole school Assemblies on a Friday.
We look forward to seeing them soon!
Miss Syddall and Miss Rippon