Clarksfield Primary School

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Angela Sweeting (Executive Principal)

info@clarksfield.oldham.sch.uk

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Reception

Miss Seed, Mrs Stuckey, Mrs Topham, Mrs Madden, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Yasin would like to welcome you to Reception!

Introduction to Reception

Within Reception we encourage children to engage in a range of play activities which help the children to make progress in each of these key areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Communication and Language.
  • Literacy.
  • Numeracy.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
  • Physical Development.
  • Creative Development.  

Your child’s time in Reception will be organised so that the children can choose from a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and complete tasks. This is also known as Continuous Provision. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in small and large group activities led by the teachers which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.

 


Here is an overview of what the children will be learning about this year in Reception.

Here is an overview of what the children will be learning in Reception during the second half of the autumn term.

Autumn Term:2 Parent Newsletter

 Why are there so many leaves on the ground?

 

 

This half term we are continuing with our exciting Learning Challenge Curriculum where the children’s learning will be based around the key question ‘Why are there so many leaves on the ground?’

Each week the children will find out about, explore and investigate the following questions –

 

LC1/Week 1 – How do I know it is autumn?

 

LC2/Week 2 – What animals can we see in the autumn time?

LC3/Week 3 – How can I create autumn’s colours?

LC4/Week 4 – Are all the leaves the same shape?

LC5/Week 5 – What do you know about the Christmas story?

LC6/Week 6 – How is Christmas celebrated?

LC7/Week 7 – Christmas performance/party/craft week.

The children will also be learning about autumn time celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Christmas.   

You should have already received a Reception class newsletter outlining the children's key learning opportunities for this half term, ideas of things you can do and games you can play at home to help, however, please feel free to ask a member of staff for another copy if needed, or to discuss this further.

 

Other Information

 

Useful Websites

www.cbeebies.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips

http://www.twinkl.co.uk

http://www.jollylearning.co.uk (Jolly Phonics)

www.bbcschoolsradio.co.uk

 

Class Fund

Please can we remind all parents that the class fund money for this term is now due.  It is £1.00 per week and you are welcome to pay weekly or the full amount for the half term.  This money is used for providing the children with tasting, baking, craft and investigation activities.

 

Bedtime Books

Your child is able to select a Bedtime/Story book to share at home on a weekly basis.  Your child must have a book bag to put the book in before they will receive one.  School book bags can be purchased from the school office. 

 

Class Newsletter

We have sent home a class newsletter informing you of this half term's topic, the types of activities your child will be participating in, the knowledge, understanding, opportunities and experiences your child will gain.  There are also some ideas of things you can be doing at home to support your child's learning.  If you need another copy of this letter, please ask one of the Reception members of staff.   

Homework

At the beginning of each term we will send home a homework book containing a topic themed homework sheet with suggested activities that you and your child can complete together over a few weeks.  The topic sheet will also specify a date that the homework book must be returned to school for marking and for the next topic sheet to be stuck in.  Alongside this, the children could be practising to write their name, recognising and writing numbers and experiencing different things such as going to the park, holidays, sports/dance clubs and other things to share with us in school.   

 

Thank you and we hope you find this information useful.

 

 

Look at Our Learning!

Here are some photographs of the fun activities the children have been engaged in so far linked to our topic 'Why are there so many leaves on the ground?' - 

Creating representions of fireworks using 2D shapes.
Creating representions of fireworks using 2D shapes.
Creating firework pictures using paint and a variety of printing tools.
Creating firework pictures using paint and a variety of printing tools.
Applying phonic knowledge to writing by writing phonemes/letter sounds and short  words.
Applying phonic knowledge to writing by writing phonemes/letter sounds and short words.
Enjoying looking at non-fiction books and listening to stories about autumn time animals.
Enjoying looking at non-fiction books and listening to stories about autumn time animals.
Observing, touching, feeling and handling real owls when Owls For Education came to visit school.
Observing, touching, feeling and handling real owls when Owls For Education came to visit school.
Making models of hedgehogs using a variety of media and materials.
Making models of hedgehogs using a variety of media and materials.
Observational paintings of autumn time animals.
Observational paintings of autumn time animals.
Representations of owls by ripping and placing paper appropriately.
Representations of owls by ripping and placing paper appropriately.
Creating autumn's colours by exploring colour mixing.
Creating autumn's colours by exploring colour mixing.
Investigating autumn leaves we collected with our grown ups whilst on an autumn walk.
Investigating autumn leaves we collected with our grown ups whilst on an autumn walk.
We have been matching and identifying the names of different types of leaves.
We have been matching and identifying the names of different types of leaves.
We have been learning about 3D shapes.  We have been learning the shape names, sorting and matching the shapes and describing what they look like by talking about their properties.
We have been learning about 3D shapes. We have been learning the shape names, sorting and matching the shapes and describing what they look like by talking about their properties.

Here are some links to Phase 2 and 3 Phonics Games and songs to try at home with your child. 


Non-negotiable (Reception)