Pear Class - Reception
Welcome to Pear Class and the beginning of your exciting learning journey here at St Faiths!
In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which incorporates the areas of learning below:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) – Develops the confidence and independence of children both individually and as part of a group.
- Communication and Language (C&L)– develops children’s ability to communicate effectively through the development of speaking and listening skills.
- Physical Development (PD)– develops children’s skills in fine and gross motor movements, improving control and coordination of the body and help children to learn to move and handle equipment efficiently.
- Literacy– develops early skills in reading and writing and includes phonics.
- Mathematics– develops children’s understanding of number, measurement, shape, space patterns and quantity.
- Understanding the World (UW)– develops children’s understanding of the world around them helping them to investigate their environment, community and use of technology.
- Expressive Arts and Design (EA&D)– children learn to communicate through colour, shape, sound, texture, dance, role play and stories.
In Reception we explore the curriculum through a balance of play-based and structured learning, including daily phonics and maths sessions. Through the EYFS curriculum, we encourage children to independently explore, create, discover, take risks and learn through play. Throughout the year, we will be covering a range of topics including:
Marvellous Me, A Splash of Colour, On the Move, People who Help us, All Creatures Great and Small and Water, Water everywhere.
PE takes place on a Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit and do not need to bring their school uniform to change into.
Homework is set each Friday on Tapestry. It will consist of two tasks: one phonics task and one maths task. Please take photos of children completing their homework and upload them on to Tapestry by the following Thursday.
Children will have two reading books a week to read at home. It is expected that children are heard read every day by a guardian for 10 minutes. Please write a comment in children’s yellow reading record when you read with them. Children’s reading books will be changed in school on a Wednesday, so please ensure they are returned on this day. It is good practice to send reading to school everyday. Children will also be provided with a list of ‘tricky words’ to learn periodically.
Children should bring a bottle of water to school every day. They are also welcome to bring a pair of wellies to keep in school to enable them to play in the mud kitchen and sandpit. Please ensure all your child’s (especially cardigans and jumper) are labelled with their names.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to speak to me.
Mrs Barnes and Miss Jeanette