Reception - Robins & Wrens
Welcome to Reception
Early Years is led by Miss Halpin, who is also the Wrens Class teacher. Robins Class teachers are Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Cross.
Reception and Nursery classes follow and deliver the EYFS curriculum by steering the learning towards childrens’ passions and interests. We have overarching project titles that allow us to do this.
Trips and Visits
Reception children have planned trips and visitors to enhance their learning within the projects that they follow. These will include visits from ‘People Who Help Us’ and local community trips.
Literacy,Reading and Phonics
It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading. Reading consists of two dimensions: language comprehension and word reading. Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth. It only develops when adults talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.
At Salfords, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to give your children the knowledge they need to become confident readers and, eventually, confident writers. Your child will receive daily phonics sessions. In addition, we enjoy phonics games that teach children the listening and sound discrimination skills they need in order to read. We communicate with you the sounds that your child is learning and send home phonics reading books weekly. It is essential that you either practise sounds or hear your child read daily.
During our ‘Talk through stories’ sessions, (which provide the opportunity for children to really explore key texts, understand the principle of the story, learn new vocabulary and explore new characters), we will focus on one key text at a time with which the children will become very familiar.
Book Changing and Home Learning
Children are given a school planner for communication with parents and recording home learning. Children in Reception receive a book for enjoyment (chosen by themselves from the Library) and a book or sounds matched to their reading ability. These are changed weekly and our expectation is for parents to read and record in the planners daily.
We change books every Monday, so please make sure that your child comes to school with their planners and books on this day.
At Salfords Primary School, we are committed to working in partnership with our families and want to provide you with the tools to be able to support your child's learning at home. Reception parents are invited to half termly workshops where we will discuss and share how to support your child's learning in different key areas, such as RWI, Maths and Writing.
All children and parents are set up with a Tapestry account when they join us. Tapestry is used as a communication tool with parents to share WOW moments that happen both with us at school and yourselves at home.
Healthy Snacks and Drinks
All children should bring a labelled water bottle to school every day. It is essential that bottles contain only water, not squash or juice as this supports the development of good oral hygiene. We also promote healthy eating in order to establish lifelong healthy food choices. Reception children are provided with free fruit for snack time. If you would like your child to also have milk, please register online with Cool Milk: https://www.coolmilk.com/
Please can we remind you that we are a Nut Aware School, so we ask that you do not pack products in the lunchboxes that may contain nuts; this includes chocolate spread.
Woodland Discovery & Cookery Club
Reception children have the opportunity to venture down to our Woodland Discovery area, or do a cooking activity linked to our topic, every Friday afternoon.
Please ensure your child has weather appropriate clothing in school for Fridays, including named pair of wellington boots.
Please click below to watch our video on how to write numerals:
Please click on the link below for the Phonics sounds video:
|EYFS Class Briefings 2021||30th Sep 2021||Download|
|Reception Passport of Opportunity||01st Nov 2021||Download|
|Photo tour of Reception||13th Jan 2022||Download|
|Reception Autumn 2 Parent Letter 2021||05th Nov 2021||Download|
|Reception Spring 1 Parent Letter||10th Jan 2022||Download|
|Reception spring 2 Parent Letter 2022||04th Mar 2022||Download|
|Reception Maths Parent Workshop 10 3 22||11th Mar 2022||Download|
|EYFS statement for website||14th Mar 2022||Download|
|Reception Summer 1 2022 Parent Letter||25th Apr 2022||Download|