Reception Miss Jordan


Welcome to Class 14's page


Welcome to the autumn term! Over the next few weeks your child will be busy settling into school, making friends and becoming familiar with our routines and expectations. Our curriculum launch day (Monday 18th September) will send us into a topic exploration of Suffolk! We will be looking at where we live, what home life is like as well as exploring pets that we keep at home. Check this page each week for photographs of what we have been up to, news and general updates. 

Dates to remember: 

Wednesday 4th October at 2:30pm: Phonics workshop - Reception session led by Miss Wells and Miss Jordan
Thursday 5th October at 4:45pm: Phonics workshop - Overflow session for both Year One and Reception parents led by Miss Wells.

What have we been up to this week?

Check this area each week for updates! 

W/C 18th September 

This week we had our 'big curriculum launch day' where parents were invited in to share in some of the curricular activities the children will be exploring over this half term. We had lots of fun finding hidden animals in the green jelly - even if we did all get very sticky and make the floor slippery!! We also made animal masks, explored our local area and used the bee-bots. 


We also were lucky enough to have the Suffolk library service in to have a book cafe with us. We enjoyed a range of books and got to eat some biscuits and rice cakes too. We all got to borrow a book to enjoy at home. 

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We have also been working on our counting skills. We played counting games to see who could collect the most amount of bears. 

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W/C 11th September. 

This week we have been getting to know each other by decorating a biscuit for someone else within the class. We discussed what type of questions we could ask our partner to find out what decorations they would like on their biscuit. The children then all gave out their biscuits to the person they had made it for and said why they had made it for them. They all had lots of fun getting covered in icing sugar but even more enjoyment came from eating them at the end of the day!! 

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We have also been on a sensory path this week exploring and discussing the different textures of lentils, feathers, stones, cotton wool and conkers. The children particularly enjoyed getting messy and exploring shaving form and cornflour gloop between their fingers (some of us even managed to get this in our hair!)

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Key information:

Homework: Each week your child will receive a short homework task to complete, this activity will vary from week to week and should take no longer than twenty minutes. Examples of homework include practicing number and letter formation, a short design or craft activity or an activity that you can enjoy with your child. Homework will be given out every Friday and must be handed in by the following Tuesday.  

Reading/Library books: We will be visiting our school library every Wednesday. The children will be able to select a book to bring home for the week for you to enjoy with them, this must be returned back to school the following Wednesday to ensure that we can issue you with a new book to enjoy for the following week. Reading books have been given out this week. Books will be changed each time your child completes a book so remember to record how much you have read, page numbers and a general comment of how your child has got on with their book each time you read with them so we know when to change them. Ideally reading will be done daily even if this is only a few pages or minutes. Your child will also be read with at school. Remember to check the front of your reading record books or speak to Miss Jordan for early reading strategies. If any parents helpers would like to volunteer and listen to readers each week then please see Miss Jordan. 

PE: Reception have free flow access to our classroom's outdoor area where in which they have lots of opportunities to move, explore and develop their physical skills. In addition to this class 14 will also have a set PE lesson every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has suitable PE kit ready for both indoor and outdoor sessions and that both their school uniform and PE kit is fully named. 

Read Write Inc: We have already kicked off our term by starting our Read, Write, Inc. programme and are beginning to learn our set 1 sounds along with some help from Fred the frog! This week your child should bring a phonics pack home, in which support, tips and sound sheets will be given to help aid your child through learning initial sounds and supporting early reading.  Please support your child at home by using their green or yellow sound books that will be given within the pack (these will be updated daily so that you are aware of the sounds that your child has learnt). Every few days your child will also be coming home with some green speedy words in their phonics folder that we will be using in the scheme that week. Please help your child learn to read this and note how they get on in their reading diaries. Please make sure the book and the phonics folder is in their book bags everyday. We look forward to seeing the rapid progress that the children will make!