This half term in Reception we are reading the story ‘ Hattie Peck The Journey Home’. We will be doing lots of activities to help us with our learning based around this theme.
Stay and Play
Each term we hold a Stay and Play session for parents, grandparents, carers etc to spend a session in school with the children. These sessions are designed to be fun for everyone and the children really enjoy showing you what they do in school. It also gives you the opportunity to see what the children do, especially when some of them will come home and tell you they haven’t done anything!
We try and have a theme for each session such as Christmas, Numbers, Literacy and you will be able to see and join in with some of the activities the children do to develop their skills. We alternate the times and days of the sessions to try and enable as many parents to attend as possible. If you are limited on times when you can attend please let us know and we will try and plan a session to accommodate this.
The children bring home their WOW books, each week we will put a note in the book telling you what we are talking about and focusing on that week. We will also give you ideas of things you can do at home to support your child. Each week the children will have time to share what they have been doing at home. If you could write a quick note about what you have done with your child in the book, let them put something in their book or add any photos or tickets, brochures from places you have visited or things you have done at home it would be lovely for the children to be able to talk to us about these.
Reception Reading Books
All of the Reception children are now bringing home a reading book. It is important to remember that we send home reading books which are at a level for the children to read more independently at home, so that they feel confident about having a go. You may feel that they are sometimes easy but the children need to be able to understand and talk about what they are reading. If they have to put all their energy into reading the words, they will not be able to take in what they are reading. In class we read books at a slightly more challenging level to help them gain new skills.
If you could spend 5 minutes a day reading and talking about books it will make a huge difference to how quickly the children progress with their reading and writing. It is also really important that the children have stories told to them, if you can fit this into your daily routine it would be wonderful. If you have any worries or questions about your child’s reading or how to help them with it please come and speak to Miss Burgess and we will try to help.
As always if you have any questions or worries please do not hesitate to come and have a chat.