Willow - Reception 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Willow class
Our class is made up of 30 wonderful reception children. Our teacher is Miss Pimblott and we are also supported by either Mrs Harper, Miss Williams or Mrs Coxon.
We are always busy bees in reception and we love learning about new topics through listening, exploring and playing.The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning consisting of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.
This half term we will be exploring the text 'Let's Celebrate! Special days around the world' by Kate DePalma. The children will be writing a party invitation and a shopping list. Our topic this half term is 'Let's Celebrate!', we will be looking at a range of celebrations from countries around the world. It is always fantastic to see what the children are getting up to at home, so please share any exciting home experiences or milestones with us!
Forest school will take place every other week starting on Friday 10th November. This is a brilliant outdoor learning session that the children look forward to and enjoy - prepare for MUD! Children must come into school in their forest school clothing and bring their wellies/walking boots in a separate bag.
Our P.E. lessons take place every Monday morning. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school all week.
Helping your child at home
Reading: Please read regularly at home with your child and our school expectation is to read a minimum of 4 times weekly. Allow your child to listen to you read, as well as listening to them.
Writing: Use lots of opportunities to write; shopping lists, cooking and baking, writing instructions. Any mark making is valuable to children forming letters.
Maths: When out and about look out for numbers on doors, packets, signs and clocks. At home count when you are laying the table, going upstairs and when playing games. Try making patterns using different natural items such as pine cones and leaves.
Please use your child's diary to communicate any messages to myself and our Willow learning team as they are checked daily. Or alternatively please do not hesitate to get in touch via email (email@example.com) or ClassDojo.