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Reception


Autumn 1:

A big warm welcome to everyone in Red Class and especially those new to Willow Lane School, it’s great to see lots of smiling faces. Although it has only been a few weeks, it is clear that all the children in Red Class are really settled in to school life. They are learning the routines and forming good friendships as a class, which makes the classroom a happy and exciting place to be!

We have started teaching phonics daily and the children are very enthusiastic to explore new sounds and use their ‘Robot arms’ to blend and segment words. We have also been very impressed by the level of budding mathematicians we have in class. It’s amazing to see total engagement during our Maths learning as we unlock new concepts for the children. We already have a class that love learning and we cannot wait to support them to develop and grow on their journey in Red Class.

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about ourselves in our ‘Busy Being Me’ topic. We will be talking about our likes and dislikes, painting portraits and playing lots of games to get to know each other. As part of our Science focus we will also be investigating our senses and will hopefully get the chance to do some baking.

As part of the topic ‘Busy Being Me’ we would like you to support your child to create a collage all about themselves. They might draw pictures, stick on images from magazines or take their own photos showing their likes and dislike. This will be there first creative homework which they can show off in assembly to the whole school. If you’re struggling, please just come and ask.

In Red Class, we have our PE lessons on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please can you ensure that children have their kit in school on these days and if your child takes time to get changed, this can be a useful thing to practise at home.