Welcome to Reception FS2!
Meet the Team!
Staffing for FS2
Mrs Day/Mrs Gould Class Teacher
Miss White LSA
Miss Bevan Class Teacher
Mrs Jones LSP
Miss Supple Class Teacher
Mrs Shaheen/ Miss Andrews LSP
For specific class information see https://www.abbeyfederation.co.uk/topic/class-pages
For dates see https://www.abbeyfederation.co.uk/diary
A typical day in Reception....
8:40am - Children arrive
8:55am - 9:20am - Phonics session
9:20am-10:30am - CIL (Indoor and Outdoor Learning)
10:30am-10:45am - Fruit and Milk
10:45am-11:30am - CIL (Indoor and Outdoor Learning)
11:30am-11:45am - Adult Led Session (English or Maths)
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunchtime
1:00pm-1:20pm - Number of the week/word of the week
1:20pm-2:20pm - CIL (Indoor and Outdoor Learning)
2:30pm-2:50pm - Adult Led Session (Topic, RE, PSED or Music)
2:50pm - Story and rhymes
3:15pm - Home time
We will have a greater focus on PSED and supporting your children’s mental health
Every child will have reading books to take home each week. Please write in the diary once a week to give feedback on how your child enjoyed their books, in order for their book to be changed. Blue book bags are ideal to transport reading books and letters to and from home but please do not carry water bottles in these book bags as they sometimes leak. Any damages to reading books will be charged to parents. This includes writing on pages or ripped/torn pages, so please be mindful of younger siblings when sharing books at home.
RS, RB and RGD reading books must be returned by Wednesday each week in order for them to go out on Fridays.
Writing isn't just about putting pencil to paper.
Please find below a document with lots of fun ideas to help you support your child's writing at home.
Our topic for the Spring Term is Long Ago and Far Away.
This term is 'In The Wild', we will be kickstarting our topic with Jungle Dress up day on Thursday 6th January where children will be dressing up in jungle clothes.
Through this topic we will be building on children’s previous knowledge of animals developing specific vocabulary. We will talk about different animals and the environments that they live in.
We will have an animal encounter visit from the Animal man- Mo - watch this space!
Our Talk 4 Write is based around the story of 'The Selfish Crocodile' which is a fun, memorable story and exposes the children to descriptive language that can be used in their writing.
In Phonics, the children will be continuing to work at Phase 3 and develop their confidence and knowledge before moving on to Phase 4. Children will be learning to read simple sentences with words containing single letter sounds, digraphs and trigraphs that they have learnt so far. They will also be learning to read and write tricky words (words that can't be blended).
In Maths, Children will be working with numbers to 10, comparing numbers to 10 and then moving onto addition to 10. Children will investigate measuring, working on length, height and weight in practical, hands on experiences.
Children are using resources such as tens frames, numicon and a variety of counters to help them with their counting. Maths lessons are fun, practical and children have the opportunity to apply the maths skills they have learnt during Child Initiated Learning. A typical day in reception is outlined above.
RS - Thursday
RB - Wednesday
RGD - Wednesday
P.E kits are kept in school and sent home at the end of each half term for parents to wash. Please make sure that they are brought back to school on the first Monday back and check that all items are still clearly labelled with your child's name!
Forest Schools in the Foundation Stage
At Abbey our Reception (FS2) children experience Forest Schools as part of their curriculum. We are fortunate to have an area of land behind our Reception unit, which we have developed into a great outside learning space. Forest school, is not what the name suggests, it is not a school in a forest. Rather it is the application of a certain set of principles and way of working with people in an outdoor area. It is the ethos established by the practitioners and the use of the guiding principles which create a ‘forest school’.
The principles of forest schools are:
Whilst we will teach various tool skills such as; using mallets, cutting tools, using saws and fire lighting, it is the behaviours and attitudes that are developed through the learning process which we believe are the most important. Children are given the opportunity to working collaboratively as a team, make choices, become a leader, communicate with others, practise fine and gross motor skills and most important and perhaps the most important of all, we have fun and make memories! A text will be sent out to parents informing them of the dates their child is taking part in forest school.
You will receive your own login details for 3 of the links below. Check them out and have fun with your learning!!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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