Miss O’Brien and Miss Hough are really pleased with how the children in Reception have adapted to their new school environment. The children are continuing to adapt to their new routine daily and have loved discovering our new learning areas here at Northfield Road Primary. Some of the areas you might hear your children talk about include our construction area, water area, mud kitchen, music area, art and craft area and the role play area. In Early Years at Northfield Road Primary the children are introduced to our ‘high five promise’ which allows them to take responsibility for their own actions and learning. The high five promise stands for:
- Staying in Reception
- Always try your best
- Look after our things
- Listen to others
- Kind hands, kind words and kind feet
At Northfield Road, we follow Ruth Miskin Phonics. The children in Reception this term are looking at Set sounds. These include m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o. Once the children have learnt these sounds they will start to apply them to their writing and their reading. The children will learn to ‘Fred Talk’ their sounds to blend them together for example, b/e/d becomes bed. If you would like to know how you can support your child at home, please follow the link below:
Our PE day for this half term will be Wednesday. Please remember to send your child in their PE kit every Wednesday. Children can wear dark jogging bottoms and their house coloured t-shirt. The school t-shirts are currently on order and will be with you shortly. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.
All of the children have been invited to join the new Google Classroom page for Reception. All of the children have accepted their invite to the page here at school. Remember, if your child is off school and self-isolating due to COVID they can access work set by their class teachers via this page. Please note: This only needs to be completed if your child is self-isolating. All children have logins to google classroom and these were sent out W/C 19th September 2020. Please keep your packs safe.
Children should receive their reading book by 02/10/2020. To start with most children have been given picture books with no words. This is to encourage book discussions between parents/carers and the children. Can they make up a story to support the pictures? Some things you can talk about together are…
-What do the children think the story is going to be about? (Encourage the children to do this before they start reading the book from looking at the front cover)
-The characters in the story
-Where the story is set
-What is happening in each picture?
-What the children think might happen next?