Welcome to Reception!
Miss Laurence's class
On this page you will find general information about our class and our learning. From time to time, you will also find photographs of things that happen in our school and some links to helpful sites. Please take the time to have a look around and check back to see what has changed. Remember to also check Tapestry to see more of what your child has been up to! As always, if you need to get in touch with me please feel free to do so either in person, by email or via the school office. Thank you, Miss Laurence.
Monday 26th February - Friday 9th March - Book Fortnight
Friday 9th March - Book character dress up day
Friday 16th March - PTA Quiz Night
Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd March - Parents' evenings
Friday 23rd March - Sport Relief - Wear sports clothes
Monday 26th March - Thursday 29th March - Multi-Cultural Week
Thursday 29th March - Last day of Spring Term
Check back here for dates of forthcoming events.
Our Swimming day is Thursday
Please ensure that your child has their swimming bag in school for their lesson and that earrings are removed.
Our PE day is Friday
Please ensure that your child's PE bag is in school every day as things do have a habit of changing! Children should be fine in their white PE shirts, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls. They can always pop their school jumper or cardigan on if they get cold. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with their name (biro tends to wash out). All earrings must be removed for PE and hair must be tied up.
We love to cook
In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking activities. The children love these activities and there are so many learning opportunities within them. To ensure your child's safety, it is vital that you keep the office informed of any allergies or dietary requirements that your children have.
Photographs are a great way to capture your child's learning
Many of these will appear in your child's Online Learning Journeys (Tapestry) and around the school. We will also upload photographs of the children onto our school website for you to enjoy. (Please let us know if you would prefer us not to).
YOU WILL FIND PHOTOS UNDER CAPTURING THE MOMENT!
At Meadgate we use the government recommended document, Letters and Sounds, to deliver our phonics teaching.
Visit Oxford Owl to hear the sounds and find out more about synthetic phonics:
Visit Phonics Play for free information and games:
Read the Letters and Sounds document below:
Learn about the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions:
Warning! - We love how Jolly Phonics actions help children remember sounds by involving different learning styles.
However at Meadgate Primary School, we ask the children to say individual sounds only once. Sounds involving elongation are ok to use (e.g. ssssss). We believe that this reflects the spoken and written English language more accurately and can reduce the frequency of reading and spelling errors.