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Welcome to Reception

Miss Laurence's class

 

Well done to all our Reception children who have settled in beautifully to life at Meadgate School!

 

On this page you will find 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. 

Remember to also check Tapestry to see more of what your child has been up to!

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.

Important Dates Ahead!

 

Monday 17th December: Pantomime

Wednesday 19th December: Carol Concert, KS1 Party, Winter Market

Thursday 20th December - Friday 4th January: School holidays

 

Check back here for dates of forthcoming events.

Extra Information About Our Class

 

Swimming

Swimming lessons for Reception will start after the Christmas holiday. They will be on Thursday mornings during school hours. Please ensure all jewellery is removed and swimming kits are sent in with the children.

 

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).

 

 

Useful websites

Phonics

 

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:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/phonics-made-easy

 

Visit Phonics Play for free information and games:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

Read the Letters and Sounds document below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

 

Learn about the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions:

http://jollylearning.co.uk/overview-about-jolly-phonics/

 

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.