Head of Year Welcome

Hello everyone, welcome to Reception!

I am Mrs Abbas – Assistant Headteacher of EYFS. We have had a fantastic start to the term this year! The children have been learning about Autumn and Harvest. We have had many exciting experiences, from parent workshops to an Autumn walk! 
This term we have been building children’s confidence to perform for their Harvest assembly. The children showed great confidence and motivation and enjoyed performing to Year 1 and their parents.

Much of our focus at the start of this academic year will be on Phonics, early Maths skills and building children’s spoken language. In Phonics children will learn the single letter sounds and begin to decode CVC words. Children will work in groups to ensure they are receiving the best support. In Maths children will begin to learn about patterns, they will build the skill of spotting patterns for themselves. This will build the foundations for recall of the counting sequence and understanding number operations. 

We have wonderful experiences planned throughout the year. Children will have the opportunity to observe chick eggs hatch and grow, plant flowers around the school, learn about different occupations and work closely with their parents during workshops. The Reception team are looking forward to working with you and your children this year and we are very excited for all the amazing things ahead! 

Please use the following image to see our Nursery and Reception Students and their work: 

 Mrs Abbas

 Head of Reception 

Reception School Timetable

Reception School day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08.40 - 08.50 Shared story/songs

Shared story/songs

Shared story/songs

Shared story/songs

Shared story/songs

09.00 Registration Registration Registration Registration Registration
09.00 - 09.45 English English English English English
09.45 - 09.55 Fruit and milk Fruit and milk Fruit and milk Fruit and milk Fruit and milk
09.55 - 10.10 Break
10.10 - 11.00 Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics
11.00 - 11.05 Hand wash Hand wash Hand wash Hand wash Hand wash
11.10 - 12.00 Lunch
11.20 - 12.00 Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
12.00 - 12.05 Register Register Register Register Register
12.05 - 12.45 Maths Maths Maths Maths Handwriting
12.45 - 14.15 Topic – Independent learning 

CLL/PD/UW/EA&D focus  

Topic – Independent learning 

CLL/PD/UW/EA&D focus  

12.45-13.30: PE 

13.35-14.10: Topic – Independent Learning  

Topic – Independent learning 

CLL/PD/UW/EA&D focus  

Topic – Independent learning 

CLL/PD/UW/EA&D focus  

14.15 - 14.35 Break
14.35 - 14.50 Maths meeting Maths meeting Maths meeting Maths meeting Maths meeting
14.50 - 15.10 ERIC ERIC ERIC ERIC ERIC
15.15 Dismissal from classrooms 

 

Useful links

Practice blending sounds for reading:

 

Phonics game – Easy oral blending and segmenting 

 

Learn set 1 sounds with Mrs Abbas 

 

Learn how to say your sounds 

 

Learn your set 1 special friends with Mr Tweedie 

 

Come and listen to a story with Mrs Abbas 

 

Nursery Phonics with Miss Green