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The children will need to bring their book bag and books to school everyday. The children do not require a full P.E. Kit, just a pair of black pumps please. We do provide some wellington boots but you are welcomed to provide your pair - labelled with your child's name and class. Please label all items of your child's uniform and coat with their name and class (RW).
We follow the document 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics in reception. A PDF of this document is linked below. The children learn 4 phonemes (sounds) a week. We use the letter formation images from the scheme 'Read Write Inc' and actions from 'Jolly Phonics' to support our teaching. We recommend using such online games as those found on 'Phonics Bloom' 'Phonics Play' and using your account on 'Reading Eggs' to support your child to consolidate their phonics learning at home. The children receive phonics packs for each phonics phase to support learning at home and parents are informed of the phonemes (sounds) the children are studying each week. In reception, we will study phase 1, phase 2, phase 3, phase 4 and some children may begin phase 5.
In reception we follow the 'White Rose Maths' scheme of learning. A link to the outlined scheme can be found below. The end early learning goals for mathematics are as follows.
ELG 11 Number: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG 12 Shape, space and measures: Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.