Reception - Sprites and Unicorns
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Reception! We are very excited for the year ahead!
The children will be starting phonics this term and we are excited to launch a new programme at Cooks Spinney for the systematic teaching of letter sounds - Read, Write, Inc! Please view the video below for more information
The children in Year 1 and 2 have already started benefiting from this interactive way of learning to read and write and we are sure your child will enjoy these lessons. Please look out for the RWI phonics worksheets that we will be sending home as well as a small practice book. This term we will be learning the Set 1 sounds.
*Please bear in mind that the children will first learn the sound each letter makes rather than the letter names. This will help them to start reading and decoding words more quickly.
When it comes to Maths teaching in the Early Years, it is important that children begin to develop a sense of the underlying concepts and structures of maths.
Some children may come to school already fluently counting to 10 and beyond – but do they really, deeply understand what these numbers mean? At Cooks Spinney we see teaching for Mastery in Maths as allowing the pupils to gain a deep understanding of each number, allowing them to acquire a secure and long-term understanding of maths and helping them to make continual progress to move onto more complex topics.
The children will be introduced to a number a week and will spend time understanding what that number really means and exploring different ways to represent it.
Our topic this term is All About Me. Please see our curriculum map to find more information on all the exciting things we are going to cover this term.
The children will continue their lessons with our BMAT specialist P.E. teachers and will work on their physical skills on Wednesdays.
We will continue to use Tapestry as a platform to document the children’s learning and we are always excited to see things uploaded from home.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team.