Reception - Sprites and Unicorns
Autumn Term 2023
Welcome to Sprites and Unicorns class!
We are so excited for you to start your school journey with us.
Our theme for this half term is 'Superheroes'. We will be looking at our world and the people who help us. The children will learn about different religious celebrations. Keep an eye out on Tapestry to see all the intresting things we get up to!
At Cooks Spinney we use an online learning journal called Tapestry, through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). On it, we record WOW moments, comments and photos to show your child’s progress throughout their time in our EYFS.
With Tapestry, you are able to access your child’s learning journal from a computer or mobile device at any time. Email notifications are sent out to inform you when new observations have been added. This will allow you to keep up to date with your child’s progress, and see what they are doing at school. We also encourage you to share evidence from home to contribute to your child’s journal.
You can view your child’s learning journal via https://tapestryjournal.com or by downloading the ‘Tapestry’ App on mobile devices.
Read Write Inc Phonics
The children will be following Read Write Inc Phonics programme. RWI is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama. The children will be assigned to groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress. Please check Tapestry for updates on your child's group and when books are needed to be handed in.
Please view the videos below for more information:
PE day will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays for both Unicorns and Sprites. The children will come to school dressed in their PE kit.
In maths we will be following the NCETM Mastery Numbers programme. This programme aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.
We will be visiting our nature area once a week as part of our learning. Please ensure your child has a pair of named wellies that can be kept at school.
Reading at Home
Reading everyday to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you record the reading you do in their Reading Diary. The children will also visit our school library once a week to choose a book to bring home.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Blanking, Miss Farrell, Mrs Galliers, Mrs Povey and Miss Smith.