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Welcome to Reception - 2020-2021 - RD

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Welcome to Reception - 2020-2021 - RS

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Reception Overview- Autumn A

Context for learning- Getting to know you.

We welcome our children into Lakeside Primary School and look forward to getting to know them more. We spend some time settling the children, establishing routines and ensuring they are happy. The Reception school day begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3pm. Please could your child bring a plastic bottle full of water and fruit or vegetables for snack. If they bring small fruit such as grapes or cherry tomatoes, please could these be chopped in half. The children will be bringing packed lunch to school. Please NO NUTS . If your child is unwell please telephone the school to let us know. Many thanks for your support. The Reception Team.



Bug Club.

The children will be using an online reading resource called Bug Club.

Please help your child to read the books allocated to them on active learn.

Remember, at the end of the book there are questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. 

When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, they will earn 'Active Learn Coins'. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to 'buy' a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. Thank you.



The class teachers are:
Mrs. Rayer ~ RS (Mon - Wed) 
Mrs. Street ~ RS (Thurs - Fri)
Mrs Davies ~ RD

The teaching assistants are:
Mrs Morgan 
Miss Charles

How to help your child this half term:

Log into bug club so your child can read the books allocated to them. Share stories together. Play board games. Complete puzzles. Look at the home learning set each week and help your child to complete this.



How to help your child this half term:

Each week, there will be homework relating to what we have been learning in class. Please help your child to complete their homework and ensure it is returned EVERY MONDAY.

You could also:

Talk to your child about their day in school. Share stories every day at home. Encourage your child to dress themselves each morning. Encourage your child to wait their turn to talk and answer questions clearly. Help your child with their reading book and key words.



PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. The children do not need to change for PE yet. A letter will be sent to inform you when the children will need to do this.


Children are to bring their own fruit snack and a plastic bottle of water until further notice.



Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform and suitable clothing according to the weather eg hat, suncream, raincoat etc. All items must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

Reading folders
Please share the library and reading book with your child and write a comment in the record book. Did your child like the story? What was their favourite part? Does your child know what the story is called?
Ensure your child reads their flashcards. You could play games with these cards; matching pairs, matching word to character.



Please return reading folders with flashcards every week, on the day your child is given.

Visit your local library to share books of your child's choice.

The children participate in letters and sounds sessions each week. They will learn the letter sounds, play sound games, record some work in their books and sing sound sounds.

If you would like to listen to the songs you can visit the following website - Communication4All - Phonics and click on Interactive Phonics Presentation and songs. You can also visit the Letters and Sounds website for ideas and games to play with your child. -

Encourage your children to look for numbers in the environment; on buses, houses, in shops. Sing number rhymes, play number games and maths jigsaws.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

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