Welcome to Cardiff Class Page
Our topic in Reception this term is:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
In Literacy we will learn the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and other stories by the same author Eric Carle. The children will learn to retell the story with props. They will talk about their favourite stories from home as they bring one into class in the first few weeks and we will develop story making through drawing and talking. Encourage your child to talk about the stories they enjoy with you at home - predict what might happen next, think of a different ending for the story, look closely at the pictures and talk about the characters and the setting. Enjoy rhyming stories and stories which make them laugh too. We have really enjoyed all the favourite stories the children have brought in so far!
During the first 3 weeks in Mathematics we will be getting to know the children’s strengths and plan their next steps through topic linked games and activities. We will focus on counting and recognition of numbers. You can support your child at home by playing number games to help them to recognise the numerals 1 to 5. When they are confident with this and can spot these numbers when they are out and about then work on 6 to 10.
Below you will find a link to our interactive topic page which you can click on and access using the password which has been. This is a great tool which enables us to communicate effectively with you at home about our journey through the topic and allows you to share and participate in the children’s learning easily. You can add a comment to any post (by clicking on the comment button below each post) and also add your own images, photos from home and information related to the topic and in response to our posts by clicking the + sign in the bottom right corner of the page. The children love to show and tell their posts in class on the whiteboard and we really enjoy hearing about what they have been doing at home to take their learning further linked to our topic!
Cardiff Class will start Jolly Phonics in their first full week at school, beginning on Monday 25th September. We will be running a very short Parents’ Phonics Workshop after school on Friday 29th September at 3.20pm and you are all welcome. You will see how we teach phonics and we will show you how to enunciate each sound. This will help you to support your child at home with their phonics homework each week. The children can join us and will be able to demonstrate what they have already learnt during the week. If you are unable to join us please don’t worry as phonics homework will be sent home with simple instructions.
In case you have not yet seen the newsletter the date for the Welcome Meeting for New Parents has been changed to the 29th September as well. It will run from 1.45-2.45pm in the school hall and you are welcome to stay for Celebration Worship at 2.45pm. Reception children will be joining the whole school for this.
We hope you can join us!
Miss Bailey, Miss Godfrey, Mrs Shippey and Mrs Fidler