This half term in Reception and Nursery we are going to be learning all about ourselves. We are going to be finding out about our families, our bodies, what we need to do to keep healthy and about different family routines and traditions. We will be using books such as ‘Superkid’ by Claire Freedman and ‘Marvellous Me: Inside and Out’ by Lisa Bullard.
The children bring home their WOW books, each week we will put a note in the book telling you what we are talking about and focusing on that week. We will also give you ideas of things you can do at home to support your child. Each week the children will have time to share what they have been doing at home. If you could write a quick note about what you have done with your child in the book, let them put something in their book or add any photos or tickets, brochures from places you have visited or things you have done at home it would be lovely for the children to be able to talk to us about these.
Reception Reading Books
All of the Reception children are now bringing home a reading book. It is important to remember that we send home reading books which are at a level for the children to read more independently at home, so that they feel confident about having a go. You may feel that they are sometimes easy but the children need to be able to understand and talk about what they are reading. If they have to put all their energy into reading the words, they will not be able to take in what they are reading. In class we read books at a slightly more challenging level to help them gain new skills.
If you could spend 5 minutes a day reading and talking about books it will make a huge difference to how quickly the children progress with their reading and writing. It is also really important that the children have stories told to them, if you can fit this into your daily routine it would be wonderful. If you have any worries or questions about your child’s reading or how to help them with it please come and speak to Mr Keegan and we will try to help.
As always if you have any questions or worries please do not hesitate to come and have a chat.
Miss Sant and Miss Burgess