Welcome to Class R! We are excited to welcome you to your first year at Diggle School!
The Reception year is an exciting time for both parents and children. During this year we will all work together to ensure that your child will develop a love for learning, which they will carry with them for the rest of their school journeys. We provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment to give all of our children the opportunity to grow and develop into happy and confident learners. We understand that children learn best when they are interested and intrigued. Therefore, we choose topics based on the children’s interests and allow them to choose where their learning will take them!
If you have any problems or queries, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bradbury.
To help us settle in, our first topic is ‘All about me’. We will spend most of the first half term getting to know each other and learning the rules and routines of the classroom and the school. We will begin to look at our similarities and differences and learn to celebrate the diversity within our class. Phonics will be introduced the first half term, using our Read, Write inc scheme. We will also start looking at each number between 0 – 10, in depth, in Maths. As well as measures, shapes and patterns. Physical development will also be a key feature of the first half term, ensuring we have a strong pencil grip and are confident with our gross motor and fine motor skills.
As we progress through out the year, we will cover a variety of different topics. Below is a list of topics we will be looking at during the first term 20/21.
- All about me – EYFS Topic Mat – All about me
- Animals – EYFS Topic Mat – Animals
- Autumn/Winter festivals – EYFS Topic – Autumn-Winter
Information for parents/carers.
How is my child assessed in EYFS?
In reception, we will record all your child’s fantastic learning on an online platform called Tapestry.
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom. Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone. Parents will be provided with a consent form and log in details at the start of Reception.
The Tapestry website can be accessed by going to tapestryjournal.com/
Literacy & Maths
In Reception, we use Read, Write Inc for teaching phonics. Below is a link for current parents to see how we teach Phonics, Early Reading and Writing in Reception, alongside some useful resources.
Phonics, Early Reading and Writing Workshop: https://youtu.be/SciRTaUitWk
Mathematics Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJf0QK9KlnA&t=18s
Below please find some extra documents which will help you, as you start your journey with us at Diggle School.
Calculation Policy – Mental Addition Calculation Policy – Mental Division Calculation Policy – Mental Multiplication Calculation Policy – Mental Subtraction Calculation Policy – Written Addition Calculation Policy – Written Division Calculation Policy – Written Multiplication Calculation Policy – Written Subtraction