Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Millichap

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Mrs Millichap: EYFS lead (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs) 

Mrs Henshall: SENCO, Assistant head, EYFS teacher (Fridays)  Mrs Ward: teaching assistant



Week beginning 16.11.2020


Literacy and phonics

What another great week! This week we have been learning about London and the chidlren have been fascinated to learn about the famous London landmarks. We have read several story books and the children have learnt about the features of a non-fiction book. They each chose one of their favourite landmarks to write a sentence about starting with 'I can see...'. What super writing everyone did! In phonics we have been looking at constenant blends e.g. ll, ff, ss, zz and ck and practising our blending. The children have all been assessed on the sounds learnt so far and have made fantastic progress.



Watch the Read, Write, Inc video of how to pronounce the sounds by copying this link into your tool bar.



This week in maths the children have been so excited to learn about the octoblock number 8. They have made their own octoblocks using a block template and adding the arms. Other activities were to make an octopus with 8 legs and 8 eyes and to cut out and make a spider. We explored lots of different ways to make 8 using the interlocking cubes and learnt some number bonds to 8. We were blown away this week by the connections the children are making in number. What superstars!




Topic work

This week in our topic work we have been looking at maps of London. We talked about how going to school in a big city, would be very different to going to school in Alsager. The children wanted to make their own maps of their route to school which they were so proud of. They put lots of detail on them thinking about what they pass on their way to school and did some labelling on them too. Some children were budding engineers this week and made models of Big Ben and The Shard in the block area too. Fantastic learning everyone!


I will leave you with a few more photos of some fantastic learning that took place this week.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Millichap and the EYFS team





General useful information

Just a few reminders that you may find helpful. The day begins at 8.50am when Mrs Millichap and Mrs Henshall will come to the reception gate to welcome in the children. The school day finishes at 3.10pm and either myself or Mrs Henshall (Miss Hook on Tuesdays) will  see the children out and will be available then should you wish to chat to us about how your child is settling in. We are always happy to talk to you should you have any concerns, all we ask is if you’d let us see the children out first to ensure their safety. We also warmly welcome you to approach us with any general queries or if you would like to share any information that will help us support your child throughout their reception year. Our relationship with parents and carers is of the upmost importance to us and we are keen to get to know all of you as well as your wonderful children.



Children are now coming home with their green book bags including their reading record and picture book for you to share together. Please ensure you write a comment in the record when this has been shared with your child and sign the bottom of the page so we know they have been read to. Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child into school with their book bag every day which they need to bring into the classroom and put into their team basket.


Lunch and Snacks

Morning snack will be fruit, milk and toast if required so no snacks need to be sent into school. Toast will be free for the first half term then if your child would like to continue having toast it can be paid for online for the 2nd half of the term. Children will be given a water bottle which will be kept in school, washed out and refilled each day so please do not send in other drinks. They will be encouraged to drink regularly throughout the day. All children are entitled to a free school meal so you do not need to provide them with a packed lunch unless you would like to.



P.E. lessons will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. The class will be taught P.E by Miss Hook on a Tuesday afternoon to cover PPA time and by Mrs Millichap on a Wednesday. Please send children in their PE kit on both those Tuesday and Wednesday dressed appropriately for outdoor PE e.g. t-shirt, jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers.


Website Information

Please have a look at this page of the website each week to see photos of what your children have been doing throughout the week (for those that have given permission). We will also let you know what each of our topics are as they develop, to help you build on your child's learning at home.

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