Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Millichap

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Meet the staff

 

     

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

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

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back

Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful festive break at home with your families. We are excited to welcome you back on Monday 4th January 2021! We have many exciting learning opportunities ahead. 

 

New Beginnings

We will be starting off with the topics of 'New Beginnings' and will be thinking about New Years resolutions this week. We will then move on to the topic of 'Winter' and are excited to see where this topic this will lead us to as we follow the children’s interests. As always, we will keep you updated with our learning opportunities and investigations through this class page. Please see the attached Spring 2021 overview of skills due to be covered this term.

 

Winter Clothing

Please ensure that your child brings a warm coat, hat and mittens/gloves during this cooler season. Suitable footwear such as wellies or boots can also be stored at school. We love exploring all weathers in the Early Years, but we must make this a comfortable experience for all. Spare school uniform (especially socks/tights) is also recommended. These can be kept in your child's book bag.  As always please label everything so that your child can easily identify their own items. Gloves/mittens can easily become lost. You may wish to attach some wool/string and thread these through your child's coat. But if not, do not worry we encourage the children to place their gloves in their pockets and hats in the arm of their coats whilst on their pegs. We will do our very best to keep all items safe. 

 

From Mrs Millichap and the EYFS team

Have you seen our video of our reception journey so far? Watch it here.

 (1) Alsager Highfield's reception class journey so far - YouTube

 

 

 

 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.

 

Reading

Children should bring their green book bags including their reading record and picture book into school every day. Please ensure you write a comment in the record when a book 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 

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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