Hello, my name is Miss Downing and I am the Reception class teacher. In reception we work as a team, this team is made up of myself, Jean, Kim, Saphron and Rosa. Our class name is Bernadette.
In Bernadette class we learn lots of exciting things and work towards the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings are when we have PE so please make sure you have the appropriate PE kit!
In literacy we concentrate on learning our phonics, reading and writing. In phonics we cover phases 2 and 3 from the Letters and Sounds scheme and we use Jolly Phonics to support the learning.
In numeracy, by the end of the year, we would like the children to be able to count, do simple addition and subtraction and know the most common 2D and 3D shapes.
On top of all this we do lots of creative investigations and topic work for the other curriculum areas! Some of the topics this year include minibeasts, fairy tales and healthy eating.
Homework is given out every Friday and needs to be returned every Wednesday.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your child this year.