Welcome to Europe Class – Reception Year.
This week we are learning about Remembrance Day and the Hindu Festival of Light Diwali.
On Monday afternoon Jan Scott the Librarian will be telling the children a story and bringing in Book Trust books for the children to take home and keep.
Tuesday is our Reception Open Day for 2020-21 intake between 9.30-11.30 am and 1.30-2.45 pm.
In phonics the children are now learning the phonemes and graphemes- s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l
The children are making great progress with their phonics and reading. Your child has brought home a school reading scheme book and reading diary. Please share the book with your child. Enjoy talking about the pictures and letters your child knows. It would be very helpful if you could write the title of the book with a brief comment about your book sharing in your child’s reading record book eg. How did your child respond to the book? What did you notice they particularly liked? Etc. Please also continue to practice, play matching, snap and games with the sounds and key words sheet.
Please ensure your child’s reading folder comes into school every day. When you have shared the book a number of times, please encourage your child to put their folder in the green box labelled ‘Books to change in here please.’ We will put a different book in their bag to take home and share. If you/your child would like to keep the book for longer that is fine, please put the reading folder in the red box labelled ‘Books to continue to share in here please.’
Please remember each child learns to read at different paces, it is important that the children have positive experiences with reading and not feel it is a race to get through the books- quality is better than quantity!
We appreciate all the support you can give your child at home as it has such a great impact on their progress, thank you!