Welcome to Reception Class website page.
Our Lady's School is a caring family, where, with Jesus in our hearts, we value everyone and encourage them to be the best that they can be.
We will use this page to share information and celebrate what is going on in class. We hope you enjoy using it.
Information about the class.
In the mornings, Mrs Waddington will teach the class and Mrs Burrows will teach in the afternoons. Mrs Rigby and Miss Gandera are our teaching assistants.
We are always happy to answer any questions or discuss concerns. We value our partnerships with parents and so if you would like to get in touch please either speak to us at drop off or pick up times or call the school office.
On our PE day, which is Thursday, we are asking you to come into school dressed in suitable clothes for P.E. You can wear jogging pants, leggings, trainers and hoodies. We want to make full use of our outdoor space and so a coat should always be brought into school.
Our Reading books are changed every Friday and follow the Oxford Reading Tree Phonetically decodable and Phonics Book Club reading scheme . At the beginning of the year children are given books with no words. This is to develop an understanding of books and to give opportunities to share other books and stories with the children. However we encourage children to bring their book-bags every day as we have lots of helpers who like to listen to children read.
At the moment, we are using SeeSaw to set small weekly learning tasks for children to complete with you at home. We encourage you to leave comments about how they get on and any other comments about achievements at home. This information can be added to our assessments. We welcome this communication.
We aim to create a curriculum that responds to our children's needs and interests, and so at times in the year we may move away from our set curriculum plan for the year. We aim to plan based on interests, relevant events and gaps in learning. Topics and areas of learning will be communicated through Seesaw.
Seesaw allows us to set homework, allows your child to send it back to us and allows us to provide feedback on their achievement.
In the case where our class bubble may need to close, this will also be the platform for setting Home Learning Tasks.
Any problems using this please let us know, as we are eager for children to continue their learning at home.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.
Don’t forget about the many websites and games that we use in school such as;
www.cbeebies.co.uk Shows, puzzles, colouring eg Number Blocks.
www.topmarks.co.uk This has a lot of our favourite maths games – shape monster, helicopter rescue, counting games and many more.
www.twinkl.com then search for phase 3 interactive phonic games this will let you choose to play different phonics games.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk if you are struggling to login for free the buried treasure game is always free! Click on phase 3 and practise with all the different sounds.
For information about what we will be learning please see Key information...Curriculum.