Welcome to Reception
R 1 Poppies: Mrs Truelove and Miss Hoare
R 2 Bluebells: Mrs Ammonds, Mrs Dunbar and Ms. Jones
R 3 Buttercups: Mrs Silcox and Mrs Wills
Across all classes: Mrs Gardiner, Mrs Ratcliffe and Mrs Symonds (Reading support)
Spring Term 2020
The Spring term is a term of growth and independence in Reception. We focus on learning through exploration, while the children enjoy a balance of both teacher focussed and independent activities to expand their knowledge.We make good use of our lovely outdoor areas as the sun starts to shine and we can enjoy the Spring!
During the Spring term, we will be learning about People who help us in our local community, such as teachers, the police, doctors and the Fire Service. We are hoping to have a visit from the Fire Brigade, who will teach us more about their role.
After half term, we will learn about life cycles and look at animals and habitats in our conservation area. There will be lots of den making, tree climbing and mud, so please make sure your child has their wellies in school in preparation!
We will still be learning to tell stories with actions and expression. The children love this and it is an important skill for future writing. Please ask your children to retell their class story to you. They will enjoy sharing this skill with you and any siblings.
During Phonics, the children will be revising the Set 2 and 3 sounds, using their knowledge of these sounds to read real and nonsense words containing these sounds. Please practise these sounds at home and spot them with your child in their reading books. Children will also be learning the high frequency words, so please look out for and practise these words as often as possible at home.
Children will be enjoying the new reading scheme books as well as use of the Online "Bug Club" reading scheme. Children are expected to read daily, we trust that parents will encourage and support this at home. We are focussing on building up reading stamina and fluency, so please encourage to "recognise" known words on sight, rather than relying solely on phonic strategies.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher. Please be aware that mornings can be very busy as we are settling children into class. However, we are always available at the end of the day or by email. If you need to make an appointment then please feel free to ask.
Mrs Ammonds, Mrs Silcox and Mrs Truelove
We are very fortunate at Trinity to have access to the fantastic resource that is Tapestry. Tapestry is an online resource for the Early Years which allows us to compile individual online learning journals for the children; it forms an integral part of our observation, assessment and analysis which ensures children are appropriately challenged and supported to progress in their learning. In addition to this Tapestry allows parents the opportunity to view their child's learning journals from their own computer or smart phone; keeping you up-to-date with your child's weekly learning. Parents are also able to upload their own observations of learning and achievements that happen outside of school which can then form a part of our assessments. If you need any help to interact with Tapestry, please talk to your child's class teacher who will be happy to help you.