Bournville Village

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Reception

Welcome to Reception

The Reception Team

The Reception classes are based in Cadbury building. Your children will regularly visit both the Elizabeth and George buildings for lunch, assemblies and library time.

P.E

Our PE lesson will be on Wednesday. We will be asking the children to come into school wearing their school PE kits every Wednesday.

Library

Our allocated library session will be every Friday; this is an opportunity for your child to choose a book they would like to read at home and perhaps share with you. We do have our own little library in Cadbury which the children access daily.

Equipment

As the weather starts to get cold and wet, please provide your child with wellington boots as we go outside in all weather conditions. School water bottles will be provided. Please label these clearly and bring them to school everyday. Please label all items of school uniform particularly cardigans and jumpers.

Visits and visitors

Our first topic is ‘People’. As part of our topic, we will be visiting the local area. This may include Bournville park and the local shops. This will be to support the new EYFS curriculum area of Understanding the World.

Curriculum overview

The first few weeks of the Autumn term will be spent getting to know your child and carrying out assessments within the areas of learning. We will also be spending time supporting your child to develop friendships and work within a larger group. Throughout the Autumn term, our topic is People. We will be focusing on:

• Me and my family

• My school

• People who help us

• People around the world

Maths

Our focus this term will be:

• Number recognition

• Number formation

• Counting accurately

• Quantities (more/fewer)

English

Phonics will be taught daily. Your child will be learning to recognise their name, write it using the correct letter formation and use correct pencil grip in their preferred hand.

Online learning/homework

At Bournville Village Primary School we use an online learning platform called Seesaw. You will be given login details for you to access your child’s account. Seesaw can be used to set online learning or homework. We also use Seesaw to send out any year group announcements. If you need to contact your child’s teacher, we request that this is done via the school enquiry email and not via Seesaw.

Once the children have settled, phonics homework will be sent out on a weekly basis. Sometimes this will be set on Seesaw. Reading books will be sent home weekly for your child to read to you. You will have access to an online reading diary via Seesaw. This is for you to enter comments to share with your child’s class teacher about how your child read at home. Please look for the Autumn 1 reading diary. Click on it and type in a comment. Once you have done this, we can then begin to type our teacher comments. As we have just started the school year, some children may come home with a picture book with no words. This is to develop their story language vocabulary when looking at the illustrations.

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