Welcome to Reception
Ladybirds: Miss Cox (Year Leader)
Bumblebees: Mrs Evans and Miss Butters
Butterflies: Mrs Fazal
Mrs Fellows Mrs Lewis Mrs James Miss Phillips Mrs Winter Mrs Hillier
Welcome to Reception! We are delighted to be working with your children as they start their learning journey at Longfleet CE Primary School.
If you would like to discuss your child’s learning or share any pastoral information (e.g. changes in circumstances at home, friendships) please contact the team on AskReception@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk, noting in the subject heading which teacher you would like to get in touch with. We will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible during the working week. For all non-learning matters (e.g. payments, clubs, pick-up arrangements), please contact Office@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk .
Our aim is to give every child the opportunity to experience ‘Life in All Its Fullness’ and we hope that your child has a wonderful year with us here in Reception.
PE days: Tuesday and Thursday
Your child will need to come into school in their PE kit on their PE days, alongside any days in which they are attending an after school sports club.
Reading: At least 3 times a week, checked on Friday.
Your child will bring home a selection of books to read. Ideally, we hope that our children read daily, but we expect every child to read a minimum of three times a week and record this in their reading record. Please see our parent guide below for further year group-specific information.
GO WILD for Reading is Longfleet's home reading reward scheme for pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1. Children challenge themselves by reading as frequently as possible at home, colouring in 'WILD' letters and aiming to collect pin badges to celebrate their accomplishments over the year. We encourage every child to develop a love of books and, as it is such an essential life skill, we expect all of our children to read a minimum of three times a week at home and to record these reads in their reading records. Thank you for your support with this.
You also have the option of enjoying some e-books on the Oxford Owl website. These are allocated by class teachers each week and log on information is stuck inside the front cover of your child’s reading record.
Each Friday, the children will take home a sheet with the four letter sounds taught that week. 'Harder to read and spell' words ('tricky' words) will also be sent home for your child to practise reading. We encourage you to practise the sounds and words with your child to help consolidate their learning. Below, you will find a useful video showing a range of phonemes (letter sounds) and their correct pronunciation.
For technical and password support on Google Classroom, please contact Mr Oulton on AskGoogle@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk or follow the link below:
This half term, Reception will be following a theme called, ‘Shiver Me Timbers!’ Here is a brief outline of some of the work and activities we will be covering.
Prime Areas of Learning and Development:
These areas of learning are fundamental and work together to support development in all other areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Specific Areas of Learning and Development:
These areas of learning help strengthen and apply the Prime Areas of Learning and include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
8.40-8.55 Arrive at school and complete morning jobs
9.20 Wheel Time (adult directed learning- children working with an adult or independently at a task)
10.10 Snack and a story
10.30 Morning break
11.10 Busy Time (child initiated learning- staff observing and working with individuals and/or small groups of children)
1.00 Teaching input (wider curriculum focus, such as Topic or PSHE for example)
1.20 Busy Time (child initiated learning- staff observing and working with individuals and/or small groups of children)
2.15 Afternoon break
3.00-3.15 Home time
How Can I Support My Child at Home?
The words on green bricks are words that your child can sound out and are commonly used (high frequency) words. The words on red bricks are 'tricky' or harder to read and spell words which you cannot sound out to read.
We hope you and your child will enjoy completing these challenges this year! Some of them will be completed at school through our topic work and others you may like to complete as a family at home. Have fun!
COVID 19 Provision: Explanation of the Home School Expectations (3 Stages)