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EYFS - Reception
Year Group - Reception
Welcome to Reception! We are so thrilled that your child will be starting their learning journey with us at Harris Academy Tottenham.
The Reception class is led by Ms Halpin, EYFS Phase Leader. She will be helped by Mrs Oddud who is the Assistant Class Teacher and Ms Henry who is the Teaching Assistant.
As previously discussed at our welcome meeting, home visits will commence from the 5th September 2017. This is an informal meeting to support your child’s transition for when they start at the Academy. If you need to discuss your appointment time for your home visit, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.
Children in reception will start the Academy with a phased transition, to ensure it is a successful and positive experience for them.
On Tuesday 12th September 2017: Your child will attend either the morning or afternoon session. This has already been sent to you and will be confirmed at your home visit.
On Wednesday 13th September 2017: Your child will attend for the morning and lunchtime. Children will then be picked up at 12.30pm. Children will be given a school lunch. If you would prefer your child to have a packed lunch, please send this in a named packed lunch box.
On Thursday 14th September 2017: Your child will attend for the full day and need to be picked up at 3.20pm.
We will look forward to seeing you and your child in September!
In Robin Class, we have been learning all about ‘People who help us’. We have found out lots of information about paramedics, vets, firefighters and the police. We were very lucky to have visits from the Police, where we tried on their uniforms and got a chance to use their radio and their special go-pro camera. Robin class also met some people who help us around our school including Mrs Springfield and Mrs Goggin. We celebrated our learning by having a fabulous fancy dress day, thank-you so much for all the amazing outfits; they looked incredible. In Maths, the children have been getting to grips with number order and value of numbers to 20. In Literacy, we have been learning the stories of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’. We would love to retell them to you.
Next half term, our topic is ‘Pirates, Knights and Princesses’, we will be having a castle in the classroom and a pirate ship outside. The children will be learning lots of stories and songs to go with our theme.
This half term Robin Class are learning about pirates, knights, princes, and princesses. We have a castle inside where the children are enjoying dressing up as royalty. We are making crowns, finding treasure, painting kings, queens and building castles. Outside we have a pirate ship where the children can explore in role as pirates; following treasure maps and walking the plank. We are enjoying reading all about the different adventures these characters have. We have read the story of ‘There was a Princess long ago’ and can retell it using sign language, please do ask your children to show you this at home. Next week the children will be adapting the story to make it their own, called ‘There was a Pirate long ago’. In Maths, we are using treasure chests to check different quantities up to 20 and beyond. This half term we will be looking at what ‘one more’ means and how we start to work that out using different objects and number lines. Monday morning reading is now up and running so please do come in and read with your child first, it would be lovely to have you there!
Happy New Year! This half term, Robin Class will be learning all about different seasons and weather around the world. Our role-play area inside will be transformed into a ‘Travel Agent’ where the children will be ‘booking’ holidays. They will be thinking about where they want to go on holiday based on what weather they would like to experience and how far they are willing to travel; as well as many other things such as making calls to customers and filling out important forms on the computer. The role play area outside is becoming an airport where, once the holiday is booked, the children can jet off on their travels making sure they have everything packed and have their passports ready to go. If you have any old suitcases, which you no longer need or use we would greatly appreciate them in order to make our role-play area that bit more authentic.
In Math’s we will be looking at quantity and what ‘less’ and ‘fewer’ means, beginning to work with subtraction symbols and number sentences. In Literacy we will be looking at many exciting stories, the first being ‘One Snowy Night’. Listen out for some ‘wow’ vocabulary that the children will be picking up from these different texts.