Hello and welcome to Reception!
We hope you have all had a lovely summer.
We have so many exciting things planned to help the children settle into William Shrewsbury.
If you need to contact your child's class teacher, please put messages
in the blue home-school diary.
Please follow our adventures - @WilliamShrews
Mrs J Pearson – Class Teacher and EYFS Lead
Mrs E Hardwick – Class Teacher
Mrs J Carter – Class Teacher.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Cartwright, Miss Gray, Mrs Smith and Mrs Nobbs.
Please label all uniform so it can be returned to your child promptly.
We change for PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your child has a white T-shirt, a white pair of shorts and a pair of black elastic pumps in a PE bag which will be kept in school. Please name these items including the PE bag.
Home School Diaries
Please can you send in your child's Home School Diary every day as we may need to send you a message.
Please send in a named water bottle for your child everyday filled with fresh water only not juice as keeping hydrated is very good for young brains and good learning. Also make sure your child has a waterproof coat in school everyday. We try and use our outdoor area everyday even if it is a little cold, damp and blowy.
- Marvellous Me
- Hello Autumn
- Let's Celebrate
- It's Cold Outside
- Ready, Steady, Grow! (Including a visit to the farm!)
- The Perfect Pet
- Roar and Stomp!
At the very bottom of the page, you will find attachments to all our Reception topics, as well as some fun activities that you can complete at home with your child to help support their learning at this stage in the school year.
How you can help at home
We encourage the children to be as independent as possible. Getting changed for PE can be quite tricky, so being able to undress and dress independently can really help with this. We also spend a lot of time outside, so being able to put a coat on and zip it up independently really helps too. We are very pleased with how excited the children are to taste all the different foods at lunch time and we are so proud of how hard they are trying to use a knife and fork correctly.
The children are having to listen to and follow lots of instructions in school. A great way of developing listening skills is to go on a listening walk. This could be indoors or outdoors, encouraging the children to listen carefully and describe what they can hear.
We are providing lots of opportunities in school to develop the children’s fine motor skills. This will help them to hold their pencil firmly as they draw and write. Threading is a great way to develop fine motor skills, whether it is with beads or buttons, or making necklaces out of dried pasta. As is playing with construction toys, small toys and cutting and sticking activities. The children also love playdough which is great for strengthening little fingers! Please see below for a playdough recipe you can make together at home.
It is very important that children are able to recognise their name. Look out for the individual name cards we will be sending home shortly. These cards contain dots and arrows to show the children how to form each letter correctly. You could also write your child’s name on pieces of paper and hide them around the house for them to find.
We are sharing lots of lovely story books in school and the children love listening to them.
‘Reading aloud with children is known to be the most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.’ (Marilyn Jager Adams)
Please try and make time to read to your child every day. These are also special moments your child will always remember.
Fine Motor Skills Activity IdeasFine Motor Skills Challenge CardsFine Motor Skills Threading CardsPencil Control SheetsScissor Control SheetsLetter Formation SheetHello AutumnLet's CelebrateMarvellous MeRoar and StompReady, Steady, Grow!It's Cold OutsideCurriculum Overviewphase-3-sound-button-powerpoint/docs/The_Perfect_Pet_.pdf