Reception 2017 - 2018
Welcome to Reception
Hello I am Mrs Rea and I am currently teaching Reception. This will be my 4th year at Offley and I have just got married over the summer (just to confuse all of the children). I love PE and I am currently the PE co-ordinator in school alongside Mr Earlam. Outside of school I love to go walking, watch musicals at the theatre and drink lots of hot chocolate!
Hello my name is Mrs Ellis I am an Early Years Consultant and trainer and have the fabulous opportunity of teaching in reception. Just a little about myself I enjoy walking going to the theatre and being creative.
This week we have put our Topic of ‘Water’ to one side…because we have been learning all about weddings ready for the Royal Wedding on Saturday. The children have learnt all about weddings and how they can vary based upon what you believe.
We have been so busy designing and making our own wedding outfits, making bouquets at the florist, writing wedding invitations and we even had our very own pretend wedding in class! The children have seen pictures of some of the teacher’s weddings and have loved sharing their families photos – a huge thank you for sharing these with us.
We have also learnt about the Royal family. The children have made lovely cards for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and we also made some Royal cakes.
REMINDER - Reception Class Assembly
It is our class assembly on Thursday 24th May and we would love to see you all there. The children have been working really hard on their performance. Your child will need to come to school wearing school uniform and a cap and sunglasses if they have them (for a cool dance in our assembly!).
Keep watching out for more updates next week. We hope you have a lovely weekend!
The Reception Team
School bags, reading books & Diaries
We have noticed that not all children are bringing their book bag to school everyday. Please can you ensure your child has their books and diaries in school every day as we read with the children everyday. Thank you!
As the weather is getting warmer please can you ensure your child has applied suncream before school starts. If they need to bring suncream in for the afternoon they can apply it themselves during lunchtime but it needs to be in a named bottle. Please can you ensure your child has a sun hat too as we do spend a lot of time outside with our curriculum. We have noticed lots of children still aren't bringing in a water bottle. Please can you ensure you child comes to school with a named water bottle. Thank you.
PE will be on a Monday morning. Please can you ensure that your child's PE kit stays in school at all times and all items are NAMED. We will send them home every half term for a wash. Please can you also ensure that long hair is tied back on these days and that the children are not wearing jewellry - thank you.
You should have all received a log in for your child's learning journey on LearningBook. I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the great things you get up to at home and looking forward to reading your comments. If you would like any support with this please do not hesitate to speak to me.
Reception staff will collect diaries in on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you will notice that your child will receive stamps and stickers in their reading diaries. This is part of the 'Reading Challenge' in school. In Reception, the expectation is that children will read five times per week (20 minute sesions). 5 times = 1 sticker. If they read on ten separate occasions in one week, they will receive two stickers. 10 times = 2 stickers. However, if your child reads more than the expected amount but not enough to achieve two stickers, the additional reading sessions cannot be transferred to the following week.
This term if your child receives 10 stickers they will receive the reading reward.
STARS OF THE WEEK
Every week we have two minions (Kevin and Bob) who choose 2 children as 'stars of the week' to go home with for the weekend.
Our Key Worker Groups
Blue - Mrs Rea & Miss Bell
Red – Miss Graystone
Green - Mr Shaw
Yellow – Mrs Ellis
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