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Reception Curriculum Passport

Over the course of the first Summer term we will be exploring the theme:

Over the course of the last Summer half term we be exploring the theme

‘We Can be Heroes!’

During the term we will be talking about heroes. We hope to have a visit from our lollipop lady and a paramedic who will be talking about how they help others. We will be talking about who are heroes are and what they mean to us.

Our class text this term is ‘Supertato’ and the children will be creating ways to help trap the evil pea. We will continue to teach daily phonics; phonics is all about how the alphabetic system works. We have been working through the scheme we are continuing with CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC words. 

As well as sports day, our SMITH summer fair we would love to invite our families to a superhero workshop. During this term your child will also get time to meet their new class teacher, see their new classroom and explore more of the key stage building.

For a more detail overview of the teaching and learning events coming up this term.

Click here to see our Summer 2  ‘We Can be Heroes!’ curriculum map.

Curriculum Map Summer Two

Click here to see our Summer 1 ‘Walking on Sunshine‘ Curriculum map.

Curriculum Map Summer One

Click here to see our Spring 2 ‘TRUE Colour‘ Curriculum map. 

Curriculum Map Spring Two

Click here to see our Spring 1 ‘Ticket to Ride‘ curriculum map.

Curriculum Map Spring One

Click here to look back at our Autumn 2 ‘Somewhere Only we Know!‘ curriculum map.

Curriculum Map Autumn Two

Click here to look back at our Autumn 1 ‘Dont Stop Me Now!’ curriculum map.

Curriculum Map Autumn One

Phonics in Reception 

In reception we will also be teach daily phonics, phonics is all about how the alphabetic system works, exploring how to apply it in reading and spelling. Here at S.M.I.T.H. we follow Monster Phonics, a systematic approach meaning that we teach in a logical progression, starting with single letter sounds to enable children to read and spell simple words, leading to consonant digraphs and vowel diagraphs and longer words.

How Monster Phonics Works | Monster Phonics

During the Autumn Term we had a Phonics workshop with Miss Powell our school phonics lead.  Here is her parents information booklet and her PowerPoint.

Monster Phonics Flyer 2021

Reception Phonics Powerpoint

If you have any questions regarding phonics please see your child’s class teacher or leave a message at the school office for Miss Powell.

Early Reading

Here at S.M.I.T.H we want to develop a life long love of reading.

We want our pupils passion and engagement with books to start from an early age. Take a look at our reading challenges padlet – this is where we capture our pupils and their families love of books and reading.

Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)

This is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021. Your child will be participating in the reception baseline within the first 6 weeks of starting reception. 

PLEASE DON’T WORRY: You do not need to do anything to prepare your child for the assessment. Your child is unlikely to even know that they are doing an assessment when they are completing the tasks.

For more information the link below takes you to the government information for parents pdf. If you have any further questions please speak with your child’s class teacher.

Keeping You Informed

Class Dojo

This is where you will find messages from your child’s class teacher. This updates most frequently and will let parents know about things happening in class such as; day trips, enrichment activities, special events and visitors. This is the most effective and responsive communication tool with your reception teacher.

Please also keep an eye on the school story, on here you will find messages, competitions and school events.

Other ways of Communication

Please register with Parentmail, as we will keep you up to date via texts and emails.

We also have a school twitter account @St_michael_ham where class teachers post pupils work, videos and positive messages for our community.

If you need to contact school the email address: these message will be answered promptly or forwarded to the relevant staff.

Curriculum Map Summer Two

Summer Two Newsletter

Other Activities to Help your child at Home

Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’ FREE online reading activities

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