Home of the Foxes and Owls
Over the course of the first Autumn term we be exploring the theme
‘Don’t Stop Me Now!’
During the term we will be getting to know your children and helping them start their journey here with us at St. Michael in the Hamlet. We will explore the ideas of determination, friendship, positive relationships as well as helping your child with getting to know their emotions and all the emotions linked with starting school.
Click here to see our ‘Don’t Stop Me Now!’ Plan
*LINK AVALIABLE SEPT 2021*
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.
Our Reception Team
Mrs Sheffield, Mrs Horscroft and Mr Cunliffe
Our Learning Support Assistants
Miss Fisher, Mrs Fortune and Mrs Payne
Keeping You Informed
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: email@example.com these message will be answered promptly or forwarded to the relevant staff.
Other Activities to Help your child at Home
Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths
‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’ FREE online reading activities
Understand phonics with this super-helpful tool kit for parents!