Welcome to Covent Garden, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park where we love to learn through play!
Meet the team:
We hope you have all had a fantastic half term and you are refreshed and ready to learn. We have lots planned this term and we hope you are as excited as we are.
On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing in our class throughout the year.
Reception is a very important and exciting time for children and parents. We offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child's development.
Our Learning this term
Our Topic this term is 'Celebrations'
Opportunities are provided in the Reception classes for child initiated structured free play, as well as adult directed tasks that cover all seven areas of learning. For example, to enhance ‘Communication and Language’ skills children will be encouraged to take part in storytelling and role-play. As part of their ‘Physical Development’ children will be experimenting with space as well as handling a range of equipment safely and with control. In ‘Literacy’ children will be introduced to letter sounds through Phonics sessions and will begin to concentrate their efforts on building simple decodable words. The ‘Numeracy’ focus will be securing ordering, counting and numeral recognition up to 10 and beyond. There will also be a focus on investigating grouping and combining objects.
We are really enjoying our song of sounds. The children are making excellent progress we are very proud of them.
We are learning to blend and segment 3 letter words.
We will be meeting lots of characters.
You can join in with our song of sounds on you tube
Please ensure that your PE kit is in school everyday, just in case. You will need to ensure you have an indoor and outdoor kit available each week. You do not want to miss out! If children are wearing earrings then please ensure they are removed before these days.
At Templars Academy, we believe that Parent partnerships are key to a successful early years’ experience for children and for them to gain the most out of their early education and reach expected levels of development.
Why are parent partnerships so important?
• Parents know their children best
• It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there.
• To create a shared level of expectation
• To information share about new levels of development, any concerns and any new likes or dislikes
• To keep up to date with what is happening outside the setting, especially if the home situation may be causing problems for the child
• Parents can feel secure to seek advice, help and support should they need it
• To make transitions throughout the setting smooth
• Improve practice and outcomes for the children, ensuring every child has their full individual needs met.
We would like to set some stay and play dates for the first autumn half term.
We would like to offer different times during the day so parents can take part in reception and Nursery provision throughout the day.
After feedback from our stay and play sessions last term, we have decided to run workshops.
Please watch this space!
The Early Years Team
Thank you to all parents who came along to our Phonics workshop on Wednesday 21st November.
We hope you found it informative. It was great to see all parents joining in and helping children with the phonic games and activities.
We have attached the power point with all the useful links and ideas for you to read at your leisure.
Click here for more information.