Welcome to Reception!
In Reception we have 3 classes which are RS (Miss Sherring and Miss Masters), RK (Mrs King and Mrs Parkin) and RDT (Mrs Davies, Mrs Tyrrell, Mrs Swords and Mrs Hartley). If you have any concerns please feel free to speak to any member of staff.
This term we will be learning about a variety of topics including Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Pancake Day and Easter. We are hoping to arrange a trip to the local library where we will be needing parent volunteers and organise a visit from some of the people in the local community who help us such as the fire, police and ambulance service.
At Templars we teach phonics and Maths daily. In our phonics this half term we have put the children into new groups where we will be focusing on developing your child's phonics skill at their level. During our Read Write Inc sessions we will continue to practice reading and writing phonemes, words and simple sentences. In Maths we will be moving on to addition and subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing and using language to describe 2D and 3D shapes.
Supporting your child with phonics
You can support your child at home by practicing their reading book with them daily. We are starting a lending library service where you can borrow a storybook to share at home with your child to develop their interest in reading and story language.
Supporting your child with maths
Look for 2D and 3D shapes in the environment and encourage your child to describe what they can see. Use simple addition and subtraction at home for example when setting the table "I have 2 forks and 2 knives, how many do I have altogether?"
Share these shape songs with your child: