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Stone Age Day
Mrs Niven - Reception
Hello and welcome to the wonderful Duckling Class. The children are taught by myself and are assisted in the classroom by the lovely Miss Sohal.
Starting school is such an exciting time, and we are looking forward to welcoming all the Ducklings into class on Monday morning. Their first week will involve learning about our rules and routines and how to become enthusiastic and independent learners.
Our topic this term is 'Who Am I?' We will be learning all about
ourselves and our family. This involves, investigating various topics such as, "Who lives in my home?, How have I changed?, and Where do I live?". As well as exploring these topics, we will also be sharing our interests and hobbies with our Duckling friends.
During the second part of our term, we will be exploring "Let's Celebrate!". We will be learning all about various celebrations. These include, our birthdays, bonfire night, Diwali, and Christmas!
The children will be developing their speaking and listening skills in front of the class and with groups of their friends during circle times, big talk and show and tell sessions. Every week, children will have the opportunity to share interesting items from home and talk about exciting events that have happened at the weekend.
We are looking forward to making Duckling Class a fun, happy and safe place to learn, as well as making your child's first year at Roecroft full of exciting learning opportunities and memories.
Doors open at 8.50am for children to come into school. Children line up on the playground in their class lines and their teacher will come out to get them. Children come into the classroom, put their book bags, coats, water bottles and any other belongings away, complete their self registration and sit themselves on the carpet to answer the register and ready to start the day.
Through the ‘read-write-inc’ phonics scheme we use at Roecroft we will begin to learn the set 1 sounds. Children always enjoy learning the different sounds and the rhymes used for handwriting. All children will have a phonics booklet sent home with the sounds of the set they are learning. When your child moves onto a new sound set, a new booklet will be sent home for you to practice with them. Children really enjoy their phonics sessions and, learning the handwriting rhymes, meeting ‘Fred the Frog’ who helps to sound out words and blend words with our partners and trying our best to be ‘star of the session’. Children always make some fabulous progress and become more confident every day, but practicing at home will always support this.
PE days for Ducklings is on a Thursday, however PE kits can be kept in school on your child’s peg all week. Black shorts and Roecroft PE t-shirt is perfect for indoor PE. Children don’t need trainers as they will be in the hall until the weather is warmer in the summer. A letter will be sent home asking for outdoor shoes when we need them.
Reading, Green Words, Red Words and Library Books
Homework - Learning Logs
Learning Logs are set for children every Friday and your child will have a log in to the 'Doodle Maths' app which can be accessed on tablet computers, phones, laptops and PC's. Children can earn stars in a virtual world to build their own avatar. Children should complete their daily questions as well as playing the other maths games and activities available to them. Teachers will monitor children's progress and award a 'Doodle Star of the Week' for those children who are consistently answering questions and earning stars on a daily basis.