Mrs Polson - Reception
Hello and welcome to Gosling class. The children are taught by myself, Mrs Polson, and are assisted in the classroom by the wonderful Miss Flint.
Our topic this half term is 'Who am I?' where we will be basing our learning on ourselves. We will be discussing where we live, looking at houses and homes, talking about our families and how the children have changed since they were babies. After half term our topic will be 'Let's Celebrate!' when we will be taking part in lots of exciting activities around bonfire night, Diwali, birthdays and Christmas as well as learning about Autumn.
Welcome to Gosling class!
In Gosling class we take part in circle times, values and show and tell sessions to develop our speaking and listening skills in front of the class. Every week, children will have the opportunity to share their news from home and talk about exciting events that have happened at the weekend.
We strive to make Gosling class a fun, happy and safe place to learn as well as making your child's first year at Roecroft fun, action packed and full of learning and memories.
*Please note some of this information may vary in Autumn term 2020 due to COVID guidelines*
Doors open at 9am 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.
Please click on the link below for curriculum information for the current academic year. This has details on the topics we will cover.
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 Goslings is on a Friday, 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 and Red Words
Your child’s reading book will be changed once a week, but please ensure that their reading book and reading record is stored in their book-bag and comes to school every day. Please ensure your child’s reading record is signed once you have listened to them read at home. It is important to listen to your child read as regularly as possible to develop these early reading skills, so please don’t simply read the story to your child and ask them to repeat it back to you, or just tell them what the words say. It is very important they are the ones sounding out and blending the words to read, therefore developing their decoding skills. They also have a comprehension card in their reading folder with questions for you to ask your child when they are reading. This is very important alongside their reading skills to ensure they understand the context of the books. The day your child’s book is changed is on a sticker on the front of their reading folder and reading record.
Homework - DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell
Your child will have a log in to the 'Doodle' apps including DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell which can be accessed on tablet computers, phones, laptops and PCs. 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.