Mrs Niven - Reception
Hello and welcome to Duckling Class. The children are taught by myself and are assisted in the classroom by the lovely Miss Sohal.
All the children are settling into Duckling Class and are becoming independent and confident learners. They love learning together and living the values of Roecroft on a daily basis.
Our topic this term is 'Who am I?'. We will be learning all about ourselves. We will be talking about what makes us special and drawing our self portraits to show how we have changed from being a baby to a child. We will also be describing our homes that we live in and talking about similarities and differences. We will also be talking about the importance of friendships and how we can be a good friend to others.
During the second part of our term, our topic is "Let's Celebrate". We will be learning about a range of different festivals and celebrations that happen in the Autumn and Winter Seasons such as Firework Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Birthdays and Christmas. We also put together a Christmas production, which all the children love to take part in.
The children will develop 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 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.
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 practising 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 and Red Words
Homework - DoodleMaths
Your child will have a log in to the 'DoodleMaths' 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.