Reception - Big Dragons

Welcome to Big Dragons and the start of your child's journey at full time school! We are really excited about starting this wonderful adventure together and hope that many wonderful memories are made.


Together with the Nursery children in Little Dragons, our first theme of the year is 'The Greatest Show on Earth' and we will be finding different ways to explore this together. 


We will start with the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and make our own masks to retell the story, as well as making some yummy porridge along the way too! This is a super story to use as a performance, with lots of different voices and actions for everyone to get involved in. We will then move onto investigate 'Giraffe's Can't Dance', the story of Gerald the Giraffe who finds dancing very tricky! This will develop an understanding of costumes and different types of dancing; you never know, we might make it onto Strictly Come Dancing! The last part of the term will be looking at the story of 'Pinocchio' and using puppets to perform shows and entertain audiences. 


One of the most important areas of learning in Reception is Reading, we will be teaching your child the letter sounds and then blending them together to make words. Please support them, and us, by sharing books with your child frequently. A bedtime story each night is perfect and we would love to send home our Bedtime Bear, Bob, to share this with you too. Please send book bags to school everyday and read the reading book with your child, it is so important. Books will be changed every Wednesday. 


Our Number work this term will be focusing on counting with objects, as well understanding the value of each number. Please talk about numbers with your child; point out door numbers as you walk to school or count how many stairs you have as they go to bed.


Our PE lesson is every THURSDAY. Please send a full school kit (their team colour top and shorts). All items of clothes need to be named, all of the trousers look the same and we can't tell who they belong to if there are no names! This is the same with school shoes....please name them! We understand how frustrating it is to lose items, but they must be named for us to be able to return them to you. 


As Autumn approaches and the weather turns cooler, a reminder that we spend lots of our time outside, whatever the weather is! Your child will need a coat and wellington boots to keep at school, as well as plimsolls for wearing indoors. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please see us either at the start or the end of the day, however our weekly Family Fun Friday session is a perfect time to have a chat with us. It is from the start of school until 9.15am and it is a good chance for you to spend time with your child in the classroom and see what they have been learning about. 


Remember to log onto Tapestry regularly, you can share your child's learning at home with us by adding your own photos too.


Mrs Sault, Miss Goodall, Mrs Hobson, Miss Hanson and Miss Page smiley