Welcome to Butterfly and Ladybird class
In Reception we continue to teach the children though play. Following the Early Years curriculum, we are able to offer your children a broad spectrum of learning opportunities.
In our classes, the children are encouraged to become independent learners and are provided with opportunities to grow and develop in confidence. We plan and implement highly engaging sessions, which inspire the children to become well rounded motivated individuals. We place a large emphasis on supporting the children to develop their personal, social and emotional needs, through whole school approaches and targeted circle times. The children are then able to build upon their learning, by participating in a wide range of activities, including daily writing, reading and maths exercises. We follow the CLPE Power of Reading scheme, which places high quality books at the centre of all learning. In order to create a sense of excitement, we do not tell the children the books that they are reading! This helps to create a highly immersive setting where the children are transported to the world of the books.
Both classes have PE sessions once a week on with Butterfly on a Tuesday and Ladybird on a Wednesday. The children will be wearing PE kit, so please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls.
Reading and Homework
Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that you read with your child every night and fill in the Reading record book. We will not change books unless you have commented on how your child found the book, if they liked it, etc. At the end of every half term, children who have read daily will be presented with a certificate. The children will also receive weekly homework on a Friday in their homework book. Please support your child to complete the different activities (writing letters, counting object etc).
If you have any queries or questions about this year please come and see us about it.
Ms Casey and Ms Cullen
Is how the Early Years Staff collect regular observations about children to help monitor the progress they make. For support on how to use this please click here
Phonics Parent Workshop
Please watch this short video on how we teach Phonics at Southwark Park.