Welcome to Reception
Meet the Team
RLH: Miss Hughes (class teacher) supported by Mrs Dimelow (teaching assistant)
RSB: Miss Burns (class teacher) supported by Miss Beckett (teaching assistant)
Our specialist music teacher: Mr Rees
Our specialist PE teacher: Mr McPoland
Information for Parents/Carers
The start of the school day
The reception gates will open at 8.45am and will close at 8.55am Please encourage your child to come into school by themselves as this promotes independence and allows for a calmer start to the day. If there are no adults at the gate, you will need to take your child to the main entrance.
The end of the school day
At the end of the school day, the children will leave from their designated gate. We ask you kindly that you stand well back from the gate as it can be daunting for the children to see a sea of legs as they make their way to their parent/carer. For safety reasons, we will want to make eye contact with whoever is collecting your child before we allow the children to make their way to you. The school day finishes at 3.15pm.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Thursday. Our school uniform for PE is a white t-shirt, navy blue shorts and elasticated pumps. Your child's earrings must be removed for PE due to health and safety reasons and school staff are not able to remove earrings. Your child's uniform must be clearly labelled so no items are misplaced.
Please ensure your child brings a waterproof coat and wellies into school as they will participate in Forest School sessions weekly. We do learn outside whatever the weather.
Please ensure your child has their reading book and reading record in school each day so we can listen to them read and change their books. Please note, we only change books once the record has been signed by an adult 3 times. This is taken from the school's Reading Policy.
Phonics - Read Write Inc
Each half term your child will have a phonics assessment to ensure they are progressing within the Read Write Inc scheme and to ensure that they are placed in the correct phonics ability group. You may receive video links via ClassDojo to support your child with their speed sounds knowledge and blending skills.
High Frequency Words
At the end of the year your child is expected to be able to read and spell a range of high frequency words. These are our hungry caterpillar words and can be found below.
At Fairfield, we really do value communication with parents/carers. Staff are available at the start and end of the school day and we also use ClassDojo for communication purposes. Please communicate any concerns or questions with us and together we will find a solution.
Long Term Plans
Topics Covered in PSHE
The following websites are learning platforms which we think you might find useful to support your child's learning and development in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals.
This website provides a variety of games that the children can play to revise the sounds they have already learnt. When you click on a game, you can choose the sounds you want them to practise.
This link will take you to a range of EYFS games which the children will enjoy.
Teach Your Monster To Read (free website/paid APP) Play
For this website, your child will need to sign up to get their own username and password. Every time they sign in, they will continue through the reading levels.
This is an excellent site built around the Early Learning Goals. You can access a seven day free trial but you need to subscribe after this period. It is currently £1 a month.
This website allows children to read books online. It can be filtered to their book band level.
This website provides excellent numeracy and literacy resources aimed at 4-5 year old children.
The British Council
A wonderful website with lots of child friendly songs and stories.
Materials to support further learning at home