Welcome to the Reindeer Page!
Welcome To Reindeer Class
Hello and a warm welcome to Reindeer Class; a class page for the littlest learners at Belmont Community Primary School!
We have 30 fabulous children in our class - our teacher is Miss Laskey and we are supported by the lovely Mrs McCormack and Miss Rickett! We are all so excited for the year ahead… we hope you are too!
In Reception, our learning is fun, hands-on and takes place both indoors and outdoors! It can get messy … but is always full of memorable moments!! Much of our learning is through play; you will find lots of little scientists, artists, historians, mathematicians, storytellers and so much more when you step through our doors! We love to investigate, imagine, create and discover in the Early Years… it’s a truly wonderful place to be. Our aim is to inspire a love for learning so children are excited to come to school and experience curiosity, awe and wonder throughout their learning!! We hope to create a safe, welcoming space where each child feels valued and happy in their first year at Belmont!
Over the course of the year we will explore the following topics, with a ‘Spotlight Book’ at the centre of each week. Our topics are as follows;
Once we are all settled, ‘Footprint Friday’ will begin too - a whole day dedicated to the wonders of outdoor learning! On this day we will be rolling our sleeves up and getting stuck in; you may find us mixing potions, making mud pies, painting puddles or hunting for mini-beasts! Each week will bring a new adventure! All we please ask, is that a pair of wellies is brought into school for this day - thank you!
Tapestry will also be a big part of your child’s learning journey this year. We regularly upload photos of your child’s learning in school for you to access at home! We love to see your engagement with Tapestry… please do get involved and upload your own photos too! The children love sharing their adventures from home with us.
Each term, your child will receive a ‘Knowledge Organiser’. This organiser will highlight the key knowledge that your child will be learning across that term, along with specific vocabulary and definitions. It would be lovely to see you supporting your child’s learning in any way you can at home - it really does make all the difference!
Your child will also receive their ‘Homework Bingo Board’, at the beginning of each half-term. This bingo board will consist of nine homework tasks and challenges, related to our learning in class, of which your child can choose from each week. We would love you to complete one task from the choice grid every week! Please do not feel that you must complete all nine tasks every half term, however, if you would like to aim towards ‘Bingo!’, then that would be brilliant!
Reading at home with your child is something that we believe is absolutely essential in Reception! We ask that you please aim to read with your child 3-4 times per week and record a short entry in their reading diary. Your child’s home reading book will directly link to the focus phonemes that we will learn in class each week. Regular reading at home is integral for your child to consolidate their phonics learning and practise key skills like phoneme recognition and blending. We really appreciate your support with this!
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday; please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure that any earrings are removed on PE days if possible please.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to me at the beginning or end of the day… or feel free to drop me an email via the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Miss Laskey x
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