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Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.

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                             Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class. We have now successfully inducted 24 children into our class and look forward to a very busy half term. We are starting off thinking about ourselves and our families, which will include learning about the family that feature in the Oxford Reading Tree reading books that we will soon be sending home. We shall be starting the Letters and Sounds programme, learning Phase 2 phonemes and 'Tricky words,' for which there will be a parental workshop later this month.(Details to follow.)

Then as the leaves begin to fall we shall start to learn more about Autumn and go on a local walk to Arden Hall. We will read some stories about Percy the park-keeper, and learn all about his forest friends. Then we shall share stories and poems about scarecrows, and have a 'Scarecrow workshop' for children and carers after school one evening before half-term.

In maths we will concentrate on working with numbers to ten, ensuring that we can all recognise them and form them correctly.

P.E. will be on a Friday, so please ensure any earrings are removed, and that all clothing is named.

Our volunteer librarian, Mrs.A.Hindle will join us every Wednesday and issue library books, which children should return the following week.

Mrs.B.Whelan will also join us on a Wednesday to play turn-taking games with the children and listen to some of them read. (Please send reading books and records daily)

Talk homework will be issued every Friday. This will consist of a simple exercise that you and your child can chat about together, then return to school for us to share with the rest of the class. Children will also bring home the letters/sounds they have learnt each week to practice at home.

We look forward to embarking on this wonderful learning journey with you and your child and thank you for all your support.

Mrs.L.Jones (Classteacher), Mrs.A.Maden (Full-time Teaching assistant) and Miss. S.Meakin. (Part-time Teaching assistant.)

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