Welcome! We are Roe Class – Reception 

We are taught by Mrs Gibson and Mrs Hicks.

Welcome to Roe Class and our first topic of the year ‘Through the Keyhole’. This topic is about houses and homes and begins with a look at the story ‘The Very Noisy House’ before moving onto the tradition tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We’ll be making story maps, creating scenes and writing our own versions. After half term, we’ll be finding out about The Great Fire of London before heading into Christmas. Take a look at our topic web for further activities involving houses and homes.

Much of our topic work takes place in the afternoon, but our daily morning routine begins with phonics, including follow up tasks. This is followed by a short break, then maths and finally lunch. We like to keep phonics at the start of the day when the children are more able to concentrate. The timetable for introducing the letters sounds is included in your child’s wallet and it is important that we all try to stick to the timetable so that learning is the same in school and at home. Over the coming weeks (when your child has learnt some of the letter sounds) they will bring home a reading book. These will be given out on a Monday and must be read twice before being returned on a Friday. The books will then be quarantined over the weekend, ready for use again the following week.

Our PE day is Friday when Mrs Hicks and Mrs Drew will teach the class. From Friday 25th September, please bring your child to school dressed in PE kit. Mrs Hicks will also teach phonics (usually a review of the week), plus music and some aspects of PSHE (physical, social and health education).

We hope that your child will enjoy their first term at primary school

Kind regards

The Early Years Team