Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Reception - Miss Raffé

In our Reception class we have lots of adults that support us at different times during the week:


This half term is all about the children getting to know one another and getting to know the rules and routines of school. We will be doing this through our topic ‘Me and My Community’. Your child will learn about the school community and building friendships. They will explore the school grounds and find out about all the people in school who are there to help them. They will explore how they are special and unique and how everyone’s family is different. They will take part in practical activities to support them to build new friendships and explore what makes a good friend. They will also find out about people in the community who help us, including doctors, nurses, and the emergency services.

The children will be learning through play both indoors and outdoors. Adults will be supporting the children’s learning across all areas with a particular focus on the prime areas of the EYFS curriculum which are:
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In Phonics, we will start to learn our set 1 sounds. The children will learn a new sound every day. We will then start to blend the sounds together to say and read whole words. You can support your child with their phonics at home using the small green set 1 sound book in their book bag. I will let you know each week the sounds that we will be learning.

We expect children to read/share a book at least five times each week. The children will bring home a library book (these are changed on a Monday and a Thursday) and a book without words for the first half term. Every time you read/share a book with your child at home, please sign their reading record book. They receive a stamp and if they achieve 5 stamps they will receive a small prize at the end of the week. Reading regularly at home really helps your child to develop a real love of reading. We also enjoy at least one class story a day in Reception.

Remember to send your child to school each day with a named water bottle. Fruit is available on our snack table. Children can also bring a healthy snack from home.

Swimming will be every other week on a Monday afternoon. Dates are sent home at the beginning of each term to let you know which weeks your child will swim. Please make sure swim kits are sent in on those days.
PE takes place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school – blue/black shorts, white t-shirt and PE pumps. Ensure that all items of clothing are named including school uniform. Earrings must be removed for PE lessons and swimming lessons.

Please encourage your child to undress and dress themselves independently at home – this will help them to change speedily for swimming and PE lessons in school.

If you do have any questions please arrange to see me after school or send me a message on Class Dojo.

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