Welcome to Reception Class
'There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is ROOTS. The other is WINGS.'
Hodding Carter Jr.
Welcome to the Reception class page for Thorpe Lea Primary School and a huge, warm welcome to all our new Reception class! On this page you will find information about: our daily routine, our topic and theme of learning for the term and special events and news. Please check this page on a regular basis for updates.
My name is Miss Nickless and I am taking over in Reception as the class teacher whilst Mrs Garcia is on maternity leave. I have been teaching for 7 years most of it in Reception/Year 1 in an Independent school in London.
Miss Pate is our Learning Support Assistant and has worked at Thorpe-Lea in Nursery since 2017. She is very familiar with the Early Learning Goals and Read Write Inc.
We are also very lucky to have Miss Noulton in Reception on Thursday afternoons to cover Miss Nickless' PPA.
Although this year has already proven to be a different one, I hope that we can all work together to provide a good education for your child during these difficult times.
I am available to answer any questions/ queries you may have between the hours of 8.30-4pm.
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Above you will find the documents with your lesson links. In our morning tutor meetings at 9am I will speak to you about your tasks for the day and give you any help you may need, we shall have a story, maybe sing some songs and have a general catch up to see how we all are.
To access todays lesson, click on this week's PDF, and select either the English, Maths or Other link next to today (please try and complete them all if possible). I have also added some useful websites which have some fun games we usually play in class.
At 9.30am on youtube, there will be a daily Read Write Inc session The link will be posted after tutor time each day when the channel goes live. Please try and take part in these Phonics sessions. We shall be recapping set 1 for the time being.
Remember to try your best and listen carefully to the instructions. Pause the videos when you need to and you can always email me or send me a message on Tapestry if you need some help.
Once you have completed your task at the end of your lesson, make sure you send me a picture or video or a message telling me how you found it so I can see how you're doing! Each day try to get in the habit of sending me these and I can give you feedback just like we would in class!
I look forward to seeing you all (virtually) each morning at 9am! If you can't make the virtual tutor time, let me know in advance so I can always help you via email at email@example.com if you get stuck!
I am available to respond to emails between 8.30- 4pm.
Our topic for this half term is
'People who help us"
This half term in Reception we will be looking at the topic "People who help us". We will be focussing on a different occupation each week such as firefighters, police, doctors and nurses, dentists and lolly pop ladies.
There will be opportunities for your children to label, write instructions, make get well cards, to tell the time to o'clock, use simple coins, continue to recognise numbers to 20, order objects by length, height, weight and capacity.
We will also take a look back in history and learn about the first fire brigade, a brief history on Florence Nightingale.
Ideas to support your child at home linked to this topic: (Please click on each picture to gain ideas on each weekly topic!)
'Hands On' Experiences this half term
Our aim is to provide as many hands on experiences at school which will provide awe and wonder for the children which include cooking and making our own play dough. There are also ideas for home learning and visits on each of the weekly theme pages! We will keep you up-to-date with all these experiences via this class page.
Whilst we do have some wonderful fiction and non-fiction books at school, the local libraries can offer so, so much more! On each weekly page, there are some great examples of texts that support the weekly theme and all books in green can be accessed at either Staines or Ashford library. The library is free to join and to loan books and you can now pre-order books for children for free by going online! Please do make use of such a wonderful resource. The link to sign up for Surrey libraries is here.