Welcome to Reception!
Lion and Tiger class
Welcome to Year R:
Welcome to the second half of Autumn Term!
Welcome to year R! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.
At Harris Primary Academy, we believe in fostering a love for reading. With this in mind, please ensure that your main priority is reading with your child daily. Give your child opportunities to explore the story by answering questions, exploring key vocabulary and talking about illustrations.
Children will also take a read-write inc letter formation work sheet home to practise. Some children will also bring home a reading book. Please ensure that these are completed and returned.
In year R, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Wednesday. Please ensure ALL PE kits and items are named.
We are excited to announce that the children in Reception will be having a postbox workshop with the postal museum on the 23rd November 2023. As a follow up from this session, they will then go on a Post Box Walk. The dates for the Post Box Walk are to be confirmed.
In EYFS, children will start at 8:30am and will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:30pm. Please make sure not to come into the reception class garden until a member of staff has opened the gate.
What are we learning?
How can I help at home?
One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.
We are always making lots of amazing creations using junk modelling. Please may we have any of your recyclable materials from home.
We are also collecting old pots, pans and utensils to develop our outside area. We would be very grateful for any donations.
The Reception reading station is available to all parents/carers at drop off and pick off. This is located in the corner of the garden just inside the gate. Please ensure that you sign the register on the table with the date, your child’s name and the name of the book you have chosen to take home to read with your child. This is so that the staff can monitor which books need to be brought back at the end of each half term.
In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather gets colder and wetter, please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of named wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please put these on the welly trolley located in the EYFS outdoor provision.
If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Riani or Miss Abdishakur.
Mrs Riani and Miss Abdishakur.