Reception September 2021 Starters
***In September 2021, this page will be moved across to be a sub page within the main class pages. This means that the documents will always be able to be accessed.
Welcome to the new website page for all the families that have children starting at our school in September 2021.
First of all we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for selecting our school. We cannot wait for a time when we can safely welcome you properly.
If you keep an eye on this page, we will keep updating it with any information we need to share with you.
In the meantime, we would like to welcome you a lovely video which aims to welcome your child to our school and help prepare them for some of the things they will see. Can I please thank Arthur and Eric's Mummy and Daddy who put a huge amount of time and effort in to making this video possible.
Take care, stay safe and we will be in touch again shortly.
Below the video, there is a 'page contents' section which will outline what you can find on this page. This will help you keep up to date with whether there have been any additions since you last came on the page.
Reception class 2021 welcome video
Reception September 2021 - Contents.
Hello From Mrs Bowman - A welcome from Mrs Bowman and 4 downloadable information documents about ways to keep up to date with school activities, induction information and two documents to return to Mrs Bowman about your child.
A Typical Reception School Day - This contains a downloadable breakdown of a typical day in Reception. This was pre COVID-19. Therefore, there may be variations next academic year, depending on government guidelines.
Parent Workshop PowerPoints- This contains the PowerPoints that would have been shown during the parent induction workshops.
Internet Activity Links - This contains two downloadable documents that contain internet links for interactive maths and literacy games / activities.
Practical Activity Ideas - Practical ideas to support each area of learning in EYFS at home.
Story Time With Mrs Bowman - This is a chance to have a story read to you by your new class teacher Mrs Bowman.
Documents From The School Office - The file list in this section contains 17 documents that you have already been sent via the school office. There are here for additional reference.
Curriculum Objectives - This section contains documents that outline objectives that your child will be covering through their year in Reception. There is also a parent guide to the Foundation Stage Framework.
Wiggle Worship Transition Support - Resources / videos provided by 'Children Changing Places Project' group that work alongside in school. This group is part of the Manchester Diocese.
Hello From Mrs Bowman.
If you are reading this message right now, it means that word has got around about this web page! It is great to now have the opportunity to say hello and welcome you to our school.
I will start with a huge apology that we obviously can't welcome you in our usual way, as I know parent's have found our induction process very helpful in the past. I will do everything I can though, to try to enable a smooth transition to school.
Below this message there will be a grey box with some downloadable documents in.
The first document just outlines ways you can keep in touch with school and see what is going on.
The second document outlines how our September induction is usually organised. It is important to note though that, at present, we are going through unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the current situation and follow advice and guidance in order to keep all our children and staff safe. We will provide you with more definite plans for September as soon as schools have further guidance.
The third document is one that we usually hand out for parents to complete with their child and then return to school. It gives the staff in class the opportunity to find out about some of your child's interests before they arrive. We then try to incorporate some of these interests within the classroom over the course of the year.
Finally, the fourth document just asks for some information that is useful for me to know as the class teacher. The office may contact you for some similar information in time. It mentions the two week induction period in September which some of you may not be familiar with.
If you are able to return the third and fourth document to my class e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, I will then be able to reply and send you a copy of your child's personalised tray and bag label. This way, your child can see it and be familiar with it before they arrive in September.
Thank you in advance for your patience with this new form of induction we have had to implement and I look forward to a time when I can safely meet you all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e mail me. I am currently in school full time with the current reception children that have returned to school and delivering home school support to the rest of the class but I promise I will try to respond to you as quickly as possible.
Take care and stay safe. Mrs Bowman x
A Typical Day In Reception
Below, I have attached a document which outlines a generalised day in Reception. There are obviously variations from day to day but it gives you an outline of how a day generally runs. The outline is a typical day before we had to partially close for COVID-19.
I apologise for not being able to be more definite about exact arrangements at this stage. However, I am sure you will all appreciate these are very unprecedented times we are navigating together. I can assure you though, that we will be doing everything we can to try to make sure your child's days are fun, enjoyable, supportive and safe when we meet each other in September.
Parent Workshop PowerPoints.
I have attached an adapted version of the three PowerPoints that I would have shown during our induction parent workshops.
This year, we had planned to carry out two workshops which would have involved your children spending the afternoon in the Reception classroom and I would have delivered some workshops with parents in the hall. This year we were going to combine the reading/writing and maths workshop, so that parents did not have to take as much time off work, prior to the September induction.
The first PowerPoint outlines some key features of Reception and includes some information about day to day things i.e. information about PE bags.
The other two PowerPoints give some details about literacy and maths in Reception, what to expect and some ideas of things that can be done with your child at home. I am working on creating a bank of internet links that I will add to the web page shortly. These will provide some ideas of places where you can find supportive activities to use with your child, if you would like to continue learning at home.
I would normally talk through the PowerPoints and show some resources. As I am not able to do that, I have tried to add a little more detail to the PowerPoints. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on the reception e mail address.
Internet Activity Links
I know parents have often asked about what they could do with their child before September.
Below, there are two downloadable documents that contain internet links to activities and games. I have adapted the lists slightly from ones that I gave my current class during Lockdown. They could be used on a rainy afternoon if you wanted to look for something for your child to do. Most of the sites contain a range of levels, allowing you to pick a game or activity suitable for your child.
If you do decide to try some out, I hope your child enjoys them. I know I enjoyed finding some of them!
Take Care - Mrs Bowman x
Practical Activity Ideas
I have found the document below that offers lots of ideas of activities that you can do with your child to support their development in each area of the EYFS curriculum.
Story Time With Mrs Bowman
To All The New Reception Children,
Below, there is a video of me reading one of my favourite books. I am sorry I could not read it to you personally in the classroom. However, I think this is a great alternative. Hope you enjoy it as much as me.
Mrs Bowman x
Documents From The School Office.
The file list beneath contains 17 documents that you have already been sent from the school office. I have just added them here in case you need to access any of them again or re look at them.
|Doc. 3 Business Manager Welcome Letter.pdf||Download|
|Doc. 4 Data Collection Sheet.doc||Download|
|Doc. 5 Consent Form re various.docx||Download|
|Doc. 6 Asthma Inhaler.docx||Download|
|Doc. 7 Home School Agreement.pdf||Download|
|Doc. 8 ASCC Registration Document New.docx||Download|
|Doc. 9 ASCC Terms and Conditions New.docx||Download|
Next year, the Reception class will be following a new curriculum. The documents provided in the file list below are 'Development Matters Statements'. These illustrate objectives that your child will be covering throughout the year.
As mentioned in previous documents / PowerPoints, at the end of the year your child will be assessed against the ELG (Early Learning Goal). These goals are also illustrated on the documents beneath. We will be ensuring that we deliver the statements within the 'Reception' section and not just work on the ELG statements alone, as these just provide a snapshot of what your child can do. The maths ELG's are an example of this. They do not contain any mention of shape. However, this does not mean we will not be teaching shape in class during the year.
The blue link below takes you to a parent guide outlining key features of the Foundation Stage Framework. I have covered a lot of the elements featured, in the induction PowerPoints but this document just gives a clear overview.
The red link below is a link to the official Department For Education 'Development Matters' document which outlines a pathway of objectives to cover the EYFS curriculum and expectations.
The three documents beneath, in the file list, just display learning objectives in slightly different ways.
Document 1 outlines all the objectives from birth to the end of Reception, for each of the areas of learning.
Document 2 just outlines the objectives aimed towards 3-4 year olds, so you can focus on the suggested age related expectations for your child currently.
Document 3 then just focus' on the objectives specifically aimed towards Reception age children.
These documents come from the 'Twinkl' website. I have used these ones, rather than the full official document, as they just display the objectives in a handy user friendly way.
Wiggle Worship Transition Support
Alison form 'Children Changing Places Project' (Manchester Diocese) has sent me a poster to share with you and has said she will be sending me some video links to also attach. I will keep adding the video links to this section when they arrive. Hopefully Alison will be able to visit us in class next year to deliver some Wiggle Worships. I know this years Reception class really enjoyed working with her and her friend Humphrey.
https://youtu.be/91WVNU2myxg - 'God Made Something Strong' - Steph and Wiggle tell us all about the strong thing that God made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yGJnBFe4vA - 'God Made Something Clever.' - Alison and Wiggle go on an adventure to find something that God made that is clever.