USA

  • Mrs Pearce

    Early Years Foundation Stage Leader

    hp@avenue.wilts.sch.uk

    USA Class Teacher

    Early Years Foundation Stage Leader

  • Mrs Stainer

    HLTA

    USA Teacher every Thursday

  
Welcome to USA reception class.
 
USA class is taught by Mrs Pearce on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and by Mrs Stainer on Thursdays. We are suppported by Mrs Eglin (teaching assistant).
 
Our lovely indoor and outdoor areas are shared with Brazil class.
What your child needs in Reception Class
 
  • Named wellies to be kept at school
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof coat with hood or hat
  • School reading book inside school book bag every day
  • Sun lotion and sun hat once hotter weather arrives.
About the Early Years Foundation Stage
 
In reception class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

 

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas enable us to plan your child’s learning and activities which we make sure are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside throughout the year. 

We assess progress through observations and interacting with your child. These observations are recorded in learning journeys, which you can add to by providing observations from home. Please speak to the class teacher for further information.

 
What's happening this term?
 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • We will be working on our resolution skills, learning how to sort out minor friendship disputes with more independence.
  • We will be describing ourselves in positive terms and recognising things we are good at.
  • Thinking about ways we can amend and develop out models and creations.
 
Writing
  • We will be developing our sentence writing and applying our phonic knowledge to our writing.
  • Attempting to write independent sentences.
  • Writing our own short stories.
 
Reading
In reception class, our expectation is that children read at home every day.
Each child has a reading record book for parents to comment in after they have read with their child. This book also acts as a means of communication between home and school. We will keep a record of how often your child reads at home and awards will be presented throughout the year. Please keep this record book, along with their school reading book, inside their home-school pack. This should be brought into school in their book bag each day.
 
Phonics
  • Some children will be re-enforcing their Phase 2 Phonic knowledge, others are practising their Phase 3 sounds (these are sent home for extra practice).
  • Some children will continue to learn their vowel digraphs e.g. 'ee', 'ai', 'oo' and hear consonant clusters (or blends) e.g. 'tr', 'bl', 'sm'.
  • Children will be applying the sounds they have learned, to their independent learning.
 
Number
  • Applying addition and subtraction to practical activity.
  • Ordering numerals to 20
 
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Recognising, naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Looking at measure and time.
 
Dates for your diary
 
Week 1- Start back for Term 5 on Tuesday 23rd April