Reception – Fir Class

Welcome to Fir Class.

Welcome to Fir Class, the learning environment for our Reception Children. Our class teacher is Mrs Lloyd and our teaching assistant is Miss Wellings. Our teachers encourage us to be confident and resilient learners who strive to succeed!

In Fir class we have a happy, caring and stimulating environment that promotes enthusiasm and a love for learning.  We believe that every child is unique and full of potential and endeavor to ensure that all children reach their full potential. Our engaging curriculum and learning environments encourage children to become responsible and take ownership of their learning.

In the mornings we enjoy learning new sounds using the Read Write Inc. programme followed by our English and Maths lessons.

In the afternoons the children in Fir Class enjoy taking part in enriching activities that enable them to develop and become independent learners.

Our topics this term are going to focus on ‘Pirates’ and ‘The Animal Kingdom’. There are many exciting events that we are looking forward to including a visit from ‘Captain Jim Bones’. Following this we will then move on to our next topic ‘The Animal Kingdom’. We will kick start this topic with a class trip to Hoo Farm which will help us with our topic and help us to learn all about different life cycles.

Useful information:

Every child in Fir class will be given an independent reading book and a Guided reading book at their reading level. Please read with your child as regularly as possible as this makes a huge difference in all areas of their learning. Please aim to read with your child at least 10 minutes on a daily basis and also remember to record in your child’s reading diaries when you have read to ensure that they don’t miss out on the reward of a free book once their bookmark is completed.

P.E. will take place on a Friday afternoon however, we ask parents to ensure that P.E. kits are kept in school throughout the week as sessions may change.

After half term the children will also be visiting our ‘Forest School’ and completing various activities with our Forest School Lead. This will take place every Wednesday afternoon, commencing Wednesday 26th February 2020. Please can ensure that you child comes into school with their Forest school clothes ready for this.

Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. programme to support their phonics, reading and writing development.