Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to the reception page, here you will find helpful information and a little insight into all the wonderful things we are learning.
|St Jude||St. Andrew|
Class Teacher - Mrs Sliney
TA Miss Leach
TA Mrs Basha
Class Teacher - Miss Williamson
TA Mrs Machin
A little bit about us
We love to sing and dance!
|"Hi there, I am Mrs Sliney. I love working in the Early Years setting. I love how everyday is different and full of surprises. I am passionate about saving the bees and love gardening to create a bright and colourful outdoor environment."|
"Hi, I am Miss Williamson. I love working in Early Years, I love the creativity and surprises it brings us everyday! I enjoy reading and can't wait to read with you all! I will encourage everyone to express themselves by being creative."
Dates for your diary
13th September – All Reception children in full days, 8.30am3.00pm
17th September – Jeans for Genes day
24th September- MacMillan Day
29th September - St. Michael's Day
Black History Month (October)
21st October - Harvest Festival
21st October – Last day of Term 1
At St. Michael's, we teach our phonics through the Read. Write. Inc. Programme.
Your child's PE kit should be in school all week. As well as completing physical activities in our EYFS environment, we also take part in PE once a week. We encourage the children to dress for PE independently and fasten their own buttons, we complete daily Funky Finger activities to encourage fine motor development to help them achieve this.
This term PE will be on Wednesday's. Please ensure all earring are removed or covered.
Small groups of children will be taken each week to explore our Forest School on a Monday and Tuesday.
Reading at Home
Please ensure you are reading with your child everyday.
We have provided each child with their own set of sound cards to help practice their phonics skills at home. Please begin by practicing the recognition of each sound as instructed by the Jotter videos. Once your child is confident of the sounds, you can begin to arrange them to make simple words for your child to practice their blending e.g. c - a - t = cat
Reading books will be changed once a week according to your child's house team.
Monday - St. Lucy -Red Team
Tuesday - St. Bernadette - Blue Team
Wednesday - St. Joan of Arc - Yellow Team
Friday - St Therese - Green Team
Please make sure your child brings their Learning Journal to school everyday as a point of contact.
Jotter Learning Platform
At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Teachers will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.
Jotter gives children the opportunity to explore concepts such as wikis and blogs in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.
This term we will be learning about God's Wonderful World, we will be looking at the physical and spiritual aspect as well as looking at how we pray.