In Reception our teacher is called Miss Ingham.
We also work with Mrs Henderson who will be our teaching assistant this year.
We have two specialist teachers too. For PE we have Mr Crawshaw (Thursday). On a Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, Mrs Bester will lead our learning in Expressive Arts & Design and Computing and will greet us at the door, welcoming us into our classroom on these days.
Our Class Timetable
Monday - Book bags checked and Rhino Readers reading books sent home/changed -- Spelling Books sent home
Wednesday - Homework due in
Thursday - P.E. with Mr Crawshaw (Please wear PE kit) -- Book bags checked and a reading for pleasure book sent home/changed
Friday - Spelling Books due in -- Homework sent home -- Class visit to the school library
Please ensure that children come to school with their book bags and reading records every day.
Reception children have one PE session a week; Thursday. Children are able to attend school wearing their PE kits on these days. Please ensure that every piece of uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled with your child's name.
For specific news and events, please see our 'Current Information' page, our class Seesaw App or our school Facebook page.
Homework and Spellings & Sounds
Homework will be sent home on a Friday to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. Over the first term, homework will primarily be Learning Log based which will focus around our class topics or any special events which may be happening within our school community, local area or nationally. Our tradition Learning Log books will still be sent home but there will also be the option to replicate this homework on our Seesaw Class App. It is a choice whether you wish to complete the homework in the book or online, but all books must be returned to school by the deadline day.
On a Friday, a little blue spelling book will be sent home. At the start of the year, in this book you can find the sounds and flashcards which your child will be learning the following week. We would like to encourage you to practice saying these sounds, spotting these sounds around the environment and also practice letter formation. You could also begin to practice sound talking words which may contain these sounds (e.g. sat, pat, tap etc.). This book must be returned to school in your child's book bag on a Friday so we can prepare the sounds for the following week.
Throughout your child's time in Reception, a lot of our homework will be set online. We will be using an app called SEESAW. For this, your child will need access to a digital device.
We will also be uploading pictures during the school day of the fun and exciting learning which your child will be part of for you to access too. Seesaw is an online learning platform which we use across KS1. On this app, you will be able to complete homework set, add in any observations from home and also for you, as parents, to have a browse at what we get up to. To log in to the app, after it has been downloaded, you just scan the class QR code and choose your child's name.
We are moving over to a reading scheme called Rhino Readers. Our Rhino Readers reading books will be changed once a week, on a Monday. Your child's book must be in school every single day.
Miss Ingham and the other members of the Reception Team will also be reading with your child in school several times a week. We will focus on home reading books during 1:1 reading sessions, but we may also listen to your child reading in group guided reading sessions, in whole class phonics lessons or in whole class literacy lessons.
We would like to encourage you at home to read with your child at least four times a week. This can be their school book, a bedtime story, any other story they might like or could even be your shopping list when doing the weekly shop!
We will also be sending home a shared reading book, which will be matched to their current phonics level and this will be sent home and changed on a Thursday. We understand that this is different to last year's routines and we would like to thank you in advance for your support while we change over to the new reading scheme.
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write by blending and segmenting individual sounds. Every letter and different combinations of letters make particular sounds for example the letter ‘s’ makes a hissing like a snake sound. At Holy Trinity, we follow the Twinkl Phonics Scheme, which has been approved by the DfE as a validated scheme.
We begin our phonics journey by looking at Phase 1, which many children will have been exposed to in their nursery settings. Once we are settled into the school year we will then begin progressing through the phases from Level 2 (Phase 2) to Level 3 (Phase 3) and finally, ending the year by teaching Level 4 (Phase 4).
An overview of our learning for the Autumn term, further information and resources regarding our chosen phonics scheme can be found here;
Spellings & Sounds
Please find below all of our sounds and spellings for the Autumn Term.