In Reception we have two teachers.
They are called Miss Tetley (Monday/Tuesday) and Miss Ingham (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday).
We also work with Mrs Henderson (Mon/Tues AM), Mrs Fenton (Weds-Fri AM) and Miss Jenkins (Mon-Fri PM).
We have three specialist teachers too. For PE we have Mr Parker (Monday) and Mr Crawshaw (Thursday). On a Wednesday, Mrs Bester will lead our learning in Expressive Arts & Design and Computing.
Our Class Timetable
Monday - P.E. with Mr Parker (Please wear PE kit) -- Box 1 books checked and changed -- Spelling Books sent home
Tuesday - Box 2 books checked and changed
Wednesday - Homework due in -- Box 1 books checked and changed
Thursday - P.E. with Mr Crawshaw (Please wear PE kit) -- Box 2 books checked and changed
Friday - Homework sent home -- Spelling Books due in
Please ensure that children come to school with their book bags and reading records every day.
Reception children have two PE sessions a week; Monday and 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
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.
Spelling books will be sent home on a Monday. For the Autumn Term, children are encourage to practice saying these sounds and forming the letters correctly. We also encourage you to sound talk through different words using the sounds of the week with your child. These will be sent home from Week 4, when we begin teaching Phase 2 Phonics in school.
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.
Reading books will be changed twice a week. Children have been split into two groups. Group 1 will have their books changed on a Monday and Wednesday and Group 2 on a Tuesday and a Thursday. If your child's book is not in school on their allocation change day, unfortunately we are unable to change them at another time.
Miss Ingham, Miss Tetley 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!
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).
Further information and resources regarding our chosen phonics scheme can be found here;