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Sacred Heart RC Primary School

together we live and learn, we play and pray

Reception

Welcome to your first term at Sacred Heart School!

We hope you have had a lovely holiday and are ready to start learning lots and having fun at school.

The first half term will be about settling the children into the routines of school life and making lots of new friends, which fits perfectly with our first topic ‘Will you be my friend?’.

This year in Foundation Stage children will learn their phonics sounds by being inspired by the Phonic Fairy, the children are taught the sounds of the letters through the StoryTime Phonics programme and whole class teaching. Each sound is linked to a real book and has an action to help the children remember and relate the sound to the book.

StoryTime Phonics follows the phases of the Letters and Sounds document. Alongside learning the sounds, the children are taught to read and write Tricky Troll and Fairy words (common high frequency words). They are taught the skills of blending sounds for reading and segmenting sounds for spelling.

 

In a couple of weeks time the children will be bringing home sounds to learn and practise and also reading books to share with you at home. Please write a short comment in their reading record books so that we know their book is ready to be changed.

Within the next few weeks we will be holding a parents workshop to explain our use of the Tapestry online learning journal. This is a fantastic way to see what your child has been up to at school and also to add your own observations about the fantastic things you do at home.

If your child is having school dinners please choose with them at home using the live kitchen website, this saves time at school and ensures the children will have a meal they will enjoy.

P.E days in Reception class: Thursdays and Fridays afternoon.

Please bring your child’s PE kit by wc: 24th September.

We are sure your children will be very happy at Sacred Heart however if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to come and speak to one of the adults.

Thank you for your on-going support.

Mrs Lopez, Mrs Robertshaw, Mrs Flatt, Miss Brown and Miss Bandaranaike