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Reception

 

It has been so lovely to welcome all of your children to Nonsuch Primary School. 

They all look so smart and are ready to embark on their first taste of school life. 

They are now settled into school and also learning our rules and routines very quickly.  I look forward to teaching your children and helping them on their school journey. 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Baker.

 

  We carefully plan our curriculum to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities for children to develop in all of the following areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

  

What you can do at home?

Maths:

  • Practise counting – you can do this anywhere: count toys, books, how many buses you see when you go out
  • Play hide and seek – again, good practice for counting.
  • Save your cereal boxes and cardboard tubes for making models. Your child will think they’re making a castle; you’ll know they’re learning about shapes!
  • Do a jigsaw together – a fun way to develop spatial awareness and matching skills.
  • Play card games – even a simple game of snap helps to develop number recognition.
  • Have a teddy bears’ picnic: count out toys, place settings, and share out the cakes.
  • Put up a height chart and mark each member of the family’s height.
  • At bathtime, play with different-sized containers.

Speaking and Listening

  • Sing songs together.
  • In the car, listen to story CDs.
  • When you read a new story, ask your child to predict the ending.
  • Look at a picture book together and play a spotting game.

Reading

  • Read with your child everyday - little and often if the best way to learn.
  • Make it enjoyable – if your child isn’t in the mood, try again later.
  • Rhyming books are great fun and your child can join in.
  • Be a role model – it’s important to let your child see you reading.
  • Play with letters: make them out of dough, bricks, or buy some magnetic letters and stick them on the fridge.
  • Play I-spy when you go out – use the sound the letter makes, rather than its name.

Writing 

  • Develop fine motor skills: try modelling with clay or threading beads. Anything fiddly is good for the hands.
  • Practise forming letters – it’s often easier to make them big at first Talk to your child’s class Teacher about the way we form the letters.
  • If your child doesn’t want to pick up a pencil, try finger paints, or drawing in sand.

 

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