Welcome to Reception! This term our topic will be ‘People who help us’ at home, school and in the community followed by ‘Celebrations’ next half term. We use the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme to teach children to read and write. We have begun with rhyme, alliteration and blending and segmenting the sounds in words. In the next few weeks we will start learning to read and write sounds, followed by segmenting to spell words and blending to read words. In Maths we will be focusing on counting forwards and backwards, addition, number bonds to ten, as well as 2D and 3D shape. P.E is on Fridays, so please make sure your child has their kit at school. Please ensure you read with your child five times a week at home and write in their reading diary. Please can children leave pencil cases, toys, comforters or any other personal belongings at home so that they don’t get lost in the classroom or playground.