Welcome to Class R 
Welcome to Reception's page on our school website. We hope you enjoy finding out about what we are doing over the next few weeks. 
Numicon tiles. 


Foundation Stage Class R 
Staff Teachers:  
Mrs. Fynn 
Mrs.Corline (Friday) 
Teaching assistants :  
Amanda Chadwick (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday) 
Mrs Smith (Wednesday) 
Sam P 1:1 teaching assistant 
EAL assistant: Mrs Joanna Piwowar 
(Tuesday and Thursday p.m) 
Szanowni Państwo! 
Pracownicy szkoły Queensway Catholic Primary School pragną powitać Państwa dziecko w szkole. Dołożymy wszelkich starań, aby Wasze dziecko czuło u nas szczęśliwe i bezpieczne - w środowisku, w którym będzie mogło się uczyć. 
Dzień w szkole zaczyna się o godzinie: 8.50am i kończy o godzinie: 3.15pm, kiedy to muszą Państwo odebrać dziecko. 
Wychowawca Państwa dziecka nazywa się: 
Mrs. Fynn 
Osoby zajmujące się administracją nazywają się: Mrs Gale, Mrs Morley oraz 
Osoba ta zwykle odbiera telefony i odpowiada na zapytania Państwa w szkolnym sekretariacie. 
Z poważaniem 
Jane Fraser 
Washing Hands
"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfill their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, ." 
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2012. 
The Early Years in school are known to be particularly influential in developing the skills and attitudes necessary for children to ‘learn how to learn’. 
Learning through Play. Children develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, spiritually and socially and at different rates. All these aspects are of equal importance in the early years and are interwoven. Young children need opportunities to experiment, explore, investigate, observe and plan, implement, be imaginative and creative, and reflect upon their work and experiences. Play is an excellent learning medium and structured play activities are an integral part of the planned curriculum. Play is an important vehicle for learning and appropriate resources are provided both within and outside the classroom. 
In addition to the following as a Catholic school we follow the ‘God Matters’ RE strategy. 
The Early Years Foundation Stage gives equal importance to the 7 areas of learning: 
3 Prime Areas :- 
- Personal, social and emotional development 
- Communication and language 
- Physical development 
4 specific areas :- 
- Understanding of the world 
- Literacy 
- Expressive arts and design 
- Mathematics 
We will be basing a lot of our activities around the story 'The Little Red Hen' over the next few weeks. 
This week we will be using story making text to learn and retell the story. 
We will be writing words containing our phonic sounds and new sounds through games and guided activities. 
Please remember.... 
When you feel your child is ready to have their book changed , please write their name on the list inside the classroom door when you bring them in in the morning. 
Thank you. 
Please remember to bring a warm coat everyday please now the weather has turned. We spend a lot of time in the outdoor environment. 
Thank you. 

We are practising our letter formation and using our learned sounds  
Red words that can't be sounded out 
my, to, of ,I, you, the, 

This week we will be using story making text to learn and retell the story. 
Practising writing for different purposes within the classroom and outdoor environment. 
We will be shared writing the little red hen story text and taking part in activities linked to retell throughout the week. 
We will continue to focus on using numerals to label amounts and scores through a variety of practical activities and games. 
We will continue looking at lots of dot patterns this week called ' subitising' and talking about how we see the pattterns ie ' I can see 2 dots and 1 more dot that makes 3 altogether.' 
We will also be compaing weights of objects this week using balance scales to learn the key maths vocabulary of: 
heavy/ light, heavier/ lighter, heaviest/ lightest 
and balanced.