Welcome to Reception
Wow! We are halfway through the year. Your children have made an incredible start at Westbourne.
This half term we start our very engaging Superhero theme. As always, we follow the children’s interests so we expect lots of villain-catching, code-breaking and word-saving fun.
We will continue with Phonics and Maths, although Phonics will now be streamed to better suit the individual needs of the children.
Please support your child at home by reading every day, practising Phonics sounds and Maths. There are amazing videos on Cbeebies which will support your child. We recommend Numberblocks and Alphablocks.
The Early Learning Goals are the expectation for the end of Reception and we strive to help every child achieve this. However, every child is an individual and develops at their own pace and in their own way. As long as your child is continually making progress, they are moving in the right direction for them - whether the goals are met or not. Please support your child to work towards these goals. We have attached a copy of the goals for you to read.
The children have now been changing for P.E., so can you please make sure that their kit is in school, labelled with their names. This half term, children will be using the P.E. apparatus and they can’t participate in the lesson without kit, this is due to Health and Safety rules.
We realise that it is very stressful when uniform becomes lost, but it helps us return the items if they are clearly labelled.
Thank you for your continuing support!
The Reception Team