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** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: School is open for all children** - Welcome to Little Heath Primary School, Ofsted rated GOOD 2017! Please explore our website to see what we are achieving; wider opportunities, sport, and helpful links. At Little Heath Primary School, we strive to make children feel safe, to achieve their full aspirations, and have the knowledge and skills to REACH their full potential.

Reception


Welcome to Year R

 

Our Year R Team consists of Mrs Lewis, Mrs Barker and Mrs Barber in Oak class.

Oak

Mrs Lewis

Hi, I’m Mrs Lewis and I teach Oak Class. I am so excited to work with you and your child. It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.

I thought you would like to know a little bit about me. I have taught at Little Heath in Reception for 9 years. Teaching is an absolute passion of mine and I aim to instil a love of learning to all of my students! I am married with two children aged 1 and 4, and we have a dog called Lexie. My hobbies include sport, walking, cooking and spending time going on new adventures with my family and friends.

I look forward to an exciting year ahead with you all and if you have any questions please never hesitate to ask!

 

Mrs Barker

Hi, I'm Mrs Barker and have worked at Little Heath for almost 9 years and I am a teaching assistant in Oak class. I enjoy supporting the children develop and progress throughout the year and making their learning fun.

 

Mrs Barber

Hi, I'm Mrs Barber and am a teaching assistant in Oak class. I have been working at Little Heath for five years and feel privileged working with such amazing children.

 

Mr Ward

Hi, I am Mr Ward. I am a PPA Teacher here at Little Heath and IT Subject Leader. I cover a range of subjects and particularly enjoy PE, music and art lessons. This year I will be delivering music lessons across the school. As well as music theory and appreciation, I will be teaching a range of instruments to all year groups.

 

Mrs Lukong

Hi, I’m Mrs Lukong and I am a PPA teacher. I believe learning should be fun and teaching a joy with diversity, creativity and positivity always in abundance.

Oak

 

P.E. Days:

Wednesday and Friday

 

Homework:

Out: Friday Back: Monday

 

Reading Books:

Out: Friday Back: Monday

 

Key Learning Topics:

Winter/ Hibernation/ People Who Help Us/ The Three Little Pigs

Thank you for visiting our Year R information page.

 

If you have any questions, please do come and speak to one of the Year R team. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Mrs Lewis

Early Reading and Phonics

We aim for the children to have a life-long love of Reading. It is a specific area within the Early Years Curriculum and we strive to make learning to read as exciting as possible. We promote a love of reading by sharing a wide range of books with the children and teach them how to really engage with a new story through real experiences. An example of this is when we teach the story of 'Were Going on a Bear Hunt' we will create our own bear hunt story maps and then use our maps in our outdoor area to recreate the story events and let the children go through the real mud/river etc. This supports our children to learn new vocabulary from ours stories and use it in their play because they have experienced it. 

 

Our Phonics Scheme is Read Write Inc - below are some short clips to help you to understand the process of teaching the children to read using phonics. We have a friend called Fred the Frog who helps us and you may hear your children talking about 'special friends' with digraphs such as sh, th, ng - these two letters together make one sound. 

Home Reading Books

Your child is given a reading book that matches their phonics ability. It is important that you take the time to read with your child and hear your child read to you. There are support sections for you in each book which helps you to ask questions about what your child has read and check their understanding of the story. We will listen to your child read too so please bring your reading book in everyday so that we can practice. 

 

If you have any questions and need any more support please do ask!

 

Happy Reading!

Phonics

This term we will be learning the following sounds: m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,k,ck,u,b,f,e,l,h,sh,r,j,v,y,w,th,z,ch,qu,x and ng.

Our Red Tricky Words are: I, no, go, to, the, into - remember you cannot segment these words, you have to just remember them!

 

Language and Literacy

We have started shared reading which we are really enjoying! 

Please make sure you are reading with your child every day and encouraging them to try forming letters!

In Reception we foster a culture of independence, children are encouraged to be as independent as possible learning important life skills.

Children are natural explorers and we nurture this by providing activities that encourage this instinct.

We are very lucky to have a beautiful outdoor space, which the children love exploring!

Our classroom

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