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Reception – Lowry and Van Gogh

Autumn Term (1) 2018

Our topic for Autumn 1 will be We are Family.

As part of this particular topic children will be doing various activities such as painting self-portraits, discussing their favourite things with their peers and drawing pictures of themselves, talking about their family and special times in their own lives. We will discuss how different and similar we are to others and learn to talk about our feelings and emotions. This will ensure that we are confident and comfortable in our new surroundings.

Through this topic there is a great opportunity for us to get to know how your child is progressing in the 7 areas of learning. We will be carefully watching and assessing your children to gather an initial idea of how to help them grow and learn. During this time, teachers and support staff will be carrying out observations to assess your child on entry to reception so that we have a better understanding of what your child already knows. Observations may be PAL (Play and Learn time) or small group tasks.

We will also be spending a lot of time helping the children learn the school rules, routines and how to use resources inside and outside. This will help them develop independence and confidence to help them settle into school life.