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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'
'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'

Reception


Welcome to Reception

 

The class teachers are: Miss Collins (Joshua) and Miss Mullins (Ruth)
Our nursery nurses are: Mrs Baxter, Ms Youshie, Miss Kopek and Mrs Field

Our team leader is: Mrs Aylott

 

(This page will be updated every Friday)

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their generous donations and contributions. They ensure we can provide a range of exciting activities and challenges for your children so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

 

Reminders:

We are still a waiting slips and money for our Christmas trip on the 7th December. Please can we have these returned on Monday

Thank you for your continued support. We really do appreciate it.

 

Christmas Play:

Our Christmas production is on Thursday 14th December at 2pm in the school hall. Please keep practising your lines over and over again. We need the children to be saying their words without hesitation and in a loud, clear voice. Thank you for your support, we cant wait for you to see it!

 

 

Reading Folders:

Please note your child's reading folder should ONLY be brought back into school on their designated reading day. This is day is written in the inside of their reading record book and will be noted in their home wow books.

 

 

Bug Club:

Thank you to everyone who has been using bug club. If you are having trouble accessing the programme or need additional books please let the class teacher know. This is a great tool in aiding your children as they begin their reading journey so we really do recommend you use it as much as you can,

 

 

This Week

In literacy this week we have been continuing to focus on the story of the 'Elves and the Shoemaker' . We have been reading lots of different formats of the story. On Monday we discovered a letter which was left to us from an elf called Tilly. The children wrote some wonderful letters back to Tilly.

 

In maths this week we have been focusing on some simple addition . We have been using practical objects and resources to help us. For example: 1 shoe + 1 shoe. We have been learning how to put this in a number sentence using an addition and equals sign. We have also been looking at measuring to discover the smallest and biggest items in a given group.

 

We are continuing whole class phonics and the sounds we have been focusing on are: 

Joshua class have been learning the s, a , t, p , i , n , m, d, g, o , c, k , ck , e, u,  r, h, b , f/ff. l/ll, ss and jsounds.

Ruth class have been learning the s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g ,o, c, k , ck , e , u,  r, h, b , f/ff, l/ll and ss sounds

High Frequency Words: is, it , in, at,

Tricky Words: and, the, to, no , go, I

Please reinforce these sounds at home wherever possible.

Continue picking up on sounds in words that they use and hear: Is there a 'm' sound in mummy?

You could use some of the letters to form basic three letter words. Examples: pip, sat, mat, dad, tin, mad, sad, sun, mug, suck, pin, pig jug, jam, ball. Then get your child to sound each letter out and blend them together.

CHALLENGE SENTENCE: A duck in a hat.

See if your child can sound out and read this sentence.

Practice the sounds and letter formation with Ruth Miskin flashcards.

(Please record any of this phonics work in their home wow books) 

 

 

Religious Education:

As we celebrate November – Month of the Holy Souls, we would love Reception children to talk about something they have lost. Loss is a very hard concept for young children. Perhaps they could talk about a special toy which they have lost and how they felt when they lost it. If your child has lost someone special to them we would love you to take time and create a prayer together. We would love to share these in our collective worships throughout the month.

 

 

Other:

We would like to introduce a reading time called 'Sharing Stories' involving you lovely parents. We will aim to have as many sessions as we can (diary permitting). It will be at the very end of the day (3:00 o'clock). We would love you to share a favourite childhood story or share a famous story in your own language. There will be sign up sheets placed outside the classroom. Please speak to Miss Collins or Miss Mullins if you have any questions.

 

 

 

HOME LEARNING:

Next week is friendship week in Reception. We will be doing lots of circle times and problem solving games. At home please discuss ways in which we can be a good friend. Draw a picture in your home wow book of a special friend and label a way in which you can make that friend happy next week

 

 

 

HOME WOW BOOKS

Just a polite reminder. Home Wow books should be returned to school on a Tuesday. 

 

 

 

 

PE Kits

- Navy/Blue drawstring bag

- Black plimsolls and shoes for outdoor PE

-white t-shirt

- navy/blue shorts

-navy tracksuit bottoms

 

(Please note a full PE kit is not required until after Christmas)

Important dates for your diary:

 

  • Monday 13th November - Wear blue for Anti-Bullying £1
  • Tuesday 14th November- Class Photos
  • Wednesday 15th November - Deadline for Christmas Cards Design
  • Friday 24th November - Love In A Box
  • Friday 1st December - Family time (3:00-3:15pm)
  • Friday 8th December- Production Costumes In
  • Thursday 14th December - Reception Christmas Production
School Open Day Tour on Monday 27th November at 10am
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