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Reception

Our Teachers

  • RS with Mrs G Smith 
  • RB with Miss C Buxton 
  • RH with Mrs S Hunter (currently Mrs Hunter is on maternity leave) Mrs Holmes is covering RH

Our Teaching Assistants:

Miss Rebecca Corlett, Miss Fehmina Dassu and Miss Hannah Shaw

Contact Email: parentalconcerns@trinitybuckshaw.lancs.sch.uk

Reading & Library

Your child’s reading books will be changed weekly following on from their Guided Reading session in school. The day on which their book will be changed will depend on which reading group they are in. Please make sure that your child brings their reading books and diary to school every day.

Early in the Autumn term your child will bring home a wordless book for you to share together, this is to encourage your child to talk about the pictures and to begin to develop skills in telling a story using different vocabulary and story telling language. Over the term your child will gradually be introduced to books with words in, these books are closely matched to our phonics scheme and provide opportunities for your child to apply the phonic skills they have learnt in school.  As your child's reading skills develop they will be given two books to share at home, one of the books will be unfamiliar to your child and the other book will have been used during guided reading sessions in school.

In school your child will take part in Guided Reading sessions during these sessions the children will focus on one of their reading books, applying phonics skills and beginning to develop comprehension skills. At home please share both books with your child, take turns to read the text, talk about the story and pictures, encourage your child to use the pictures as clues when reading, spot familiar words in the text and enjoy reading together.

In the Spring term your child will bring home a Library book, this will be changed every Friday.

Phonics

All children are taught phonics daily, we use Little Wandle phonics to deliver these daily sessions. Each day your child will learn a new sound, they will be encouraged to read and spell words containing this sound as well as sounds that they have previously learnt. 

 ‘Phonics Play’(https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk) is a useful website to use at home, you can access some areas of this website for free, you will find lots of fun games which will encourage your child to apply the phonics skills they have been taught in school.

If you need further help with this  please ask a member of the Reception team.

PE

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is FULLY LABELLED with their FULL NAME, in a bag labelled with their FULL NAME and CLASS. Earrings should be removed or covered with surgical tape for all PE lessons.

PE days

Class RS (Mrs Smith's class) - Tuesday

Class RB (Miss Buxton's class) - Wednesday

Class RH (Mrs Holmes' class) - Wednesday