Yohden Primary School

Yohden Primary School
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Mrs Metcalfe 

  My name is Mrs Metcalf and I teach in Reception.




My name is Miss Givens and I support the learning of

the children in Reception.




Reception children enter and leave the school using the KS1 yard and start at 8.45am. We finish our learning at 3.15pm


PE days

Our PE day is on a Tuesday and we wear blue/black shorts or trousers, a white t-shirt and trainers.
Earrings need to be removed for safety or covered with tape.

Home learning

In Reception we introduce home learning across the year.

Reading is important and we must read for pleasure at least 3 times per week at home with an adult and read our phonics books once a week. Adults need to write about how we read e.g. was there a word we were stuck on, did we read fluently, did we understand the meaning of vocabulary, and could we answer questions about events and characters?

We bring reading books into school every day to help us with our reading.

After Christmas we begin Sumdog (an online learning programme). We need to complete 20 minutes of Sumdog a week. This should be completed independently with minimal support and supervision.

In the summer term we begin using numbots to support our learning of Maths.

We are given spellings on a Monday which should be practised, and spelling tests are completed the following Monday. Sometimes we may need adult support to help us practise and to test that we have learned our spellings.

What we do in Reception