Mrs Niven- Reception
Hello and welcome to Duckling Class. The children are taught by myself and are assisted in the classroom by the lovely Miss Sohal.
All the children have settled into Duckling Class and are becoming independent and confident learners. They love learning together and living the values of Roecroft on a daily basis.
Our topic this term is "Who am I?" We will be talking about ourselves and how we have changed from being a baby to a child. We will have the opportunity to draw our very own self-portraits. We will also be sharing photographs of our families and displaying them in the classroom. In addition, we will also be learning about where we live and our local area. After half term our topic changes to 'Let's Celebrate!', where we will learn about: bonfire night, Diwali, birthdays and Christmas .
The children will develop their speaking and listening skills in front of the class and with groups of their friends during circle times, values and show and tell sessions. Every week, children will have the opportunity to share their news from home and talk about exciting events that have happened at the weekend.
We strive to make Duckling class a fun, happy and safe place to learn as well as making your child's first year at Roecroft fun, action packed and full of learning and memories.
*Please note some of this information may vary in Autumn Term due to COVID guidelines*
Doors open at 8.45am for children to come into school. Children line up on the playground in their class lines and their teacher will come out to get them. Children come into the classroom, put their book bags, coats, water bottles and any other belongings away, complete their self registration and sit themselves on the carpet to answer the register and ready to start the day.
Please click on the link below for curriculum information for the current academic year. This has details on the topics we will cover.
Through the ‘read-write-inc’ phonics scheme we use at Roecroft we will begin to learn the set 1 sounds. Children always enjoy learning the different sounds and the rhymes used for handwriting. All children will have a phonics booklet sent home with the sounds of the set they are learning. When your child moves onto a new sound set, a new booklet will be sent home for you to practice with them. Children really enjoy their phonics sessions and, learning the handwriting rhymes, meeting ‘Fred the Frog’ who helps to sound out words and blend words with our partners and trying our best to be ‘star of the session’. Children always make some fabulous progress and become more confident every day, but practising at home will always support this.
PE days for Ducklings is on a Thursday, however PE kits can be kept in school on your child’s peg all week. Black shorts and Roecroft PE t-shirt is perfect for indoor PE. Children don’t need trainers as they will be in the hall until the weather is warmer in the summer. A letter will be sent home asking for outdoor shoes when we need them.
Reading, Green Words and Red Words
Homework - Doodle Maths, Doodle English and Doodle Spell
Your child will have a log in to the 'Doodle' apps including Doodle Maths, Doodle English and Doodle Spell, which can be accessed on tablet computers, phones, laptops and PC's. Children can earn stars in a virtual world to build their own avatar. Children should complete their daily questions as well as playing the other games and activities available to them. Teachers will monitor children's progress and award a 'Doodle Star of the Week' for those children who are consistently answering questions and earning stars on a daily basis.