The Infant class is taught by Miss Wallace. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Kearns and Miss Parker. 

PE is taught on Friday afternoons - children will need to wear their PE kit to school. 

Reading records will be checked each morning and children receive Class Dojo points for reading at home. We recommend children read with an adult for 20 minutes per day, including spending time talking about what they have read, answering questions about the book and predicting what could happen next. 

On Tuesday afternoons, each year group will take turns to visit Forest School with Mrs Kearns. Please ensure children have a pair of wellies and waterproofs in school ready for these sessions. 

 

At this time of year we look forward to welcoming out new reception children to school through our stay and play sessions. The following web sites are full of information and advice for families to help you support your child as they start school:

 

   The LCC public health team have put together some useful information on the LCC website on school readiness.

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/early-years-childcare-and-family-support/family-support/getting-ready-to-start-school/

 

  Hungry Little Minds has been launched by the DfE to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child's early learning and help set them up for school and beyond

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

   The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.

https://small-talk.org.uk/

 

  Tiny Happy People helps parents to develop their child's communication skills. It offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about their amazing early development.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

 

  A guide for parents to help navigate through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/What-to-Expect-When-2018.pd

 

 

Here we will add to a list of recommended websites and Apps designed to support your child's learning as they continue their reception journey over the coming year:

 

   Alphablocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks  Letters of the alphabet are put together to make words using phonics and tell stories.

   Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks Counting is fun with Numberblocks

   Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Interactive phonics games 

   BBC Tiny Happy People https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people Lots of activities to help develop communication and language skills 

   Letters and Sounds http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ 

   Phonics Bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ 

 

The following are great websites for Year 1 and Year 2: 

   Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Interactive phonics games 

 TopMarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/ Interactive games for Maths and English

 BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p Games, videos and information about a range of topics across the curriculum

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