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Reception is a busy year with lots to do and lots to learn!

Reception is the exciting start of a child's education. During this year the children will learn through play and opportunities to investigate learning. At this age the children start to develop the understanding of key communication skills as well as developing more social relationships with their peers and adults in the environment. 

Our aim in Reception is to teach our children our key school values and skills such as resilience to make them confident and happy learners. Within our daily timetable the children will have Read Write Inc sessions to support their learning of letter sounds which will enable their learning of early reading skills. Our writing will link to shared books and interests of the children throughout the year. 

In mathematics, the children are focusing on one number a week, ensuring that they have an in-depth understanding of the different numbers and how they relate to one another. We start with the numbers 0-10 so that the children have a solid understanding of what each number means, how it can be represented and how it links to other numbers. As well as this, we also investigate shape, space and measures to allow the pupils to experience a wide range of maths. 

The Autumn term

Our exciting first topic is called 'Magical Me'. We start this year learning all about each other and making lots of great, new friends. During our first few weeks we will focus on the importance of our school rules and how to keep us all safe and happy in our amazing EYFS environment. Another important focus that will continue throughout the year, is the importance of hand washing and good hygiene in our daily routine. 

Our second half term goes on a journey for 'Are we nearly there yet?'. We will take an adventure by flying high up into the air and riding on the open Sacriston Road. During this topic we will read lots about transport and journeys, in fiction and non-fiction books, including 'Where the wild things are'. 

During this term the children will be beginning phonics and this will take continue daily as they learn new sounds. After each phonic session, the children get a sticker to show their new sound which they can they can continue to practice at home. 

In Maths this term, our Reception children will be focusing on Number. This will underpinned with counting, using addition and subtraction when sorting into groups and comparing groups of objects. The children will be focusing on the numbers 0-5 and what number looks like in real life context. Even the rhymes that we sing, help our children learn their number knowledge throughout the day. 

On behalf of all the team at Sacriston Academy, may we take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our school.  It is both our aim and passion to offer excellence for each child, every day.  Our early years is rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted which means our youngest children receive the highest quality education possible in a fantastic learning environment.  Very few schools receive this accolade and we are delighted that Sacriston is one of the few schools considered exemplary.

We love to welcome prospective parents and pupils to our school, as we understand how important it is for you to come and see our environments and meet us in person.   Please get in touch with our school office on 0191 3710777 to make an appointment.

In the meantime, we hope by sharing this video, we hope you get an insight into our true community school.  So, sit back, relax and enjoy your tour.  We look forward to welcoming you all to school soon, we know you will be Sacriston Stars!

Mrs Louise Parks


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