Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to Reception
Welcome to reception class
AsSalamuAlaykum Parents and children! Ustaadh Khan here, I hope you are all enjoying the learning at Iqra. Read below to find out the latest learning and news from Reception.
AsSalamuAlaykum Parents and Carers,
Please see below the arrangements we have made to open the Reception class from 17th June.
Before I set out these arrangements, I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their understanding and cooperation since we had to close. I know that this period has been challenging for many families, in particular when you have had to juggle work commitments with managing childcare and home learning.
Protective measures we are taking in light of coronavirus (COVID-19)
First and foremost, it goes without saying that the safety of your child and of our staff is our top priority. We have worked hard, following the latest government guidance, to develop and implement a number of new ways of operating. This will allow us to open as safely as possible, focusing on measures that will help limit the risk of coronavirus transmitting within our setting.
Some of the steps we are taking in readiness for reopening include:
- Asking that anyone who is displaying coronavirus symptoms, or who lives with someone who does, not to attend the setting. That includes children and staff who work here.
- Keeping our children in small groups with as much consistent staffing as possible, and minimising contact with other groups around the setting.
- Cleaning our hands more often than usual. We have developed routines to ensure children understand when and how to wash their hands, making sure they wash them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using running water and soap and dry them thoroughly, or use sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.
- Ensuring our children understand good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach and ensuring a good supply of tissues and bins throughout the setting.
- Implementing an enhanced cleaning schedule, ensuring surfaces touched by children and staff are cleaned regularly and throughout the day, including table tops, door handles and play equipment.
- Asking parents and carers to physically distance from each other and from staff when dropping off and collecting their children and to limit drop off and collection to one parent or carer per household. Parents will be directed to wait as per the red marking by the Reception gate.
- Asking children not to bring toys or other items from home to the setting.
Due to the current situation, we have amended the school timetable, with drop off in the morning being at 9:30am, and collection in the afternoon being at 2:30pm.
P.E. sessions will run as usual, with amendments made to the activities to ensure they are conducted in a safe manner. Please send your child in on Wednesdays in their P.E. kit.
Please send your child to school with a spare pair of clothing each day, as in the case of accidents, we do not want children using shared clothes.
We are looking forward to welcoming your children back and I hope that you are assured that we have taken all possible steps to ensure safety for all in our setting. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.
I’m Ustadh Umer Khan this is my first year of teaching and I am really looking forward to it. We are always happy to welcome in children, meet their families and promote a love of learning here in the Early Years Department at Iqra.
Latest Reception News
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AsSalamuAlaykum all, Ustadh Khan and the Reception team are happy to welcome back all parents and children to the start of the Spring term! Learning this term This term, the topic will be ‘Space’. The topic will cover all seven areas of learning required in the EYFS...
How You Can Help
- Bring in any stories or books related to our topic that we can share in class.
- Go to the library with your child and read stories related to the topic.
- spend some time talking with your children about their school day.
- Encourage child to eat with spoon or fork and clean their own plate after eating dinner.
- Encourage your child to dress up independently/clean themselves appropriately when using toilets
- Spend some time talking to children about personal hygiene
- Spend some time talking to your child about looking after their belongings
- Please ensure your child arrives promptly at school everyday, gates open at 8.20.
- Dismissal for EYFS is 3.20, please ensure you are on time to collect your child.
- Children must bring in their school bags everyday
- Correct school uniform will be checked on a daily basis, please ensure your child is in school wearing the correct school/PE uniform.
- Please do not send your child wearing laced shoes, this may cause an accident.
Show and Tell will start each Monday. Please remember to check dates for when your child will take part. And please rehearse at home beforehand to make the session as beneficial as possible.
Children will recite Surah’s Fatiha-Masad every day and will continue to be trained in basic Islamic etiquettes, for example greeting one another with Salaam, saying Jazakhallah khair. This half term they will learning the names of different prayers, Fajr, Dhur, Asr, Maghreb and Ish’a. They will also taught the different prayer positions such as sujood, ruku etc.
Homework is handed out every Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. We do keep a record of homework and reading, so please be punctual in completing and handing in homework. Homework is a very important aspect of learning in EYFS, please ensure your child completes homework regularly.
Links to help learning at home