Reception

Reception

Year 1 Book Character

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to Reception

Welcome to Mars Class – Reception!

Asslamulaikum Parents and children!  My name is Ustaadh Khan, I hope you are all enjoying the learning at Iqra. Read below to find out the latest learning and news from Reception.  

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 curriculum: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Reading and Writing, Expressive Arts and Design, Mathematics and Understanding of the World.

Reading

The core book for this half-term will be ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. The themes of this book are friendship, exploration, and of course, space!

Children will interact with the book through games relating to the story, making their own planets, and design their own rockets. They will use the experiences of the characters to talk about bravery and exploration, and how to work with friends to reach your full potential.

The children will have access to a variety of fiction and nonfiction books which will allow them to engage in further conversations about themselves.

 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.
  • Talk to your children about what they know about space.
  • Teach your children the names of some of the planets.
  • Take them on adventures to new places.

 Reminders!

  1. Please ensure your child arrives promptly at school everyday, gates open at 8.20.
  2. Dismissal for EYFS is 3.20, please ensure you are on time to collect your child.
  3. Children must bring in their school bags everyday.
  4. Correct school uniform will be checked on a daily basis, please ensure your child is in school wearing the correct school/PE uniform.
  5. Please do not send your child wearing shoes with laces, this may cause an accident.

Tarbiya

Children will recite Surah Fatiha every day and will be trained in basic Islamic etiquettes, for example greeting one another with Salaam, saying Jazakhallah khair, reading duas before eating/entering the toilets.

Book Changing/homework

Please send the borrowed books back regularly so your child can take a new book home. Reading records must be signed in order for your child to receive a new reading book on Friday. Homework is handed out every Friday and should be returned by Tuesday.

Recycling

We always need small boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots, small plastic bottles, ribbons and material for our junk modeling. Please bring in anything you can find at home.

Weather

Your child is outdoors during the day, whatever the weather. They will need to have a waterproof coat with a hood available every day.

Accidents

Some children do have accidents during the day and we sometimes need to change their clothes. Please have a complete change of clothes in school in a named bag.

Working Together

We are looking forward to working with you and your child in this term. Thank you for your support. Please feel free to talk to any one of us, if you have any problems or queries.

– Jazakha’Allah khayrun.

Reception Staff

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.

Ust Osman works in Reception as a Teaching Assistant and is always a smiling face ready to greet the children and parents – a real asset to the team.

Latest Reception News

Reception Spring 1

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...

The Selfish Crocodile

The Selfish Crocodile

Our book for this half term is 'The Selfish Crocodile' by Faustin Charles, the children have all contributed to our Selfish Crocodile display, which has all sorts of jungle animals- lions, deer and of course crocodiles, are only some of the animals you can spot here!

Understanding The Weather

Understanding The Weather

The children investigated around the playground, looking at evidence of the changing weather, they gathered some leaves and discussed why they think the leaves are falling, and why they have changed colour. 

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

Reminders

  • 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. 

Please send the borrowed books back regularly so your child can take a new book home. Reading records must be signed in order for your child to receive a new reading book on Friday.

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.

We always need small boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots, small plastic bottles, ribbons and material for our junk modelling. Please bring in anything you can find at home.
Your child is outdoors during the day whatever the weather, as the weather is rapidly getting cooler.They will need to have a warm jacket with a hood available every day.
Some children do have accidents during the day and we sometimes need to change their clothes. Please have a complete change of clothes in school in a named bag.

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