We have places available in our Reception classes. If your child is 4 please speak to the school office about enrolling them at Snapethorpe.
This year all of the classes in school are named after countries
This year in Reception we are
Ireland Class - Miss Daley (Class Teacher/EYFS Phase Leader), Mrs Gelder (Teaching Assistant)
Scotland Class - Mrs Sadler (Class Teacher), Mrs Burkinshaw (Teaching Assistant)
Wales Class - Mrs Greenwood (Class Teacher), Ms Hill (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Felkin (SEN Teaching Assistant)
Miss Gundill also teaches in Reception. On Mondays she covers Miss Daley and on Thursdays she covers Mrs Greenwood.
50 Things to Do Before You're 5!
Tick-off 50 fantastic things for you and your child to experience together.
50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives you 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat.
They are low-cost/no cost experiences that include indoor, outdoor, seasonal, home-based and out-and-about activities, that are not only fun but will get your little one off to a flying start with his/her learning and language development.
You can download the FREE 50ThingsWakefield app via this QR code:
Why not also download the 50ThingsWakefield poster - print it, display it on your fridge and start ticking off those activities!
The website for this fantastic scheme is:
Our Creative Theme is 'Will They Live Happily Ever After?'
Throughout the term we will be reading a large selection of Tradition Tales including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Gingerbread Man.
There are a number of festivals that take place over the next coming months. We will be learning about, and participating in, Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas celebrations - creating Rangoli patterns, chalking firework images and making Christmas Cards for loved ones.
Reading in Reception
Reading is a vital life skill.
The early reading experiences that children prepare them all future learning and life experiences.
At Snapethorpe, we value and promote reading through a range of strategies.
We are incredibly proud of the high quality reading areas that each class has, we listen to the children in our class read a minimum of three times every week and we teach two daily phonic lessons to help the children learn their sounds and how to use them when reading and writing.
Please ask your child what reading or phonics they have done in class today!
Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to send reading books home at the moment.
We would like to reassure you that all children in school are being read with regularly and records are being kept.
Please help us continue to promote and instil a love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.
It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!
BookTrust 'Time to Read' Campaign
Your children will have by now received their FREE book!
To help families discover how much fun reading together can be, BookTrust have sent out free copies of 'The Runaway Pea' by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore.
This is a brilliant story that’s jam-packed with adventure and laugh-out-loud moments. From a spell in the tumble dryer to a run-in with the pet dog, this pea finds himself in all kinds of trouble whilst trying to escape from the dinner plate.
Inside your BookTrust packs was a sheet of suggested activities related to the story which support your child's learning and development.
We would absolutely LOVE to see photos and videos of you sharing and reading the book with your grown-ups or completing some of the activities so please post plenty into your portfolios on Class Dojo!
If you would like to learn more about the BookTrust 'Time to Read' campaign please click the link below:
This year our class names are
Kenny / Dean / Bradshaw
Please take a look at the slide show below for a sneak peak inside our fabulous provision:
Who Helps Us Learn?
Mrs Sadler is the class teacher in Kenny Class. Miss Burkinshaw and Mrs Brandon are the teaching assistants.
Miss Perry is the class teacher in Dean Class. Mrs Gelder is the teaching assistant.
Mrs Greenwood is the class teacher in Bradshaw Class. Miss Hill is the teaching assistant.
Have a read of our newsletters to stay up-to-date with everything we are learning about each half term:
Autumn 2 -
Parents and Carers
What makes me special?
Our Creative Theme for Autumn 1 is 'What makes me special?'
Over the course of the term the children will be settling into life in Reception at Snapethorpe, getting to know their new teachers, making friends and finding their way around the indoor and outdoor classrooms. They will be encouraged to learn alongside and with their peers in order to form positive relationships and develop their personal, social and communication skills. The children will be given plenty of opportunities to talk about themselves and those they love as well as their likes and dislikes.
What shall I bring?
Our Creative Theme for Autumn 2 is 'What shall I bring?'
Is there anything out there?
Our Creative Theme for Spring 1 will be 'Is there anything out there?'