Dates for your diary.
Welcome to Perton First School, please find important information here to ensure that we are working in partnership together to support your child on their educational journey.
P.E - Friday. We just ask for a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps in a drawstring bag to be sent for PE kit.
This will stay at school and be sent home at the end of every half-term for a wash and check they still fit.
Please ensure that you fill your child's reading diary in each day and sent to school each day in their book bag.
"As a school we expect all of our children to read daily for at least 20 minutes in total, (this could be 10 minutes allocated school reading books and sharing a bedtime story for 10 minutes)."
Library Books: Changed each Friday
Reception Long Term Plan 2022/2023
At Perton First School children learn to follow our Golden Rules so everyone is able to work and play in a caring, safe and happy environment. As soon as your child starts reception they will begin to learn about the Golden Rules using fun characters and stories and will be given lots of praise when they: Try Hard, Are Kind and Helpful, Are Gentle, Are Honest, Listen Well or Look After Things.
Gross Motor Skills
Why Are Gross Motor Skills Important?
Working on gross motor skills helps a child gain strength and confidence in his/her body. It also helps them get exercise and physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle. Developing these skills helps a childs ability to do more complex skills in future activities from sport to writing. Below are some links with fun activities you can do with your child at home ...
Fine motor skills
Fine motor control generally refers to control over the small movements of the hands and fingers, as well as the small muscles of the face and mouth (tongue) and feet. However, the focus is usually on developing the skills of the small muscles in the hands. Below are links to activities that will help develop various fine motor skills and build hand strength which will help with day to day tasks like using a knife and fork and pencil control and pressure for drawing and writing ...
Useful Information about Our Curriculum
We will develop our number knowledge through 'Number of the Week'. This weekly focus helps us to understand that each number has a meaning and recognise the numeral. We use the Numberblocks characters and a wide variety of resources to help us to have a deep, embedded understanding of number. Our aim is to understand mathematical language such as 'more', 'less', 'amount' and then apply it in their daily play. It will also enable our children to articulate their thinking and develop their reasoning skills.
Child initiated learning takes place Outdoors throughout the year, regardless of weather, so please ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the ever changing British weather.
Water is provided at snack time and is freely available throughout the day. Children can bring a labelled water bottle but we remind you that we are only allowed plain water because we are a ‘Healthy School’.
We politely remind you that children are not to bring personal toys into school, unless asked by a teacher.