Welcome to Reception
Class 7 - Mrs Potter, Mrs Newton, Miss Staniforth
Class 8 - Mrs Staley-Rhodes,
Mrs Wood, Mrs Hibbard
Class 9 - Mrs Burgon, Mrs Howarth, Mrs Hibbard
Learning in Reception is play based. Children will engage in a variety of different adult led, child initiated or adult initiated activities each day. For some parts of the day children will work together in the classrooms in small groups with adults, whilst at other parts of the day they will freely explore the carefully planned play environment.
Thank you to everyone who attended our phonics workshop - the presentation can be found below;
Wow, we can't believe we are starting the summer term already - it seems like only yesterday that we were meeting each other for the first time. This term we ask the question 'what would we see if we sailed the sea?' We will work collaboratively to design and make boats and rafts using the large construction, engage with non-fiction texts to learn about different sea creatures, refine some of our artistic skills to create sea life pictures and study the work of Henri Matisse. We have some very wriggly creatures with us at the moment as we observe the butterfly life cycle! Further information can be found in the document below....
We visited Fairy Tale Land and met characters good and bad as we listened to and retold traditional tales. We had a fantastic time dressing up with our friends and taking on different roles and have spent lots of time outside making potions in the water and mud kitchens. We went to the sensory garden to identify spring changes and enjoyed drawing what we could see.
Please see the documents below for further information;
A very special visitor arrived with us in school..... Paddington Bear! We asked the question 'Where oh where is Paddington Bear and how did he get there?' Through a variety of play based activities we joined Paddington as he explored the local environment and then compared this to other places such as the seaside and London. We introduced the children to simple maps and used them to identify key features of different places. We looked at different modes of transport and found out how some of this transport has changed over time. Paddington even taught us how to make our own marmalade sandwiches!
We had such a fun term in the lead up to Christmas and we were amazing in our Nativity performance! We encouraged awe and wonder by asking the question 'what are those light's in the sky?' Through a range of play based activities we explored celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas.
Please see the documents below for further information.
In our first term together we asked the key questions:
'What makes me special?' and 'What's happening to the leaves on the trees?'
Through play and a range of speaking and listening activities, we got to know each other, explored our new environment and learnt some of the rules we must follow to fill our class kindness buckets. We explored how we have changed since being babies, talked about our bodies and learnt how to draw ourselves, found out about the importance of good oral health and how we can look after our teeth. We read ‘The Colour Monster’ and set up our own feelings charts in our classrooms, we spoke about our family and listened as our friends told us about theirs, explored autumn changes and the celebrations of Harvest and Halloween. It has been such a busy but exciting term and we are settling so well into school life!
Take a look at some of our provision enhancements and the work we have been doing this term....