Reception Class are taught by Mrs Dixon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and Mrs Bewley (Wednesday) and are supported by Mrs Tallentire.
In Reception Class we aim to provide a stimulating, caring and secure environment where the children are introduced to school life.
The classroom is organised in such a way that it invites the children to explore different areas of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to experience all areas through teacher led and child initiated activities.
EYFS Foundation Stage
The six areas of learning in the Foundation Stage are: Mathematical Development; Communication, Language and Literacy; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Creative Development; Physical Development. Children in the Foundation Stage also have access to the outdoor curriculum which integrates and brings alive the curriculum in a purposeful and stimulating way. Pupil’s progress is monitored throughout the year to ensure early learning goals are achieved and that every child is fulfilling their true potential.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.
Fathers’ Day Games
Reception Class celebrated Fathers’ Day by participating in a carousel of games with dads and grandads. We saw lots of competitiveness, determination and resilience from our dads and grandads. We even had a special guest from Ireland!
photos coming soon
Visit to Hall Hill Farm
Reception class had a wonderful (if wet) day at Hall Hill Farm. Despite the weather they still managed to feed, hold and look at all the animals. After lunch they enjoyed a tractor ride and had lots of fun in the soft play. The best part about the day, according to Jessica, was the ‘delicious ice cream’ before returning back to school.
Working together in Maths
Year 6 have been working with Reception Class to help them improved their skills and vocabulary in maths.
Reception played ‘The floor is lava’ last week in PE. They had to jump onto the various pieces of PE equipment and were not allowed to touch the floor. The aim of the game was to collect as many bean bags as possible without touching the lava! The children had great fun and set themselves a challenge to increase their bean bag amount each time.
Reception Class have been learning about wildlife with Sammy from MammalWeb.
World Book Day
On World Book Day we sang nursery rhymes, played nursery rhyme lotto and completed some puzzles. We also made a collage of nursery rhyme characters.
Visit to the Oriental Museum
Reception Class visited the Oriental Museum on Tuesday (5th February), which was Chinese New Year. We dressed up as the animals from the Chinese Zodiac, made shadow puppets and performed a dragon dance. It was a very busy day!
Early Years Maths Presentation (31st January)
Reception Class enjoyed investigating different materials that might float or sink. They used card, kitchen roll and foil to make boats for the sailors. Can you guess what was the best material? Some children were really interested in making their own boats later in the day in our water tray.
The First Flurry of 2019
UNICEF Rights Respecting
Some of our Year 6 pupils have been sharing liturgies with Reception Class. Over the last two weeks (end of November) their theme has been respect and they have collected their prayers and smiles in connection with the UNICEF Rights Respecting award.
During Anti-Bullying Week, Reception also talked about how to be kind online and how to use the Internet safely.
We read a story called ‘Buddy the dog’s Internet safety story’ and learnt his song about asking our grown-ups for help and using our tablets safely.
We made anti-bullying wristbands, drew pictures of being a kind friend and also played some games using the laptops.
We finished with some important rules about being safe online:
Always ask a grown-up for help if you see anything strange or unusual.
Don’t download or install anything without asking a grown-up first.
Remember, not all games and videos are for children.
Don’t talk to strangers online and don’t tell them where you live.
If you are ever unsure what to do, remember
Buddy’s song, and always ask for help!
First Few Weeks
Our Reception Class children are settling well in their new environment, making new friends and discovering new activities.
The children are getting used to the routines of school lunch and the difficult task of choosing what to have to eat.
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