Reception Class are taught by Miss Cain 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.
Look at how busy we’ve been at home …
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1)Elliot has been using his maths skills to trap characters from the story, Supertato in jelly. With the help of an adult Elliot followed the instructions and measured out the correct amounts. Well done!
2)Elliot has been exploring making mini cities with his train track. Great work!
3)Emily and Hannah have been very busy with their home learning. They wrote a retell of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and role played the story. They have been doing Joe Wicks PE every day, baking, playing board games, making crafts and building dens.
4)Jessica wrote an excellent letter to the wolf from the story Little Red Riding Hood with fingers spaces and full stops.
5)Leo has been enjoying the lovely weather by riding his bike and building dens outdoors as well as making Get Well Soon cards for Grandma and family friends.
6)No stabilisers! Look at Leo go!
7)Leo’s get well card
8&9)James has written an excellent retell of the story of Goldilocks and the three bears with finger spaces and fantastic spelling!
10)Jessica and her brother have been enjoying the White Rose Maths home activities. Here they had a ‘veggie race’ to see which veggies roll the best. Well done and excellent team work!
May – My Encyclopaedia of Very Important Animals
April – Astro Girl by Ken Wilson Max
We were very lucky to have a wonderful visitor in this week, Katy Cronin from Poco Music.
We started our musical journey by jumping on our rocket and listening carefully to Gustav Holst’s Mars. The children talked about what it made them think of before moving around the room to the music. We played musical statues and froze as different aliens!
We sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star before looking at the different coloured notes on the glockenspiels. The children then went away in pairs to follow the coloured notes and play the tune. Some even performed the melody!
Early Maths Presentation
People Who Help Us – Police
We had a very exciting day in Reception today (21st Jan)! As part of our topic, ‘People Who Help Us’, we had a visit from a Police Officer, PC Faulkner. We asked lots of questions and learned all about what police officers do in our community to keep us safe.
Jack: If you are in trouble call 999.
Sam: You ask a policeman if you lost your friend.
Leo: How fast does a police car go?
Ari: Can you stop cars?
Hannah: Do you say what people eat in jail?
Wilfy: Do you have stables for the police horses?
Chinese New Year
This term we are learning all about Chinese New Year, so in Reception class we have opened our very own Chinese Restaurant! This week Reception class have been learning all about Chinese food through the Chinese Restaurant role play area. They have enjoyed putting their knowledge to work and consolidating their learning of Chinese New Year through their own child initiated play, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Great work Reception class!
This week we had the School Nurse visit us to talk about hygiene and how to stay healthy. The school nurse brought some ‘special dust’ with her which shows up germs on our hands, we observed the germs and then using the song we learned we practised washing our hands. “Wash, wash, wash your hands, wash them nice and clean, wash the bottoms and the tops, fingers in between. Don’t forget your thumbs!” When we looked at our hands again all the germs had gone!
Our First Few Weeks
Our Reception Class children have settled well into school life, made new friends and discovered new and exciting activities.
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