Reception Class are taught by Ms Ball 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.
Below is some information that you may find helpful, including a book list for maths and an ideas leaflet from DREME (Development and Research in Early Math Education) which gives handy tips for bringing maths into mealtimes, tidy up time and other daily routines in the home.
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.
Recommended Reading Books
2022 Reading List
See what we have been doing…
Spring Term (1)
A great start to the year with lots of fun learning. The children became scientists doing lots of experiments in our hot and cold and polar regions topics. It has been a packed term full of making musical instruments, celebrating other cultures with Lunar New Year, looking at different materials, cloud watching and winter walks. Let’s see what Spring Term 2 brings.
What a fun time leading up to Christmas! Reception packed in so much learning in Autumn Term 2, as well as rehearsing and performing their Nativity. In addition to learning phonics, reading, writing, numbers and 2D shape names, the children have also met Santa, made their own decorations, managed jingle bell challenges and even made reindeer soup, to put on the roof, using lots of tools to cut the vegetables and mix them together. Perfect activities to use creativity skills, logical thought and problem solving. Ho Ho Ho.
Ground control to Reception!…Our recent space topic has taken us to the moon and back! Reception have acted out the story ‘Whatever Next!’, making a rocket out of a cardboard box. We have learnt about gravity whilst having fun outdoors watching leaves fall from trees and noticing how fast it took other natural objects to fall to the ground. We made our own moon craters in moon sand and shaving foam by dropping stones and watching the shapes they made. We also did crater rubbings on foil moons with counters underneath. We’ve made rockets with Mobilo, painted planets and moons with foil meteorites, all whilst managing to keep control of the Reception Space Station. The children have completely immersed themselves in the topic. Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re staying on the moon!
Autumn 2 (Week 1)
Reading Meeting 2021
Maths Meeting 2021
Reception Settling In
Reception have had a great few weeks settling in to their environment and finding out about each other. We have had such fun discovering all the amazing things we can do together.
Our Class Archive
As your child moves up the school, you will be able follow your child’s journey through archived work and images from their previous classes on our website.
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