Welcome to the Reception class page. Mrs Sharples (Mon, Tues, Weds) and Mrs Leech (Thurs, Fri) are the class teachers and Mrs Heathcote and Miss Weatherby are the teaching assistants. There are 29 children in our reception class and we have a great time learning in our play-based learning environment. The classroom has the following areas: writing, creative, role play, construction, small world, investigation, reading, Technology, finger gym, phonics and playdough. We also have an outdoor area where we can build, investigate, run, ride bikes, dig and perform.
In the reception class, we learn maths and phonics every day as a whole class which are followed by small group personalised teaching sessions. We also learn lots of other things through topics which we choose together. based on our interests.
All children have a planner which goes home every day. This is a communication tool between school and home, providing space for messages to be passed on and a record of when reading has taken place to be made. In reception each child is heard reading twice a week. We also learn ‘tricky words’ which are words we will need to recognise in books. These are added to each Wednesday.
We experience a broad and balanced curriculum based on the learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage – Physical, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
During the Autumn Term we will be exploring All about Ourselves as our topic. We will have fun getting to know each other and settling into our environment. We will be talking about our families, homes and how we’ve changed since we were babies. Part of our topic will be about how we stay healthy. Dental Playbox will be coming to visit us to tell us all about how to look after our teeth. We will be finding out about visiting the dentist, how to brush our teeth and what foods and drinks are good or bad for our teeth,
We will also be learning about how we use our senses.
Please go to: tapestryjournal.com to access your child’s learning journey. User names and passwords will be sent out shortly
PE takes place on Fridays. Remember to have your PE kit in school every day. We have shared reading with parents every Friday morning so please come along and share books until 9am. Wellies are needed in school every day for the outdoor area but especially for Welly Walking Wednesdays!
Mrs Sharples or Mrs Leech will be at the classroom door before and after school every day so please do not hesitate to come and ask any questions!
If you were unable to make it to the Meet the Teacher meeting please have a look at the below presentation.
Click the link below to view the meet the teacher Powerpoint
This Week in Reception
Week: 6th October 2017
We have had a great week celebrating Bonfire Night and had hot chocolate around our little fire. We enjoyed it so much we would like to invite you to join us around the campfire next Wednesday 15th November at 2.15pm in the Reception Class Garden.
Week: 30th October 2017
Wow we have already done a whole half term in Reception how time flies when you are having fun!!!
This week our story focus was Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. You continue the fun at home by clicking here. There are lots of activities that you can do with your child.
Week: 9th October 2017
Thanks to every one who came to parent’s evening and to those who are using Tapestry to share all the wonderful suff that you are doing at home – it all looks fab!!
We have been busy in Reception meeting our new Y5 Buddies and going on our first ever …
WELLY WALK !!!!
Week: September 18th 2017
DENTAL PLAYBOX …
Dropped into our Reception class for a visit this week and we learned all about how to keep our teeth healthy and clean.
We had fun dressing up as Dentists and Dental Nurses and brushed and counted the teeth in some teddy bears.
Dental Play Box passed on some top tips to help us keep our teeth healthy:
TOP TIPS FOR HEALTHY TEETH
Use mouth wash before brushing.
Brush for two minutes (you can use a timer).
Don’t rinse out the toothpaste.
Drink water/milk in between meals instead of sugary drinks.
We are carrying on the fun next week by making our own Dental Surgery and continuing to learn about how we can stay healthy.
To top off the week we had a whole school treat!!!
Hula Nation visited us and we made healthy fruit smoothies on a special smoothie making bike – it was really fun!
A BIG SHOUT OUT TO …. Mason for excellent use of manners around school this week.
We noticed you!!!
Please check your child’s bookbag as your Tapestry passwords Tapestry Journal click here are now available. Remember you can add to your journal too. We would love to see how they are learning at home.
Please remember to name all clothing that belongs to your child.
Week: September 11th 2017
What an exciting week it has been! We have been drawing and making self-portraits, making new friends and learning what’s the same and different about ourselves. We have enjoyed reading
Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph.
- Explorers Topic web Summer 2017
- Growing Spring 2017 Topic Web
- Superheroes Spring 2017
- Reception 'Myself' Topic Plan Autumn 2017
- Favourite Stories Topic web Summer 2017
- Topic web bonfire night 2017