Reception 2019 - 2020
Hello, we are the Reception class! Welcome to our page
Mrs Abraham is our class teacher and Mrs Heathcote and Mrs Wishart are our Teaching Assistants. This year we welcome 30 children to our Reception class.
In Reception, we learn through play- focusing on all aspects of the children's development. During a typical day, we have fun learning phonics, literacy and maths whilst encouraging and considering the children's physical and social development.
Our topic this term is 'Then and Now'. The link below outlines the intended learning for the term...
Things to know
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. In reception, each child is heard reading twice a week. We also focus on recognising sounds and learning ‘tricky words’ which are words we will need to recognise in books. New sounds and tricky words are sent home when the children are ready and confident in their learning.
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.
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 Monday. Remember to have your PE kit in school every day. Wellies are needed in school every day for the outdoor area but especially for our Welly Walks!
Mrs Abraham 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 then please have a look at our presentation...
Useful links (click the images)
Our Learning Journey
Spring Term 1
Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term! Our topic this half term is 'Superheroes'. Click on the image below to see our intended learning...
Wow, what a fantastic first week back. We've had so much fun being superheroes in our Superhero Headquarters and making superhero badges…
To get our brains back into gear, we recapped all our phonic sounds. Mrs Abraham was SUPER impressed with all we have learnt so far in Reception!! She was particularly proud of Navira, so she received Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. She is 'flying' through her phonics - keep up the great work!
At the start of the week the children were in for a shock... Darth Vader had captured all the superheroes and had tied them up. We had to search for them and untie them. We even made a first aid kit in case any had been hurt!! Luckily we found them all with only minor injuries!!
We have also been having lots of fun with number bonds, superhero tent building and by the end of the week we made our own superhero digital artwork! We can't wait to see where our learning takes us next week!
Autumn Term 2
After a well deserved break for us all, the children came back to school ready and raring to learn. We started off with a BANG creating our own firework artwork using chalk, paint and glitter. We looked at the history behind Bonfire Night and learnt about Guy Fawkes and ended the week making our own poppy wreath to remember those that have been lost in war. The children have loved learning about our past this week and have asked some very through provoking questions! Keep it up guys!
This week, the children have taken part in a variety of activities linked to our whole school Safety Week. We were visited by the police who talked about keeping us safe in the community, our school nurse talked about how much sugar we should eat and the NSPCC taught us to 'speak out'. On Friday we raised money for Children in Need. We loved making our own Pudsey ears and in our outdoor area we even made our own 'loose parts' Pudsey. It was a great way to end the week!!
Well done to Olivia for achieving Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. She always shows RESPECT in school and is an amazing role model to others in class. Keep it up Olivia! You are an inspiration!
Week 3 and 4
Our learning has taken a slight detour as the children decided they wanted to look at robots and magic. In week 3, we found a book about robots so became inventors. We had some great robot designs and the children loved creating their own out of construction materials.
In week 4, the children were amazed with Mrs Abraham's magical abilities. Did you know that she can make pom poms appear out of thin air?... even from behind our ears! We enjoyed reading 'The Magic Porridge Pot' and loved getting mucky making our own porridge.
Well done to Emre and Noah Bishop who achieved Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. The progress they are making is remarkable and we have loved seeing and hearing about the hard work they are doing at home as well. Keep it up boys!!
As we complete another fantastic week, Reception have thoroughly enjoyed the start of the Christmas festivities in class. On Monday Jack Frost visited the children. They loved investigating the frozen ice in our outdoor area and role playing with artic animals. Towards the end of the week, our Mummies and Daddies enjoyed reading lots of lovely stories and playing various reading games during our Stay and Play. Thank you to all that came! We can't wait for the next one!!
Well done to Clara for achieving Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award this week. She has made amazing progress and can now write her name. She has also said that she would like to be able to read by Christmas. Her determination is incredible!!
Autumn Term 1
Firstly, I would like to say a massive well done to Reception class for settling in brilliantly on their first week at school. I was thrilled to see lots of happy faces on the first day! It’s another busy week next week so expect early bedtimes. We are working hard at establishing routines, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. All the children have done really well at sitting and listening so far, so keep it up!
Home learning diaries:
Over the next couple of weeks, your child will bring home a reading book and home learning diary. Each week I will be signing and leaving a comment in your child’s home learning diary. This is a great way to find out about what your child has been doing really well at in the week and what they might need to work on. If you could sign each week then that would be great. This book is also a great way to contact me about non-urgent issues/concerns as I might not always be available for a chat. If you do leave a message for me then please leave your child’s learning diary in the basket on the window sill just in the classroom door in a morning so I know to look out for any message. For other issues that might need more time to discuss then please book an appropriate time with me. Thank you!
Reception are really starting to settle in well and get into the swing of things: putting their book bags in the correct boxes and putting their names in the registration baskets independently. We began our week with our teddy bear picnic. Mayor Holland and Mayor Bear joined us and we had lots of fun playing games and singing song!
Later on in the week, we met our Year 5 buddies. We loved showing them around our classroom and we look forward to building new friends across our school.
A huge well done to Reggie, who achieved our first 'Above and Beyond' award this week. He has settled into life in Reception wonderfully and is beginning to show us his incredible personality . Well done Reggie, we are very proud of you!
With the colder weather coming it would be great if you encourage your child to put their own coats on themselves and even tackle those fiddly buttons and zips as we will start to encourage this more and more in school. Many thanks for your support.
Wow! What a busy week we have had, with lots of new learning! This week, we have begun working on writing our names and our phonics. So far we have learnt the sounds: s, a, t, p.
We have also been drawing amazing pictures of our school, showing the adults how incredible we are with our counting and number recognition and playing some phonics games on ipads to support our learning.
This week, Ava achieved Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. She has wowed us all with her phonic knowledge and letter formation. Keep it up Ava! Great work!
We can’t quite believe we are already half way through our first half term and what a great week we have had!!! On Wednesday, Dental Playbox came to visit us. We had lots of fun learning about how to look after our teeth. We practised brushing our teddies teeth and looked at which food and drink were good (and not so good) for our teeth. Did you know that you shouldn’t wash your mouth out after brushing as this washes away the toothpaste goodness from around your teeth?!
This week, Thomas B achieved Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. He has been a great role model in class, showing us how to use our listening ears on the carpet. Well done Thomas, we’re very proud of you!
Week 5 & 6
The last two weeks have zipped past like a flash of lightening! In Week 5, we focused on the book 'Funny Bones.' We loved joining in with the repeating patterns and even made our own 'dark dark towns' for our skeletons. We learnt the funny ‘skeleton dance’ song. Look at Reggie singing it in our outdoor area…
In Week 6, we were visited by Thomas' Mum who has recently had a baby. We talked about what babies need to be happy and we played guess who with baby photos of Mrs Abraham, Mrs Heathcote and Miss Wishart.
A super well done to Oliver and Joshua who have been awarded Miss Kennerley’s ‘Above and beyond’ certificate. We’re so proud of your achievements so far!!
What a GREAT week we have had!! The progress the children are making is remarkable and as we get to the end of our first term in Reception, we couldn’t be prouder of the children's accomplishments!!
This week, our learning has been linked to harvest and on Friday we visited St James’ Church to celebrate Harvest with the whole school. We made our teachers super proud and loved singing our ‘Conkers’ song to everybody!!
Well, what a fantastic week to end the term! We ended an amazing start to school life by showing our Mummy and Daddies the amazing progress we have made in Phonics during our Phonic Stay and Play. Thank you to everyone who came to support their children’s learning.
Reception: Gallery items
Reception: Calendar items
Cake Sale, by Mr Jervis
Governor Coffee Morning - all parents/carers are welcome, by Mr Jervis
Half-term begins, by Mr Jervis