Our Teachers are:
Mrs G Smith – EYFS Leader & RS Class Teacher
Mrs E Bamber – RB Class Teacher
Miss C Buxton – RC Class Teacher
Our Teaching Assistants are:
Mrs V Daggers, Miss J Clemance & Miss L Orrell
Our email address is: email@example.com
Spring Term 1st Half
This half term our topic in Reception is ‘Buildings’. We are looking at different types of houses and talking about our own homes. We will also be looking at different buildings in this country and around the world.
During week 5, week beginning 5th February, we will be learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year, at the end of the week we will have a celebration day. The celebration day will take place on Friday 9th February and the children are invited to wear clothes that are ‘Chinese themed’, e.g. black and red. During the party the children will be given the opportunity to taste Chinese style food (allergies will be taken into consideration), learn how to ‘dragon dance’ and take party in party games and crafts.
In order that we can purchase food for the party we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1 towards the costs.
In our number work, as well as continuing to work on addition, subtraction 2D and 3D shape and we will be introducing the children to money and time. The children are continually encouraged to count in ones, twos, fives and tens as well as practising number formation and ordering numbers.
In our literacy work we will be looking at the story of The 3 Little Pigs over a two week period. This will involve learning and retelling the story, creating story maps and using story telling actions and story language. We will also be writing a character description of Goldilocks and creating our own menu for Chinese New Year. In addition the children will be focusing on their speaking and listening skills through a variety of talk partner activities as well as continuing with phonic sessions and activities.
In our RE work we will be finding out about the stories that Jesus used to listen to: Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Whale, Moses in the Bullrushes and David and Goliath. Our focus for music is Moving Patterns and we will be learning about chants and songs with structure.
The children will be visiting our school library every Friday, when they will be able to choose a book to take home, if you haven’t already done so please can you return the library consent form as soon as possible otherwise your child will not be able to bring their library book home.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Reception Class Curriculum Evening 2017
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Homework, which will be a mix of phonics, number or topic work, will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday. Homework which is returned late may not be marked until the following week.
If you have any questions about reading please see either Mrs Smith, Mrs Bamber or Miss Buxton. Purple reading packs should be brought into school each day and reading books should be kept inside them.
Our PE day is Friday. Please can we also ask children not to wear tights or earrings on PE days.
Class RS - Mrs Smith
Class RB - Mrs Bamber
Mrs Bamber & Mrs Daggers
Look What We Did!
Chinese New Year 2018
We have been celebrating Chinese New Year this week in Reception Class. We made dancing dragons and lanterns and had a go at writing in Chinese. We learnt all about how why and how the New Year is celebrated and learnt the Chinese New Year story. On Friday morning we had a party to celebrate the New Year where we had a go at dragon dancing and tasted some yummy Chinese food, the prawn crackers were our favourite!
As part of our ‘buildings’ topic, this week we learnt about the Eiffel Tower. We found out that it is very tall, over 300 metres, and that it is made of very strong metal. We decided to try and make our own Eiffel Towers. First we used our bodies to make it then we worked together and used building bricks to build a tower. We had to be very careful in case it fell over! We took turns to see if we were taller or shorter than the tower.
When the children arrived at school on Monday they were horrified to find somebody had broken into the home corner and made such a mess!! They also found three very sad look bears and three empty bowls. We talked to each other to come up with ideas about who could have carried out the crime. On Tuesday morning we found a clue, a book! It was the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears! We realised that it must be her who had broken in. To help us to catch her we thought of as many adjectives as we could to describe her and wrote wanted posters that we displayed around the school.
The search is still on, we will keep you updated…
The Three Little Pigs
In our Literacy work we have been learning about the story of the Three Little Pigs. We spent the first week learning to tell the story using story telling language, actions and a story map. During the second week we made changes to the original story by changing the main characters and setting and then created a story of our own, ‘The Three Little Fishes and the Big Bad Shark’. We used our phonics to write about the different characters and settings.
We have been learning about the Nativity story in Reception Class. We learnt about the Bible and listened to the story then, over the course of the week, we used puppets, props and costumes to retell the story together.
We have learnt all about the true meaning of Advent. We looked at symbols of advent, such as calendars, candles and wreaths. We also learnt about how advent is celebrated in other countries. We made our own handprint advent wreath together.
Children in Need 2017
We had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need! It was very exciting when Graham Liver and Gilly came to visit us – they brought Pudsey Bear! We enjoyed bouncing on the bouncy castle and coming to school dressed in our sportswear.
We are very pleased with all the money we raised and learnt about the good causes and children it will go to.
Reception Class have been learning all about the festival of Diwali this week. In our Literacy work we have learnt the story of Rama and Sita and used puppets, masks and costumes to retell it.
We tried some traditional homemade Indian sweets, they were delicous! We looked at mendhi and rangoli patterns and tried to make our own – we had to concentrate very hard.
It was very interesting to find out how some of our friends in Reception Class celebrated Diwali with their families at the weekend, we enjoyed looking at photographs they brought in to show us!
In our topic work this week we have been learning about our senses. We tasted lots of different food, like bitter lemons, sweet strawberries and salty crisps, to help us learn about how we use our tongue to taste. When we learnt about our sense of smell we played ‘Guess the Smell’ with things like coffee and perfume! We played a range of games to teach us more about our sense of sight, touch and our hearing.
The Gingerbread Man
We have been reading the story of The Gingbread Man and learnt how to retell it using actions. We also drew storymaps to record and retell the story. We had lots of fun using props to act it out. In our mathematics we used gingerbread men to learn all about more and less.
This week we learnt about our bodies. We talked about the different parts and sang ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’. We also learnt about the skeleton and all the different bones in our bodies. Did you know that a fully grown adult has 206 bones in their body?
We have been learning all about the festival of Harvest. We found out about where fruits and vegetables come from and how they grow. We learnt about other people who are less fortunate and talked about what we could do to help them, like bringing in tins of food to send to the food bank.
We enjoyed looking at and tasting lots of different fruits and vegetables when we learnt about how God created the world and provides us with food to eat.
Class RC - Miss Buxton
Miss Buxton & Miss Orrell
Autumn Term 1
We have been so busy since we started school in September! We have learnt about our bodies and our senses as well as finding out about Harvest and Diwali. We have enjoyed learning to retell the story of the Gingerbread Man and we have been using phonics to write letters and words. In maths we have been counting, recognising numbers, finding one more and less, and matching numbers to quantaties.
Mrs Smith & Miss Clemance