RP - Mrs Burnett (maternity cover for Mrs Potts) supported by Mrs Herd/Mrs Hillyard (PPA cover Mrs Powell)
RL - Mrs Lakin supported by Mrs Banfield (PPA cover Mrs Powell)
RBW - Mrs Williams supported by Mrs Lewis/Mrs Anderson
In the Reception year we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.
Autumn Term 2016
Reception year is a time of great change for both children and their parents. It is a very exciting time for children but it can also be quite tiring. We understand this and we have a lot of experience of helping children adjust to school life.
We firmly believe that a close and supportive relationship with the parents of children in our care is invaluable in helping them settle in and progress well throughout their first year in school.
Our main focus during the Autumn term is to support the children as they make the transition from pre-school setting to school. We will be supporting your child as they make new friendships and become used to school routines. During the day the children will be able to choose from a variety of play activities.
Our numeracy work this term will concentrate on recognising and ordering numbers and counting reliably. Children will learn to name various flat and solid shapes and they will learn to use language such as greater, smaller, heavier and lighter.
In our literacy sessions we will be encouraging the development of language skills. This will involve many listening activities and opportunities to speak with increasing confidence in front of others. As the term progresses, we will introduce the Jolly Phonics scheme. This teaches children their letters and sounds for reading and writing.
Spring Term 2017
This term our topic is 'Bears and Winter'. Much of our work this term will link to this theme.
In maths sessions we will learn about 2D & 3D shapes, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measuring & sizes, ordering sizes and developing size vocabulary, number songs, place value, ordering numbers, value of numbers and numerals.
Our focus text for literacy this term will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children will be writing a sorry letter from Goldilocks. They will also learn rhyming stories such as 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear' and they will be story mapping 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. We will be reading bear facts, learning phonics and tricky words, reading a porridge recipe and writing a non-fiction book about bears!
The children's Knowledge of the World will include learning about freezing and melting water, making porridge, exploring textures, tastes and smells using porridge and honey, drawing bears on the computer, learning about the history of teddy bears as well as thinking about the story of Easter, Lent and Pancake Day and Chinese New Year.
This will link in nicely with our work on Personal, Social & Emotional Development where we will consider respect for other cultures and beliefs, rules and tolerance, being different and developing independence.
When we cover Expressive Art & Design we will make some winter scenes, cool colour collages, we will paint with honey, make illustrations for our own bear book, model some clay bears, make Easter cards and paint our own Lowry-style paintings. The children will also sing bear songs, shape songs and number songs.
Physical development this term will include movement and dance, climbing, throwing and catching, handwriting, cutting, painting, sticking, play-dough, threading, handwriting and finger gym.
As you can see this is a busy term with a lot to fit in!
Summer Term 2017
Our topic this term is 'In the Garden' and all of the activities we do will be linked to each of the areas of the Early Years Curriculum. We will be learning about growing beans linked to jack and the Beanstalk as well as looking at the changes outside that Spring has bought us. Then we will be moving on to look at a garden in a different environment, through the story of Handa's Surprise.
In the second half of the term we will look at mini-beasts and will begin by focusing on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
In Maths we will be learning about money, recognising coins, matching, adding amounts of 1p's and solving problems. We will focus on addition, subtraction, ordering sizes and developing size vocabulary. The children will learn number songs, look at beanstalk number lines and symmetrical butterflies and ladybirds and measure beanstalks and sunflowers.
Our Literacy sessions will cover Jack and the Beanstalk, Handa's Surprise and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. our role play area will become the giant's castle, Jack's house, Handa's hut and minibeast land. We will be writing book reviews and instructions, singing rhymes and doing some descriptive writing.
Knowledge and understanding of the world will include planting beans, labelling flowers, ordering instructions, learning about life cycles, researching minibeasts using ICT, tasting fruits, learning about Ramadan in the Muslim calendar and also Africa.
Personal, Social and Emotional development sessions will involve the children doing role play, learning about healthy eating, planting and looking after seeds and talking about growing up and moving into Y1.
Expressive Art & Design will include making a beanstalk collage, making Giant's land paintings, tissue paper caterpillars, papier mache minibeast shells, moving like minibeasts and producing Van Gogh inspired sunflower paintings.
Physical Development will include using gym aparatus, climbing, throwing and catching, handwriting, painting and cutting, painting, sticking and threading and finger gym.
As you can see, we have another busy term ahead of us.
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LETTERS & DOCUMENTS
RP Going on a Bear Hunt (27 images)
The children from RP had a lovely time on a Bear Hunt
Created: 17 May 17 12:09 | Last modified: 17 May 17 12:13
Reception Art Exhibition (22 images)
RBW have been busy creating some masterpieces to display at the Art Exhibition
Created: 8 Feb 17 11:18 | Last modified: 8 Feb 17 11:20
RP's Autumn Treasure Hunt (13 images)
Class RP have been enjoying an Autumn Treasure Hunt.
Created: 11 Oct 16 11:42 | Last modified: 11 Oct 16 11:44