RK - Mrs Peters supported by Mrs Ferdinando & Mrs Herd (PPA Mrs Burnett)
RC - Miss Clarke supported by Mrs Banfield & Mrs Hillyard (PPA Mrs Burnett)
RP - Mrs Potts supported by Mrs Lewis/Mrs Anderson & Mrs Garside (PPA Mrs Burnett)
In the Reception year we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. it is split in to the following areas of learning:-
Autumn Term 2019
The main focus during the first half of the Autumn term is to support the children as they settle in to school life and to manage the transition from pre-school setting to school. they will be supported as they make new friends and become familiar with school routines.
Our Reception classes are exciting places where children are able to take part in creative, imaginative, physical and investigative activities.
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 other people. We will also be introducing the Jolly phonics scheme, which teaches children their letter sounds for writing. To support this, we will learn some traditional nursery rhymes and stories as well as patterned texts such as Each, Peach, Pear, Plum and The Enormous Turnip.
To aid the children's physical development, we will explore the outdoor area, enjoying playing in the playground and practising fine motor control in readiness for writing. We will also do PE sessions, exploring different ways to travel.
Our Personal. Social and Emotional (PSE) sessions will be used to help the children to settle into school life and get to know each other better. We will play lots of games and enjoy circle times where we will talk about ourselves, how we can become a good friend and deciding on rules for our classroom.
During this term we will concentrate on recognising and ordering numbers and counting reliably. We will introduce addition and subtraction and the children will also learn the names of various flat and solid shapes and describe them using everyday language.
We will further our understanding of the world by celebrating several special days from various cultures and traditions, including Diwali, Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We will also be introducing the children to various forms of technology around the classroom, including the class computer and interactive whiteboard, laptops and programmable toys. We will also be starting 'Forest School' and exploring our outside environment more.
The children will be encouraged to express themselves creatively using a variety of media, for example painting, collage, music, song and dance. Specifically we will be creating Bonfire Night pictures, Diwali decorations and Christmas cards among other things.
The children will be introduced to UNITED. Initially we will focus on teamwork, which will stem from our emphasis on friendships and getting to know one another. We will also begin to explore P4C - Philosophy For Children - where we will use thought-provoking pictures to teach the children the skills of questioning and forming their own opinions and ideas.
Spring Term 2020
In literacy sessions we will be continuing to encourage the development of many speaking and listening skills. We will be learning and talking about different stories, as well as sequencing them and acting them out. Some of the texts will include 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?', 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?' and 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. Will will continue with Jolly phonics and start to learn digraphs (sounds made with two letters) such as 'ch', 'sh' and 'th'.
Our PE sessions will focus on gymnastics this term, moving in different ways over the apparatus.
Our PSE sessions (Personal, Social & Emotional Development) continue to be a hige focus as we talk about ourselves and our friendships. Alongside this, we will also be learning about staying safe when we use computers and the internet.
Place value and the number system will be part of our maths learning alongside subtraction. We will also go over shape, pattern and addition again using objects, our fingers and numbers around the classroom to help us.
Our Understanding of the World will be covered using our stories about bears as a starting point for much of our learning in this area. For example, making porridge (exploring taste, texture and smell) and using ICT to research facts about bears. We will also continue with Forest School and learn avout Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday and Easter.
We will be using the wonderful illustrations of Eric Carle to inspire much of our creative work this term, exploring various mediums such as paint, exploring textures and mixing colours, and collaging. in our music lessons we will continue to learn songs and experiment with rhythms and instruments. On our STEM days we will use our investigative skills to explore ice, freezing and melting.
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Reception Learning Tricky Words (22 images)
The children have been working hard to learn some of the trickier words
Created: 25 Feb 20 11:08 | Last modified: 25 Feb 20 11:21
Reception Christmas Lunch 2019 (6 images)
Many of the children enjoyed a Christmas lunch in school together.
Created: 25 Feb 20 10:30 | Last modified: 25 Feb 20 10:31
STEM Day - Ice (49 images)
The children learnt about the properties of ice during their STEM day
Created: 25 Feb 20 10:21 | Last modified: 25 Feb 20 10:28
Reception PCSO Visit (22 images)
We had a lovely visit from our local PCSO's to talk about the role of a PCSO in the community
Created: 10 Feb 20 14:15 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 14:17
Class RC enjoy Forest School (23 images)
The children have been enjoying their Forest School sessions
Created: 10 Feb 20 13:28 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 14:14
Reception Christmas Party 2019 (26 images)
The children had a wonderful time at their Christmas Party
Created: 10 Feb 20 13:02 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 13:05
RC Fire Engine Visit (25 images)
The children enjoyed learning about the role of the Fire Service
Created: 10 Feb 20 12:53 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 12:58
Reception Paramedic Visit (69 images)
The children enjoyed meeting a paramedic and learning about the job that they do
Created: 10 Feb 20 12:40 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 12:51
Reception celebrate Chinese New Year (11 images)
The children enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year
Created: 10 Feb 20 12:34 | Last modified: 10 Feb 20 12:39