Our Current Topics
Summer Term 1 – Curriculum
English – Read to Write
The Storm Whale by Benji Davies
Writing outcome: Friendship story
Numbers Within 20
Below you will find information relating to Reception life...
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year. It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.
The areas of learning and development are split into 7 areas:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Reception’s P.E. session is on a Wednesday. Children should come to school in their P.E kit every Wednesday. We are really enjoying our time learning and playing outdoors and to allow us to continue this we are asking all children to bring in a pair of wellington boots and a waterproof suit if they have one.
Your child will have the opportunity to take home a home reading book, which they can read by themselves. Please read your child’s books with them. Talk to your child about the pictures, what they think is happening in the book, and whether they liked it. Ask your child to point to the words. If possible please write the date and book title in your child’s yellow reading record with a short comment to communicate with us in school that you have read with your child.
In Reception we enjoy doing a cookery session each week. This is a valuable experience for all the children- as it is a cross curricular activity helping improve the children’s maths, literacy, communication and social skills as well as promoting healthy eating. To help us to continue to provide the children with this opportunity, we would like to ask for a donation of £5 per half term. This is to be paid directly to Reception staff not through parent pay. Please ensure your child’s class teacher is aware of any allergies or dietary requirements your child may have.
As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as Home-School link activities will be loaded up to it weekly. You can find information about how to download and access Seesaw in the first page of your child’s red Home-School link book. Your child can capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there or respond to the tasks set in the Home-School link book and return it to school . If you need a paper copy of the Home-School link sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the Reception team we will be happy to help with this.
If you have any questions about Reception, please speak to a member of our Reception staff at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.
We have had a lovely busy week in Reception! We loved our Easter party, Eco Hat parade, Egg decorating competition and Easter egg hunt!
We had so much fun celebrating Saint Patrick's Day! We made and ate Irish Soda bread and really enjoyed an Irish dancing lesson from the very talented Mrs Murphy! Reception enjoyed our Spring outdoor day, we especially enjoyed making Easter baskets, nest cakes and...
Reception had so much fun celebrating Christmas! We enjoyed making mince, pies, performing a Christmas show and even meeting Santa on our Winter Outdoor Day!
We really enjoy cookery in Reception!
Fantastic phonics this morning! We can't believe how quickly the children are making progress!
In PE we have been practising balancing on one foot!
Reception really enjoyed a visit from Ms Rowland's dog Diamond! We found out lots of interesting facts and were so impressed at the brilliant adjectives the children thought of to describe Diamond! Reception were all super sensible and gentle when Diamond came to...
We enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day and made some beautiful poppies! We learnt about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali we made coconut burfi, listened to the story of Rama and Sita, created rangoli patterns and enjoyed Bollywood dancing! [video...
We loved our outdoor learning day celebrating Bonfire Night! We sat around the campfire and toasted marshmallows to make s'mores, made banana sparklers and created artwork inspired by bonfire night, this involved lost of messy activities including throwing teabags...
Reception have enjoyed exploring the different signs of autumn. We created autumn artwork using the autumnal treasures the children have found.