Welcome to Reception’s Class Page
With Miss Cohen, Mrs Williams, Mrs Sweeney and our thirty lovely Reception children!
Over the week we have some very helpful adults who come in to listen to readers or do special activities with us and we always appreciate the help that they give to us.
Remember to keep an eye on our ‘News’ and ‘Planning’ page to see what we have been doing
Early Years Curriculum: Development Matters
Early Learning Goals: Early Learning Goals Posters
Our class governor is Mr Taylor.
Meet the staff!
Miss Cohen loves everything Disney, her favourite film is The Lion King. Miss Cohen loves spending time outdoors taking her puppy on long muddy walks. Miss Cohen loves to travel and explore our beautiful world.
Mrs Williams has a very cute dog called Olly who can be quite cheeky and mischievous, though he is learning to be better behaved! Mrs Williams and Mr Williams like to go for long walks with Olly and Mrs Williams is also an amazing cook. She makes delicious cakes and impressive meals. She once even made a wedding cake!
What happens in Reception?
We want to build children who are independent, confident and thoughtful. We understand that the building blocks of our school are in our hands and that is why we take a very holistic approach to education, understanding that every single one of our children is unique, individual and incredibly special! We love all of our children and that is why we are so keen to meet the varying needs of each one, ensuring that by the time they leave our Reception class they are ready to embark on the exciting journey of school life.
We like to have a very varied, lively and ever changing classroom environment where the outdoor activities and indoor activities give us the best chance of accessing the full foundation stage curriculum so that we can all do our absolute best!
In Reception we encourage lots of learning at home to help embed everything we do in school. We set exciting tasks half termly that are always completed amazingly! We also expect the children to do their flashcards/ phonic cards/ reading books on a near daily frequency so that all of the learning we do at school is underpinned at home. We really hope with strong links between school and home our little learners can achieve their full potential.
Finally, from our point of meeting we put a real emphasis on our relationship with you. We work hard to build these relationships with the hope that our parents feel happy to come and chat to us to celebrate, query and catch up on their child’s day.
Reception Class 2018-2019
P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday
Children come to school in their P.E. kit with school uniform in a bag to change into.
Our first class newsletter: Reception Newsletter – Autumn 1
Autumn 2 newsletter- Autumn 2 Newsletter
Important dates for the half term
06/11/18- School opens
16/11/18- Class photograph
29/11/18- Grandparent and parent party.
07/12/18- School disco
14/12/18- Flu spray
17/12/18- Nativity 1:30pm and 5:30pm
19/12/18- Pantomime of Snow white
21/12/18- Mass 9am
21/12/18- Break up for Christmas 1pm
This week we have been looking at the celebration of Hanukkah. We listened to the story of Hanukkah and got to hold a menorah and pretend to light the candles. We took turns to spin the dreidel a game Jewish children play and we got to eat donuts, a special food children eat at Hanukkah.
Today we had a visit from our class Governor Mrs Ashton. We were very lucky that she shared her favorite story with us, brought us some treats and told us all about herself. We hope she comes to see us again soon.
This week Reception have been learning about birthdays! We have been celebrating Kipper’s birthday. We made cards, wrote invitations, made party decorations all ready for our party. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us.
We are grapheme detectives! This morning the children got their magnifying glasses and were on the hunt for the tiny graphemes hidden around the classroom. The children wrote down all the graphemes they could find and thought of words that had that inital sound. They used their robot arms to segment and write them down! Well done detectives we cracked the case!
Reception were fantastic and won the behavior award for the most children on gold that week. The children had a vote and decided they wanted to have a disco with biscuits. We had lots of fun!
This week we have been looking at weddings as our celebration of the week! The children really enjoyed listening to the story of The scarecrows wedding. We made a list of items we needed for the scarecrows wedding, created our own scarecrows, designed wedding dresses and dressed up to create our own weddings.
We have been learning all about number 4! The children have represented 4 in lots of different ways. They have been adding numbers to make 4, measuring 4cm, showing 4 o’clock,making tally charts,buying items for 4 pence and making shapes with 4 sides.
This week we celebrated Diwali! We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and wrote down facts about Diwali, created masks to retell the story and made our own rangoli designs using salt.
This half term our topic is Celebrations. To start of our topic we looked at bonfire night! The children enjoyed sharing their stories from bonfire night, using their senses to describe the fireworks in our writing activity, making sparklers and drawing their own fireworks.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been exploring the number 3! The children have shown how much they know about number 3 and represented this in multiple ways each time giving an explanation of why their items show 3.
We have been learning about people who help us and have had lots of visitors coming into school to explain what their jobs are. We had a special visit from a dentist and a nurse. We practiced giving babies injections, putting on bandages and listening to each others heart beats using the stethoscope. We also practiced brushing teeth with help from the brushing bus song. We also learnt long we need to brush our own teeth for by using the 2 minute timers.
We were very lucky to have a visit from the fire service. We learn’t all about what a fire fighter does and how they keep us safe. We looked at safety uniform they have to wear. We got to try on some helmets, have a look around the fire engine and even get to use the hose.
Reception have been learning what a superhero is. We were very lucky to have a visit from a real life superhero. PC Beverly visited us from Rothwell police station. She talked to the children about how important her job is, how she can help us and keep us safe. We even got to try on the uniforms and become police boys and girls.
We have been representing 2 in multiple ways. We have been showing all our knowledge of 2 throughout the classroom. We have been exploring 2 using money, ordinal language, shape, blocks, bears, numicon and dice.
The Evil Peas have struck! They came into our classroom, messed up our home corner and trapped Supertato and his friends under a shopping basket. They left us a letter giving us instructions to set Supertato free. We used our Mathematical superpowers to crack the code. We had to work as a team to match the numicon keys to the number on the paddock. We did it! We set Supertato free and defeated the Evil Peas.
In literacy we have been reading the story of Supertato learning all about his super powers. We have been exploring materials to create our very own Supertato.
This week Reception won the trophy for having full attendance all week! Well done, lets hope we win again next week.
We have learnt all about the number one. We have been representing one in lots of different ways using resources.
Information about Planning
Here is what is happening in our class this year:
In R.E. our topic is God’s Family: God’s Family- RE A2
Our topic this half term is Celebrations:Celebrations
In RE our topic is God’s World:God’s World
Our topic this half term is Superhero: Half Term Planning Overview- autumn 1