Welcome to Reception Class- Mrs Bowman and Miss Smith
The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Find out more about Our Curriculum and Our Curriculum Plans on our website.
Scroll down our class pages to see the curriculum in action through photos and evidence of our work.
Welcome to our Class page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Children will begin to learn Action Words this half term. Five new words will be learnt (1 a day) and sent home in their Action Word Book on a Friday. Please keep this book in your child’s book bag and practise reading them every day. Reading books and reading records will be sent out after October half term. Children will begin learn to read through Read, Write, Inc. New letter sounds they have learnt will be brought home in a book. Please practise recognising each sound and forming it in the book every day.
After Christmas, homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
PE takes place on Wednesday afternoon – children should bring their full PE kit every Monday and leave it in school throughout the week in case of any extra PE activities.Please name all of your child’s kit. No jewellery – earrings must be removed either by the child or before they come into school.
Please make sure that your child has the correct PE Kit:
- Black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers
- No football or sports tops please!
- Tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons.
Reception Class 2017-2018
Meet The Teacher 2017
Huge thank you to all the parents/carers that managed to pop along to our Meet the Teacher night on Tuesday 19th September.
If you didn’t manage to come along then please find a copy of the PowerPoint below:
Today Reception enjoyed dressing up and celebrating Pirate Day! We built a pirate ship, made treasure maps, dug for buried treasure and took part in a pirate obstacle course in the hall. Everyone managed to win a golden coin and a pirate pencil!
Our First Few Weeks in Reception
We have been learning how to share and play with our new friends and toys. We have enjoyed building, creating and investigating the outdoors.
We have been looking at the changes in the outdoors and we have been collecting evidence of Autumn. The children have loved using the different coloured leaves to make faces with. There were some happy faces, sad faces and some scared ones too!
The children have loved exploring our new and improved outdoor kitchen area. There has been lots of mixing with sand, mud and water as well as the addition of herbs from our plant pots. The children have created some weird and wonderful potions and the language they have been using is amazing. They have been following the rules about putting on aprons, sharing and looking after the eqipment as well as washing their hands after they have finished.
Reception enjoyed Halloween and made lots of spooky recipes and potions in our role play area. Lots of children got dressed up and went to the Halloween costumes. We loved seeing all the spooky costumes!
Parent Open Morning
We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents that came to our open morning. It was a lovely opportunity for you to play with your child and see all of the things they get up to in Reception as well as have a look at their Learning Journals so far. We look forward to seeing you all again at our Christmas craft morning.
Reception took part in Anti-Bullying Week and the them this year was ‘All Different, All Equal’. We had lots of discussion about what makes us different and equal. We also talked about what makes a good friend. In each class, we used the children’s hand prints to make a big heart.
Rhythm and Rhyme
Over the past six weeks, Reception have loved taking part in Mr Renwick’s ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ sessions. They have explored rhyming words and learnt how to tap out simple rhythms using their body parts. Mr Renwick’s sessions are always fun and interactive! Children have had opportunities to sing, dance, use instruments and meet some of Mr Renwick’s puppets, like Sammy Sneezy and Mr and Mrs Wish.
Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Reception have had a fantastic afternoon exploring the snow! They have been painting in the snow, digging, mashing, stamping and making snow angels. They are all hoping for lots more snow tomorrow!
Decorating the Tree
Reception loved bringing in decorations and from home and decorating the school Christmas tree. They had already had some practise because they decorated the tree in Reception classroom, too! We put some Christmas music on and children chose a special place on the tree for their decoration.
Our Visit to Santa
Reception were surprised this morning to find out that they were going on a special trip to see Santa at the Town Hall! Every child sat down with Santa and he asked the questions to find out what they had asked for and if they were on the naughty list or the nice list… they all said the nice list! Santa even gave all the children a chocolate selection box to take home.
Thank you to all the parents that came to our Christmas craft morning – It was lovely to see so many of you. Children and parents enjoyed making Christmas cups, elves, decorations and snowman biscuits. We hope that you will treasure all of the Christmas treasures you and your child made for years to come!
Reception did a fantastic job in their Nativity today! They had loud, clear speaking voices and everyone was blown away by their amazing singing and actions. We are so proud of Reception class and all their effort.
Below is Reception’s Spring Term 1 parent Curriculum Overview. Our topic next term will be… Castles!
Outdoor Learning and Painting
Reception are using the Community Garden and log cabin every Thursday this half term. Today, children loved making their own paintbrushes and paint! They found sticks and other natural objects like leaves and grass for the brushes and then mixed spices and charcoal with water to make natural paint. The children that took part enjoyed exploring and making their own resources.
Reception used to have two classes (Rb and Rs). You can view our previous work in our Reception archive page.