Welcome to Reception
Welcome back everyone, we hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer, and a very special welcome to our new children and their parents and carers.
Reception Class will also be known as Donaldson Class, after the fabulous author Julia Donaldson, whose amazing stories will be enjoyed in class this term and explored in greater depth with a variety of follow-up activities.
This year, Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones will be teaching you, and we are really looking forward to the year ahead; we have lots of new and exciting experiences for you to enjoy, we will be helping you to learn many new things and having lots of fun!
We know you will all work super hard and shine brightly this year.
We will be visiting the woodland on a Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Children should come to school wearing tracksuit bottoms or leggings on those days.
A homework message will be posted on dojo every Friday, tasks should be completed and reading books returned by the following Wednesday.
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of school life, please speak to one of us. We really want to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and can always make time for a quick chat or we can make an appointment to discuss things in more depth.
We look forward to working with you all.
Miss Forster, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Scott and Miss Jones
Our topic for the Autumn Term is:
A Tale to Tell....
This topic will give the children lots of opportunities to understand more about themselves and their family, leading to discussions about how we grow and change, where we live, our likes and dislikes and how to look after ourselves and stay healthy. We will read and explore a wide variety of books, both non-fiction and fiction, including traditional tales and Julia Donaldson stories.
We will also be learning about Autumn, Harvest and Christmas.
STARS OF THE HALF TERM
HAVING LOTS OF FUN AT OUR DOJO PARTY
WE LISTENED TO THE STORY ‘THE LITTLE RED HEN’ THEN ALL WORKED TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR OWN LOAF OF BREAD. IT WAS DELICIOUS!
MAKING OUR OWN REPEATED PATTERNS
WE WERE VERY EXCITED WHEN THE FIRE FIGHTERS POPPED IN TO SAY HELLO
WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DAMAGE BEING CAUSED TO PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN GOD’S WONDERFUL WORLD. THEN WE MADE NATURE PICTURES TO CELEBRATE LIVING THINGS.
DURING SPACE WEEK WE MADE ROCK BUNS
THE CHILDREN ENJOYED LOOKING FOR AUTUMN LEAVES AND BERRIES IN THE WOODLAND
ROAD SAFETY WEEK
It was great to have a visit from our local School Crossing Patrol officer.
He talked to the children in class about his role and the importance of road safety, before taking small groups onto Renny’s Lane and showing them how to cross the road safely.
The children listened to the first two chapters of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and thought of words and phrases to describe Grandma and how they felt about her.
We decided to make our own medicine. The children used their senses to explore the plants in the sensory garden, thinking particularly about their sense of smell and choosing a plant whose scent they liked to share with their friends.
They then collected various leaves, flowers and seeds in a bucket, added water and stirred the mixture before pouring it into a bottle. We talked about how the mixture smelled of the plants they had used.
IN R.E. WE LEARNED ABOUT THE BIG STORY OF THE BIBLE
ON JEANS FOR GENES DAY THE CHILDREN WORE JEANS FOR SCHOOL AND WATCHED A VIDEO ABOUT A LITTLE BOY WITH A GENETIC CONDITION
WE CELEBRATED THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES BY TASTING SOME FRENCH FOOD AND MAKING FLAGS
Reception September 2022 - July 2023