In Reception we have 3 classes, Class 1 with the class teacher Mr Sayer and teaching assistant Mrs Simm, Class 2 with the class teachers Mrs Roberts and Mrs Wolfarth and teaching assistant Mrs Marsden and Class 3 with the class teacher Ms McGough and the teaching assistant Mrs Kearney. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Each half term we have a new topic and we decide what we would like to learn together. Our learning each day consists of a phonics session, a maths sessions, a story session and topic session. We learn through play in the different areas in our classrooms. We develop our independence in Reception and learn lots of key skills such as making relationships with our new friends and learning how to share and take turns. We also learn key Literacy and Mathematics skills which are important building blocks for our future learning.
Summer 2 In Reception
In our final term in Reception we have been reading lots of different traditional stories, learning all about the characters, retelling and making up our own stories too. We have enjoyed comparing the characters in the stories and comparing the stories too thinking about similarities and differences.
In Maths we have been revisiting our numbers up to 20 and using our knowledge to solve lots of number problems. We have been adding up and taking away using all of the different strategies we have learnt. We have also been recognising number patterns and using our number bond facts to help us solve equations.
For our final trip of the year we went to Imagine That which was such a great experience. The children all got to experience lots of different hands on science experiments including making bubbles, squirting water, using air as a force as well as making slime, bath bombs and fridge magnets to take home. During the day the children all used their imagination in role play in the imagination station, taking on different everyday roles in the role play village including working in a pizzeria, salon, supermarket, bus driver and crossing patrol. It was such an exciting day for all of the children and well worth a visit over the summer if you are looking for a day out, especially on those wet days.
We were very lucky with the sports day weather this year as it held off just enough for us to get through sports day. The children all did so well with all of the sporting challenges. They demonstrated great skills showing how much progress they have made with gross motor and co-ordination skills this year. It was also great to see and hear children working as a team and cheering each other on and encouraging each other too. It was a great turn out too so thank you to all of the families who were able to come and watch and cheer on our Reception children this year. It really does make a big difference to them. In keeping with our summer of staying healthy we also had cricket session with Greg from the Northern cricket club which was great fun. The final visitor to tell you all about was our school nurse who came to school to show us the importance of washing our hands properly. We all looked at our hands under a special machine that showed us all of the germs and then we washed our hands properly before having another look to see if the germs had been washed away.
This term the children have also been completing our transition programme to their Year 1 classes. Their new class teachers have been to visit them in their current classes and the children have been for visits to their new classes. In our last week children spent 2 morning working hard in their new classes with their new Year 1 teachers.
Class 1 will become Class 6 with Mrs Gilroy and Mrs Byrne
Class 2 will become Class 5 with Miss Oldham
Class 3 will become Class 4 with Mrs Niblock
It has been such a wonderful year and the children have all made remarkable progress. The staff would like to thank you for all of your support this year and wish you a lovely summer break. We will look forward to seeing all of the children back in September looking grown up as our new Year 1 cohort.