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.
Spring 1 In Reception
The first part of the spring term has been one of fun and excitement as we started our ‘We Are Superheroes’ topic with a fantastic Superhero day. Everybody (including the grown up’s) came to school dressed up as a superhero and attended the Forefield Superhero Training Academy.
We have been learning all about super powers of different superheros and reading lots of stories about superheroes who save the day and we have even been making up and telling our own superhero stories using small world figures, pictures and even some writing. We have been designing our own superheroes and used the computers to make these using the Paint programme. We have used different materials both inside and outside to make superhero vehicles, homes and superhero badges. We found out how superheroes stay healthy and learnt about different healthy food they might eat to stay healthy. We brought some different healthy foods into school explored what they looked like, felt like and tasted.
In Math’s we have begun learning our teen numbers and have focused on 1 number each week working up to number 15. We have been comparing these numbers on the number line, looking at the quantity of each number an how it is made of 10’s and 1’s. We have been using our ten’s frames to make these numbers and also explored different ways to make these numbers.
At the end of our topic we moved onto thinking about real life superheroes and the jobs they do to keep us all safe. We talked about the different jobs these people do and ways they help us. We even had some exciting visits from real life superheroes when we got to speak to them about the important jobs they do, ask them some questions and even try on some of their special equipment.
At the end of our topic we celebrated the festival of Chinese New Year. We read the story of Chinese New Year and found out how the order of the animals came to be. We learnt all about the traditions of celebrating Chinese New Year and how Chinese New Year is celebrate in different places around the world including in Liverpool. We made some of our own Chinese decorations and tasted some Chinese food