In Reception we have 3 classes, Class 1 with the class teacher Ms Mc Gough and teaching assistant Mrs Kearney, Class 2 with the class teachers Mrs Roberts and Mrs Wolfarth and teaching assistant Mrs J Hindley and Class 3 with the class teacher Mr Sayer and the teaching assistant Miss Sim. 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.
Autumn 1 In Reception
Wow! We have already come to the end of the first half term in Reception and all the children have settled into school so well. This half term our topic has been ‘We Are Great’ through which we have been learning all about ourselves and our new friends in school. We have been getting to know our school, our new teachers and our new friends this half term and have been doing lots of activities to help us with this. We have learnt the school rules and have together made up our own class charters so we know what these rules mean for us in our class.
In English we have been playing lots of listening games including hearing initial sounds and blending and segmenting words so we are all ready to start learning letter sounds after half term. We have been strengthening our finger muscles by doing dough disco every day and this has helped us to learn to hold our pencils correctly using 2 frogs on a log. We have been using our pencils to write our names using the correct letters and letter formation too. We have been reading lots of different stories about friends which have helped us to think about the things a good friend does.
In Maths we have been learning all about the numbers up to 5. Each week we have focused on a different number and have explored different ways to represent this number as a quantity and a numeral as well as exploring shapes with different properties linked to each number we have been learning about.
We had great fun learning all about computers during our technology week and after learning about the different parts of a computer we used junk modelling to make our own computers. In Science we have been learning all about how our bodies are great in different ways and learning how we can use our sense to explore and make sense of the world around us. We have begun our music lesson and have listened to lots of different songs thinking carefully about what we can hear and how this music makes us feel and have learnt and performed some of our own songs and rhymes with actions.
We ended our topic with a celebration of our new friendship during friendship day. We took part in lots of activities such as making friendship bracelets and cakes to give to our new friends, as well as playing lots of games and having a dance with our new friends. What a busy half term it has been for us all!