In Reception we have 3 classes, Class 1 with the class teacher Mr Sayer and teaching assistant Mrs Hechle, 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.
Autumn 2 In Reception
Our second half term has been a very exciting one with our topic ‘We Are Globetrotters’ helping us to learn all about the world we live in. We began our topic with our launch day, during which children came into school ready for a trip to ‘Holiday World’. After checking in and boarding their flight the children enjoyed some relaxation and fun at the mini disco, building sandcastles, eating in the café and playing games on the beach, before boarding the plane back to Forefield.
During this topic we have explored lots of different modes of transport and compared which type of transport would be best for travelling to different destinations. We have read lots of wonderful stories about different destination and modes of transport and found out about how transport had changes from the past to now.
In maths we have been learning everything about numbers up to 10 and have begun combining two groups of numbers to find a total and taking some away to find out how many are left. In English we have finished learning phase 2 phonics know so we know lots of sounds and tricky words and have been using this to read and write simple words and captions.
The build up to Christmas has been very exciting as we retold the Christmas story in our production ‘Mary’s Knitting’. It was great to perform for a live audience and the children were all very proud of themselves as you were too. We have been very creative over the last few week making cards and decorations for our homes this Christmas too.
Finally we managed to squeeze in a trip to visit Santa at Farmer Teds. This was a great day out for us all when we not only got to meet Santa, we also got an early Christmas present, met the reindeers, went to Elf school, watched a 4D film, and took a tractor ride. It was a busy but very exciting day.
We are definitely ready for our Christmas break after all our super learning this half term. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2019!