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 Kearney and Class 3 with the class teacher Ms McGough and the teaching assistant Mrs Hechle. 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
What a busy half term we have had. We have been learning all about about the people who help to keep us safe in our community through our We Are Heroes topic. We had visits from some real life heroes and even got to pretend to be a fire fighter squirting water using the fire hose and pretend to be a doctor working in the back of the ambulance that visited school. We have looked at how the emergency services help people now and how this has changed over time, exploring changes in vehicles and equipment they would use. We have been reading lots of information books finding out all about the roles of the emergency services too and learning about features of non-fiction books. We even created our own emergency vehicle pictures using pointillism techniques which we have been learning about in our creative lessons.
We have been learning all about numbers up to 10 and becoming super mathematicians by finding different ways to make each number of the week. We have been making equations using addition and subtraction and looking for patterns in number.
Our final weeks have been really exciting learning all about the festival of Christmas. We compared different ways people celebrate Christmas around the world and contrasted this with other celebrations such as Hanukkah. We have been putting our creative skills to use making Christmas cards, decorations and lots of other lovely surprises. We told the Christmas story through our production of Mary’s Knitting which we hope you all thoroughly enjoyed watching. We ended our term with a trip to the Atkinson Theatre in Southport to watch The Christmas Sleigh Ride which was a great show with lots of audience participation and afterwards Santa even had time to meet and greet all the children and gave them a special early Christmas gift for being so good.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas with your families and will see you all in the new year.