Reception Class 2020-2021
Summer Term 2021
Where has this year gone?
We’ve got a busy few weeks coming up with lots going on; growing caterpillars, minibeast songs to perfect, butterflies to make, compost workshop to take part in, picnic in the park to enjoy with pre-school, sports day as well as play projects twice a week and drawing club every day! The next 6 weeks are going to fly by!
Please remember to send your child in with a sun hat and cover them with sun cream before school. Thank you.
Please see our information to 'parents leaflet' with how our reception class runs.
We follow Letters and Sounds for our phonics programme through the year and teach the phonemes/graphemes to the children through this programme. The children have 'net words' to learn the 100 most common and tricky words. They take a magnetic game home to practice spelling some of these words too. The children have their reading books changed 3 times a week and move through the colour banded scheme with books matched to the phonics we are teaching.
Maths is taught practically wherever possible and we follow White Rose Maths for this.
We are enjoying our 'play projects' each week and are starting a drawing club after Easter after being inspired by Greg Bottrill author of 'Can I go and Play Now' and 'School and the Magic of Children.' Our classroom has a cosy club, message centre, creation station, land of possibilities, tinker table and carpet kingdom. We encourage the children to investigate, explore & discover and they enjoy the freedom to move around the classroom and outside in our lovely outdoor area that we share with the pre-school.
The children visit Adventure Island every Wednesday afternoon and love meeting all the characters that live there, Riddle Diddle, The Min Pins, Bog Babies, Smeech and the naughty Goblins who get up to mischief. We also have a raised bed to plant some vegetables in and hopefully will see the fruits of our labour!
'Children are capable. Every day they show us a magic door. We just need the faith to step through it.'
Mary Raffell - Class teacher
Sue Dance - full time teaching assistant
Ellie Tye - teaching assistant (mornings only)