Welcome to Reception! This is our first year at Hutton and we are very busy learning lots of new things through all of our wonderful play activities. We are very lucky to have 2 teachers; Mrs Gooch (Mon & Tues) & Mrs Lovely (Weds-Fri). We also have many other adults in our class, including Mr Rourke, Miss Baker, Mrs Warner & Mrs Carpenter!

 Termly curriculum information                                                                                                        Learning through the year

Term 3 –  In Reception in Term 3 the children have enjoyed the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.  First they listened to Michael Rosen telling the story and then retold it themselves using actions and instruments, and by walking through mud, water and grass in wellies.  In PE the children climbed over, under and through the large apparatus. The children learned how to represent the story on a story map and made up their own versions of the story – using their own ideas – and then finally, wrote their own stories!

Lots of children in Reception have been interested in playing schools, so the role play area has been turned into a mini classroom, complete with registers, green cards and phonics flashcards. Junk modelling has also been a strong interest this term which has led to some great independent writing about the models which were made.

Term 2 – wow, what a busy term we have had! we are fully into our learning through play, and have had lots of opportunity to get outside this term. We are developing our muscle strength and control ready to become amazing writers later in the year.

We looked at the book Jolly Snow, and learnt all about making sleighs which go really fast!

As it is Christmas, we have been getting ready to perform our Nativity play to our parents and friends. It is amazing, Mrs Lovely & Mrs Gooch are so proud of us! We have also been learning lots about the Nativity story and have been re-telling it during our small world play.

The highlight of the term was our Christmas Party! we changed into our party clothes, went to the hall and played games with our friends from year 1 & 2. Then we had party food! When we got back to the classroom, Santa had been to visit and left us all loads of presents because we’ve been so good!

Term 1 – we have made a brilliant start to school life! Our first term in school has been full of fun and excitement as we get to know our new friends and find our way around our beautiful new classroom.

We have been busy visiting the local park and St Mary’s Church. We are looking forward to working hard during Term 2.