Reception

Welcome to Reception! The Reception teacher is Mrs Gooch, Mrs Warner is our teaching assistant supported by Miss Ellis (apprentice) and Mrs McCullom on a Thursday morning. 

 Useful information  

Term 5&6 2021-22

There is more information in the curriculum map below about our adult-led learning in Terms 5 & 6. 

curric-map-T5& T6.docx

Term 3 & 4 2021-22

There is more information in the curriculum map below about our adult-led learning in Terms 3 and 4. This term we have been learning all about animals! There have been lots of pet visits to Reception class and the children have found out about how to look after different kinds of pet and wildlife. During the terms we have also been investigating animals & habitats; learning how a vet helps animals; and finding out about animal life cycles of frogs and butterflies! Preparing for Easter, the children have learned about why the cross is important for Christians, making Easter gardens and hot cross buns!

Curriculum map Terms 3 & 4

Term 2 2021-22

This term Reception have been learning about celebrations and seasons as part of our theme ‘A time of colour’. They have learned about the traditions of Diwali, Firework night, Remembrance and we are now beginning to learn about the story of the Nativity as part of preparing for Christmas. Learning about colour mixing has helped the children to paint and draw a beautiful autumn leaf display. The children have explored light, dark and shadows and been learning about repeating patterns. We have also had several ‘Mystery Readers’ who have come and read a story to the class during the term. 

There is more information in the curriculum map below about our adult-led learning this term. 

curric-map-T2

There was an online information meeting about Phonics and supporting your child’s reading and writing on 10th November – copy of the slides below. 

Phonics Info Session 101120 Handouts

Term 1 2021-22

The Reception children are settling into school very well, getting to know the adults in class and each other, exploring the classroom, outdoor area and finding their way around school. It is lovely to meet them properly! Over the first few weeks in Reception we will be playing together and teaching the routines and expectations of school, especially looking after the resources in the Reception class. There is more information in the ‘curriculum map’ about our adult-led learning this term. 

There was a Zoom information session for parents about the Reception year, and what you can do to help your child at home, on Tuesday 5th October 2021 – copy of the slides below.