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 & Mrs Cruse. We also have many other adults in our class, including Mrs Lewington, Mrs Warner & Mrs Carpenter!

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Term 3 & 4 – Who Lives Here? Curriculum Map & Letter

In Term 3 we have been thinking about our homes and different kinds of houses. We had a visit from a builder and went to look at a house that is being built nearby. We have learned to re-tell the story of the Three Little Pigs using actions and then written our own story maps and stories, changing the story to make it our own. In PE we have been exploring the apparatus and developing cricket skills with Sophie Luff, ex-England cricketer. This term we have also been visited by lots of ‘mystery readers’ (our parents and carers!) who have come to share a special story with us at the end of the day.

Term 2 – Let’s Celebrate!  Curriculum Map & Letter

In Term 2 the children have been finding out about all sorts of celebrations – Diwali, Remembrance Day, Firework night and Christmas.  It has been great to see so many families attending our weekly ‘stay and play’ session on a Friday morning to find out more about what their children are learning in Reception. We also went to visit Des Phippen park in Hutton, to look for seasonal changes. It was a very wet day but we still enjoyed it! The Dog’s Trust came to visit us in school and we learned more about dogs and how to behave around them. We have been learning to tell the story of the Nativity using actions and learning some Christmas songs to share with our parents at the end of term.

Term 1 – All About Me! Curriculum Map & Letter

During Term 1 the Reception children settled into school brilliantly –  getting to know the adults who work with them and each other, and exploring the classroom and the outdoor area.  As part of getting to know each other, each child brought in a ‘me box’  with some special things inside from home to show the class. The class learned to tell the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and went on their own ‘bear hunt’ at school. They made story maps, told the story using musical instruments and learned a special ‘bear hunt’ dance. We explored the theme of ‘autumn’, going on an autumn welly walks, making leaf crowns and painting with blackberries.   Reception class also went on their first trip out of school to visit St Mary’s Church in Hutton. What a great start to school!

The children have started school – they have been getting to know the adults who work with them and each other, and exploring the classroom and the outdoor area.  What a brilliant start!  Our topic in Term 1 is ‘All About Me’ – and we look forward to learning more about each other as the weeks go by!