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Reception

There are 3 classes in Reception, RB, RP and RM. We work closely as a unit to develop and enhance children's learning.

RB: Mrs Broad and Miss Hanlon

RP: Mrs Procter and Miss McDonald

RM: Mrs Malone and Miss Mason

 

As part of the curriculum we will explore and develop all our skills across all areas of learning. We will also be supporting children's learning through interventions such as Time to talk (a social skills group), speech and language project, Finger gym (developing physical skills to support writing) and Numbers and Patterns (supporting mathematical development). 

We ensure that our children receive a broad and rich curriculum with a balance of child initiated learning and focused teacher inputs. It is important that children learn through play and that they develop a love of learning and an inquisitive mind.

 

Each child has a key person allocated to them and they will work with them to build relationships and develop confidence along side key skills. Key worker time is a chance for children to express themselves and share their own thoughts, ideas and interests. A key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for. The role is an important one and an approach set out in the EYFS Framework. It involves the key person in responding sensitively to children’s feelings and behaviours and meeting emotional needs by giving reassurance, such as when they are new to a setting or class, and supporting the child’s well-being.

 

We will have PE on a Monday morning and Soft Play on a Friday.

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Autumn term is a time to focus on our personal, social and emotional development; making friends, building relationships and understanding the boundaries that are in place to ensure that we work well as a community. 

Enjoying our Mud Kitchen

We have been looking at the traditional tale of 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. We have been developing story telling skills and have made actions to help us remember how to tell the story. We had some oracy and drama lessons to immerse the children into the story. There has been lots of talking, writing, sharing, building, reasoning and measuring during this topic. To finish things off we had a visit from Goldilocks who made a bit of a mess in our rooms, the children made posters to warn people but she came into school and gave us some reasons for her behaviour. The children linked this to our Bullybusting visitor and decided that she had made a mistake and could be our friend.

Goldilocks

We had our Autumn 1 Wow visitor, it was the author Pippa Pixley. She told us a story about 'Squiggle' and then the children wrote their own version on the walls of the immersion room. We acted out a trip to the beach, swimming and splashing in our virtual sea. We finished the session by creating our own pop up book. 

We have continued our bear theme for the first half term and have gone on to explore the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' as well as researching information about bears and then finishing off with a teddy bear picnic. We used all of our senses to retell the story using the outdoor environment as well as mud, water and snow.

We have started learning Phase 2 phonics and are using these skills to help us read and spell simple words. We had a Phonics Fun Friday as our stay and play session for November and really enjoyed showing off our new skills to parents.

We have had a stay and read session with our families and what a great turn out. We have also started paired reading with our Year 6 friends.

In mathematics we focused on numeral recognition and accurate counting for the first half term, using Numicon to help us understand that numbers represent how many things are in a set of objects. We are now exploring shape and patterns and have enjoyed going on shape hunts and using lolly sticks to help us understand the properties of 2D shapes.

We have had a disco after school, lots of fun and great moves being shown by all! 

The children have been excited about Halloween and so we looked at the book, 'Room on the Broom' and have been exploring rhyme. 

Some of our adventures in October

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