Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception Classes. Mrs Satchell is the EYFS leader. Our classes are called Oak and Ash. Oak class is taught by Miss Wagg on a Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Henry teaches Oak class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Ash class is taught by Miss Hughes everyday apart from Tuesday, when Mrs Henry takes the class. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parsons and Miss Mclean.
Once a week on a Thursday, the children will take part in a PE lesson in the school hall or on the playground. This may take the form of dance, games or gymnastics. Children are encouraged to get dressed and undressed for PE independently. If your child has pierced ears then please make sure that earrings are removed on PE days (Thursday). It really is important to name all items of your child’s PE kit, including plimsolls. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in a bag kept on their peg.
Reading at home:
Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate to their level of development. Initially, children may bring home a reading book that does not contain words. These books are essential for helping children to develop their story telling skills and understand how a story is structured. Children will then bring home books to consolidate the skills being taught in phonics sessions. Please read at home with your child as often as possible, it really helps them to develop their skills and confidence in reading. Please sign your child’s reading diary 3 to 5 times per week.
Every Wednesday, the children will go outside to take part in some outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school which are named. Children will need to bring outdoor appropriate clothes for a Wednesday afternoon, which they will then go home in at the end of the day. It is important that all of the items are named.
Our school day.
8.55 – 9.00 – Registration
9.00 -9.25 – Phonics
9.30-10.00- Guided Reading
10.00-10.15 - Snack time
10.15-10.25 – Handwriting/English focus
10.30 – 11.40 - Maths/English tasks
11.45-11.55 – Mental maths
12.00-1.00 - Lunch time
1.00 -1.05 Register
1.05 – 1.30 Whole class learning (Creative or Understanding the World )
1.30 – 2.45 Free Flow (Guided Activities)
2.45 - 3.00 Story time
3.00 – 3.10- Gather belongings, line up for home time
3.10 – Home time
Our topic for this half term is the Seaside. The story we will be learning about is 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'.
Our school trip to the National Forest Adventure Farm.
As we have been learning about 'Growing' as our topic this half term, we went to the farm to learn all about growing. We read the story of 'The Little Red Hen' and discussed how she made the bread. We went on a tractor ride and fed some animals. We also enjoyed all of the different play areas at the farm. We had a great day! Here are our photos below.
Our topic this half term is growing. We will be learning about what plants need to grow and planting some of our own. Our new book this half term is Supertato. Our PE day has now changed to a Thursday.
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day this year, the year 5 and 6 children came to read stories to us. We also visited Polesworth Library and had a talk to an author. She read us the book she had written!
This half term Reception's topic is Mini beasts. The books we will be reading about in literacy will include Arggghhhh Spider! and What the Ladybird Heard.
The children are now having Guided Reading sessions twice weekly with an adult, which will be new this half term.
We are learning about the story Handa's Surprise. We will also be learning about celebrations from different cultures, such as Diwali.
We made a soup for Harvest, and said thank you to God for our food.
Our topic is the woods. We have learnt about books such as Owl Babies, We are going on a Bear Hunt and the Gruffalo.
www.OxfordOwl.co.uk - Reading books
www.PhonicsPlay.co.uk - Phonics games
www.TopMarks.co.uk - Number recognition and counting games