Welcome to the web page for Reception Class
This term the overarching topic is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. The overview for this is in the links below.
Each week or two we will have a new story book to act as a stimulus for much of our learning. I will aim to update this web page with the current book titles should you want to ask about them at home.
We look forward to more enjoyment, excitement and great learning over the next few months.
The Reception Team
Our current book(s) are:
23/4/19 - Sharing a Shell, Commotion in the Ocean, Tiddler, See under the Sea (non-fiction).
1/4/19 - Bible stories - Easter and 'A Year in Percy's park'.
18/3/19 'Dinosaurs have feelings too' series, e.g. Gracie Grumposaurus, William Worrydactyl - by Moses and Gordon
25/2/19 'The Magic School Bus in the time of the dinosaurs' and 'Dinosaur Roar'
11/2/19 'Charlie and Lola: Look after your planet' by Bridget Hurst/Lauren Child
4/2/19 'Personal Space Camp' by Julia Cook
'10 things I can do to help my world' by Melanie Walsh and 'I can save the earth' by Alison Inches
'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy, then 'The Magic School Bus - Lost in the Solar System' by Joanna Cole
All Creatures Great and Small topic coverage - Summer term
Over the last few weeks we have been looking after some caterpillars. They started off small, then grew by eating. The caterpillars soon transformed into beautiful butterflies. We released them into the Peace Garden, watched by Mrs Jackson and Year 1 children and staff. Some Reception children wrote and read prayers to say thank you to God for our butterflies.
Boydell's Farm Trip 2019
We had great fun at the farm. Not even the rain showers could dampen our enthusiasm! The children were polite, showed interest and respect for the animals and farmers.
Junk modelling and creative creations
In Reception we enjoy making and creating crafts together. Recently we have been making under the sea crafts and we are currently working on making a submarine with Miss Carton.
Games for physical development
Reception Class love getting outside to play, especially when the weather is good. We have lots of outdoor equipment to get our whole bodies moving.
Yoga from 'Cosmic Kids'
Reception class enjoy having yoga sessions together. Yoga helps us to follow instructions by listening and doing at the same time. It helps us to feel relaxed and calm. We have good strength, control and balance when we are young and all do a great job.
Djembe drumming workshop
Reception class enjoyed their Djembe drumming workshop this week. We learnt to follow a beat, make different sounds and the importance of listening to the instructor. Lots of happy smiles and enthusiasm.
The day the zoo came
We had a Zoos4You visit this term. Here are some of the animals we saw.
Building bridges for Science Week
Years R, 1 and 2 worked together in science week. We read the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and were challenged to make the strongest bridge so the goats could move safely. We tried different materials to investigate which would be the strongest. Great teamwork!
Things that grow
Reception children went to the peace garden to look for things that grew and changed. We talked about the changing seasons and how that affected plants. The children drew and wrote the things they saw which grew and changed.
Nativity dress rehearsal
The children performed their Nativity show so well, we were all very proud! These are a few photos taken in the dress rehearsal.
We made stained glass window poppies for the whole school Remembrance memorial. We talked about what the poppies represented.