Welcome to Reception’s homepage! Reception is such an exciting year, full of hands on learning and play. We are very excited to settle in and for the fun to begin! Take a look at what we have been learning on our class blog!

Reception Team

Class Teacher: Ms Petrou                                                                                                                                                   Teaching Assistants: Ms Powley, Mrs McQueen, Ms Dale

Summer 1

This half term we will be learning about a book called Alphonso, There’s Mud on the Ceiling. This text will inspire us in our imaginary play and in our creative writing. We will be telling our own stories this term and then with a group of friends we will act these stories out. We will be continuing out daily phonics focusing on consolidating our knowledge of Phase 3 sounds and moving on to Phase 4. 

In RE we will be learning about how Jesus helped people, focusing specifically on answering the question How did Jesus rescue people?

In PSHE we will be thinking about our 3 C’s, Caring, Courage and Cooperation and we will be talking about how we show these in our day to day lives. 

In maths we will be learning to count on to add and count back to subtract using concrete resources. We will be comparing and measuring weights, we will sequence our daily routines and use money in our role play to help with coin recognition. 

In May we will begin our learning about Shakespeare and begin our Shakespeare drama sessions. We will use the text The Smeds and The Smoos to help us learn about Romeo and Juliet

 

Spring 2

This half term we’ll be learning all about The Bog Baby. We’ll be making our own Bog Babies and responding to the illustrations and story through drama and writing. We’ll be continuing out daily phonics focusing on consolidating our knowledge of Phase 2 and 3 sounds. 

In RE this half term we will be learning all about Easter, focusing specifically on answering the question What Is So Special About Easter?

In PSHE we will be thinking and talking about what makes us feel certain ways, how other people might be feeling and how to recognise different emotions on people’s faces. We will be using a range of high quality texts to help us explore this theme and to support the children in naming feelings that are enjoyable and those that are not.

Over the next couple of weeks in maths we will be estimating how many objects we can see. We will be working on recognising familiar object arrangements (dice face) and  playing lots of maths games to support us with subitising.

Autumn 2

This half term we will be learning all about journeys and transport. We will explore the book Naughty Bus, create our own small world journey adventures and construct buses perfect for role play. We will continue phase 2 phonics and start phase 3, we will focus on blending to help us read and segmenting to help us write.

In maths we will be comparing lengths, heights and numbers. We will be sequencing everyday events as an introduction to time and we will be exploring and playing with symmetry and 2D shapes. 

In RE we will be exploring the the Christmas story and will finish our term with the Nativity: Born in a Barn!

Important dates in Autumn

Friday 13th November – Mitzvah Day

Friday 27th November – Geography Dress Up Day 

Autumn 1

This term we will be doing lots of exciting learning! We will be making new friends and getting used to our new environment.

In literacy we will start by learning and sharing our favourite nursery rhymes and traditional tales. We will then focus on a book called Handa’s Surprise and we will be retelling and re-enacting the story as well as talking about our favourite fruits and healthy eating. We will also start daily reading and phonics. Handa’s Surprise is set in Kenya, and as part of our Black History Month focus in the last two weeks of the half term, we will be learning more about Kenya, as well as taking part in the whole-school focus on the work of African and Caribbean artists.

We will be looking at maths in our everyday environment and investigating numbers and shapes at school and in our local area. We will count different amounts of various objects and then move on to estimating how many and  check by counting.

In PE we will be experimenting with different ways of moving and we will be learning to jump and land appropriately.

Timetable

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Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.
Reading records checked. Children to come to school wearing their PE kit. Home learning set on Tapestry.