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: Mrs McQueen and Ms Dale     

Summer 1

This half term we will be learning about a book called Errol’s Garden. We will plant our own seeds and write instructions on how to care for our plants. The key themes in this text revolve around developing personal interests and self-confidence and what one can achieve when working in partnership with friends and people in our community.

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 looking at composition, cardinality, ordinality, counting, subitising and comparison. We will be using concrete resources and plenty of maths games to support us with our maths development.

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 using ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’ to describe quantities and we will be exploring ways to make numbers between 6 and 10. We will be working on recognising familiar object arrangements (dice face) and playing lots of maths games to support us with subitising.

Spring 1

This half term we’ll be learning about the books No Dinner! and I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato. We will be completing small group activities around these texts such as sequencing, writing our own thought and speech bubbles, coming up with our own descriptive phrases, writing invitations and recipes and lots more! We’ll be continuing out daily phonics sessions, learning Phase 3 sounds and consolidating our knowledge of Phase 2 sounds. 

In RE this half term we will be focusing specifically on answering the question Why do Christians believe Jesus is special? We will also be thinking about who is special and precious to us and why.

Our artist focus this term is Arcimboldo, we will be making food collages and exploring print and pattern using everyday materials e.g. food, pasta, potatoes.

Over the next couple of weeks in maths we will represent quantities in more abstract ways, such as by clapping or jumping, we will continue practising our subitising skills through various games and we will begin to look at the composition of numbers over 5.

Autumn 2

This half term we will be learning all about journeys and transport. Our focus text is Naughty Bus, we will create our own small world journey adventures and construct different types of transport perfect for role play. We will look at how children around the world travel to school and at similarities and differences between old and new modes of transport. We will continue daily phonics, focusing on blending to help us read and segmenting to help us write.

In maths we will be comparing 2 sets of objects and saying which is ‘more than’, we will be practising counting each objects, action or sound and we will be subitising amounts to 5. We will continue our maths learning using concrete resources and games. 

In RE we will be exploring the the Christmas story and will end our term with the Nativity: A Midwife Crisis!

Important dates:

Anti-Bullying Week- 15th November-19th November

Odd Socks Day-  Monday 15th November

Mitzvah Day- Friday 19th November 

Trip to Hampstead Heath Education Centre- Wednesday 1st December 

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.

During the first couple of weeks we will be reading and learning about a book called Owl Babies, this is a carefully chosen text in order to support the children’s transition into Reception. We will then focus on a book called Handa’s Surprise, we will be retelling and re-enacting the story as well as talking about our favourite fruits and healthy eating. 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. As soon as all of the children are in school we will begin out daily phonics sessions which will enable the children to begin reading and writing.

In maths we will be learning key times of the day, thinking and talking about numbers of personal significance and  working on 1:1 correspondence. We will also be matching, sorting and comparing amounts, comparing size, mass, capacity and exploring pattern. Wherever possible we will be linking our maths learning to other areas of the curriculum and we will be exploring these concepts through the use of concrete resources and games.

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

In RE we will exploring the question-Who Made The Wonderful World? We will be focusing on thinking about who and what is precious to us in order to help the children understand that Christians believe we are precious to God. We will also be learning the story of creation. 

Timetable

Monday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
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.
Children to come to school wearing their PE kit. Home learning set on Tapestry.