Reception

Spring Term 2021 Topic

Our topic during the Spring term is ‘Step into a Story’ which will enable our children to learn a variety of Traditional Tales, and will be taught through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, incorporating the following areas of learning: Religious Education, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

As part of our topic we will look at a range of different traditional and fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and many more!

Here are some of the activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:

  • Learning and sequencing traditional tales
  • Discuss what the character’s actions tell us about making the right choices
  • Discuss different seasons and explore the seasonal changes that we see (Winter and Spring)
  • Exploring different life cycles including chicks and frogs
  • Growing and learning about how to care for plants. (Jack and the beanstalk)
  • Baking and following recipes (The Gingerbread Man)
  • Add, subtract and find number bonds to 10 using a tens frame
  • Explore 2D and 3D shapes

In RE, our units of work will focus upon Baptism, Weddings, Lent and Holy Week in preparation for the season of Easter.

We will also be reading a range of stories by our class author Roger Hargreaves.

Autumn Term 2020 Topic

Our topic is My World and Beyond’ which will be taught through Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning: Religious Education; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In RE, we will be learning about Creation, Weddings, Advent and Christmas.

As part of our topic, we will look at ourselves, the world around us and the similarities and differences between the different parts of our world.  We will fly off into space to discover and visit the moon and the planets within our solar system.

Here are some of the activities that the children will be doing in the next term:

Learning new rhymes, poems & stories about our world and space

Stories from our class author, Giles Andreae, and tales around the world

Sequencing stories and learning stories by heart using Talk for Writing

Booklets of who belongs in their family

Greetings cards-reading & writing

Learning to say new number rhymes, including those with a Space theme

Measuring children’s height using everyday objects

Adding and taking away objects

Understanding the world using our 5 senses

Celebrations around the world leading up to and including Christmas Seasonal activities

In some cases the activities will be guided by the children’s interests.

Autumn Newsletter 2020 Reception

Week commencing 16th November- here's what Reception class have been doing this week ...

Humpty Dumpty Egg Experiment

When we arrived at school this week, we found Humpty Dumpty who had fallen off a wall. We decided to help him by finding the best material, which would protect him from a fall. We each made our prediction of whether we thought sand, water, cotton wool or paper would make the best protection. We then dropped our eggs from a height to see if any of them survived. The egg that survived was the one that landed on sand!

Week commencing 9th November- here's what Reception class have been doing this week ...

Diwali

This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have enjoyed learning how festival of light is celebrated and we have made our own rangoli patterns using numicon and shapes.

Week commencing 2nd November- here's what Reception class have been doing this week ...

This week we have been learning all about Bonfire night. We have made lots of wonderful firework crafts, used the sand trays to mark make and made fantastic rockets using 2D shapes.

Week commencing 12th October - here's what Reception class have been doing this week ...

This week we have been learning all about autumn. We have discussed the seasonal changes that we see during autumn and have learnt that some animals hibernate during the winter. Here are some of the activities that we have enjoyed.

Week commencing 5th October - here's what Reception class have been doing this week ...

In Reception, we have been exploring how to keep ourselves healthy. We have discussed the importance of eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. We have enjoyed looking at x- rays of the human body on the light box and used these to make a skeleton.

We know that it is also important to brush our teeth and we have learnt how to keep our teeth strong and healthy. We set up an experiment and discussed how different drinks effect our teeth in different ways and why it is important to brush our teeth. We left the eggs in the different drinks overnight and checked for any changes in the morning.

We have been exploring our local area. We joined Barnaby Bear on his adventures to Stoke-on-Trent and looked at the features of our environment. We went on a local area walk around our school to look at the different types of houses and homes.