Welcome to Reception
Last update: (17/09/17)
The class web page is a great place to come to for information about what is going on in class. It also
explains what things you need to be doing, both at home and at school to get the best out of your time in Reception.
The page is updated each week with new newsletters, homework tasks etc. You can also find out about our current topics, see photos of things we've done and reminders - such as important dates.
Keep checking back regularly and any questions please see one of the Reception team. Here's to a great year!
RP: Miss Parveen - Class Teacher RC: Mrs Clarke / Mrs Bennett - Class Teacher
Mrs Halliday - Teaching Assistant Miss Taylor - Teaching Assistant
Key Information about Class Routines:
Key Dates for Reception:
Tuesday 14th November- de-feet bullying- children can wear different footwear e.g. trainers, slippers, odd shoes, shoes with accessories etc. Contribution of 50p.
Wednesday 15th November
- Individual photos.
- Pantomime group coming to perform for Reception
Friday 17th November- children in need
Thursday 7th December- Christmas dinner
Friday 8th December- Christmas craft morning 9-11- We welcome you to join us for lots of creative fun!
Tuesday 12th December- apples and reception nativity- 9am
Thursday 14th December- Pears and reception nativity-9am
Friday 15th December- Christmas jumper day and parties
Current Topic: The Nativity story and Christmas
Start date: (13/11/17)
Our topic until Christmas will be based around the festive season. We will be learning the Christmas nativity story and how Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will be learning about other customs and celebrations of Christians over Christmas and sharing our own family traditions and customs.
In class we have Santa's workshop role play where children can become Elves or Mr and Mrs Clause as they make toys, wrap presents, write price tags and lists of children they are sending presents to.
In mark making children will write their letters to Santa to take to the role play. We will also be making a storyboard of the Nativity story as well as many other fun Christmas writing activities.
In the messy/junk modelling area we will be making Christmas decorations to brighten up our classroom, making penguins, angels, stars, snowflakes, Christmas cards and much more.
In construction we will be creating the stable for Mary and Joseph using different building materials.
There will be much more Christmas fun in other areas of provision around the inside and outside classrooms.
We have been learning about 2D shapes, naming them and describing their features such as how many sides and corners a shape has. The shapes we have learnt about are square, rectangle, circle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon and oval. We have been looking for shapes within the environment, making shapes using rubber bands on Geo boards, drawing around shapes, making repeating patters with shapes and playing shape games.
We will be re-telling and acting out the Christmas story using picture cards, story boards and stick puppets.
The three little pigs
Start date: (13/11/17)
Our topic over the next couple of weeks is based around the traditional tale ‘The three little pigs’. We will have a builders merchants for buying supplies, lots of construction items to build houses using different materials and re-telling the story using different medias.