Welcome to the Reception Class page.


Reception class is taught by Mrs Murray on a Monday, and by Mrs Pool for the rest of the week.  Mrs Bowman, teaching assistant, is in class every day.  We are also supported at points during the week by Mrs Taverner, Mrs Webb and Mrs Williams.


On Mondays we have Forest Fun, on Tuesday mornings we go to yoga, and on Friday mornings we do PE.  On a Friday afternoon we join with the rest of the school for celebration assembly.

Our topic for two weeks was Elmer, this was led by the children's interest in colour and colour mixing.  We also talked about how it can be good to be different.

The stories for the next two weeks were Please Mr Panda, and Thank You Mr Panda, when we talked about the importance of good manners.

We have also been learning a lot of graphemes and phonemes.  By the end of this half-term we will have learned s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, and ss.  We will also have learned high frequency words is, it, in, at, and, to, the, no, go and I.  We have talked about using capital letters at the beginning of names, and we have been segmenting and blending as we learn to read words.  

We are doing number activities around the numbers 1 - 5, and securing our knowledge of the value represented by a numeral, and have been sorting and comparing groups of objects.

Creative activities have included painting, making collages, singing and role play.

Learning opportunities take place indoors and outdoors, throughout the day.


Coronavirus - Following the government announcement of school closures for most children, we have prepared an activity homework pack for the children in Reception Class.  This will be augmented by links and posts, on this page, of further ideas to stimulate the learning and development of the children.  You may like to add photographs of activities and achievements of your child on your ILD account, which I will be reviewing.  I sincerely hope that it won't be too long before we are all back to normal again, but in the meantime I hope that you all keep well.

Helen Pool

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