Welcome to Reception

In Reception you will find the children in Violin class, you will also meet Mrs Russmann, Miss Latham, Miss Radcliffe and Mrs McCallum

The children in reception love to learn and we do it best through our play.  We always have lots of opportunities to learn whether we are playing indoors or outside.

When we start in reception there are lots of things that we can't do...however, we quickly learn a new magic word...YET!  "I can't fasten my coat...yet."  Thanks to this brilliant word our brains are constantly growing.

To find out more about how your child will be assessed during their reception year click here to access the government Development Matters document.  For our curriculum theme overview click here.

Newsletter

Each half term we produce a newsletter to keep you up to date on what's happening in Reception.  Click here to access this half term's newsletter.

Autumn 2 Theme - Colour and Celebrations

Remembrance Day

For Remembrance Day this year we have been learning about the poppy and why people wear one.  We even made individual pom-pom poppies to make into a wreath.  We also thought about the soldiers who went to war, what it must have been like for them and how brave they were.

We also found out a little about rationing and made our own trench stew based on a World War 2 recipe.  The children had to peel all the vegetables themselves and at the end of the day we all tried some.  Yum!

Halloween Stay and Play

We invited our families to come and experience life in our class through a 'Stay and Play' session.  The children and adults had a wonderful time playing together, making Halloween pictures and masks and looking at books.  We even made them all a special Halloween biscuits to enjoy!

Halloween

As we're not usually in school for Halloween, we decided to go all out this week making different Halloween crafts.  We made paper-craft pumpkins, paper plate ghosts and moving ghosts in a cup!

On the day of Halloween, we all came dressed up in Halloween costumes - I think you'll agree, we all looked very scary!

Some pictures of our creations.

Our 'spooktacular' costumes!

Autumn 1 Theme - Ourselves

Country File Ramble

On Friday 18th October all the infants children took part in the BBC Country File Ramble event.  We bravely set of in the mud and enjoyed a lovely time in Carr Lane Woods. We even found time to hide a book for local children to find! Thank you to all the adults who helped and to all those who have sponsored our children.

Baby visit - it's a girl!

On Monday 14th October Mrs Upton came in to see us with her 4 week old little girl, Amelie.  The boys and girls had lots of great questions to ask all about what babies can and can't do.  Take a look below at our questions and some pictures of the visit.

Mental Health Awareness Day

On Thursday 10th October the whole school celebrated Mental Health Awareness day.  We came to school wearing something yellow in return for a £1 donation which was then given to Mind, a mental health charity.

During the day we learnt about ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy. We did Yoga, breathing exercises and played lots of physical and mental games.  We also  read a story called Ruby's Worry, which explained how worries get bigger if you try to ignore them, but get smaller if you share your worry with someone by talking to them. We had a wonderful day and now have lots of different strategies for if we feel sad, anxious or angry.

Who's the tallest?

In reception we wanted to find out who was the tallest member of our class.  We tried lots of different ways of measuring; using string, cubes and a wall chart.  We found the wall chart the most accurate, but we had great fun testing the other ways.  At the end of the afternoon we all lined up from tallest to shortest.

Fun with Tizzy

In our computing lessons we have been learning how to use a mouse.  We're all brilliant at swiping on a tablet or iPad but found using a mouse far more tricky.  We have been using a programme called Tizzy's busy week to help us improve our skills - it's also been great for developing our fine motor skills!

Senses - touch

We had a great time learning about the sense of touch.  Mrs Russmann made a special box that we could put our hands into without seeing what was in there.  We then had to use texture words to describe what the object felt like.  We had some amazing words such as squidgy, soft, smooth, bumpy and rough.

Senses - listening

In our theme lessons we have started learning about our 5 senses.  We started off with the sense of hearing by making some listening ears and going outside to see what we could hear.  We lay down and closed our eyes so that it sharpened our sense of hearing.  We also played listening bingo with sounds such as a running tap, dropping coins, a zip and a hoover.

All aboard the big red bus!

On Monday 16th September we had a big red double decker bus come to school.  It was very exciting as we got to eat our lunch on it!  We had a yummy lunch of nuggets, crispy potatoes and beans, with orange or apple juice and ice cream for pudding.  We even had three lovely Year 4 girls there to help us.