Welcome to Reception Class
Our class teacher is Mrs Usherwood who is supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Hudson.
Mrs Sainsbury teaches us on Wednesday afternoons when we enjoy developing our Personal, Social, Emotional Development as well as exploring music and art and craft activities.
Lots of bubbling learners can be found in our classroom!
This term we will be thinking about ‘The World Outside our Window’. We have got some visitors in our class- Caterpillars! We are looking after them and watching them grow and change as time passes. We are using the story The Crunching Munching Caterpillar in our literacy and we are going to write some information pages and books about caterpillars and mini beasts.
Next half term we will be thinking about travel with the topic ‘Here, There and Everywhere.’ As part of this travel, we will begin thinking about our transition in Year 1. We will have lots of opportunities to share our thoughts, worries, excitement and to ask questions. We will get to take part in the transition day where we will spend some time with our new teacher in our new classroom.
Science Week- 8.3.21
We thought about a female scientist called Mae Jemison. We looked at why she was special and what were the big achievements in her life. We know she was a doctor who used to fly in a plane to help people and then she became an astronaut. She was the first African-American woman to go into space! We made our own rockets during science week just like the one Mae Jemison used to get to space.
This term we will be using the topic ‘Pure Imagination’ to help us with our learning. Depending on where the children’s interests take us, we may be thinking about fairies, wizards, potions and dragons!
In the second half of the term we will be using the topic ‘If You Go Down to the Woods…’. We will look at some information books about Bears, use a tradition tale about three bears to help us with our reading and writing and weather permitting, go on a teddy bear picnic! We will also be thinking about the season of Spring and the celebrtion of Easter.
Reception Parent Planner– Spring Term
In the second half term we will be thinking about Sparkle and Shine
We are going to be thinking about Christmas. There will be lots of singing, dancing and most importantly, GLITTER! We think about the nativity story and why it is so important to us.
We have enjoyed learning about the Nativity Story this term.
If there is to be another lockdown for schools or if your child is unable to attend school due to a positive test or self-isolation, here are some links to remote learning and websites/apps that will be useful.
Please ensure that your child is completing Mathletics and Spelling Shed each day. Please contact the school if you do not have the login details for your child.
Maths lessons and activities- White Rose daily lessons and activities following the same scheme we use in reception at school.
Maths games- Topmarks offers a range of games that can be played on a computer.
Phonics lessons- Videos teaching phonics (Phase 3)
Phonics games- Phonics Play offers a range of games that can be played on a computer or iPad. It is no longer free for families so please follow the registration details.
Literacy games- Topmarks also offer some literacy games including phonics ones.
Apps that may be useful
Teach Your Monster to Read
Wee Kids Maths
Aliens and Numbers
Please click on the links below to download our parent planner.