Reception

Welcome to Reception

 

The staff in Reception are;

Rowan class teacher – Miss H Pickerden

Ash class teacher – Mrs L Barton

Teaching partners – Mrs J Morris, Mrs C Luty

Teaching assistants – Mrs D Robertson, Mrs T Raistrick

Mrs S Barber also spends some time working in Reception.

 

Days to remember Ash Class;

PE – Thursday

Library – Friday

Homework – given out Wednesday and returned on the

following Monday

Show and Tell – Friday

Child of the Week – Monday

 

Days to remember Rowan Class;

PE – Wednesday

Library – Friday

Homework – given out Wednesday and returned on the

following Monday

Show and Tell – Friday

Child of the Week – Monday

 

What do we learn about in Reception?

 

Autumn 1 – Who am I?

(Focus – Introduction to EYFS/History)

 

English: Learn some single letter sounds (Phase 2 sounds) and begin to recognise the initial sound in words when reading.

Write own name and some short common words.

Responding to and following simple instructions.

 

Mathematics: Say and use number names up to 10 in order.

Be able to recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes.

Join in with counting songs and number rhymes.

 

Learning Challenge: Investigate how they have changed since they were babies.

Name and label different parts of our bodies.

Talk about out different family members and pets.

Discuss what makes us unique.

Create paintings of ourselves and friends.

Explore our senses.

Autumn 2 – Why does Santa like the North Pole?

(Focus -Understanding the World/Geography)

 

English: Sharing information books about hot and cold places.

Writing shopping lists for Santa’s party.

Writing Christmas lists and letters to Santa.

 

Mathematics: Paying for food and drinks in Santa’s cafe.

Weighing baggage in the airport.

Weighing parcels in Santa’s workshop and the post office.

Counting backwards – looking at advent calenders.

 

Learning Challenge: Learning about life in hot and cold countries.

Learning about different animals you would find in hot and cold countries.

Learning about the first Christmas story.

Looking at different materials linked to clothes we would wear in different climates.

Santa’s workshop role play.

 

Spring 1 – Why don’t things stay the same?

English: Sharing information books about how things grow.

Looking at recipe books.

Sharing favourite traditional tales.

Writing a diary to monitor the chicks hatching and growth.

Re-telling traditional tales.

Writing instructions on how to grow seeds.

Extending vocabulary by looking at where food comes from.

Consolidate Phase 3 taught sounds and continue to introduce new tricky words.

 

Mathematics: Paying for food in the greengrocers role play area. and paying for items in the garden centre.

Sequencing familiar events.

Sorting by looking at similarities and differences.

Measuring heights of our plants.

Ordering fruit and vegetables by size.

 

Learning Challenge: Observing our chicks as they grow.

Using ICT devices to interview visitors and record and monitor the chicks.

Exploring healthy food through growing and baking.

Look at personal hygiene and understanding the importance of clean hands before baking/after handling chicks, plants and seeds.

 

Spring 2 –  Arts and Music Theme

Each year our Spring 2 Learning Challenge changes, but it is always focused on The Arts.  The Learning Challenge incorporates The Arts in the widest sense, including Art, Music, Dance, Poetry etc.  The theme culminates in an amazing Arts Festival created by the whole school.  It really is an event not to be missed – look out for the date during the Spring term.

 

English: Read Phase 3 sentences and learn more tricky words.

Writing about different artists.

Writing recounts and writing instructions on how we made our art work.

Extending vocabulary by looking at different art styles, movements, musical instruments and leanring songs linked with our stories.

 

Mathematics: Creating pictures using 2D shapes.

Making 3D sculptures.

Halving and doubling.

Counting in 2’s.

Shape hunts/describing the properties of shapes.

 

Learning Challenge: Using ICT devices to record compositions and drama work.

Creating art using different media.

Use an ICT programme to compose music and create artwork.

Composing own music using various instruments.

Creating own art work in the style of famous artists experimenting with a range of tools and mediums.

 

Summer 1 – Why is it a wonderful world?

(Focus – Understanding the World/RE)

 

English: Continue to revise single and double letter sounds and tricky words. (Phase 4 letters and sounds).

Continue to write some short common words independently and longer words with support.

Re sequencing stories.

Share the creation story.

Write instructions on how to look after our world.

Caption photographs of beautiful places we have visited.

 

Mathematics: Say and use number names up to 20 in order.

Be able to recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes and name their properties.

Sequencing days of the week.

Join in with counting songs and number rhymes.

Introduce practical addition and subtraction.

Investigate symmetry.

 

Learning Challenge: Find out about Festivals from around the world.

Listen to Rama and Sita story.

Make Diwa Lamps.

Learn how to Bhangra dance.

Produce art work around the creation story.

Explore our local are saying what we do and do not like.

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Summer 2 – Who can I ask for help?

(Focus – PSHCE)

 

English: Continue to revise single, double and triple letter sounds, tricky and high frequency words.

Continue to write some short common words independently and full sentences with and without support.

Write factual accounts about people who help us.

Sequencing events in familiar stories.

Reading signs and labels in role play areas and familiar places.

Write lists of queestions to our new class teachers.

 

Mathematics: Say and use number names up to 20 in order.

Be able to recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes and name their properties.

Join in with counting songs and number rhymes.

Addition with single digit numbers.

Solving simple number problems.

 

Learning Challenge: Meet a range of people who help us in and out of school and find out more about their roles.

Practising for our sports day.

Paint props for castle role play area.

Make a photo book of our favourite memories of Reception.

Write thank you letters to our Buddies.

Police Station, Fire Station, Hospital, School Kitchen and Vet role play areas.