Reception

Welcome to Reception

 

The staff in Reception are;

Rowan class teacher – Mrs J Crossley

Ash class teacher – Mrs L Barton

Teaching partners – Mrs J Morris, Mrs C Luty

Teaching assistant – Mrs D Robertson

 

Days to remember Ash Class;

PE – Thursday

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

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 – Why is it good to be me?

(Focus – Introduction to EYFS/History/PSHCE)

 

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, friends and our homes.

Explore our senses.

Autumn 2 – How do we get there?

(Focus -Understanding the World/Geography)

 

English: Sharing information books about different forms of transport.

Writing shopping lists for Santa’s party.

Writing Christmas lists and letters to Santa.

Making a list of rules for our trip to Eureka.

 

Mathematics:

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

Counting backwards – looking at advent calendars.

Number recognition to 20, understanding where a number goes in a number line to 20.

 

Learning Challenge: Finding out about forms of transport.

Learning about the first Christmas story.

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: Practical addition and subtraction.

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 –  Why is it a wonderful world? (Focus is RE)

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

Re sequencing stories.

Factual writing about the planets.

Write instructions about our world.

Caption photographs of the beautiful places we have visited.

 

Mathematics: Creating pictures using 2D shapes.

Halving and doubling.

Counting in 2’s.

Shape hunts/describing the properties of shapes.

Counting forwards and backwards to 20.

 

Learning Challenge:

Explore the local area saying what we like and dislike.

Look at the flora and fauna in our environment and make observational drawings/paintings.

Explore the story of Noah and investigate rainbows.

Write a prayer to say thank you for our wonderful world.

Learn songs about our world.

 

Summer 1 – Can we create our own story monsters?

(Focus – story making)

 

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.

Create our own stories.

Writing instructions about how to make a monster.

Write a book review.

Character descriptions.

 

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.

Begin to record addition and subtraction number sentences.

Investigate symmetry.

 

Learning Challenge: Linked to Nibbles the Book Monster

Create our own monsters using a variety of media.

Make food for monsters.

Sing songs about monsters.

Discuss different media used to depict monsters e.g. Monsters Inc.

 

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Summer 2 – Art & Music

(Focus – Art & Music)

Each year our Summer 2 Learning Challenge changes, but is always focuses on the arts.

The Learning Challenge incorporates the arts in the widest sense, including art, music, dance and poetry.  The theme culminates in an amazing Arts Festival, created by the whole school.

Look out for the date during Summer 2.

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.

Create our own stories.

Write about different artists.

Writing re-counts and instructions about how we made our artwork.

Extending vocabulary by looking a different art styles, movements, musical instruments and learning songs linked to our stories.

 

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.

Begin to record addition and subtraction number sentences.

Say and use number names up to 20 in order.

Solving simple number problems.

Form our numbers to 20 correctly.

 

Learning Challenge:

Using ICT devices to record musical compositions and drama work.

Create art using different media.

Using ICT to compose and create artwork.