Meet our new class mates!
Eight chicks hatched on Wednesday. They are very cute! We named them Felix, Dave, Charlie, Rory, Rosie, Frank, Fluffy and Sunny. Only one out of the eight chicks was a girl!
Spring Term Learning in Reception
Look at all the exciting things we have been learning this term!
All maintained schools deliver the Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception and thereafter the National Curriculum to their pupils. These are designed to ensure that children are given a firm foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to become ‘literate, numerate, well-informed, confident and capable of learning throughout life’. Children are competent learners from birth and develop and learn in a variety of ways. As practitioners, we get to know children in our care so that we can consider their needs, their interests and their stages of development. We value on-going dialogue with parents and carers to support our knowledge of children’s interests. We use this information to help us plan challenging and enjoyable experiences across all areas of learning and development.
The new Learning and Development requirements comprise seven areas; the early learning goals which summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that all young children should have gained by the end of the Reception year, and the assessment requirements. All areas of Learning are important and are interconnected. Three areas will be important in igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn; form relationships and thrive. These three prime areas are;
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will also support children in four specific areas through which the three prime areas will be strengthened and applied. These four areas are
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design
What will a typical day look like in Reception?
8.50 am Doors open and the children are greeted at the door. Please bring your child to school on time. Many children enjoy the security of a parent coming into the classroom with them, but as soon as they have developed sufficient confidence it is good to allow them greater independence and say a quick goodbye.
9.00am Registration followed by assembly
9.30am to 10.10 : The children choose which area of provision they would like to work and learn in and the adults support and supervise the children’s learning and make observations. Adult focused tasks take place during these periods.Snack is also available at this time.
11.20: Tidy up time followed by phonics based upon letter and sounds (click for link).
11.50 Dinner Time
1.00 Registration/ Massage
1.10- 1.45 Maths Focus Tasks/ Continuous Provision
1.45-2.30 Adult Led Topic/ Continuous Provision
2.30- 2.50 Guided Reading
2.50 Tidy Time
3.00-3.10 Family Groups- The children will spend time with their Family worker. They will share stories, Home School News, take part in circle time, number work and getting ready for home.
3.10 HOME TIME!
Every morning we complete ‘5 A Day’ in which we copy a dance/physical sequence on the interactive whiteboard (for approximately 5 minutes).
Every Thursday afternoon we take part in PE in which we learn dance, games or gym work. Please remember to send in P.E kits on these days. It is important that children do not wear earrings on these days and that all clothing is clearly labelled with their name.
Reception children finish school at 3.10pm. In order to ensure all children go home safely we will release one child at a time. If there is a new person coming to pick your child up please let us know. Your children are our responsibility until we hand them over to you.