Welcome to Reception!
Here you will find out about all of the amazing things we do in Reception.
Mrs Sutton Mr Kriehn
Beech Class Teacher Chestnut Class Teacher
Mrs McKenna Mrs Arnett Mrs Mason
HLTA HLTA/Chestnut Teaching Assistant Beech Teaching Assistant
If you wish to contact us via email, please use the address below and we will contact you at the earliest opportunity within school opening hours. Thank you
Dates for your diary ............
Parents Evening - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October
Training Days - Friday 23rd November (Whole school closed)
Monday 26th November (Reception and Nursery closed only)
Term 2 - Why would a penguin and a polar bear never meet?
Our new topic is called : 'Why would a penguin and a polar bear never meet?
The children will learn to retell the story of a baby penguin who is scared of the world, 'Me' by Emma Dodd and change elements of the story to contribute to a class book. The children will learn about real penguins and polar bears and about their icy homes. We will conduct some ice experiments and make our own clay penguin colony.
Term 1 - Why Am I Special?
This term we will be getting to know each other through our ‘All About Me’ topic. Through this topic the children will be exploring what makes us special. We will be looking at our growing bodies and our senses, keeping healthy, our homes, the people who care for us, and our feelings and emotions. As with all our curricular activities, the children could take the topic in any direction. Shortly, we will be sending home a 'special bag' for your child to fill with their interests and photographs of their family which they will share with their key worker group. We are looking forward to learning all about ourselves and each other. You can help at home by talking to your child about what makes them special such as family traditions, their interests and what makes them unique.
Letters and sounds- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Phase 2 Games- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html
Phase 3 Games- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html
Jolly Phonics Songs on You Tube
Phase 2 Sounds- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpsVmWLRFA
Phase 3 Sounds- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmRqONZn954
Geraldine the Giraffe (a puppet to read words using phonics). One short programme for each new sound in Phase 2 and 3. Watch on You Tube-https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe
Alphablocks (a BBC children’s show aimed at developing phonics)-
Ten ways to help your child with maths- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/numberblocks-help-your-child-with-maths
Numberblocks (a BBC children’s show designed to help development of number)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b08r41qb/numberblocks
The Big Number Song (Helps children count to 100 in 1s) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=the+big+number+song&rlz=1C1VFKB_enGB709GB709&oq=the+big+number+song&aqs=chrome..69i57.4440j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Count by 2s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ
Count by 5s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw
Count by 10s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs