Welcome to Reception!
Here you will find out about all of the amazing things we do in Reception.
Mr Kriehn Miss O'Brien
Chestnut Class Teacher Beech Class Teacher
Mrs Arnett Mrs Mason Mrs Lockwood
HLTA Chestnut Teaching Assistant Beech Teaching Assistant
Miss Drummond Miss Lacey
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Spring Term 1
Our new topic is called; ‘Why would a penguin and a polar bear never meet?’
The children will learn to retell the story 'Me' by Emma Dodd. The story is about a baby penguin that finds himself lost ,alone and scared of the world. The children will use a story map, actions and visuals to support them in retelling the story without the use of the book. The children will then change elements of the story to make their very own story and contribute to a class book.
Further into the term the children will be learning about real penguins and how to find facts about them using a variety of available resources such as non fiction books and the internet. The children will also be learning about polar bears and how their habitat is different to a penguin's habitat. We will be conducting ice experiments and the children will get to choose to make either a clay polar bear or a clay penguin.
Autumn Term 2 - We're Going on Bear Hunt.....
Our second topic is Literacy based and is named after the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' We will learn this story off by heart and practice retelling it using actions and a story map. The children will write letters to the bear in our role play post office and will look after poorly teddy bears in our role play bear hospital. The children will then change a few features of the story to invent their own bear stories. We will finish off the topic by learning real facts about bears and their habitats.
Autumn - Term 1 - 'What makes me special?'
During our first topic ‘What makes me special?’ the children will be settling into their first half term in school by sharing information about themselves, their families and their friends. Whilst learning about what makes them special, the children will also learn about their body and their five senses, the importance of their skeleton and how to keep healthy.
Shortly, we will be sending home a 'special bag' for your child to fill with their interests and photographs of their family. It would be great if parents could select the items with their child explaining the importance and why they are special such as a favourite snack, favourite toy or favourite photograph.The children will be sharing their 'special bag' in their key worker group and we can't wait to see what are in the 'special bags.'
Dates for your diary ............
Monday 2nd September - Whole School Training Day - School Closed
Wednesday 16th October - Parents Evening
Thursday 17th October - Parents Evening
Friday 15th November - Whole School Training Day - School Closed
Monday 18th November - Whole School Training Day - School Closed
Tuesday 19th November - Early Year Training Day - Nursery & Reception Closed Only
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