A very warm welcome to the Reception class page!
Reception Staff Team
Class Teachers: Miss Elle Peate (Recpetion 2)
Mrs Jeni Latham (Reception 1)
Classroom Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ann-Marie Powell
Mrs Lisa Gale
Mrs Ruth Giles
Miss Claire Evans
Inclusion Team: Miss Kara Lawson
Miss Katie Williams
Miss Olivia Thomas-Rosser
General Class Information
Our Context for Learning Overviews
We teach through half term or termly contexts for learning and will keep you updated on what exciting experiences we have got planned each week. Please see below for an overview of our context for learning which will give you an idea of what exciting experiences the children may have during the context.
Weekly Learning Experiences
Please check this section regularly to see what learning experiences are being offered to the children each week.
Week starting: 22/01/2018.
This Spring term we will be basing our activities around the topic 'Why don't snakes have legs?'
We will be exploring this question and others in this project about reptiles, their characteristics and habitats, such as how to care for reptiles, reptile patterns and camouflage, body parts and special features, food chains and how reptiles reproduce.
This week we will continue with the literacy and Math focus tasks on snakes and lizards. The children have been doing some fantastic researching about snakes to then label their parts. They have also learnt some fascinating facts to become 'Snake Experts'.
Our focus for Maths will look at subtraction and for our literacy task we will ask the children to label (by writing) the parts of a snake/lizard. Within these areas there will be enhanced provision activities, including threading beads, writing their own fact books and tracing Chameleons.
To start the week, on Monday, ZooLab will be coming to school to give a demonstration to the children of the different reptiles they have. Please refer to the letter sent home on 17/01/2018 that explained that the children are not forced to touch the reptiles.
From this, Im sure it will spark lots of conversation with the children, like it did to start the topic! Therefore, this week, we won't particularly focus on one reptile but the activities within the continuous provision will include all reptiles. So, there will be lots on offer for the children to explore, including; play dough, junk modelling, sock puppets,painting and making Chameleon pictures from the book 'Mixed Up' by Eric Carle in the creative area.
The children will also get to explore books, games like 'Snakes and Ladders' and use their fine motor skills to pick up objects from suckers with tweezers. Within our role play area, the children will play with their reptile sock puppets that would've made in the creative area. Please refer to the text, if your child would like to make one, please supply a white sock.
Within our outdoor provision, the children will have the opportunity to make a bubble snake, giant snake and ladders and explore with giant roller paints to great large scale snake patterns.
We now have carpet inputs for the children during the school day, which we will continue. These include; Phonics Sessions, Clic (Maths) and Welsh. During the week, Music, I.T, Cookery and Gardening sessions will continue, along with P.E, library and reading. The teachers have also started Guided Group Reading and during this afternoon, the children also get to experience other activities within areas of learning, such as I Pads, writing, Dough Disco, puzzles, and listening to a story on a rota (Carousel) basis.
Archived Weekly Learning Experiences
12/01/2018 - Inset Day - No school for the children
22/01/2-18 - ZooLab will be showing the children their collection of reptiles during school time.
17/02/18 - FOPPS Bizaar in the hall 11-2
19/02/18-23/02/18 - Half Term (no school).
09/03/18 - Inset Day - No school for the children.
30/03/18-13/04/18 - Easter holidays (no school).
Ways to help at home
Photos will be added regularly to this section of the website. Please check back regularly to see what the children have been up to.