Welcome to Reception.
Welcome back to the spring term. We have a new topic all about dinosaurs.
We have been exploring an egg that was delivered to the classroom.
The children were very excited to discover the egg had hatched and were using magnifying glasses and footprint guides to investigate the prints. They were super learners and they made 'wanted' posters around school describing the footprints and asking for help from the rest of the school.
We have a new role-play area. It's a palaeontologist dig; the children are excavating fossils and bones and recording their finds.
We had a series of emails from a palaeontologist and he was helping us to learn about excavating, looking for fossils and how we can research different dinosaurs. We have been using information books and the internet on the computers (google/ cbeebies) to research different dinosaur facts. Andy's dinosaur adventures are a big favourite.
We were very lucky to have a potter visit school and help us learn about clay and pottery and we then made our own clay dinosaurs. These will be kiln dried and then we will have them back.
We have a super dinosaur day planned for the 5th February- keep an eye out for some photographs from this day.
Our videos are fantastic and we hope you enjoy watching them. These have been produced to give you an insight in to how we teach reading, phonics and key words, how we manage target books and on overall essence of a day in Reception. .
Frequently asked questions
Please see below some questions we have been asked that we think would benefit all of you.
Do Reception do 'WOW' moments and if so is there an email to send them to?
Do the children do chatter-bags and if so what days please?
We do NOT do emails or chatter-bags in Reception. The children can bring in show and tell items that are related to their current topic or learning. They can give these to the adult on the door as they come to school. The opportunity to share these will be on an ad-hoc basis depending on the time available each day.
I have a volunteer DBS from being a Forest School helper-does this stay valid all through school?
Yes. The DBS will be in place as long as you have a child at the school.
I am able to volunteer for Forest school- would it be helpful to help in the class before hand as well?
You are always welcome to help in class. There will jobs such as reading with children and checking targets where we appreciate the input from volunteers.
Welcome to Reception!
Please keep an eye on this page and on the weekly newsletter because we will be adding new information in the next few weeks.
We will be adding vlogs giving information about your child's year in Reception. For example, about the curriculum, BLP (Building Learning Power), Literacy, Target books, Reading packs etc.
Please keep an eye on the door for menus and forest school dates.
If you have ANY questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help
Follow the link to below to the CBeebies number raps. They will help your children to learn about the numbers 1-15.
Thank you for reading!
Mrs Thomas & Mrs Knowles
Reception Class Teachers.