Welcome to Reception!
In the EYFS, there are 7 areas of learning which form the core of all that we teach in the classroom. These areas are split into the 'Prime' and 'Specific' areas.
Physical Development (PD)
Communication and Language (CL)
Personal Social Emotional Development (PSED)
Understanding the world (UTW)
Expressive arts and design (EAD)
Some helpful links for parents...
In order to support the learning of your child across each of these areas, there is a document which explains the types of activities your child may be doing to demonstrate their ability in these areas. This document is called 'What to expect, when' and is available at the following web address:
As a School we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. If you would like to learn more about the scheme please look at the following website where lots of information is available:
The Christmas Trail
Reception were invited to attend the Christmas Trail at Marshalwick Baptist Church. The trip gave the children opportunity to participate in re-telling the Christmas story and dressing up as different characters.
As part of our whole School focus on 'Arts Week' we focused on the story of 'The Rainbow Fish'. In class, we read the story many times, encouraging the children to join in with re-telling the story. We investigated the feelings of the different fish in the story and discussed why we thought the rainbow fish acted the way he did.
Each of the children then decorated a scale for our whole class fish to create our fantastic display! In our English lessons, we thought about how we would describe the Rainbow Fish.
Using their phonic knowledge, the children identified the sounds they could hear in the word and recorded them on their own fish to add to our display.
In Reception we have been looking at the different signs of Autumn and thought about how we would describe the season.
As part of our busy fingers activities, each of the children painted an autumn tree using different coloured paints.
Hedgehog Bread Baking
We have been making Hedgehog bread rolls in our class this half term. In groups, the children worked together to make the dough and eagerly watched it begin to rise as it proved during our morning session.
After lunch, each of the children created their bread roll shape and then used scissors to add spikes for the hedgehog. The children then added raisins for eyes and created a pointy nose using the dough.
We have been thinking about what makes us special and unique. The children all looked in the mirror to look at their appearance and each painted their own self portrait to display in our classroom.
Mr Men and Little Miss
In Reception over this half term we have been reading lots of the Mr Men and Little Miss stories and talking about the different characters. Throughout our English lessons we have been investigating different aspects of our favourite character. To begin, we painted a picture of our favourite character and explained why we had chosen that one. Following this, we thought of lots of ways to describe the character and where we thought they might live.