Welcome to Reception
Our curriculum is based on half-termly topics and our term plans can be viewed or downloaded from the Our Curriculum section of our website.
Our First 3 weeks
More New Lockdown Photos
New Starters September 2020
Here is a peek at what school should look like for our new starters in September 2020
Look at us Busy Bees
A few more pictures of your friends and their work. More pictures added.
Reception children have been up to all kinds of activities and Mrs Cooke, Mrs Gallon and Mrs Frazer have loved seeing your work. There have been lots of examples of terrific writing and beautiful creative pictures and models. You are all definitely Busy Bees and as sweet as the honey they make.
We know lots of helpful people
Our topic this term is people who help us, so we have had lots of visitors and we have been looking around school too for helpful people. We are very lucky as some policemen came to see us and brought their car with the flashing lights and noisy siren. One of our class friend’s mammy is a doctor and she came to see us and let us use some of her equipment. She’s amazing as she has two jobs! She is a mam and a doctor. Another friend in our class has a mammy who is a midwife (that’s someone who helps deliver babies) and she came to tell us how she helps mums and their new babies and showed us some of the things you need to use. We are still waiting for the fire brigade to come and bring their big red engine. Fingers crossed.
Look How Busy We Have Been…
Maths of the Day Fun
In Maths of the Day we move around and be active finding out the answers. We enjoy doing maths work because we work with our friends and Motty keeps an eye on who is doing it properly and well.
Here Maths of the Day was about understanding numbers and counting. In one of the games we had to do the exercise on the spot the number of times on the card, so we were keeping fit while learning too.
Being Friends means…
being there for one another. A beautiful example.
Enjoying the Fruits of Harvest
Reception children have been learning about harvest time and the lovely berries to be collected and made into jam. They have also been listening to stories about Percy the Park Keeper. Percy is a lovely fellow who shares his jam sandwiches with his park friends. So what better way to practise our knife skills, think about harvest and pretend to be Percy making his packed lunch … scrummy jam sandwiches.
Wash your hands before dinner!
Our new Reception children have mean exploring textures. They’ve been squeezing, squidging, stroking and sifting cold porridge, shaving foam, rice and gloop through their fingers. They had a go at describing how it feels too, coming up with lovely descriptive words like “sticky”, “gritty”, “hard”, “squishy” and “gooey”.
Definitely wash your hands!!!!
Mixing magic. First paint a hand and press on the paper. Next paint your other hand and press again. Now rub your hands together and what have you got? Orange! Green! Purple! Wow!!
PE at St Godric’s School
Thank you St Godric’s for a lovely afternoon of PE. Your Year 6 children are super duper. They showed us how to do different activities. When we found it a bit tricky, they helped us and encouraged us. When we did well or they saw us trying our best, they gave us lots of praise. Please St Godric’s can we come again? We enjoyed it so much, we didn’t even mind walking m-i-l-e-s to your school.
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Our Reception children have been learning about celebrations and how different religions celebrate important moments in our life. This week the children took part in a role-play Christian wedding and all that this wonderful celebration provides, including the party afterwards!
Hall Hill Farm
Is it always sunny at Hall Hill Farm? It is when we go.
Our Reception classes had a visit to the farm as part of their topic work this half term which looks at life cycles, growing and caring for animals.
Den Building in Hamsterley Forest
Thank goodness it was dry weather. Our Reception classes spent the day at Hamsterley Forest building dens, creating works of art and it looks like cooking up some Gruffalo stew. Mmmmm.
We have been learning to work together to make a good team. We have also been thinking about enchanting environments in our stories and making potions in our science work.
Lots of Stories at Seven Stories
Class 5 and 6 had a great day exploring stories at Seven Stories. We had our own Elmer Parade, wore the underpants those pesky Aliens love so much, dressed up as characters and found lots of pictures to investigate, things to feel and listen to, and laugh at ourselves in the wonky mirrors. By the end of the day our senses were exhausted!
We have been working with Mrs Cooke, Mrs Frazer and Mr Beveridge in PE to become like gymnasts. We have been making shapes with our bodies, holding and extending (that means stretching out). Take a look at how good we are.
World Book Day
Wow! What a good effort – every single child came dressed up today. Thank you everyone. We had a lovely chat about our favourite characters and stories. Such enthusiasm for books is lovely to see.
We have been using our brains a lot to find things out. We have been trying to find out what sticks to a magnet – we think we have got that sorted. We have also been measuring and making things the same length. Mmmmm…just how long is a piece of string?
Our Reception children had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of our Year 2 sports leaders. In return, the Year 2s gained the opportunity to practise their leadership and supporting skills, mutually benefitting each other. This is a wonderful example of some of the school sport values we endorse in our school.