RECEPTION

Mrs Yielder and Miss Crawley

Autumn Term 2017

We hope you enjoyed your summer holidays, all of the children have come into Reception raring to go and we are very excited about the year ahead.

Our child centred curriculum values the importance of play based learning and is focused around children’s interests and wherever possible we plan activities in accordance with this. This term we will also be planning activities linked to seasonal festivals such as Harvest and Christmas. We encourage active learning and will also be spending a great deal of time exploring our outdoor environment, whatever the weather! Therefore, correct clothing should always be provided.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you as parents/carers to become involved with your child’s learning this term such as family learning sessions, shared story times and coffee afternoons.

Thank you for your continued support and please don’t forget to check the website to see what we have been up to in Reception.

 

Technology Tom

We had an amazing day working with Technology Tom. In the morning we had lots of fun watching his road show all about air. In the afternoon Key Stage 1 were treated to some more exciting activities.  They made rockets which they had to roll into shape, some found...

Science Week

Our Science week is well under way and we are all having fun.  So far we have had explosions, lava lamps, popping pop corn, melting foods, flying objects, sound walks and gloop.  We have lots of fun activities planned with a visit from Technology Tom tomorrow.  This...

Reception Visit to Gibside

Reception have had a fantastic day out at Gibside National Trust. During the visit the children enjoyed the 'Monster Tales Trail' where they had to help the fairy 'Snowdrop' to find and retell some familiar stories. Snowdrop was afraid of the monsters in these stories...

Fire Brigade Visit Nursery and Reception

Reception and Nursery classes were lucky enough to have the fire service come to visit yesterday. It was a lovely surprise for everyone as the children did not know that they were coming! We all gathered in the school yard and it was filled with excitement as the...

Early Years Colour Carnival

This year our Reception and Nursery classes decided to host a fundraising event in support of Breast Cancer Research – recent news inspired our choice of charity and the event was called Colour Carnival. We were lucky that the weather brightened up for our afternoon...

Puddle Painting in Reception

In Reception this week we thought we would make the most of the wet weather and wrapped up in our coats and aprons before heading onto the yard to do some painting. We used powder paints in the primary colours to explore colour mixing and different forms of...

The Adventures of Supertato and Evil Pea in Reception

Reception have had a really busy few weeks which began with the arrival of the 'Supertato' story written by Sue Hendra. The children were immediately enthused by the characters in the book and came up with some really wonderful ideas for activities they would like to...

Super Sentence Writers of the Week

The children in Reception are loving practising their Super Sentences and have continued to work really hard on them this week. Congratulations to the Super Sentence Writers of the Week - very well done to you...

Reception Visit TESCO (Farm to Fork)

Reception took a trip to TESCO this week to learn all about where our food comes from. Margaret from the ‘Farm to Fork’ programme had organised lots of interesting activities for our trip.  The first thing we did was a colour hunt around the fruit and veg section of...

Super Sentence Writers of the Week

In Reception this week we introduced 'Super Sentences' into our small group sessions. The children have loved practising their letter formation and remembering their capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. They have all worked so hard and each week we will...

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