Reception: 2016-17

Welcome to Reception's Class Page
Please scroll down below and click on the links to see what we have been up to so far this year.
Summer Term 2017
Toys
The children have loved exploring the topic of toys, looking at old ones, sharing new ones and even making some of their own. Favourites include kites, cars and a bucketful of dinosaurs!!
SWIMMING AND BIKEABILITY
Along with PE lessons and our usual physical activities which take place as part of our usual week, this half term the children in Reception have been enjoying regular swimming and balance bike sessions. They have had great fun learning new skills and worked so hard to improve in not only confidence, but aptitude too!
Growth and Change
Tadpoles, seeds and chicks hatching; there has been so much to observe this term!!
Spring Term 2017
Tell me another story!!
The children in Reception loved our first storytelling topic so much, that we decided to do another story time topic this term. 
SHARED STORY WRITING
This term the children's story writing has really taken off and some children have been very keen to write and act out stories of their own. Look below to see some of the stories that they have written and the actors themselves!
It's Freezing
Our topic during Spring Term 1 was 'It's Freezing'. The first day back in January was indeed below freezing, giving us a great start to our topic. Flurries of snow while we were enjoying 'The Snowman' book and film added great excitement! The children loved finding out about Antarctica and penguins.
WINTER ACTIVITIES
Autumn Term 2016
Tell me a story
Our topic during Autumn Term 2 was 'Tell me a story'. The children loved listening to and re-telling the tales of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Little Red Hen and enjoyed sharing stories about events and festivals that they celebrate including birthdays, Bonfire Night and of course The Christmas Story.  At the end of term, the children worked amazingly well to put on a fantastic production of 'Christmas with The Aliens!'. 
Haven't they been busy?
STORYTIME ACTIVITIES
 Marvellous Me
Our topic in the Autumn Term was 'Marvellous Me'. The children in Reception enjoyed getting to know each other and exploring the different areas of the classroom, both inside and out. Take a look below at all the marvellous things they shared with each other and all the things they discovered they can do!!
 
Later on they enjoyed exploring the wonderful and colourful sights and sounds of 'Autumn', making, creating and talking about the things that they discovered around them.
 
 
FINDING OUT WHAT WE CAN DO!
AUTUMN EXPLORATIONS
MEET THE TEACHER EVENING
Please see the document below for the presentation given at the 'Meet the teacher' evening on September 15th 2016.
JOLLY PHONICS
We sing 'Jolly Phonics' songs to help us learn the letter sounds or 'phonemes'. Please use the link below to sing along at home.