Reception

Welcome to our
Reception Class Page
 
We will be sharing our learning here across the year.
Please scroll down below to see what we have been up to so far. 
 
 
Teaching Team:
 
Mrs Clarke - Teacher (Mon, Tues, Wed) 
Mrs Unwin - Teacher (Thurs, Fri) 
Mrs Kennedy - TA (Thurs) / HLTA (Mon /Thurs pm)
Mrs Murray / Mrs Rose / MrsWarne / Mrs Remm / Mrs Harrison - TAs throughout the week. 
 
To learn more about the Early Years Foundation Stage and to see a video of a typical day in Reception, please go to our Curriculum Overview page in the Curriculum and Enrichment section and click on EYFS.
Reception 2018-2019
Spring Term 2019
Autumn Term 2018
The second half of this term the children have loved listening to and learning a variety of stories including 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper, 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen, 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and a variety of versions of 'The Christmas Story'. The children loved making up their own version of the Bear Hunt and retelling it through dance, drama and even the sandpit! 'Pumpkin Soup' was a hit with lots of children, not just because the characters learnt how to share and take turns, but also because we got to make and try our own pumpkin soup. We were so impressed by the number of children that managed to eat it all!! At the end of term we were very proud of all Reception and their Y1 and Y2 friends when they performed their Christmas Play 'Born in a Barn' to all their friends and family. We can still hear some of them singing the songs now!!
Please take a look below at some of the fantastic work that the children have produced since October.
The focus of our 'Marvellous Me' project has been for the children in Reception to discover what they can do inside and outside of the classroom. We've been busy exploring the builders' yard, the writing corner, the mud kitchen, the creative corner, the sandpit, the play equipment and much much more!!
Please look below to see some examples of the activities that we've been up to!!
Meet the Teacher Evening
Please see the document below for the presentation given at the 'Meet the Teacher' evening at the beginning of this academic year.
For information shared at the 'New Parents' Evening' in the Summer Term 2018, please see the 'New Parents' Presentation' document below. 
Jolly Phonics
We sing 'Jolly Phonics' songs to help us learn the letter sounds or 'phonemes'. Please click on the links below to sing along to these at home. 
Letterjoin
In Reception we introduce children to writing using a pre-cursive script in order to support their development of joined up writing as they progress through the school. To support your children in learning how to form letters correctly, please go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and login using the details provided at the September 'Meet the Teacher' evening. 
Activities and Events 2017 - 2018
Shepreth Wildlife Park
 
We learnt all about animal habitats in the Education Centre and had the chance to handle a giant stick insect and a Giant African Land Snail. We loved observing all the different animals in the park; here are some of our comments:
  • 'I liked seeing the scorpion, because it was scary and I like scary things. 
  • I liked seeing the gecko, because it was stuck on the wall. 
  • I liked touching the rabbit; it felt so soft. 
  • The meerkats were going into their holes. Meerkats keep a lookout because snakes might slither underneath them.
  • I liked the ring tailed lemurs; they were sunbathing. 
  • I liked seeing the tiger, basking on the top of the wooden platform. 
  • It was the best day of my life.
World Book Day 2018
Reception Class loved dressing up as characters from their favourite book characters and paraded around the hall to show the rest of the school. They listened while staff members and older pupils described their favourite books. Back in the classroom, they enjoyed listening to some of the stories. We made paper dolls after reading the book 'Paper Dolls' and explored repeating patterns on pants after reading 'Aliens love Underpants'. 
Take a look at our great costumes below. 
Visit to The Church of the Good Shepherd: 'Turn around and see'
Art Day 2018
The children in Reception had great fun today exploring lots of different forms of art across the school, including print making, colouring mixing and painting. They also enjoyed listening to our resident artist explain all about the felt making process and creating their own real and imaginary animal patterns using crayons, pastels and pens.
Take a look below at some of the great things they produced!!