Welcome to Reception
Our class teacher is Miss Cottrill and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Eldred.
Below you can find our curriculum newsletter, which details the topics we will be learning about this term.
Autumn 1 2018 – Changes
This half term Reception have been learning about ‘Changes’. Inside the classroom we have enjoyed our shop role play, thinking about foods that we like and beginning to recognise coins. In our outdoor area we have observed natural changes by going on Autumn walks. As our end of term project we read the story of Supertato! Each child designed and made their own superveggie to take home.
Autumn 2 2018 – People who help us
As part of our topic this half term Reception had a visit from Rawden Fire Station. The children had the opportunity to sit inside the fire engine, wear a helmet and try out some of the tools on board. The firemen answered children’s questions and the day lead to some brilliant writing!
Reception also completed their first nativity in front of the whole school and parents and sang a song in the carol service at Holy Trinity Church.
The Early Years Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
The last year of the Foundation Stage is spent in the Reception class.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape teaching and learning in Reception. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The seven areas are:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design.
In planning and guiding children’s activities, the different ways that children learn are reflected on within the teaching.
These are called the characteristics of effective learning and are:
• Playing and exploring–children investigate and experience things, and “have a go”.
• Active learning–children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
• Creating and thinking critically–children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.