Over the past half term we have been very proud of all our Reception children and families and everything they have achieved in their learning whether that is at home or at school.
This half term we will be embarking on ‘A Great Minibeast Adventure’ where we will be learning about all kinds of minibeasts, making homes for them, describing them, making them out of different materials and even watching caterpillars grow into beautiful butterflies.
In Maths, we will be focusing on teen numbers and their value. We will also be working on addition and subtraction problems.
We will be using stories to help us learn more about them but also to help us continue to work on our retelling skills as well as develop our vocabulary and improving our listening and attention skills.
As we come back together as a school community, our primary focus will be on re-establishing friendships and developing our skills in getting on with each other, sharing resources and taking turns.
A typical day in Early Years
Start of the day
At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.
Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.
Ready steady go time
When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.
At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music.
We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.
We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.