Reception – Red

Our class teacher for the 2017-18 academic year is Mrs L Williams

Our teaching assistant is Ms S Ashton.

Our First Term
The children will be settling into school life and they will begin to develop an understanding for school and class routines. They will be learning about each other and will be creating special friendships with their peers. The topics we choose throughout the year are chosen and led by the children’s interests, this ensures they have a love for their learning. Topics will be updated termly on our class page and also on our weekly newsletter.

Autumn 2

After half term our topic is Traditional Stories.  Some of these will include; Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs.  Through these stories we will look at different characters, their motives and messages delivered in the story. We will be developing our speaking skill through role play activities, learning to sequence pictures from the stories, story mapping and we will begin to understand how to construct a simple sentence.  Throughout the topic the children will access to a range of activities that will help to develop their art, music, drama and DT skills.

Outdoors
We love to learn outdoors and we will go out and use the nature area and quadrangle in all weathers! Please can you provide a pair of wellies for your child to wear when necessary, it is also important that your child has warm, waterproof clothing e.g. water proof coat, gloves and hats for cold and wet occasions.

PE
PE will take place on a Friday morning. PE kits consist of; Black shorts, red polo shirt and black pumps. Please can you provide these in a PE bag and label all items clearly with your child’s name.

Forest School
Children learn best from first hand experiences. We aim to allow children to explore the outdoors through a range of activities, both teacher lead and child instigated, for example; finding out about different types of plants, mini-beast discovery, making dens, making sculptures/collages, building nests and homes, bark rubbings, mud paintings, nature trials, making spiders webs, mud pie faces, climbing & exploring, story-telling and finding fairies and catching wishes! Developing children’s imagination, building a sense of independence, high self-esteem and team work are some of the important skills we wish to enhance through this learning experience. Red class will be taken in small groups throughout the year. You will receive an information pack and consent letter when it’s your child’s turn.

Investors in Pupils

The children in the class will be developing their own mission statement, target and reward for this half term.

We will share our statement, target and reward with you when the children have decided.

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.