Reception – Red

Welcome to Reception!

Our class teacher for the 2022-23 academic year is Mrs Angela Mitchell. Our teaching assistant is Miss Chloe Firby.

Spring Term

Welcome back to the Spring Term, which runs until the Easter holidays.

Our daily phonics and maths lessons will continue, with updates and hints for helping at home uploaded weekly onto Tapestry.

Our first topic is ‘People Who Help Us’. We will be learning all about the occupations of people in our community and when we may need their help. We are hoping for lots of visits from firefighters, nurses, mountain rescue teams, road safety and dentists. We will be visiting the local library, becoming members and meeting the librarians.

In Spring 2 our topic is ‘Growing Great’. We will be reading lots of stories, fiction and non-fiction, about plants. We will be attempting to grow our own plants and conducting experiments to find out what plants need to grow. We will be exploring different fruits and vegetables, finding out where they grow and tasting new foods. We will also be visiting our local garden centre to look at the plants and flowers growing there.

Children will continue to take part in whole school assemblies in the hall. Friday is ‘Good Work Assembly’, in which two children per class are chosen to receive certificates. We will also continue weekly SPLAY (Sport through Play/PE) sessions which are run by Mr Morris, a Sports Development Lead. These are on a Thursday afternoon; children do not need a PE kit yet. Mrs Emmot, a specialist music teacher, will continue to visit on a Thursday afternoon to involve the children in singing, dancing and creative activities. Forest School Activities will resume on a Friday afternoon, we will visit the school field and take part in a range of activities which promote good social and communication skills.

Now that the weather is getting colder, don’t forget that outdoor learning is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and the children will have plenty of opportunities to work in our outdoor area. Children will need to have a pair of wellies in school and wear a good, warm waterproof coat.

Lots of exciting things for our children in this second term! Please remember to check Tapestry for weekly updates. If you have any questions, please see a member of the Reception team.