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Welcome to Reception!
We have two classes, Butterflies and Bumblebees.  We have a lovely shared area to play in right outside our classroom so we spend lots of the day going in and out wherever our play leads us.  We are also lucky enough go to our school woodland at least once a week.  As you can see, there is still lots of time for play in Reception as this is how we learn best.  We also have more focused sessions during the day for phonics, maths and literacy. 
Below you will find a link to the PowerPoint presentation that contains all the information you need as a new starter.  Scroll down to find a link showing what we are learning this term.
Meet The Team
 Play Based Learning
Children learn best when they are fully engaged and motivated and the best way for that to happen is during self chosen play.  Our classrooms and outdoor areas are well resourced with open ended toys, this means the children can use the same item to be any number of things - whatever their imagination needs at the time.  Reception is the time to learn to play together, negotiate with friends and work together on amazing creations.
Term 4
This term we are going to be learning about people who help us. We will be looking closely at different types of books, including traditional stories and information books. In Science we will be finding out about the life-cycle of frogs.
In phonics, children will be continuing to learn letter sounds, and using their sounds to read and write words and phrases. We will be looking closely at our letter formation as we continue in our learning. 
In maths we are learning about numbers 6 to 10 and being able to recognise the numbers in different ways. We are developing our understanding of number and using what we know to add and subtract numbers within 10. We will also  begin to look at our teens numbers.
Please follow the link below to see our full Term 4 overview.
Much of our learning is done in the environment as we play and interact with the world around us.  
 Woodland Area
 “There are lots of exciting ways to work on your handwriting. We have been developing our arm strength outdoors.”
All children in Reception enjoy developing their arm strength by using our woodwork table. They are learning how to safely use tools along with joining materials together.