Welcome

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 2
This term, we are going to be looking at the changes which are happening around us as we head in to Winter. We will also be looking at the Christmas story and learning songs together for our performance at the end of term :). 
In phonics, children will be continuing to learn letter sounds, and using their sounds to read and write simple words. We will also be playing lots of phonics games to help encourage children to start hearing the sounds in words, an essential part of their reading and writing journey. 
 
In maths we are learning about numbers 1 to 5 and being able to recognise the numbers in different ways. We are looking at more and fewer and introducing addition, using our numbers to 5.
Please follow the link below to see our full Term 2 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.”
Woodwork
 
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.