Welcome

Welcome to Reception!
We have two classes, Butterflies and Bumblebees.  We both have lovely areas 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
The children are making great progress with their phonics and most are now secure with the single letter sounds and are learning to read and write "Special friends" where two letters make one sound such as sh, ch and th.  We will also be learning to blend the sounds into words.  We follow the Read, Write Inc phonics programme. 
 
In maths we are learning about numbers 11 to 20 talking about these numbers as "One full ten and some of the next ten".   We will also be looking at odd and even numbers, sharing amounts and 3D shape. 
 
Much of our learning is done in the environment as we play and interact with the world around us.  Click on the link below to see more details about what we are learning this term.
 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.