Class Teacher - Miss Wilkes
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Goodier
Star of the Week
Reception start at 8.45am and finish at 2.45pm.
In Reception your child will complete their final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. There are three prime areas of learning:
and four specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
Autumn Term - 1st Half
This half term our topic is 'Characters'. So far we have looked at the story 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes where the children talked about the different characters and used our story chair during a 'hot-seating' activity to imagine that they were the different characters from the story.
Next we looked at 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We looked at the characters in this story and focused on a different one each week. We talked about good and bad characters and enjoyed taking part in some more 'hot-seating'. The children helped to create a story map for Each Peach Pear Plum and could use this to retell the story to each other.
We are currently looking at 'The Enormous Turnip' and will be linking this in to our phonics and also looking at keeping healthy. The children will be having a go at changing some of the details in the story to create their own versions.
Some useful links:
Below is a short video which will help you and your child with the correct articulation of phonemes:
This PowerPoint presentation shows children how lowercase letters of the alphabet should be formed in the precursive way:
Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it. This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!
Topmarks website has some great maths games for children. Click below to try some out ...
Click on the picture below to have a go at labelling the different parts of the body: