Ms Sarah Jarrett - Reception Teacher
Ms Laura Swinhoe - Reception Teacher
Mrs Catherine Knowlson - Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Janine Sweet - Learning Support Assistant
Welcome to Reception!
We have two teachers in Reception this year, Mrs Jarrett will be in class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Miss Swinhoe will be in class on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Ms Knowlson, our teaching partner, will be with us every day, alongside Ms Sweet every morning and Mrs Ryan every afternoon.
We are looking forward to an exciting year and if you have any queries or concerns, please come and speak to one of us (the end of the day is usually best).
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We have had a great start to the term. We are really enjoying our topic of ‘traditional tales’. We have been reading the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and have painted our own gingerbread men, written about what we think the gingerbread man might say and we shared the story for our grown-ups at whole school worship. We also made our own boats to help the gingerbread man cross the river safely. In maths we have been learning how to use money to buy items from a shop as well as learning how to tell the time. We enjoyed a joint music lesson with year 4 where we all sang ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ and made up our own actions.
Have a look at these pictures to see everything that we have been up to.
We had a great time learning about healthy eating and how our bodies work. We celebrated world book day and enjoyed finding out about Easter.
Take a look at the pictures of all the fun things that we did.
We have had a busy term and in week 4 we had Science Week.
In Science week we looked at our senses and explored all the amazing things we can do with each of them. We read non-fiction books about our senses and found out some interesting facts.
We went in small groups on a ‘Sound Walk’ up Catherine Street and we recorded all the sounds we could hear (for example: birds and cars).
We played with torches in the dark and made shadows.
Look at these pictures of us smelling, tasting and feeling things. There were some we thought were really nice but there were some we didn’t like at all!
During this busy week preparing for the nativity play, we have followed on from ‘Stick Man’ and have been using our imagination to change a stick into something else. Everyone was very busy and there was a lovely range of ideas.
Can you see a magic wand? A bow and arrow? A boat? A flag? A microphone? A rocket?
What wonderful imaginations the Reception children have!
At the beginning of Term 2, we presented our brilliant class assembly to the rest of the school and to some of our grownups. The children did a brilliant job at speaking up in front of over 200 people, we were really proud of them! They showed our learning from the first few weeks of term with their ‘Dear Zoo’ recital, their animal headdresses as well as the counting and animal songs.
In Term 2, we are using stories that we enjoy to focus our learning. We are looking at Stickman for the next few weeks. We have made our own stick families and we have labelled the stick family from the story. We have painted with sticks and played with sticks outside. What a lot of sticks!
Term 1 saw the children settling into school really well, they are beginning to make some lovely friendships.