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Reception

Welcome to Our Reception Class

 

Reception Staff

Mrs Stalker - Class Teacher

Mrs Ledson and Miss Croughan – Teaching Assistants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Ms Murray –Teaching Assistant - one to one support

 

We would like to welcome all of our families to St William of York Catholic Primary school we are really looking forward to working with your child over the course of the year!

The children all look very smart in their new uniforms and have settled very quickly into full time school! We have had so much fun during our first few days!

 

General Information

Please ensure that all your child’s belongings (even shoes) are clearly named!

 

Over the course of the year we will hold the following information meetings:

A general information meeting – September 18th 2018

A reading and phonics information evening-October

Termly Parents evenings. If you have any questions or need to pass on any information,

staff will always be available to talk to parents in the mornings and at the end of the school day.

 

Parent’s as partners

Working Together has a positive impact on your child’s learning and development. Every half term we will send home an information sheet that we ask you to complete and return to school. We then use your information to plan experiences that reflect your child’s interests.

 

PE days - will be Wednesday and Friday mornings and all children will require a clearly named PE Kit after October half term.

 

Lending Library - All children will be encouraged to develop a love of stories and books. They will have the opportunity to choose 1 book at a time to share with you at home. Each book must be returned before another one is chosen.

 

Homework – All children will bring home an interactive activity and a homework book every Wednesday starting from October. Homework is to be returned to school on Mondays.

 

Curriculum Information for this term is as follows:

 

Long Term Map 2018-2019

Autumn term 1

 

Autumn term 2

 

Spring term 1

 

Spring term 2

 

Summer term 1

 

Summer term 2

 

Religious Education

(Come and See)

Domestic Church – Family – MYSELF

Baptism/Confirmation Belonging – WELCOME

Advent/Christmas Loving - BIRTHDAY

Local church community - CELEBRATING

Eucharist relating GATHERING

Lent/Easter giving

GROWING

Pentecost serving GOOD NEWS

 

Reconciliation Inter-relating FRIENDS

Universal Church world

OUR WORLD

Possible themes

Myself/My family

Harvest/The Little Red Hen

Superheroes Christmas

Traditional Stories

Winter

Chinese New Year

The Farm

Growing and Changing

Mini-beasts

Where my Wellies take me

 

Dinosaurs

Under the Sea

 

Role Play area

Home Corner – babies enhancements

Santa’s workshop/Christmas Grotto

Castle

Farm Shop

Garden Centre/Shop

Under the Sea Cave

Possible Trips/activities

Visits from new born babies & new mums

Heaven Sent

Fire engine, Police & Nurse visit

Pancake Day

Valentines Day

Farmer Teds /Windmill Farm

Visit from Pony

Rimrose Valley, local shops, garden centre

Blue Planet Aquarium

Memorable experiences

Birthday Party Celebration!

 

Superhero Day!

School Nativity

Panto!

Class Restaurant - Tasting Chinese Food

World Book Day

Caterpillars transformation!

Dinosaur Dig

Dinosaur Egg Hunt!

Class Texts

The Little Red Hen

Hairy McClairy from Donaldson’s Dairy

Owl Babies

Starting school

Paper Dolls

 

 

 

Room on the Broom

The Gruffalo

The Gingerbread Man

There’s a house inside my mummy

Alfie and the Birthday Surprise

When the teddy Bears came

The New Baby

Kipper’s Birthday

Muddy Paws and the Birthday party

Stick Man

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Lanterns and firecrackers (Chinese new year

A little bit of winter

The Gruffalo’s Child

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Goldilocks and the three bears

Little Red Riding Hood

 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

What the lady bird Heard

Rosie’s Walk

Titch

Around the Farm

Mrs Wishy Washy

Dora’s Eggs

Pig in the Pond

Who’s in the shed?

Wake up! Wake up!

Click Clack Moo Cows that type

Barnyard hullaballoo

Mad about minibeasts!

Superworm

The very hungry caterpillar

Yucky worms!

Caterpillar to butterfly (NF)

What the Ladybird Heard

The bad tempered ladybird

The very busy spider

Aaarrrgh Spider!

First fabulous facts – minibeasts (NF)

Dinosaurs Galore

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs

Dinosaurs love underpants

10 terrible dinosaurs

Dinosaur Roar

Big book of big dinosaurs

That’s not my dinosaur

 

 

 

 

 

Area of Learning

Autumn term 1

 

Autumn term 2

 

Spring term 1

 

Spring term 2

 

Summer term 1

 

Summer term 2

 

3 Prime Areas of Learning and Development

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

New beginnings

Classroom routines and rules. Keeping safe at school. Support children in making friends.

Getting on and falling out- how to deal with anger e.g. when someone has taken a toy/not sharing.

Bonfire night safety.

Taking turns – snakes and ladders/ shopping game/ Can we follow the rules?

Feelings – looking at facial expression.

Looking after our friends when things go wrong.

Relationships

Being a Class Family, working as a team to help each other learn.

Changes -Transition to Year 1 – getting ready.

Nursery children to visit, discuss how they could help next year’s new Reception class.

 

 

Physical Development

 

 

 

Managing own personal hygiene, toileting and hand washing. Buttons zips and shoes.

Pencil control: following patterns. Simple cutting patterns. Funky Fingers Activities

Parachute and circle games

Pencil control: simple patterns and letter formations (with focus on s, a, t, p, i, n) air writing/magic pencil.

Riding a bike

Pencil control: Letter formations (focus on letter formation – i,j,l,t and b,h,k) and phonemes from Phase 2.

Hula hooping/throwing and catching.

Pencil control: Letter formations (focus on letter formation– c,a,d,o,g,q) and phonemes from Phase 3.

Sports day practise

Pencil control: Letter formation (focus on letter formation -

n,m,p,r and u,v,w,y) and phonemes from Phase 4.

Healthy eating

Sports day

Safety in the sun

Pencil control: Letter formation (focus on letter formation – f,s,e,z,x) and phonemes from Phase 4.

 

Communication and Language

Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activities.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of the listeners’ needs.

 

Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play. Two-channelled attention-can children listen and do for short span.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Extends vocab. Especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Children listen attentively in range of situations.

They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in responses to stories or events.

Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations.

They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with

relevant comments, questions or actions.

They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

                           

 

 

Area of Learning

Autumn term 1

5.09.16 – 24.10.16

7 Weeks

Autumn term 2

31.10.16 – 21.12.16

7 Weeks

Spring term 1

04.01.17 – 10.02.17

6 Weeks

Spring term 2

20.02.17 – 31.03.17

6 Weeks

Summer term 1

18.04.17 – 25.05.17

6 Weeks

Summer term 2

05.06.17 – 20.07.16

7 Weeks

4 Specific Areas of Learning and Development

Literacy

Recognising own name

Copying own name

Rhyming words and stories – learning to continue a rhyming string

Telling stories through pictures.

Introduce scheme books and ORT characters

Copy own name

Difference between fiction and non-fiction

Sequencing pictures from familiar stories

Christmas cards, letters to Santa, lists.

Individual readers

Write first name and simple words.

Card writing – Valentine’s day

Non-fiction: look at a contents/ index page.

Individual readers

Write a simple caption or sentence. Use non-fiction books to find answers to our questions

Make a class non-fiction book. Writing labels.

Individual readers

Reordering fairy stories

Story mapping, Storyboards writing simple sentences.

Wanted/missing posters

Instructional writing.

Writing labels and captions.

Group reading

Write simple facts about mini-beasts, descriptions.

Story sequencing, simple and complex sentences.

My favourite memory of Reception.

Group reading

Mathematics

Baselines

Numbers: counting and recognition

 

Shape, Space and Measures: 2D Shapes. Money

Numbers: Addition and Subtraction

Numbers: Counting and recognition.

Shape, space and measures: size, weight and capacity

Numbers: addition and subtraction

Shape, space and measures:3D shapes

Time

Numbers: counting and recognition, addition and subtraction

Doubling, halving and sharing

Shape, space and measures: position and distance

Consolidation/assessments

Understanding the World

ICT -Introduction to computers – logging on and

using simple games on cbeebies. Making bread.

When I was a baby, memories . .

ICT – firework pictures

Learning about Diwali – festival of lights.

Christmas customs/family.

ICT – using the keyboard, space bar. Opposites – hot/cold, old/new, night day.

Signs of Spring.

ICT – using a CD player

Learning all about Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday

Cold weather/Winter.

Eggs/chicks

Growth, parts of a plant.

Finding out about how we have grown and changed.

Mini-beast hunting.

Recognising insects,

Life cycle of Caterpillars

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Picasso - Self portrait

“Every child is an artist”

Music – finding a voice (learn lots of new songs/sing with confidence)

Painting/modelling.

 

Firework pictures

leaf art/Autumn and

Christmas crafts

Music – learn firework songs and poems and Christmas songs and rhymes.

Music – Learn about rhythm and pulse in songs.

Chinese lanterns/writing

Singing songs linked

to traditional stories. Painting characters.

Mother’s day cards, Music – exploring instruments how many sounds can one instrument make and louder/quieter/fast/slow

Dance Let’s Move in the hall, responding to music through dance/drama.

 

Colour mixing

Music - Using ICT to make music.

2D/3D bug art

Spoon bugs with clay.

from stories.

Matisse - collage

Father’s day cards. Music – making up compositions.

Model dinosaurs.

Working with clay.

 

 

Firework pictures

leaf art/Autumn and

Christmas crafts

Music – learn firework songs and poems and Christmas songs and rhymes.

Dance Let’s Move in the hall, responding to music through dance/drama.

Music – Learn about rhythm and pulse in songs.

Chinese lanterns/writing.

Mother’s day cards, Music – exploring instruments how many sounds can one instrument make and louder/quieter/fast/slow

Model dinosaurs.

Colour mixing

Music - Using ICT to make music.

Singing songs linked to traditional stories. Painting characters from stories.

Matisse - collage

2D/3D bug art

Spoon bugs with clay.

Father’s day cards. Music – making up compositions.

Ice cream crafts.

Lighthouse models.

Working with clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help your child to learn their letter sounds.

If you go on to You Tube- Ruth Miskin phonics training, there is a link to help with saying the sounds.

Your child will be able to teach you! Have fun!

E. Lawson

Journey in Love

Receptions Musical Medley

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Exploring percussion instruments this afternoon, creating high and low sounds and following instructions from the conductor. I think we’re nearly ready for the philharmonic hall 😉

Using our light box, Reception class have been checking for germs and washing our hands

Reception class making 2D shapes with string

Reception Class, Harvest Assembly

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