In Reception, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning during the day.
Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in newly taught skills. We are then encouraged to use these skills in our free play to extend and consolidate our learning.
Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities we need to complete independently. They support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical development. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as in our writing books, ‘Our Learning Journey’ scrap book and ‘Seesaw’.
Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.
The Reception team is
- R Hepworth – Mrs Wise, Mrs Summers and Miss Love
- R Van Gogh – Miss Valentine and Mrs Quinn
- R Kandinsky – Mrs Coleman, Mrs Spina and Mrs Dempsey
We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Miss Gill.
Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.
Please make sure that you bring your library book to school each Friday to be changed.
Diwali & Bonfire Night
- Published: Sunday, 12 November 2023 22:14
- Written by Reception Class
This week the children have had a rather creative and colourful week as they have learnt about the Hindu Festival of Diwali. They listened the story of Rama and Sita and learnt how the festival is celebrated today. The role play area was a hive of activity as the children tried on traditional dress and prepared for the celebrations making Diwali cards and decorating the home. In the creative area some children designed their own Mehndi patterns and used shapes to build Rangoli patterns.
In our atelier the children made some stunning Rangoli patterns using the loose parts and manipulated the dough to make Diva lamps and more Rangoli and Mehndi patterns.
We have also been learning about the history of Bonfire Night and why it is celebrated today. The children brought this learning to life through drama taking on the role of King James I, Guy Fawkes and the soldiers. We studied the artwork of artist Jackson Pollack and were inspired to create our own artwork in this style using marbles, paint and movement. In the outdoor area there was lots of dancing with handmade ribbon sparklers and colour mixing in the puddles!
What a wonderfully creative week we have had!
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