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Reception

 

 

WELCOME to Reception

 

Welcome to Reception Class at St Joseph’s. Our Reception Class Teacher is Mrs Heydon and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Paxton and Mrs Morton.

 

Our Class Saint is St Joseph. We learn that St Joseph was hard-working, patient, protective, faithful and loving.

 

 

KEY DAYS 

 

Reception Class have PE on Wednesday mornings and their Forest School session on Thursday afternoons.

 

Reading with your child as often as you possibly can is the best way to support your child’s learning.

 

Reception children participate in POWer Projects homework during the Spring and Summer Terms. We will send home topic-related ideas of projects to be completed with your child, to be handed in at the end of each half term. Choose 1 or more projects over the period of the topic. 

In addition to this, during the Spring and Summer terms, the teacher will send home weekly news about what we have been learning in class and ideas of how you can support this at home. This may be via a note home or Tapestry. These will not be activities that you need to ‘prove’ that you have done at home, although if you would like to send in anything that your child is proud of, we are always very happy to share it with the class. Likewise, we love to see photos and videos that you have uploaded onto Tapestry, our online learning journal.

 

Reception at St Joseph’s takes each unique child and nurtures every aspect of their learning and development through the provision of an enabling environment and positive relationships. We work closely as a team, using each of our strengths to get the best outcomes for each child and ensure they are given every opportunity to reach their potential. We use our knowledge of the Characteristics of Effective Learning to foster positive attitudes to learning and school life which will carry the children throughout their school journey. Our aim is always to work closely with parents to benefit each child and ensure that all adults are working as a team with the children’s best interests at the heart of everything they do.

 

TOPIC OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR 

 

Reception Class run a two year topic cycle but we also weave the children’s interests into the planning along with important events and celebrations nationally and internationally.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

2019-2020

Nursery Rhymes

 

Rhymes about food such as Five Currant Buns and Jelly on a Plate.

Celebrations/ Food & Festivals

 

World-wide festivals such as Diwali, Bonfire Night and of course Christmas.

How can we be kind?

 

Using the beautiful story of The Smartest Giant in Town, we explore kindness in its many forms.

Animals in Traditional Tales

Through our story of The Three Little Pigs we explore rules, forgiveness and look at different materials and their properties.

 

Traditional Tales

 

We continue the ‘Wolf’ theme, looking at Little Red Riding Hood and information about wolves and their habitat.

Minibeasts

 

 

Our final topic of the summer looks at all things creepy crawly, finding out facts about lifecycles.

Year 2

2020-2021

All about Me

 

 

We find out all about our new children and their families.

Hot and Cold

‘Our senses’

 

As the seasons change, we explore the weather, clothing, freezing and melting.

Space

 

 

Our story of The Three Little Aliens and the Bid Bad Robot helps us to explore the planets and space travel.

Superheroes

 

 

If you could be a superhero what would your superpower be? 

Dinosaurs

 

 

Information books and the internet are used to explore all things dino.

Holidays and travel

 

Mr Gumpy’s Outing takes us on a journey on a boat but if you could go anywhere, where would you go and how would you get there?

 

 

                                                                                

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