Welcome to Reception
We are always busy in Reception and every day is different! We love learning through play and enjoy exploring the world around us!
Our topic this half term is Winter Wonderland, we are thinking about Winter in Britain and talking about animals that hibernate and migrate. We are then going to learn about how and why people celebrate Chinese New Year. We will then move on to learn all about cold places in the world, and about the people and animals that live there. We will also be using simple maps and looking at using a globe.
This term in Reception we are enjoying these books:
Getting to know us
The Reception Team includes Mrs Dickinson (Class Teacher)
Mrs Ford (Teaching Assistant- Monday and Tuesday)
Mrs Bainbridge ( HLTA -Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Mr Graham (Sports Coach- Friday afternoon)
Mrs Hardy (Supply TA Tuesday and Friday)
Play is the cornerstone of our Foundation Stage curriculum. Through supervised play, children are encouraged to explore, develop, imagine and investigate their surroundings in order to start to understand the world around them. Practical experiences are incredibly valuable and appropriate at this stage of learning. Play provides important opportunities for learning in many ways; observation, exploration, discovery, and communication. These opportunities are developed through both indoor and outdoor activities.
We are passionate about developing the children’s love of books and stories so we do place an emphasis on the children developing a positive relationship with literature. Our maths and literacy lessons blend fun, engaging games with focused activities, providing the children with a firm basis of understanding on which to build their later knowledge. We have regular phonics sessions which follow the Read Write Inc scheme. We aim to hear the children read individually as the combination of these activities is the key to ensuring that children learn to read quickly and with confidence.
Teaching in Reception is an absolute pleasure, laying the building blocks for a smooth transition into Year 1 and it is a joy to watch our young children develop into happy, confident children who feel set to succeed on their journey through school.
PE days are Monday morning this will be taught by external sports coaches and
Wednesday afternoon we will have cricket coaches.
Friday afternoon will be taught by Mr Graham.
Forest school is a Tuesday afternoon.
Please click here to see the Early Years Curriculum Overview for the teaching in Reception Class.
Please click here to view the latest Reception Class Newsletters
Photos of all the fun in Reception:
Websites we use in Reception
Phonics & Reading
At Witton Gilbert School, we use Class dojo to communicate class messages and celebrate successes with families and carers. In the event of remote learning being needed, work is shared through this service.
Thank you for visiting!
If any parents have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Dickinson at drop off or pick up times or via Class dojo.