Welcome to Reception (RSJ)
Hello and welcome to Reception from Miss Sutton and Mrs Jardine!
We hope that you have all had a lovely half term and are ready to come back to school. We cannot believe that we have already been in school for a whole half term.
We have lots to look forward to.
Our topic this half term is 'Winter Wonderland'.
The children will be learning all about the season of Winter. They will looking at changes in temperatures, freezing and melting, winter animals, hibernation and cold countries.
In Literacy, during our 'Winter Wonderland' topic we will be exploring a variety of fiction books; One Snowy Night, The Christmasaurus, The Jolly Christmas Postman, The Night Before Christmas, The Snowman and lots more. We will also be exploring some non-fiction books about weather and animals. We will continue to look at the structure of stories, settings, characters and put our phonics skills into good use by spotting sounds and learning how to segment and blend simple words. Now that the children are becoming good at spotting sounds and forming some letters we might have a go at writing some sentences about the stories or even a letter to Santa!
In Mathematics, this half term we will continue to look at 2d and 3d shapes. We will be describing them and talking about their properties. We will also be learning about money. Lastly, we will focus on simple addition and subtraction. Any extra that you can do at home with your child/children would be great. Even looking at coins and adding when you are out and about in the village.
In PE, we will continue to focus on how to use our space safely and looking at different ways of travelling. We will also be focusing on our ball skills by learning how to roll, throw and catch.
As always, we will continue to have circle time activities where we will focus on our speaking and listening skills. We are modelling how to talk in full sentences and use tenses.
We always have a cheeky, little visitor near Christmas that joins our class so once we get to December you might hear about him!
As Christmas is getting closer, we will begin to practise our Christmas play and songs. The children will be given a roll and may even have a few words they might need to learn at home too.
All the important information about our day at school is at the bottom of this page.
We observed the children to see what they were playing with and what they were interested in. We then gave them three choices to vote for; Under the Sea, Stories and Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland won with 34 votes!
You can find our topic webs at the bottom of the page to find out more.