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Welcome to Reception!

Our EYFS curriculum is structured in a way that nurtures each child’s personal learning journey. We have 6 key questions throughout the school year that are designed to stimulate curiosity and the love of learning. Starting small we develop our sense of self, get to know the local environment and community, before moving on to the wider world and how we look after it. We give our children real life experiences linked to our topics, as well as opportunities to develop and consolidate their learning in different ways.  

Our curriculum has been designed specifically for our children’s needs, it is ambitious and meaningful and builds on children’s previous knowledge and experiences. It links to our whole school key drivers; growth, diversity and possibility.  

Our Key Adults

In Reception we have 3 classes! Our 3 classes are Ruby, Crimson and Scarlet. All classes throughout school are named after colours in the rainbow and Reception's colour is red!

 Ruby Class Teacher: Mrs McWilliam 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ratour (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Cairns (Wednesday-Friday)

Crimson Class Teacher: Mrs Coulson

Teaching Assistants: Miss Hussain and Mrs Hollins

Scarlet Class Teacher: Miss Sharpe

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wraith  

Autumn 1- What makes me special?

In the first half term we have all been focusing on becoming familiar with our new school rules and routines, as well as feeling happy, safe and confident in our new environment. 

We have been getting to know each other through finding out about our likes and dislikes, our families and how we all celebrate!

One of our real life experiences was a dance workshop linked to diversity- this supported our prior learning of how we are all unique and have different interests. We learnt Salsa steps, a Highland Fling and Ballet! 

We also made Diwa pots to celebrate Diwali!

Autumn 2- Who lives in the woods?

We are really lucky to have a woodland area within our school grounds and therefore we have been learning about what animals live in the woods, as well as reading some of our favourite stories that are set in the woods! 

We have been practising speaking in full sentences, reading non ficiton books and giving meaning to the marks that we draw and make. 

We have learnt the following sounds in Phonics:

- s,a, t, p

- i, n, m, d 

- g, o, c, k

- ck, e, u, r

- h, b, l, f

- ff, ll, ss 

We visited Nell Bank Outdoor Activity Centre where we participated in a range of activities linked to the book the Gruffalo!

Spring 1- What is your super power?

In Spring 1 we will be learning about fiction and non-ficition super heroes! We have noticed that lots of children are interested in super heroes and enjoy taking part imaginative play based around super heroes! Therefore we will be reading popular ficiton stories such as Supertato, Super Kid and Super Worm! 

We will also be learning about 'real life superheroes' and the jobs that they do- Police, Doctors and Nurses, Fire Fighters and Guide Dogs. As part of our real life experiences for this half term we will be inviting Guide Dogs, the Police and Doctors and Nurses into school to talk to the children about their jobs and show them some of the equipment that they use. 

We will be learning to write short captions, contining to learn and use new vocabulary and practising our handwriting skills. 

Phonics sounds:

- j, v, w,  x

-y, z, qu

- sh, ch, th, ng 

- ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (short sound), oo (long sound)

-  ar, or, ur,  ow, oi 

- ear, air, ure and ur 

EYFS Documents

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