Welcome to our Reception Class Homepage!
In Reception we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which is divided into 7 areas of learning:
Communication and Language (CL)
Mathematics (previously PSRN)
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (PSED)
Physical Development (PD)
Expressive Arts (EA)
Understanding the World (UW)
All 7 areas of development are inter-connected. In Reception, we learn through a range of teacher directed and self initiated activities which take place both inside and outside our classroom. We focus on creating positive relationships where children feel supported and nurtured and can become confident, independent learners.
Three of these areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Physical Development and
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
We're off on a journey ...
Where will we go? What will we see? How will we get there?
Over the next few weeks we will be planning our learning around making journeys, both real and imaginary!
We all went to Crewe on the train from Alsager. It was very exciting and we had a fabulous time!
The train we went on looked just like this one! It had lots of carriages.
When we got to Crewe we looked around the station and we met some fantastic people who worked on the trains and at the station and who could answer all of our questions.
The train we travelled back on was travelling to Euston Station. We know that London is really far away!
Back at school we have been doing lots of role-play about our train ride and we have made a fantastic class book. Lots of us would like to drive a real train when we are older!
We have just been on another journey!
We went to Tatton Park to find out
where Cinderella and Prince Charming lived. When we arrived we were told that
they had gone to London to buy things for a special anniversary ball.
We met the Queen and Fairy Godmother.
We listened to the story of how Cinderella and Prince Charming met. We looked around the kitchens and
cellar where Cinderella used to work.
We saw the Royal Library,
it had over 8000 books! We also saw the dining room with its magnificent chandelier. We sat on the settees in the library and looked at all the
wonderful things. While we were looking round we
noticed lots of pairs of things and lots of mirrors. We tried to spot any
symmetry. Finally we put on our crowns and danced a
special waltz in the Great Hall, just like at a real ball!
When we got back to school we received an invitation from Cinderella and Prince Charming to join them at a Royal Ball later that week.
We wore special party clothes and our crowns and were formally presented to Prince Charming and Cinderella. After lots of bowing and curtseying we all waltzed together. Then Prince Charming told us the story of how he and Cinderella met. After our story we enjoyed a special royal banquet and entertained each other with songs, jokes and dancing.
What a busy week!
How to help at home
We enjoy using the computer to help us with our learning.
There are lots of games to try here.
Make a shape picture
Practice the words on your keyring.
Do some of the suggested activities in your Read Write Inc homework folder.
Share a story together as often as you can.
Play a game, especially one like 'Snakes and Ladders' which involves counting and taking turns.
Practice using scissors and cutting out shapes or different lines such as curved or zigzag.
Use tweezers to pick up and sort objects such as buttons or raisins.
Use old paintbrushes and water in buckets to 'paint' outside on brick walls/drives/patios.
Using 'Play-Doh', blue-tack or even a ball of uncooked pastry practice rolling out with a rolling pin, squeezing, stretching or rolling into a ball. Add some music and you've got your own 'Dough Disco!'
There are so many websites but a couple we recommend are:
We aim to do as much outdoor PE as possible so could you please ensure your child also has a pair of suitable pumps or trainers in their bag. We have a session in the hall on Monday or Tuesday when the children will get changed into their kit.
Please, please name EVERYTHING!
You need to have a named water bottle in school every day filled with fresh water. (Juice is ok as a lunchtime drink.)
All children in Reception are offered free milk and fruit each day.
If you wish to send in a snack for morning play please ensure it is a healthy snack and one that your child can eat in 15 minutes!
Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is! If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note! Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
What to bring each day
• A waterproof coat.
• Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
• Spare underwear socks/tights etc.
• Snack/lunchbox/snack money in a named purse as appropriate.
(Dinner money in a named envelope should be sent in on a Monday)
• Reading bag with school planner inside.
• Water bottle.
• PE kit – on a Monday after a holiday or after it’s been sent home.
• A smile!
Mrs Rogers and Mrs Newbould