Welcome to Reception
Our First Day at School September 2012
In the Reception classroom you will meet Miss Murphy (class teacher), and we are very lucky to welcome
Mrs Witts (TA) into our classroom this term.
You will also meet Billy Bear and Millie Bear-if you are lucky you might get to take them home for a weekend.
Reception class enjoy a wide range of learning activities each day - be sure to check back here for photos!
Most days start with a guided reading session, followed by Maths, then we have time to learn through
play and exploration, before our Phonics lesson, where we learn the letter sounds that will help us read
and write. After that we do some exciting work on our topic, and that's all before lunch! After lunch
we do WriteDance to help our writing skills, then we continue to learn independently through play before
story and song time. Our days are filled with learning but in a playful, exciting way - we explore,
discover, experiment, investigate and communicate - and still find time to celebrate special religious
and cultural festivals, get fit in PE, respond to the children' interests, needs and what is happening
in the world around them!
This half term our topic will be 'DESTINATION: OUTER SPACE'. We will find out what it's like to go to space,
we will play in our very own space capsule in class, we will eat space food, we will write our own fantasy story about
an imaginary planet, and fingers crossed we will visit a planetarium in Liverpool!