Welcome to Reception. The teacher in our class is Miss Thomas and our teaching assistant is Miss Knight. Mrs Everitt also works in our class on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and Miss Blake, a teaching student, is working with us until Easter.
In our class we learn through play based activities that are planned around our interests. We take part in child-initiated activities as well as adult led activities.
After Christmas we created our first 3D mind map in groups, which Miss Thomas has used to plan subsequent lessons and fun activities around the theme of 'Winter'. We were very interested in learning about snow and had a fantastic time exploring real snow during the recent cold snap! We are currently in the process of creating 3D mind maps around the theme of 'Spring', where many of us have so far been interested in learning about frogs and butterflies.
On Fridays we take part in P.E lessons where we learn to move in different ways, follow instructions and use our own space and equipment safely and effectively. This term we are also taking part in swimming lessons with swimming instructors at the local leisure centre. On Wednesdays we spend time with Mr Buxton-Dean in our outdoor learning environment. This is called 'Welly Wednesday'. On Thursdays we take turns to be 'Special Person' of the week where we share treasured items from home with the rest of the class. Finally, on Fridays we bring in different fruits and vegetables for us all to taste during ' Fruity Friday'. We also bring in something special from home that we share and talk about during 'Show and Tell'.
Please keep an eye on our class page where we will regularly update photographs and information about what we have been learning in school!