Our topic this term is 3,2,1... Blast Off!
And what better way to 'launch' this topic than with a visit from the Explorer Dome team! A virtual visit that is. Through the magic of Zoom, Ben and Josh delivered a fantastic online tour of the cosmos, taking in nebulae, constellations, planets and moons.
We all had a great time and we were so impressed with the brilliant questions that our children asked. They clearly know lots about Space already, so we look forward to continuing our space adventures together this term.
The past few weeks have been fantastic fun as our dinosaur topic came to a close and we entered into the Christmas spirit. We have learned about the story of the nativity and made Christmas decorations and our very own calendars which will be taken home for parents and carers to see very soon.
Looking forward to Term 3, our next exciting topic is SPACE! We are delighted to be receiving a visit from Explorer Dome early in Term 3 to help launch (no pun intended) us on our way to be space explorers!
Please find our curriculum map below for more information on what we will be covering next term.
Have a fantastic Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021!
Term 2 has started with a ROAR! We had a surprise visitor to our playground, who came out of a giant egg and left some footprints! The children were really excited and it was great to hear their ideas about who or what had come to visit.
The visitor also left us some tiny eggs which the children hatched themselves. We watched how the eggs changed, then together thought about some exciting describing words to best describe our eggs. Then we drew a picture of our hatched eggs and wrote about them.
What a fantastic way to start our term. I wonder what else we will discover in Term 2?
Our Reception children have had a truly fantastic first term.
They have not ceased to amaze us with their kindness, willingness to learn, amazing facts, super number knowledge and brilliant tidying up skills.
We have had great fun learning and sharing facts about ourselves and our bodies, talking about how we can be good friends, learning our new phonic sounds and investigating numbers with the help of numberblocks.
It has been great to welcome Mr Etheridge to the team and the children in Pop Class have been extremely welcoming.
We are sad to say goodbye to Mrs Perryer as she heads off on maternity leave at the end of this term, however we would all like to wish her the best of luck and we can't wait to meet her new arrival! We hope that Mrs Perryer can find some time for some well-deserved rest before baby arrives.
The Reception team would like to wish you all a happy half term and we are already excited about our plans for Term 2 - wait, what's that? Can I hear a ROAR?
Term 2 Curriculum Map
Term 2 Timetable
Words to Learn & Sounds Taught in Term 2
Welcome to the new Reception page!
We will be updating one page for both classes from now on. This page will include details about our termly timetable, our curriculum map and some highlights of our learning over the term.
The useful links can still be found if you scroll to the bottom of the page.
Term 1 Curriculum Map
Term 1 Timetable
Words to Learn & Sounds Taught in Term 1
Another super week of learning in Reception this week!
We have been thinking about what makes a good friend and how we can be kind to each other.
In Literacy, we read the story Something Else and wrote him a letter together to make him feel better. The children made him cards and toys in their play to add to our big envelope - what good friends you all are!
In Maths, we looked at making 'another one'. In our episode, Number One was all alone and struggled to play tennis. Luckily, he made another one and had a friend to play with. Reception were so good at using the stem sentence - "one and another one makes two".
It was also Clean Air Day this week! Can you tell your grown up all about your pledge to help keep our air clean?
We cannot wait to welcome all 30 children in to each class next week!
Please click here for a helpful document which advises what to expect and when with your children's development.
BBC Bitesize have created some wonderful resources to help support your little ones get ready for starting school. Please click on the link below to have a look:
The below are links to useful and fun websites and games to further support your child's learning at home.
The below website supports with some ideas to help promote early language development at home.
Below are some useful documents with Top Tips for Talking!
For information on how Cathedral Primary School uses Seesaw, please click here.