Welcome to Reception Class website page.
Our Lady's School is a caring family, where, with Jesus in our hearts, we value everyone and encourage them to be the best that they can be.
We will use this page to share information and celebrate what is going on in class. We hope you enjoy using it.
Information about the class.
In the mornings, Mrs Waddington will teach the class and Mrs Burrows will teach in the afternoons. Miss Gandera is our teaching assistant.
We are always happy to answer any questions or discuss concerns. We value our partnerships with parents and so if you would like to get in touch please either speak to us at drop off or pick up times or call the school office.
On our PE day, which is Friday, we are asking you to come into school dressed in your P.E. kit. We want to make full use of our outdoor space and so a coat should always be brought into school.
Our Reading books are changed every Friday and follow the OUP Phonetically decodable and Phonics Book Club reading scheme . At the beginning of the year children are given books with no words. This is to develop an understanding of books and to give opportunities to share other books and stories with the children. However we encourage children to bring their book-bags every day as we have lots of helpers who like to listen to children read.
We aim to create a curriculum that responds to our children's needs and interests, and so at times in the year we may move away from our set curriculum plan for the year. We aim to plan based on interests, relevant events and gaps in learning.
This term we will be learning about many celebrations that we and others celebrate. We have herd the story of Guy Fawkes and recorded how people celebrate the 5th of November. We have learnt about another celebration called Diwali and talked about how the celebrations are the same and different. We enjoyed a celebration together, a traditional birthday party for our friend Anna. We played party games, gave cards, enjoyed party food and enjoyed a visit from a magician. We have enjoyed talking about our shared experience. We will then move on to learn about why and how people celebrate Christmas.
Our first term together has been 'All about me'. We have found out about the similarities and differences between us and our classmates. We have considered how we have changed over time. We have shared information about us, such as favourite toys, how old we are and who is in our family. We have listed what we are good at and made a medal for ourselves. We have created self portraits and now feel that we know each other. We have learnt our teachers names and have become familiar with our new school expectations. We look forward to being good friends and being good learners in our class.
Don’t forget about the many websites and games that we use in school such as;
www.cbeebies.co.uk Shows, puzzles, colouring eg Number Blocks.
www.topmarks.co.uk This has a lot of our favourite maths games – shape monster, helicopter rescue, counting games and many more.
www.twinkl.com then search for phase 3 interactive phonic games this will let you choose to play different phonics games.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk if you are struggling to login for free the buried treasure game is always free! Click on phase 3 and practise with all the different sounds.
For information about what we will be learning please see Key information...Curriculum.