Welcome to Reception's class page!
Keep checking our page to find out what we are learning in Reception! The children have loved our recent Talk for Writing texts.
Meet the Team!
Miss O'Hara - Teacher/ Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Greenwood - Teacher
Mrs Doyle - Teaching Assistant
Miss Hamlett - Teacher
Mrs Fagan - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Kassam - Teaching Assistant
Our trip to Stockley Farm-Wednesday 9th May
Reception pupils were treated to a trip to Stockley Farm last week. What a wonderful time we had! Activities included feeding baby goats (Miss Hamlett's favourite one!), cuddling lambs, meeting the pigs, handling the rats, a tractor ride and much more. Miss Doyle even found a new friend-Gladys the super friendly pig!
The staff at Stockley farm looked after us wonderfully and we learnt lots of things about animals that we didn't know before. We could see that the farmers at Stockley Farm weren't like the lazy farmer in our new talk for writing book Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell.
Thanks to all the parent helpers for coming along too! Here are some photos of what we got up to!
Summer Term updates
We loved learning about the ENORMOUS TURNIP! Our children did the most amazing writing! Miss Hamlett's class wrote a class story about a Crown and Miss O'Hara/Mrs Greenwood's class wrote the story of The Teeny Tomato! Then the children wrote their very own independent stories. You can see them on the walls next to the door when you come into Reception.
Mrs Greenwood's poorly foot is getting better! Hurrah:) Fingers crossed she will be back with us the last week of this half term. In the meantime, we are lucky to have Mrs Hurst teaching in RGO at the end of the week. She fits right in!
Our children are now well into their Talk for Writing work. We have been soooooo impressed at how they can remember the stories we have learnt so far. Ask your child to tell you the story we are learning at the moment 'Where the Wild Things are', by Maurice Sendak. They can retell the whole story without the book and have been using story spoons, small world equipment and lots of other resources to create their own imaginary 'wild worlds'!
Have a look at some of the photos of what we have been up to!
Our Talk for Writing Journey
At the beginning of our time in Reception, we read the book The Little Red Hen. We learned lots of things about hens and we even visited our school chickens. During the visits we collected our very own eggs! Mr Campbell was able to show the chickens to all of the children and answer questions about them - thank you, Mr Campbell! We used the eggs to do some baking and then we ate them all up!
The second text we looked at was The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We really enjoyed our Tiger who to came to tea project! The children have learned to change the story and we had ghosts who came to tea, pirates who came for breakfast and all sorts of other imaginative stories that the children have made up! We had an amazing time celebrating the end of our topic with a children and parents tea party on Friday 3rd November.
We also loved The Gruffalo. Lots of our children already had prior knowledge of the book! We were able to change the story and we went on a couple of hunts through Forest School! After the Gruffalo, we looked at Whatever Next! This got us asking some incredible questions about space and gravity - we even watched a live link to the space station and we saw Earth!
Look at Finley's amazing retell of Little Rabbit Foo Foo. Mrs Murray was very impressed with it and even gave Finley a Head Teacher's Award sticker!
What does your child need to bring to school?
Please ensure your child brings a book bag every day to school. Currently, books are changed EVERY Monday. If your child is memorising the reading book, try writing down the words from the book in a different order and encourage your child to sound out the word.
Mondays are also the days that we do P.E. Please bring your child's P.E kit into school so they are ready for the lesson. P.E kits consist of a red t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
We all know what the weather is like in Manchester so please ensure that your child always has their coat and wellies in school.
Sometimes children will have accidents, including getting muddy and wet, for this reason we ask that children have a spare set of clothes in school.
All items of clothing, shoes, P.E kits, book bags and lunch boxes should be labelled with your child's name.