Reception Class Staffing
The staff in the reception class are Mrs Statham, Mrs Clarke, Miss Wallace
Our class saint is Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.
This special feast day is celebrated on Monday 18th November
'Izzy' our class Saint is Saint Elizabeth. Each week a child will be chosen to bring home 'Izzy the Bear' to spend a weekend with you. Please write in the diary what adventures you have been up to. You can even share some photos if you wish. The diary will then be shared with the rest of the class on Friday.
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Reception class topic for Spring 2 is 'Superheros'
Reception class topic for Spring 1 is 'Winter'
Our main focus in Autumn 2 is 'celebrations'
Our topic this Autumn 1 half term is ‘Space'
Please view separate curriculum information sheet for more details on Reception class topics for each half term.
Our class text for Spring 2 is Supertato, Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
& Kitchen Disco, Clare Foges & Al Murphy
Our class text for Spring 1 is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Our class text for Autumn 2 is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Our class texts for Autumn 1 are Aliens love underpants Claire Freedman &
Whatever Next by Jill Murphy
Reception Class Focus
Our class focus for Spring 2 term
'To write a simple sentence independently'
Please encourage this at home
P.E./Swimming – day & kit rquired
P.E. Skills this half term– we will use the theme of 'superheros' – to move in a variety of ways and to negotiating space successfully.
To understand how to keep healthy and to make healthy choices involving diet, exercise and sleep.
Reception class encourage the use of daily exercise and will aim to do a daily run.
Children should have their P.E. Kit in school every day.
Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.
Children will bring home their P.E. bags at the end of every half term.
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
3/03/20 - Parents Evening 3:30 – 6:00pm
4/03/20 – Parents Evening 5:30 – 8:00pm
5/03/20 – Word Book Day – Come dressed as your favourite story Character
18/03/20 – Visit from Dentist
20/03/20 – Mother’s Day Breakfast 8:00, Mother’s Day Liturgy (Led by Year 1, all welcome)
20/03/20 – Reception Class Assembly 2:45pm
31/03/20 – Easter Bonnet Parade 9:00am
31/03/20 – ‘Drop in’ 3:15pm
02/04/20 – end of Term Assembly 1:45pm
03/04/20 – Break up for Easter
On Tuesday 1st October the children went to Tunstall Park for an autumn walk.
Wednesday 4th December - Santa Visit at Biddulph Grange
On this day the children in Reception class thoroughly enjoyed having a very special visit to meet Santa Claus!
Please continue to complete 'Magic moments' when you feel that your child has learnt something new as this will allow the Foundation Stage to provide next steps in their learning. Alternatively, please send photos and comments to email@example.com
Here are some photographs from last years 2018 19 Reception class workshops and trips
Sow the Seed to Read
23rd November 2018
Children in Reception class and their Parents enjoying reading activities in a Sow the Seed to Read workshop organised by 'Stoke Speaks Out' .
Making Bird Boxes
On Tuesday 20th November Reception Class visited the local Nature Reserve to make Bird boxes. We also enjoyed a stroll around the lake exploring and hoping to find different types of Birds!
Making Apple Crumble
Following our class story ‘The Helpful Hedgehog’ the children enjoyed making and eating some hot apple crumble and custard – delicious!
Active Families Workshop
Friday 15th March
Some of our Ks1 Parents enjoying some fun, active and free games to play with your children with little or no equipment.
Mother's Day Activities - Thursday 28th March
On Thursday 28th March mums, nanas, aunties and special ladies came to spend an afternoon with the children in Foundation stage and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities with the children, along with a cup of tea and biscuit too!
Mother's Day Breakfast - Friday 29th March
The Candle Factory visit - Wednesday 27th March
On this day the children in Reception class travelled to Cheshire to enjoy seeing how all sorts of different sizes of candles are made. Afterwards the children were able to paint their own candle holder ready for Mother's Day.
they also enjoyed outdoor play on the adventure play equipment.