Welcome to reception.
On here you will be able to have regular updates of what your child has been doing in school. We are very busy in reception playing and learning in all the areas in the classroom.
"Play is the highest form of research" Einstein
Working in reception
Miss Paul Mrs Andrew Mrs Kelley Miss Connelly
Things to remember:
Monday: Book Swap, Homework and footy totz
Tuesday: Forest Schools (Miss Connelly in class)
Thursday: Cash box pay in day
Tour of reception
Characteristics of effective learning
The characteristics of learning are a key element in the EYFS. These are play and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
These are the talk time cards to help you ask questions. you should have a copy at home to use too.
This weeks talk time photo is................
World Book Day 2019
This is our P4C photo for the term. Please see your child's homework book for the observation sheet to fill in.
Your child takes part in weekly philosophy sessions. Sometimes, to develop their philosophical thinking skills, we will post a picture with a question. For Example: would you rather be a lion or an elephant?
We would like you to have the discussion with your child, using the question cards to help develop the discussion, and then after record some of their response on the ‘Child Chatter’ observation sheet your teacher will give you.
Would you rather be a witch or a wizard?
Christmas party day
Our trip to Cockfield's farm
The elf on the shelf has arrived .............
Diversity day 2018
Making harvest soup
Our trip to the country park
The big robbery
All the toys have been stolen from our classroom. We have been so busy trying to find who did it.
We found the culprit it was Mr Harding the caretaker because he is fed up of tidying all our toys up. We have promised him we will be better at tidying up in the future.
This is how we teach children to form the letters at Millbrook Primary School.
Talk for baking
Every 6 weeks one group work with Mrs Andrew in talk for baking. They will learn how to make either cakes, biscuits, pizzas, pancakes. They will learn a verbal script of how to make the make the dish from a visual map. When they become writers they will then be able to write instructions.
Talk for writing
In reception we use a tool called talk for writing to provide the children with the skills they need to tell and write stories as they move up throughout the school. The children will learn to tell a story using a story map that we create together as a group. We will practise and practise telling the story until the children can confidently do it on their own. When they become writers they will then be able to write the story easily as the format will be secure.
Schemas, or patterns of play, are seen in many children as they are exploring their world and trying to find out how things work. We plan sessions that take into account the children's schema's to ensure the session is tailored to their learning needs.
Reading, writing and phonics
This is where you will find all the photos of what we have been doing in the forest. If you want to find out more about the Forest School ethos please visit the forest school page.
First Forest session
Our first week