Meet the Reception Team

Teachers

                        

Alex Richards 

Apple 

Charlotte Hobday

Plum

Nicola Carlile 

Plum (PT) & Deputy Headteacher

 

Louise Dunn

Mulberry

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Assistants

                       

Sonia Kouser 

TA1

Gabrielle Cunningham 

TA3

Sara Adetona

TA3

 

 

              

Rebecca Noble  

TA1

Danielle Owen 

TA1

Bethany Whalley 

TA3


 


                     

 

                             

 

 

2018 - 2019

Spring 1

 

ENGLISH

Our story this term is called Emily Brown and the Thing. It is an exciting adventure story with lots of surprises.  We will explore a range of settings through this book and invent our own adventure stories set in a winter wonderland.  Feelings and emotions is a strong theme throughout the story as we get to understand what makes the characters scared, excited, anxious and happy. We will role play adventures, describe settings and relate the characters emotions to our own everyday experiences. The children will read and write for a variety of purposes. In phonics we will learn all about phonic phase 3 and in particular,  we will introduce the children to diagraphs (two letters which make only one sound e.g. th, ar, ou).

MATHS

We will continue to explore numbers to 20 and solve a wide variety of problems linked to real life contexts.  This half term we will be using the language of addition and subtraction, finding ways to calculate and recording our number stories sequentially. When measuring, we will be making estimations and measuring the capacity of different containers.  During role play activities, we will use real coins, make amounts, pay and give change.  Our homework will continue to focus on Reasoning and children can either record their ideas on the sheets provided or photos can be sent in via Tapestry of their practical work.

 

TOPIC

This half term, our topic will be ’Why is it always cold in winter?’ We will explore the environmental changes that occur during winter and think about what happens to frost, ice and snow. This will then be compared to the environment at different stages of the year as we take a look at all of the seasons.  Hibernation will be explored as we think about what happens to animals in winter. We will look at feelings and emotions as we consider how Elsa felt as she left her home in Arundel to live alone in her ice palace. Finally we will create our own fantasy snow adventures.

 

 

2018/2019

 

Autumn 2 

Our Autumn 'Window to the world' event focused on India.  In Reception, the children looked at where India was located in the world and how life in India is different or similiar to life in the UK. We then looked at the festival 'Diwali' and how this is celebrated. The children created their own mendhi hand designs, created a class footprint path, made paper lanterns, Diwali cards and Rangoli patterns.  Together we learnt a traditional Indian dance.

To launch our new topic, we had a special visit from our local PCSO's Gemma and Phil. The children prepared and asked questions about the role of a PCSO. Gemma and Phil talked to us about how they help to keep the Heywood community safe, the vehicles that the Police use and what a typical day might look like.

 

Autumn 1

As an exit point for our topic, we invited our parents and carers in to school to help us to create dens. After making a den design, we used a range of different materials including construction blocks, paper, straws and cardboard to make different enclosures. The children had to work hard to join materials together so that the dens were stable and included walls and a roof.