Welcome to our Class

Welcome to Room 4. Reception is such a special year because we see the children make so much progress and by the end of the year we are always so proud of how far they have come and how ‘school ready’ they are.

In Room 4 our main aim is to turn ourselves into kind, polite, patient and all-round lovely individuals. We do all this alongside becoming writers, mathematicians, scientists, thinkers, artists and engineers. We work hard to teach manners, turn-taking, listening and social skills to ensure that the children are the best they can be. 

 

Class Rules and Weekly Timetable

In Room 4 we work really hard to ensure that children know that it’s alright to make mistakes, the children understand that if we get something wrong or find it tricky, it just means that we are getting better at it.

Every day we have ‘Busy Bees’, these are 3 children from Room 4 who become our classroom helpers for the day. These children deliver messages around the school, choose stories to listen to, help collect and give out the fruit and milk at snack time and generally help with any jobs.

We have PE twice a week so it’s important that PE kits come into school on a Monday and are in school all week and we will send them home on a Friday.

In Room 4 we are very lucky to have Forest School once a week! This takes place on a Tuesday and children need to come in to school wearing their own clothes rather than uniform. Please ensure that the clothes your child wears are suitable for wearing outdoors (no tutus or superhero costumes please!) along with anything else needed for the weather e.g. waterproof coat, gloves, sunhat etc. It is also handy to have a pair of waterproofs in school in case it’s a particularly muddy or rainy day. We ask that wellies are in school at all times as we sometimes get up to other adventures when it isn’t a Forest School day, you are obviously welcome to take these home whenever you may need them.

 

Links to Online Resources

Cosmic Kids Yoga Lots of great yoga videos done through stories as well as mindfulness and relaxation activities.

Cbeebies Numberblocks Brilliant for teaching about numbers.

Cbeebies Alphablocks These episodes are helpful for ensuring children pronounce sounds correctly and really help with blending skills.

Phonics Play Lots of free games and resources to help children learn to read.

Topmarks We regularly use this website to access free maths and phonics games.

Twinkl An abundance of online resources – this is an invaluable website!

 

Curriculum Planning

In Reception the curriculum is a little different to the rest of the school. We have 7 areas of learning, separated into the prime and specific areas of learning.

Prime Areas

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

We always tend to choose topics based on the children’s interests and will sometimes change our planning to go with a good idea that a child has suggested.

In Spring Term we have been learning about Space and Dinosaurs.