Welcome to Reception and Year 1

Our Gospel Value

Our class gospel value is forgiveness; we believe forgiveness is important as it allows us to follow our school mission statement and to be happy at school. Our main class rule is to be kind and we recognise that forgiveness can be demonstrated through a kind word or action, a smile, or an offer to play.

Our Class Charity

We also support The Wildlife Trust as our class charity, over the year we will come up with a range of fundraising ideas whilst adapting our outdoor environment to welcome in wildlife.

Being prepared for school each day

Children will need their waterproof coat, a bottle filled with water, a bag for reading books and homework and a packed lunch (if required). Pencil cases and other school equipment will be provided for children by school. It is important that we limit what is being brought into school, so pencil cases and other accessories from home won’t be needed.

Break and lunch times

Children have one breaktime in the morning. For this time, they are welcome to bring a healthy snack with them to eat during break.

Mrs Draycott – Class Teacher

Mrs Syson and Miss Lee – Teaching Assistants

Miss Shaw – HLTA

This half-term Reception/ Year 1 are exploring transport past and present using class texts,’ The Naughty Bus, Emma-Jane’s Aeroplane, and a non-fiction text about old and new transport. We are exploring materials and investigating friction using toy cars! We are continuing to build on the children’s mathematical concepts as the children to develop their number composition knowledge, doubling and number bonds. As always, the children will be introduced to a range of new vocabulary using high quality texts and play, which continues to be shared with you each fortnight. This half-term the children have a car wash role-play and a bus station to support both their imagination, communication, and social skills

We look forward to our ‘Growing for Gold!’ week linked to both our responsibility to be more sustainable and British Science Week. The children will be learning how to care for their planet in a variety of ways. The children will experience a British Science Week workshop that will create a science “buzz” for our youngest children and ignite a passion for all things scientific.

This half term, the children will be given weekly homework, Ed Shed and Times Tables Rock Stars will be on-going each week and additional tasks will be uploaded to See Saw or sent home as a paper copy. The ‘Tell me a story’ black books will be updated every 2 weeks to match the text used in school. It is expected that the children are read with three times per week at home as they are at the beginning of their reading journey.

Our PE day is Thursday. The children will need a PE kit in school comprising of a white polo t shirt, blue shorts and plimsolls. The children can also wear their school PE hoodie or school fleece.  Our current PE topic is dance which is taught in the hall.

Meet the Staff for this Class

Mrs Draycott

Mrs Syson

Miss Lee

Miss Shaw

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