Welcome to Reception
Welcome to the Robins and the Kookaburras!
The class teacher in the Robins is Miss Bronwen Baynes
The class teacher in the Kookaburras is Mrs Lucy Brimblecombe
Also working in the Robins is Mrs Kelly Sheppard and Mrs Nicola Smith. Also working in the Kookaburras is Miss Sarah West and Mrs Nicola Baker. Miss Anna Phillips works across both classes.
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Through our first topic we will learn lots about you and your families. We will help you to settle into your new class and find out where things are kept.
We will quickly move into our next topic 'Jackanory'. This topic is all about sharing lots of lovely nursery rhymes and favorite stories. We have a great immersion day where we learn lots of different rhymes and use props, music and actions to bring them to life! We will enjoy sharing 'Elmer' stories, 'Percy the Park Keeper' stories and 'The Cat in the Hat' stories. The children in the last Reception classes have really loved this topic!
Fabulous Food and Dazzling Drinks
We kick off our topic of with a cocktail party which is a great fun. We share lots of fantastic stories including Handa's Surprise, The Shopping Basket, The Royal Dinner, Ketchup on your Cornflakes and much more. We have a great opportunity to visit a supermarket where we read a shopping list, collect items of food and pay at the till. We have a picnic at school with the food that we brought at the supermarket.
We start our Topic by making Christingles that we take to the church. We read the story of The First Christmas and perform a fantastic Nativity to the rest of the school and to our parents. We will take part in lots of Christmas activities and will be busy making party hats, calendars, Christmas cards, place mats and angel decorations! We will finish the topic in style by eating Christmas dinner, dancing at the disco's and playing party games at the class party!
The Little Red Hen
After our amazing book week we start our topic 'The Little Red Hen'. To introduce the topic we make our own bread, taste different bread from around the world, act out the story and finally make paper plate hens. We enjoy taking part in lots of activities about the traditional story including making our own story maps. We also explore different traditional tales and talked about the similarities and differences. We finish our topic off by performing 'The Little Red Hen rap!' We looked very cool indeed!
Off we Go
We visit some wonderful places during our topic. We learn about different transport and journey around the world! Our marvellous trip to on a double decked bus allows us to use real tickets to explore the city we live in.
During our topic we became paleontologists, finding dinosaur fossils and bones in the sand! We love learning the names of some of the dinosaurs and making up our own! We write amazing dinosaur stories and create a dinosaur world out of paper mache! During this topic we go walking with dinosaurs!
Under The Sea
‘Rainbow Fish’ is the book we focus on when starting the topic ‘Under the Sea.’ There are lots of wet children and teachers during this topic as we investigate water and creatures that live under the sea! We finish the year with a trip to Weston-Super-Mare.