Welcome to Class Reception. I am pleased to report that all the children have settled into life in Class Reception with enthusiasm. They have listened carefully during ‘Carpet Time’ and played co-operatively with all of their new friends. Over the course of the past week, they have also had the opportunity to meet most of the Class Reception team. The Class Reception team consists of staff and volunteers who work alongside the children to ensure that they develop their learning in interesting and engaging ways.
Working in Class Reception this half term will be: Mrs Hope (Class Teacher), Mrs Barnes (Class Teaching Assistant), Mrs Morris (Class Teaching Assistant), Mrs Hoyle (Reception Team Volunteer), Mrs Cunliffe (Reception Team Volunteer) and Mrs Dewar (Reception Team Volunteer and Early Years Governor). Mrs Hope and Mrs Barnes will be working with the children on a full time basis.
This half term our topic will be ‘All About Me’. During the topic, the children will have the opportunity share their interests with each other and celebrate what makes them unique. As part of the topic the children will be investigating where they live. Everybody will be taking part in a special local walk around the village in October to examine different types of houses, local land marks and other interesting features of Edenfield.
The children will be working hard to change themselves independently for PE. During lessons, they have been taking part in some special ‘Super Hero’ yoga activities in order to develop their fundamental movement skills. There are some very strong and flexible members of Class Reception!
The children have also been learning about the different areas of the Class Reception provision. They have enjoyed exploring the special ‘Brilliant Book Corner’, the ‘Small World Area’, the ‘Imagine and Create Zone’ and the ‘Home Corner’. During their second week in school they worked hard with Mrs Barnes to put on their wellies and waterproofs and explore the EYFS outdoor area. There have already been some amazing ‘Superworm’ mud pies and mini-beast adventures taking place.
During ‘Carpet Time’ we have been reading stories about super heroes and talking about how super heroes help people. The children have thought of their own classroom rules in order to help each other feel happy and safe in school. They have also enjoyed looking at our special ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning Dinosaurs’ who show us how to do our very best learning.
We are all looking forward to the next few weeks of learning all about our classroom, our routines and each other.