Welcome to Reception Class.
We are Saplings Class!
The adults in Saplings Class are Miss Barnett and Miss Wells.
The 7 areas of learning
Communication and Language is key in EYFS and we will develop this through quality conversations, a language rich environment and provide extensive opportunities to try and embed new vocabulary.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and helps them to learn.
Physical Development is through gross and fine motor skill experiences which develop strength, co-ordination and the ability to write.
Literacy is crucial for children to develop a life long love for reading. This leads to the children becoming independent readers and writers.
Mathematics allows children to develop a strong grounding in number which is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically.
Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community.
Expressive Arts and Design involves the development of artistic and culture awareness which supports their imagination and creativity.
What are we learning this half term?
This half term, our topic is 'Our Wonderful World' where we will learn all about how to look after our world.
We are also developing our writing by starting to compose our own sentences, both in reading and writing.
Children are developing their phonics through the Read Write inc Scheme which will also support their reading and writing.
We have some special '5 a day' texts that include the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk', these lead into some lovely learning about how to take care of our own beanstalk and measuring who's is the tallest!
In Maths we are starting to explore numbers to 10, being able to recognise concepts such as one more or less and sharing quantities (which supports the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide).
We will also explore weather and seasons, different traditions and customs and learn all about our own community. This supports the learning we are doing in RE where we explore 'Special Places' and visit a local church!