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 question is 'Why do we need to look after the world?' where we will learn all about Minibeasts, how and why we recycle and what we can do to look after the world!

We are also developing our writing by starting to compose our own sentences, learning about how to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

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 includes the traditional tale 'Three Billy goats gruff'. 

In Maths we are starting to explore numbers greater than 10 and how to represent them in different ways, doubles and how quantities can be distributed equally.

We are visiting Nell Bank for a school trip this half term which will involve a 'Tidy' workshop which supports out topic.