A very warm welcome to the Reception class webpage. Mrs Cirelli and I are looking forward to a fun and successful year with our lovely children. Please remember if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team, we are always happy to help.
Reading and library books are changed every week. Please complete your child’s reading record to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home.
In Reception we cover a variety of topics.
Our topics this year are:
* Autumn 1 - Family and Autumn
* Autumn 2 - Diwali, Healthy Eating and Christmas
* Spring 1 - Bears and Chinese New Year
* Spring 2 - Traditional tales, Mother's Day and Easter
* Summer 1 - Growing
* Summer 2 - Zoo and Farmyard Animals
At St Mary’s we aim to develop children’s enthusiasm for learning. We encourage children to concentrate, keep on trying and celebrate their achievements.
Playing and Exploring
We provide opportunities that enable children to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside each other.
Creating and Thinking Critically
In Reception we develop children’s capacity to concentrate on their own play or on a group task. We also encourage children to develop their own ideas.
Personal, Social and Emotional development
In Reception we provide opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the school and the community and promote a strong self-image and self-esteem.
Communication and Language
At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations to respond to adults and each other.
We provide opportunities for all children to explore and learn about and use words and text in a broad range of contexts.
In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of numbers, patterns, shape and space.
Understanding the World
At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts.
We provide opportunities for all children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, to increase and develop their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.
Expressive Arts and Design
In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through art, music, dance and role play activities.