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Reception is a busy year with lots to do and lots to learn!

Reception is the exciting start of a child's education. During this year the children will learn through play and opportunities to investigate learning. At this age the children start to develop the understanding of key communication skills as well as developing more social relationships with their peers and adults in the environment. 

Our aim in Reception is to teach our children our key school values and skills such as resilience to make them confident and happy learners. Within our daily timetable the children will have Read Write Inc sessions to support their learning of letter sounds which will enable their learning of early reading skills. Our writing will link to shared books and interests of the children throughout the year. 

In mathematics, the children are focusing on one number a week, ensuring that they have an in-depth understanding of the different numbers and how they relate to one another. We start with the numbers 0-10 so that the children have a solid understanding of what each number means, how it can be represented and how it links to other numbers. As well as this, we also investigate shape, space and measures to allow the pupils to experience a wide range of maths. 

What their teacher says:

I love teaching in reception because this is the foundation of their education. It is an environment that pushes the children to enjoy their learning and investigate the wonderful world around them!
Mrs Brand
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What our pupils say:

"I like reading books in our book area and building rockets in the block area" (Grace) "I like learning special friend words in Read Write Inc" (Katie) "I like writing in the writing area" (Jacob) "I like using the numicons in maths" (Lily)

Summer term

We begin summer term with our topic ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!’ where the pupils will learn about travel and the different parts of the world, about the four seasons and different types of weather and how to stay safe in the sun.

We will also be exploring materials this half term when we will be conducting scientific experiments to find out what the best material is to make our own miniature boats! We then move onto our ‘Down on the Farm’ topic where we will be learning all about different types of food, where our food comes from and how to make healthy choices and eat a balanced diet.

We are even going to plant and grow our own plants and will learn about what a plant needs to grow and be healthy. We look forward to observing our plants over time and recording our findings.

We will also be learning about different animals that live on a farm including their life cycle and their body parts.