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Welcome to Reception's Class Page!

Our teacher is Miss Kelly and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Falber and Mrs Francis!


This term's topic is...

On This Day!

Reception children have completed thier first term and what a term it has been! School days are extremely busy, keep a look out on this page for some exciting highlights of what we get up to here in Reception class. Scroll down for plenty of photographs or click the hyperlinks!



Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day. 

Children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.



The children are learning their phase 2 phonics sounds. At St Josephs we follow the phonics play planning structure which incorporates the joy of Jolly Phonics! The children love the songs and actions that we use to help us learn the sounds. We will be continuing with Phase 2 sounds after half term!


Communication and language/Literacy

We have been looking at labels and lists for the first part of our term. The children have been able to talk, draw and write about themselves, their family and friends! Over the past few weeks Miss Kelly has already seen great improvement at our name writing and forming identifiable letters! 


Our second area of learning is 'instructions', this will continue after the half term. The children have most enjoyed making sandwiches and have enjoyed the new role play area set up outside 'Sandwich shop'.



In Maths we have been developing our number recognition! We are brilliant at our counting and we are using this to help fill in missing numbers in a number line. We have been looking at the term 'More' or 'Fewer' aswell! After half term we will be looking at addition, at St Jo's we will introduce this using the 'part part whole' method.



For our Topic - On This Day - we have begun our learning with the historical event of the 'Great Fire of London'. We are thoroughly enjoying this History driven topic, so far we have found out where and what caused the fire. We found our reasons why the fire spread so quickly and what people did during the fire. We have enjoyed building our houses for our WOW day! 


Physical development

In PE we have been developing our own physical development through Gymnastics. Not only have we been developing gross motor skills, we have also been developing our fine motor. On Friday's we look at Write dance, where we introduce the motion of dance and then create a picture/patterns to help develop our fine motor aswell through song and dance. After half term we will get to spend time with the big parachute too!





Child initiated choosing!