Reception 2016 - 2017

Mrs Gardner

Ms Yates

Welcome to Reception's Class Page


Class Teacher - Mrs Gardner

Student Teacher - Mrs Riding

Class Teaching Assistants - Ms Yates and Miss McCrae

'Development can only take place when children are actively involved, when they are occupied with a high,non-stop degree of concentration, when they are interested, when they give themsleves completely, when they use all their abilities to invent and make new things and when this gives them a high degree of satisfaction and pleasure.' (Ferre Leavers)

During our time in Reception, children spend a lot of time getting to know the adults that work alongside them, whilst exploring all of the exciting activities and areas in our classroom. We are very lucky to have a range of areas, including our indoor and outdoor quad area and every week activities and learning opportunities will change in these environments. The activities will link to the current topic but can quickly change depending on the children's interests. 


Summer Term - Reception's Fun Run Fundraising Event!

This term, Reception will be participating in a fundraiser to help raise money for some high quality resources. Some of the things on our wish list include, talking tins, a portable CD player and an outdoor DIY workshop. We have decided to hold a 'Wacky Walk' morning in which children (and adults) will come to school dessed as wacky as is possible and we will walk around Blackleach Park and back to school!

You can support us by sponsoring your child and joining us on the day.

Every little helps 

Prizes for the children with 

1. The most money raised 

2. The most sponsors 

Thank you very much! 


Summer Term 2 

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This half term our focus topic is 'Transport and Travel' which allows for us to have lots of fun exploring different vehicles and also different destinations. We will talk about our local area and will have a go at drawing our own maps. We will discuss holiday destinations, how we get there and the different climates. We will also explore the importance of Lighthouses and will do a floating and sinking investigation!

Take a look at some of the activites we have planned below:

- Making different vehicles using all kings of different materials. 

- Looking at the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and describing different ways we can use our bodies to move.

- Using describing words in our writing to describe different vehicles 

- Looking at floating and sinking in our investigation area

- Exploring the story ‘The Naughty Bus’

 - Using our imagination in our writing

- Writing character descriptions/speech bubbles

- Looking at freezing and how to make things melt.

- Looking and talking about road safety and people that help us on roads.

- Using Tally charts to collect data on vehicles.

- Exploring the story ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’.

- Developing our understanding of using ordinal language.

- Exploring good friendships and creating a friend profile. 

- Looking at some materials and their properties

- Exploring the different weather in different countries - compare the weather in the UK to another country.

- Using everyday language to talk about weight and measure.


And that's only some of the exciting things we will be up to! 


Important dats for your diary

- Den building Day – Friday 16th June

- Reception’s Wacky Walk Fundraiser – Thursday 22nd June at 9am.

- Reception’s Class Assembly will be on Friday 23rd June at 9am.

- School Summer Fair – Saturday 1st July 11am-1pn

- Friday 7th July – EYFS Sports Day

- Wednesday 12th July – Move up morning.

- School reports are sent home – Friday 14th July.

- School breaks up – Friday 21st July.


How you can help

If you ave any old materials or dressing up costumes that you would be willing to donate, this would be greatly appreciated. We are also looking for materials such as old tablecloths, cardboard boxes and tubes, clean yoghurt pots, old unused diaries, netting, bubble wrap, small pieces of material which can be used in collages or anything else!  

Please ensure you read with your child regularly and also practise your child's trick truck words. Just five minutes a night will really help. 


Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Gardner and the Early Years Team 


Files to Download

Reception: News items

EYFS Trip Thursday 25th May, by Miss Kelbie

Ice Pops and Ice Lollies , by Miss Kelbie

Summer Hashtag Challenge , by Miss Kelbie

Reception: Blog items

Reception: Calendar items

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Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

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