Reception 2017 - 2018

Miss Harvey

Welcome to St Gerard's Reception page!


This half term, our topic is 'Once Upon a Time'.  We will be looking at differnt fairy tale per week to explore all areas of the curriculum.  We will be trying to sequence different fairy tales, developing our understanding of the way stories are structured.  At the writing area, pupils will be given opportunity to re-write their favourite stories and try to create alternative endings.  The role play area will be changed each week to match the story we will be exploring.  The role play area will give pupils the opportunity to act out the different stories and to develop their communication and team-working abilities.

Maths will focus on adding during this helf term.  As well as this, we will explore the conept of capacity and begin to measure capacity using non-standard measurement, for example using porridge oats to link with Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  

We will continue to do phonics every morning.  We will have daily speed sound lessons in which children will learn set 1/set 2 sounds.  Each lesson provides pupils with the opportunity to practise their letter formation, read decodable green words and will begin to read and write short sentences.  The focus this half term is on the ability to fred talk simple words in order to write them in a short sentence.  Information about our phonics programme Read Write Inc can  be found by pressing the tab at the top of this page.  

Keep an eye on our class page for photos and information about the exciting things your children have been getting up to in Reception! :-)


Things to remember...

  • Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned to school by the following Tuesday.  The tab at the top of the page will provide more information about how to complete a learning log homework
  • PE will be on a Tuesday morning
  • Snack money is 20p per day which provides toast for your child.  This can be paid daily or weekly.

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Reception: Blog items

Marvellous Maths!, by Miss Harvey

Reception Wedding, by Miss Harvey

Reception: Gallery items

Hansel and Gretel, by Miss Harvey

The Three Little Pigs, by Miss Harvey

Trip to Imagine That!, by Miss Harvey

Reception: Calendar items

Parent/Carers Meetings, by Mr Landrum

Parent/Carers Meetings, by Mr Landrum

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