Reception 2017 - 2018

Miss Harvey

Welcome to St Gerard's Reception page!

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This half term our topic is 'Growing'. We will begin the half term looking at how plants grow and we will have a go at growing our own cress. We will be getting a very special delivery during the second week... some eggs that will hatch into fluffy chicks for us to look after! The arrival of our chicks will help the children in the class to develop important skills within the curriculum including observing changes over time and caring for others. A chick investigation area will be set up to give the children opportunities to record and sequence the life cycle of the chick. The rest of the half term will focus on the life cycles of a butterfly and frog. When looking at these life cycles, pupils will be engaged with focused activities within continuous provision which will reflect each life cycle.

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Maths this half term will begin with introducing subtraction. We will then move on to solving addition and subtraction number sentences together - being able to use the correct operation based on the symbol. When exploring the life cycle of a butterfly, pupils will be introduced to the concept of doubling and halving using the wings of the butterfly to help us. We will also be revisiting capacity through our role play pond area.

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Phonics will continue to be taught within focused groups each morning. 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. Most children will be moving on to set 2 sounds. The focus for all groups this half term will be on independent writing. Information about our phonics programme Read Write Inc can be found by pressing the tab at the top of this page.

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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

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Reception: News items

Reception: Blog items

St Patrick's Day, by Miss Harvey

Marvellous Maths!, by Miss Harvey

Reception Wedding, by Miss Harvey

Reception: Gallery items

Easter, by Miss Harvey

Superheroes!, by Miss Harvey

Reception: Calendar items

Finish for Half Term, by Mr Landrum

Return from Half Term, by Mr Landrum

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