Welcome to Reception
In Reception we have three classes.
Miss Potter teaches Rainbow class and is the phase leader, Miss Puttock teaches Sunshine class and Miss Stevens teaches Moonbeam class.
As well as the above class teachers, we are very lucky to have the following staff in Reception this year.
The teaching assistants will be Mrs Adam-Smith in Moonbeam class, Mrs Lawrence in Sunshine and Mrs Collins in Rainbow. As well we will have Miss Upstone across all three classes.
Mrs Collins Mrs Lawrence Mrs Adam-Smith Miss Upstone
We are very excited to meet the children during our school visits and we are sure they will settle quickly into school and have a fantastic first day!
We look forward to building fantastic relationships with the children and you and your families over a happy and busy year ahead. We understand what a big step starting school can be for both children and parents so we hope the transition will continue to be a good experience.
The importance of a home-school link is very important to us so please remember that the door is always open if you need to talk to us or have any questions. Please let us know if you have any worries or concerns so that we can sort out any problems as soon as possible. After school is the best time as mornings are very busy settling children into new routines.
This term will be an exciting time for the children. They will be learning all their new routines about school life and developing their specific skills through play. We will go for Autumn walks as we begin to discover the changes in seasons moving towards December. During the Christmas season the children will be working very hard to perform a Christmas Nativity which we invite parents and carers to visit. We will be learning about our families and reading the book ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linett. Along with this, we will explore ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. This book is always a favorite among the children.
This term we will be exploring the topic of transport through 'Up, up and away' and the topic of farming. We will be going on some exciting school trips this term including Staunton Country Park and a visit to Bognor library! We are also going to be going on a train ride and have a visit booked from the Fire Service. In addition to this we will be having a visit from the Wildlife Trust. It sounds like a fun term ahead! We will be handing out the termly overview for Spring in January, so please look out for that for more information on what we will be learning this term.
More fun is in store for the Summer Term of 2021! Please refer to the overview document that will be given to you for more information.
One of our main topics is going to be 'Minibeasts' where we will be reading ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ Story and ‘Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell’. This book was written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet whom the children will be familiar with from our Supertato learning from the Autumn term. The children will also be able to enjoy going on Minibeast hunts and learning all about these wonderful creatures. Our art unit will involve the famous snail piece by Henri Matisse and the children will be able to have a go at doing their own version of this.
Another of our topics is going to include the stories of Bog Baby, Billy's Bucket and Paper Dolls. More fun and lots of learning opportunities indeed!
Sports Day will be happening during part 2 of the Summer Term and we will be busy practicing for this! Keep a look out for a date and more information on letters in book bags.
Other exciting news includes hatching duck and chick eggs.... quack quack! We will update our school Instagram with photos.