Welcome to Reception and Year 1
Our teacher is Mr Soppitt and our teaching assistant is Mrs Dodds.
Every morning we start the day with handwriting and fine motor skills before a daily ‘Fit for Life’ session in the hall. We then have a daily assembly with all of Key Stage 1 at 9.20am. In the mornings we have English before playtime which has a focus on phonics – recognising sounds, hearing sounds and writing sounds. Play time is between at 10.30am and 10.45am for KS1 children, while the Reception children have their own snack and milk. During play time the Year 1 pupils can have a healthy snack and choose from lots of activities on the yard.
After break is Maths where we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. This is a very practical and enjoyable approach to maths where the children continually practise their skills and build upon prior knowledge. Our classroom is set up to have a variety of areas which we access during the day in between our learning time. These areas contain resources which help us to develop our skills in all areas of the curriculum. Lunch is at 12.00pm where we can enjoy a nutritious, healthy meal or packed lunch in a friendly and sociable environment.
In the afternoons we cover subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Art, PSHE, Computing, RE and Music. We love to spend time outdoors and sometimes do these lessons or parts of these lessons outside if it is possible! P.E. is a very important part of our curriculum and keeps us fit and healthy. We have P.E. every Monday and children are encourage to keep their kit at school over each half term. Our P.E. Kit consists of T-shirt, shorts and gym shoes or trainers. Warmer clothes such as jogging bottoms and sweatshirts/jumpers are also a good idea for the warmer months of the year as we may have P.E outdoors.
At the end of the day we have story time. Over the course of the day the children vote on which book they would like to hear. We enjoy listening to a variety of books and characters. Home learning helps us to practise skills we are learning in our lessons. We also change our reading books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please listen to your child as much as possible and sign their reading record. Reading at home has a huge positive influence on your child’s development in school as well as fostering a love of reading.
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