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Return to School - Parent Letter 12.05.20

Information Sheet & Safety Measures - Return to School





For all class news and home learning during the school closure please go to NEWS, select Coronavirus, scroll down until you see each class leaf and select the reception leaf.

Welcome to Reception 2019/20

The EYFS team (Mrs Allen, Mrs Fitzpatrick and

Mrs Weaver) are ready for another fabulous year of learning, exploration and fun. 

On our web page you will find curriculum information, images and comments from learning experiences in school and visits, copies of EYFS letters.

Information can also be found on our Information Board in the outdoor area underneath the canopy. 

World Book Day

Reception children had a busy day enjoying favourite stories, exploring new stories and creating their own stories.

Shrove Tuesday and preparing for Lent.

We had a busy day in school on Tuesday. Mrs Wilson came to deliver our Religious Education learning through Godly Play. We investigated the Holy Family and talked about the coming season of Lent. We made purple crosses for our class prayer table. 

Because it was Shrove Tuesday we had to taste delicious pancakes and lots of toppings. We couldn't decide which topping was our favourite!  

Stay and Play  February 2020

Early Years welcomed 20 families to the first Stay and Play of 2020.  It was a cold and wet day but the weather didn't spoil our fun or our love of learning. 

Indoors our Class Cafe produced a wonderful selection of Polish foods for all the taste.  We were measuring capacity amounts in our workshop with lots of warm water and containers.  Investigating how to use a calculator.  Outdoors children were  keeping warm by riding bikes with skill and control.  Weaving around obstacles, decreasing and increasing speed when necessary.  Taking our grown-ups on a number hunt, counting specific objects around the outdoor area.

Everyone had a wonderful time.    

Islam Prayer Mat

During one of our faith weeks Reception children thought about objects which were special to us, at home, at school and within our faith.  We talked about the Bible being a special book and Easter being a special time. The children were shown a prayer mat used by Muslim children and adults when they pray. We were fascinated by the design of the mat and its soft texture. Some children explored praying on the prayer mat using a non fiction book to demonstrate the correct prayer positions. 

Learning our Letters.

Every day we investigate letters and words. Reading and spelling new and familiar words. We use our letter sounds in many areas of learning within our provision. Chalking, magnetic letters, water marking, mark-making area, cafe, construction and nature shed.

Diversity Week

During our Diversity Week Reception children celebrated how unique we all are yet still being similar to each other. We discovered how similar yet different our faces were, eyes were a different colour, hair was different styles and colours.  We chose to make diversity pizzas in our Class Cafe to show how similar and different things could be at the same time. The children really enjoyed choosing between mushroom or pepperoni eyes. 


 Using a number line to solve addition and subtraction investigations. We made our own number lines using numicom. We learnt how to jump forwards and backwards along the numbers depending on what our investigation was telling us.

Learning Map Spring Term