Welcome to Reception
Welcome to the Robins and the Kookaburras!
The class teacher in the Robins is Mrs Elle Torrington
The class teachers in the Kookaburras are Mrs Sarah Watts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Lucy Knowles (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
Also working in Reception this year are Mrs Kelly Sheppard, Mrs Carly Bidwell, Mrs Shelley Reeson and Mrs Miriam Quick.
This term's newsletters
If your child is self isolating and cannot attend school we have created a daily timetable to support you structuring your day when you are at home with your child. Click the link below to access this weeks Home Learning Timetable or Topic Challenges.
Reading at St Peter's
Due to new safety guidelines we could not invite Reception parents to a reading meeting as we usually would have. Instead we have created a video presentation to explain how we read with your children in school and to outline all of the important things you can do with your child at home to support their reading development. If you have any further questions please speak to your child's class teacher.
Interactive Learning Diary
In Reception we use ILD communicate with parents and update you about their learning! Please click here or on the ILD logo below to access your child's Interactive Learning Diary page:
You can see class updates by following us on Twitter! @StpReception
What's happening this year?
Below is a short overview of what will happen each term in Reception this year.
Term 1 - Marvellous Me
In term one our topic is ‘Marvellous Me!’. We spend lots of time getting to know each other and learning to play and share with our friends. We also learn to look after resources and learn our classroom routines. Throughout our topic we will learn lots about ourselves. We will talk about our families, our bodies and our homes.
Term 2 - Magical Moments
It’s time to explore the school including the secret garden, the playground and the huge field. Together we will go on Autumn walks so bring your wellies. We discover the dark den and find different ways to light it up. Throughout this topic, we discover the magic and wonder of the start of winter and all the festivals and celebrations too. We will perform our own Nativity and take part in lots of Christmas activities.
Term 3 - Once Upon A Time
In this topic we share lots of different traditional tales. We learn the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We will learn all about pigs – what they eat and where they live. This topic is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with the repetition and rhyme of lots of our favourite stories. We will practise our construction skills and test different materials and see which will keep out that pesky wolf!
Term 4 - Dangerous Dinosaurs!
During this topic we will become paleontologists and search for dinosaur bones and fossils in the sand! We learn about different types of dinosaurs and their names even creating our own dinosaurs and dinosaur names. We learn and retell dinosaur stories and create a papier mache dinosaur world.
Term 5 - Under the sea
‘Rainbow Fish’ is the book we focus on when starting our topic ‘Under the Sea.’ There are lots of wet children and teachers during this topic as we investigate water and creatures that live under the sea! We explore real fish and discuss what we know about the sea side.
Term 6 - Fabulous Food and Dazzling Drinks
We kick off our topic with a cocktail party which is a great fun. We share lots of fantastic stories including Handa's Surprise, The Shopping Basket, The Royal Dinner, Ketchup on your Cornflakes and much more. We have a great opportunity to visit a supermarket where we read a shopping list, collect items of food and pay at the till. We will also be working with Ducklings and Year 1 to prepare children for their transition. Near the end of the term we have our Health Week and Sports Days!