Owls Class - General Information
Here is some useful information about the Reception class.
We learn outdoors all year round. During the winter your child needs a warm coat, a hat, gloves and wellies as well as spare clothes and in the Summer they need a hat, water bottle and sun tan lotion.
We currently change reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will hear the children read through the week and sign their reading records.
PE - Physical education is taught in a range of ways throughout the reception year. Please can the PE kits remain in school as we vary the days we teach actual PE lessons according to the weather. We complete many different activities, such as:
- 'Boogie Bods' to develop our fine motor skills, co-ordination and upper body strength (Funky fingers, dough gym, fun-fit and brain gym Zumba!)
- Formal PE sessions (Ball skills, gymnastics, apparatus, team games, dance and basic movement skills)
- Through continuous provision activities including things like obstacle course making, bikes, team games, providing varied resources to promote fine and gross motor skills.
- Balance-ability - helping children to learn to balance on a two-wheeled bike, the pre-stage to riding a bike without stabilisers.
Library - We visit the library once a week as a part of our group activities. The children get to choose a book every time they visit the library, where they have access to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. These books can be borrowed and returned once read. The children will receive a quality story time during each visit to the library.