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 and a Friday which gives us time to quarantine the books in between. However, we hear the children read through the week and stamp their books when they read in a group. Therefore, please send the reading books and records in daily.
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.
When we return to normality we will resume:
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.
Homework - We set optional homework via our online learning journey system, Tapestry, which relates to something we have been learning about in class. This homework provides suggestions of how parents can help to support and consolidate their child's learning from school in a different context. The homework is usually a fun, practical activity which the children enjoy sharing with their peers by either bringing something in to class or via photographs or videos posted on Tapestry.
Below is an example of a termly overview..