Meet our team

Miss S Sowray Mrs A Brunt  Mrs S Price

 

A huge well done to all of our Reception children for completing their first half term at school. They have been superstars and we cannot wait to carry on the superb learning.

Autumn 2 - Magic and Sparkle

Our topic this half term will centre around colour, celebrations and all things sparkly. We will begin by focusing on bonfire night and all the sights and sounds of fireworks. We will then move onto reading the well-loved story of Elmer and explore colour and pattern. We will continue our learning about colour by helping to make colourful potions for Winnie the Witch.

As we progress towards Christmas, we will have our very own post office in Reception and will be reading the story of the Jolly Postman before we set to work as elves in Santa's workshop.

Maths

We will continue to secure number recognition up to 20 and to continue to match the correct amounts to numerals. The children will find one more and one less than a given amount and will begin to solve additions practically, using the language of 'how many altogether?'

Through our topic, we will learn about pattern, capacity and mass. The children will begin to use words such as 'full', 'empty', 'half full' 'half empty' and 'heavy', 'light', 'heavier', 'lighter'. We will also learn the names of some basic 3d shapes.

English

The children will continue to learn their letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear sounds throughout words and will begin to write simple captions. We will continue practising to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE

 

Autumn 1 -

This term is all about the children settling into their new environment. They will learn classroom routines, get to know their new friends and explore the classroom - both inside and out.

Our learning will be emerged within the topic of All About Me in which the children will find out about each other and learn about the different body parts and senses. They will also discuss people who are special to them. We will then move this topic forward to encompass the people who help us in the wider community such as the police,  doctors and firemen.

Maths 

The children will develop their recognition of numbers to 10 and their ability to count amounts of objects reliably. They will also learn the names and basic properties of 2D shapes.

English

We will be introducing the children to letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear the initial sounds in words and will begin to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE

 

PE

PE this term is on a Monday. For the first half-term, the children will not need a PE kit as we will just remove socks and shoes. Please ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. It would also be a big help if no tights are worn on a PE day as this speeds up getting ready.

Reception Class Agreement

We will always show respect for everyone and everything.
We will always look after things in our classroom and share these with each other.
We will always choose kind words to say and use kind hands.
We will listen to adults and other children.
We will take turns to speak and put our hands up.

 

 

Curriculum

Our aim is to making learning irresistible. We want the children of East Bierley to be respectful and honest with a sound knowledge of right and wrong and the role they have in our school, local and wider community, both now and in the future. We aim to nurture tolerance of others, self reflection and independent learning skills, children who have the resilience to solve problems and persevere with new skills using a ‘have a go’ attitude towards their learning. We aim to ensure our curriculum is meaningful and enables children to develop the skills they need for the future. The curriculum content is progressive and increasingly adapts to reflect what is relevant now, special anniversaries, the local area and children’s interests whilst ensuring coverage of the statutory curriculum is thorough.