Welcome to Reception class.
Class teachers: Mrs Catharine Turner and Mrs.Sharon Lepak
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Maureen McDonough, Mrs. Lisa Wootten
We would like to share some of the activities the children experience in Reception.
Please click on the link below to see our topic web for this term;
Write Dance helps develops the children's gross and fine motor skills and has a particular impact on their writing skills. The children learn to do dances and drawings on different themes. In the photographs below you will see the children doing the dance and drawing for the Volcano theme.
The children use a ball of play-dough to do different motions to music, which strengthens their fingers. They have to squeeze the dough, ball it, smack and press each finger into it.
The children develop their physical skills through directed or free play, both indoors and outdoors.
We use the hall for PE covering a range of physical skills – large climbing apparatus, dance, parachute games and small equipment such as bats and balls.
Outside the children can use a range of wheeled vehicles – some of the vehicles encourage the children to interact with others (we have two chariots). The children are allowed to climb trees (once they recognise trees which are safe for climbing). They can choose to use bats, balls, hoppers, stilts during their free play. Last year the school bought the Reception class large wooden bricks which helps to strengthen the children’s arms when they lift them – they are also fantastic for imaginative play and social skills, working together.
The children created faces with fruit and vegetables in the style of the artist Arcimboldo
Visiting St.Luke's church
Mother's Monday in Reception
The children invited their mother's or a female relative into the classroom for the day.