UFS 2 / Y1 – Mrs Smith/Mrs Brooks
UFS 2 – Miss Crossland
Welcome to Reception. Our class teacher is Miss Crossland and our class teaching assistant is Miss Beckwith. When the teacher is not in class then Mrs Smith comes and helps Miss Beckwith. We all know her really well now and most of us have seen or worked with her when we were in Nursery.
We have quite a busy week and there is always something exciting happening everyday. We always have ICT on a Monday morning where we go and use the computer suite to create different images and practice our computer skills. On Tuesdays we have PE in the morning and we wear shorts and a T-shirts at the moment as PE is indoors in the hall. On Wednesday we then have a fun afternoon as we go to singing practice. On Thursday we always look forward to our parents and other grown-ups coming into our class to read with us – we have lots of fantastic books to pick from. On Friday we always have a little dance during ‘Dough Disco’ to help us with our writing skills. Later on we have an assembly in our classroom in the afternoon which is just for the nursery and reception children. It is always exciting to see who has been working hard and has achieved the scholar of the week award. We can also bring any certificates we have received outside of school to show the other children so we can all celebrate our achievements together. As the year progresses we will begin to join the older children in the hall for our assemblies where parents can come too.
We have lots of fun each day, learning through a variety of activities and approaches, as we did when we were in Nursery. We take part in whole class lessons, work alongside the teacher in small groups and have lots of time during free play to complete self initiated tasks based on our own interests and ideas.
Our teacher makes sure that we have a go at everything, supporting us if we struggle. She carefully plans our work in line with the 7 areas of learning identified in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. She also tailors the work so that it meets everyone’s needs.
To help support our learning at home we are also given a new reading book every week on a Tuesday and some new letters to practice on a Wednesday so we will need our book bags on these days.
We are all thoroughly enjoying being in Reception this year.
The school day is busy and exciting! During the school day we engage in whole class and small group teacher led lessons. We have daily phonics sessions and complete a maths and literacy task each week in compliance with the EYFS and Learning Challenge Curriculum. We also have time to explore, play and apply our skills across the curriculum, independently and with our friends. We love to be creative and have access to a great variety of materials, this can sometimes get messy but it’s part of our learning and we love it!. We take part in PE lessons, ICT sessions, singing practice and attend whole school assemblies on a Friday. We also visit the school library, the DT room for baking and we learn in the outside classroom.
In our class our learning is planned in line with the 7 areas of learning identified within the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. These are divided in to
3 prime areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
And 4 specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design