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Reception - St. Paul


 St Paul's class


Welcome to our Reception Class page. This will be updated regularly with pictures of the activities the children participate in while in Reception to help their development.


In Reception class we have daily carpet sessions for Phonics, English, Maths and Religious Education. We know the importance of becoming an independent learner therefore we have activities both in our inside and our outside classrooms to extend our learning and apply new skills independently. More information about our learning can be found in the Curriculum newsletter.


You have all made a fantastic start to the year and I look forward to seeing you grow and develop in your learning throughout the academic year. I have enjoyed seeing you make new friendships and telling me about your own interests.


Reminders: Children will receive homework every Wednesday. This needs to be returned on Monday morning.

Reading books and library books will be changed once a week on your child's reading day. Please sign your child's reading record after reading with them.


Miss Holloway

Building diversity: In Early years we are focusing our learning around the continent Antarctica. We located Antarctica on a globe and know that is is very far away from London. We discussed the weather and went on a virtual tour of Antarctica where we discovered lots of ice and penguins. In groups we made ice using the freezer and explored the changes the next day.

Teddy bear hospital workshop- We had a visit from the teddy bear hospital, which taught us how to be healthy. We identified which food is healthy to eat and which food we should have as a treat. We identified different parts of the body and practised putting bandages onto our teddies. We discussed why it is important to brush our teeth twice and day. We practised brushing a giant set of teeth.

Multi Faith week- Last week we focused our learning around Judaism. We read the story of Hanukka and the importance of a menorah candle. We know that there are 8 candles to symbolise the amount of days the candle stayed alight in the temple. We used different collage materials to create our own Menorah candles.

Developing our fine and gross motor skills- In early years we have a finger gym table which we use to develop the strength of our fingers. Before we begin to write it is important that we gain confidence in using different tools. Doing activities at home such as using playdough, threading beads onto string or pipe cleaners, using tweezers to pick up objects will help to develop fine motor skills which are imprtant prewriting activities to try.

Teddy's birthday: We have been focusing our learning around teddy's birthday. We enjoyed wrapping presents, writing invitations to our teddy's to invite them to school, and making food using playdough.

All of the children in Reception Class have settled in really well into school. It has been wonderful getting to know you all and watching you make new friends.