Our Reception classes are taught by Miss James & Mrs. Thomson (job share) and Mr. Duncan.
The classes are supported by Mrs. Lusty and Mrs. Turner.
Mr. Smith also teaches the children on Fridays whilst the teachers have dedicated time for planning, preparation and assessment (PPA). The children enjoy a morning of sport, P.E. and outdoor learning activities.
Current Curriculum Map
Space! Term 4, Spring 2018
Scaling the heights
Well, here we are, in a brand new year and the reception children’s learning has roared back into life with our new topic on Dinosaurs. Unsurprisingly, the children are loving the topic; what’s not to love about giant lizards rampaging across the Earth? And, as always, while the children think they are having fun, they are actually learning so much in the process. So far, in maths, the children have learnt about doubling, and how to break down one number in lots of different ways. They have been sharpening their writing skills by co-creating stories about dinosaurs and then writing them, and labelling the features of dinosaurs. Next week, we will be looking at non-fiction books and each child will get the chance to write a dinosaur fact on the computers to share with the class.
Also next week, the children will be creating their own 3D dinosaurs from junk model materials. They have already created their own personal binoculars, which they used on our dinosaur hunt at the start of term. On this day, they had to become intrepid dinosaur detectives to work out which cheeky reptile had rampaged through Mr Duncan’s classroom and made a right mess of it.
Your child might also have mentioned the Rainbow Challenge, whereby the children complete six different tasks each week to earn six different lolly sticks. On Friday afternoon, they are rewarded with a surprise.
In conclusion, the topic is really inspiring and the children and the staff alike. And, while dinosaurs may be famous for their tiny brains, the Eastrop reception children’s brains are expanding with exciting new skills every week.
Previous Curriculum Letters - 2016/17
Please click this link to read about the children's learning in Term 6 (Summer 2017).
Please click this link to read about the children's learning in Term 5 (Summer 2017).
Please click this link to read about the children's learning in Term 3 (Spring 2017)
Please click this link to read about the children's learning in Term 2 (Autumn 2017)
Please click this link to read about the children's learning in Term 1 (Autumn 2017)