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Welcome to Red Class!

Our class teacher is Mrs Rowley and our adult is Mrs Purdue. 

Reading Meeting PowerPoint 2018

Early Years Foundation Stage 2018

A day in the life of Reception 2018

Development Matters PDF Document


Communication and Language:

  • Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversation.

  • Circe time, speaking and listening and turn taking

  • Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events




  • Phase 3 : learning two new digraphs per week.

  • Beginning to learn the letter names.

  • Focus on stories featuring Animals.

  • Children to take home a library book to share and a reading book, based on their phonic knowledge.

  • Small group teaching  to recap over the sounds / words they are unsure of extend into sentence writing and story writing.. 


  • During structured play children will have free access to a wide variety of writing tools and materials 

  • Daily shared writing.

  • Develop fine motor skills- jigsaws, threading beads.

  • Weekly writing focus based on the book of the week.

  • Encourage all children to have a go at writing.







  • using the language of more and less.

  • Addition and subtraction problems.

  • ICT: iPad, Expresso and specific number programs.

  • Use the role play area to develop counting skills.

  • Focus on halving, sharing and doubling.

Shape, Space and Measure:

  • Different ways of sorting and analaysing data

  • 3D shapes.

  • Growth and height charts.

  • Coins and money

  • Positional Language




Our topics this term will be 'Easter to Pentacost'

Children will begin to lead their own acts of worship.


Exploring and using media and materials:

  • Develop fine motor skills- painting, charcoal, drawing etc. Recognise Primary colours.

  • Work with a variety of collage materials.  

  • Create own pictures from paints.

  • Use boxes and resources to make own models.

  • Looking at different artists including Andy Warhol and Bruce Grey.  Interpreting African and Indian Art.

Being imaginative:

  • Books about animals in the  reading area.  

  • The role play area to be changed each half term.  This half term we have a Space Station.

  • Use musical instruments to create sounds heard in the environment. 




Moving and Handling: 

  • Have access to a variety of large equipment: climbing frame, slide, tyres etc.

  • Throwing & catching, balancing & skipping.

  • In PE focus on Dance and performing a dance to music.

  • Develop body management skills- static and dynamic balancing, stopping and landing.

  • Fine Motor Skills : Dress dolls, zips, buttons and fasteners on coats, drawing patterns and using scissors to cut.

Health and Self-care:

  • Develop independent dressing.

  • Recognise changes that occur when we exercise.

  • Healthy eating




  • ICT – going to ICT room and using simple packages. Using the computer 

People and Communities:

  • People who help us

  • Visit from PC Doris to talk about how the police help us.

The World:

  • Observing changes that happen to caterpillars 

  • Talk about weather patterns for Spring / Summer

  • Life Cycles of different animals.

  • Trip to Willows Farm.


  • Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.

  • Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

  • Can select and use activities and resources with help.

  • Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

  • Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

  • Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.

  • Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.

  • Shows confidence in asking adults for help.   

  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.

  • Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.

  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.

  • Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.



Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!



Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.



Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.


Please have a look at our timetable and newsletter!

For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher. 

Class Timetable 2018 2019

Curriculum Map Autumn 2018

Newsletters Autumn 2018

Class Timetable 2019

Curriculum Spring 2019 Reception

Spring Term Newsletter 2019


 This was our successful Reception Reading Meeting 2018





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