Reception 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Reception's class page
Teachers & Teams
Mrs Till (Class Teacher) – Red Team
Miss Welch (Class Assistant) - Yellow Team
Miss Graystone (Student Teacher)
Mrs Clarkson (PPA cover on a Friday)
Mrs Rea (Class Teacher) – Blue Team
Miss Reed (Class Assistant) – Green Team
Miss Hemingway (1:1 assistant)
Mrs Gray (PPA cover on a Friday)
Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:
• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper
• Nurse – teaching children first aid
• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime
These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.
Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020
PE will be on a Tuesday morning, please ensure your child has their PE bag in school at all times, we will send these home at half term for a wash.
Children in Reception are expected to read at home at least 5 times per week. For each time they read and it is recorded in their school planner (signed by an adult), they receive a stamp. When they complete the 5 reading sessions per week, they gain a sticker. If they receive 12 stickers by the end of the Autumn term (one for each week at school with an allowance of two weeks where the full reading quota may not have been met), they will be included in the Reading Treat. This is where the children choose their activity for an afternoon at the end of the term and also receive a certificate.
Miss Allan and Mrs Till have been exploring Offley’s outdoor area and we have been looking for science around us.
‘This is science because the leaves are changing colour showing seasonal change’
Our challenge for parents and children of Offley is to take a selfie of science found in your home and local community. Post your selfies with the caption ‘This is science because…’ or bring them into school for us to see! Have fun hunting for science!
Use the hashtag #sciselfie
- MYSTERY READER. As a school we have moved our whole school celebration assembly to 2.40 on a Friday. Therefore, we will have to change our mystery reader day to a Thursday- apologies! Therefore, on Thursday's at 2:45 we like to have a Mystery Reader in our class to read to the children.You will usually come to the office and sign in as a visitor.Also, please bring 2/3 of your favourite books to read. If this is something you would like to do please speak to your class teacher or write a note inside your child's diary to book in a Mystery Reader slot - the children absolutely love having mystery readers!
Reception Home Learning
What a very strange and unpredictable week it has been. Considering the amount of change and uncertainty we have been told every single day how amazing the children have been! The children have been well-mannered, cheerful, respectful and hard-working as usual. We are incredibly proud of them all and we feel very lucky to have such an amazing bunch of children in our class!
On Monday we are starting a new adventure and we will begin our remote learning. Every day you will be able to access your Phonics and Maths lessons; and English lessons 3 times a week . To access these please log in to the website and if there is a Power point (most of the time it will be) please access these in presentation mode. There will be a variety of tasks and activities that you can complete throughout the week such as discussions, reading challenges, adventure activities and lots of fun games you can do with your family. At the top of this page you can see a 'Learning at Home' button. Here you will be able to access songs, online stories, websites, games and a bank of ideas that will be incredibly useful for the children at home; as well as keeping them entertained!
Please to not hesitate to contact us by commenting or sending a direct message through the website if you have any questions about any of the learning activities set and we will get back to you ask soon as we can.
We would love for everyone to keep in touch and we want to see how you are all doing! Our Learning Book programme is a fantastic way to share videos and photos of the activities and all of the things that you and your family have been up to. Please look after yourselves and hopefully we will be all back together soon!
In continuous provision this week the children have been matching number and quantity with a stacking cups game, spotting tricky words in storybooks, working as a team to carried out a blindfolded walk, using crafts to decorate a chick, using their senses to feel what’s inside the mystery box and writing their own buried treasure words!
In phonics this week we have been recapping phase 3 sounds. One of our lessons we used cheerios’ to practice the long and short ‘oo’ sounds. We used the cheerio’s to make ‘oo’ and practiced reading these words. Then we have a go at writing our own ‘oo’ words using the cheerio’s.
In maths this week we have been continuing to learn our teen numbers and their different representations. We have been looking at numbers 17, 18 and 19. The children were using tens frames to make their own representations.
We have been dancing, singing, telling jokes and having lots of fun with each other this week. We have also enjoyed lots of activities outdoors in the fresh air. These have included bikes, climbing frame, large scale construction, wild area, play house and people, cars and garage, musical instruments and stories
The Reception Team
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