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Reception – Mole

Welcome to Reception, where we have two classes of 30 children.

The unit is split into different areas to allow the children to participate in a wide range of activities across the seven areas of learning.

The children have opportunities to learn both in the classroom and outside in our well equipped Foundation Stage garden.

  • In Numeracy we cover counting and comparing numbers, learning names and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, money, position and direction, days of the week, weight and capacity.
  • We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
  • Music – We sing Nursery Rhymes and investigate rhythmic patterns and moving to a steady beat.
  • Art – Our art work will involve activities which encourage the children to explore texture and pattern.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • One kind word

    This week we have taken part in odd sock day. We talked about how everyone is different and the kind words we could say to each other. 
    We have also been learning about light and dark and we have been making dens!
     
  • Learning outside

    This week we have been learning about Diwali, we have read different stories about the festival and we also took our learning outside. 
     
    We also took part in Remembrance Day and talked about why it was a special day. 
     
  • People who help us

    This week in school we have been looking at people who help us. We had a dentist come in to visit us and she taught us which foods are good for our teeth. We looked at pictures of teeth and we even got to do a science experiment – looking at 1 tooth in water and 1 tooth in a fizzy drink. We learnt a lot!
     
  • Busy fingers!

    We have had a lovely week in school. We have been learning about people who help us in school and the jobs that they do.
    We have also been working hard on our fine motor control in our busy fingers sessions.
     
  • Harvest Week

    This week is harvest week and we have been looking at the book ‘Bee and me’. We have learnt a lot about Bees and have looked at honeycomb. We have had lots of fun looking doing lots of different activities. 

     

  • Another busy week!

    We have had a lovely week in Mole class. We have worked hard practising our phonics and have been learning about our families.
    In gymnastics we were learning to balance and travel in different ways.
     
  • Settling in

    We are settling in to Mole class and having lots of fun. We have been working hard and making new friends.