Year R – Miss Cragg Red Class- Reception

Welcome to Red Class – Miss Cragg

Summer Term 1 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

During this half term those of us in Reception will be learning about ‘Changes’.

This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum has been specially written for young children who are in schools out of their home country and sets out clearly what children should learn in four groups or ‘strands’ – these are called ‘Independence and Interdependence’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Exploring’, and ‘Healthy Living’.

The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways.

Independence and Interdependence

The children will have the opportunity to dress up and take on different roles in different contexts — as a prince or princess in a castle, for example. They will also explore their own family background when thinking about changes in their own lives.

Communicating

Children will use language skills in a variety of contexts and enjoy changing rhymes and stories. They will explore paint and find out about how to mix and change colours.

Exploring

Throughout this theme the children will explore the world around them using a variety of materials. They will be encouraged to try things out and be curious when taking part in simple investigations into changing materials, for example watching ice melt.

Healthy Living

The children will need to pay attention and to concentrate during these investigations. They will also have the opportunity to talk about their emotions when they discuss change in their own lives.

As always, we welcome any support or suggestions which you may have and are very grateful for your continued support.

Many thanks,

The Reception Team

Spring Term 1 2017

Autumn Term 2 2016

 

This week in Red Class we have been busy exploring the story of Room on the Broom!

The children have enjoyed acting out the story using chairs to create their broomstick as well as working in a group to order the story.

We also had a special treat as Jess, our reading dog, came to visit us and we all had a chance to stroke her.

Miss H Cragg

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Autumn Term 1 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Over the next few weeks those of us in Reception will begin a new topic called ‘Family and Friends’.

This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum. This unit looks at ‘independence and interdependence, communicating, exploring and healthy living.

The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways.

Independence and Interdependence

During these first few weeks the children will learn how to get along with each other and have opportunities to play alone, alongside and with other children. They will need to begin to take responsibility for their own belongings.

Communicating

We will learn simple rhymes and the children will listen to stories. The children will make simple pictures of themselves and their families. They will see their own name-card all around the classroom. The children will be introduced to numbers and be involved in simple counting activities.

Exploring

Throughout this theme the children will be encouraged to take part in domestic role-play in the house area. This will give them the opportunity to learn about social relationships.

They will use simple reference materials to learn about families.

Healthy living

The children will learn about expressing emotions and emotional needs. Each day will bring opportunities for coping with change.

In addition, we will be learning about homes and houses – how they differ; what they are made of and what type of house we have and also animal homes. We will also be making models of houses.

Towards the end of this unit you will be invited to come and look at the work the children have done.

Other information:

Our PE days are as follows; Monday = Yellow class and Wednesday = red class. Please ensure that the children come to school with hair tied back and no earrings in on those days. Earrings should be stud earrings only, not hoops or dangly ones, for safety reasons.

If you haven’t already, please send in your ‘All about me’ book, so that these can be shared.

If you have any questions or worries, please speak to one of the Reception team.

Many thanks

Mrs Osborne, Miss Cragg, Mrs Watson, Mrs Plitsch and Miss Nichols

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