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Hello and welcome to our class!

Our teachers are Mrs West (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Gray (Thursday and Friday).   

Our learning is cross curricular and is linked to our termly topic. 

Our topic for the Spring Term is...   

'Amazing Animals'

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During the term we will be finding out about different kinds of animals, including bears, pet animals and farm animals.  We will look at different animal habitats and learn about how animals need different kinds of care depending on the environment which they live in.   We will use stories such as 'Paddington', 'We're Going on a Bearhunt', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Old Bear', 'Dear Zoo' and a range of non-fiction texts to support our learning.  Our role play area will be a Vets and there will also be opportunities for using money in the Pet Shop.  During the term, as well as our class PE lesson, we will have a weekly PE session with Mr Coleman (an outside PE specialist) where we will be learning how to use the gymnastic apparatus safely and how to undress and dress ourselves independently.  Later on in the term we will also be looking at events such as New Year, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Chinese New Year and of course Easter! 

 We have our own designated Outdoor Learning space, where we like to have fun and explore the great outdoors.  


Work at home

All children will be expected to:

  • Read each night for at least 5-10 minutes (word cards and or reading book)  – parents to write a brief note in the reading diary



 We have lots of fun in Reception! We had a 'beary' busy and exciting time when we learnt about different types of bears, where they come from and what they like to eat.  We looked closely at famous bears like Paddington Bear and in our role play we retold the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had lots of fun making porridge, marmalade sandwiches, bear toast and bear biscuits! The best bit was when we got to eat everything!!




IMGP6228.JPG We like exploring and playing in our outside classroom. 


 We have a 'buddy' friend in Year 6.  Our buddies help us settle into school when we first start.  They play with us at playtimes/dinnertimes and sit with us in assemblies.  It is really nice having an older friend (buddy) in school to help and support us.