We are the Bumblebees class
Welcome to all our new pupils and parents. We hope that you will find this page useful in providing extra information. Please don't hesitate to come and ask if you cannot find the answers that you need on this page.
We have a fun packed first year at school ahead of you!!
Who works and helps in the Reception class?
Miss Turner is the Class Teacher.
Miss Stuchbery is the Early Years Practitioner who supports Miss Turner in the classroom.
Miss O'Brien is an Early Years Practitioner who supports Miss Turner in the classroom.
Miss Wilson is training to be an Early Years teacher and will look after the Reception pupils during the dinner hour.
Mrs Cook will teach the class on a Tuesday morning when Miss Turner has her planning time.
We also are very lucky to have lots of volunteers that come to help us.
Mrs Welton is a volunteer who helps children with reading in the class. She often comes on Mondays and Thursdays.
Mrs Dobson is a volunteer who helps children with reading in the class. She often comes on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mrs McDonald is a volunteer who comes to help on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Mrs Chapman is a volunteer with teaching experience and will be helping us on Wednesday mornings.
Mrs Raddish is a volunteer and will be come in to help us on Wednesday mornings.
Other useful information
We will have PE lessons every Friday morning. We will send PE bags home after this lesson on Friday. We also have a hall slot on a Tuesday morning. We will use this for drama, singing or sometimes for an extra PE session. Therefore, we will need our PE kit on Tuesday.
All pupils will need a pair of Wellingtons for outdoor play sessions.
We will check Home-link books at least once a week.There will be opportunities for children to show any learning that they have been doing at home.
We ask that pupils read three times a week at home. We understand that pupils may be tired and this may only be short sessions. Please remember to write down in the red diary when your child has read at home.Reading books/ cards will be changed at least once a week if pupils can confidently read without support.
Please don't hesitate to come and ask a member of staff if you have any other queries!
Reception Class Newsletters
Here you will find copy of the Reception newsletter for each half term. The newsletter contains notes about what we will be learning in the classroom and also some links to learning activities that you may like to try at home.
The Class Timetable
Please note that this timetable will change as the year progresses and the children are preparing for Year One.
The focus of this half term will be to help all of our new pupils with settling into school life. Our theme will be called 'All About Me' and we will have lots of opportunities to get to know each other. We will play lots of games and learning activities to help us develop our class community. Please see the class newsletter below. This will tell you more information about what we will be learning this half term and Home-link activities that you may like to take part in with your child.There will be a new newsletter every half term.
Autumn Term - Second Half - November 2017
This half term in Reception, we will be looking at the use of light in celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. We will also be looking at a theme of light and dark and Space. Please look out for the letter about our special dark themed day in November. We are inviting children to bring torches and toys with lights so that they can explore these in a dark classroom!! We hope that this will be a fun and exciting day for pupils.
We will also be writing some letters for Santa. All of Reception will be going to visit Santa at Normanby Hall on Friday 24th November and we will take our special letters to give to Santa.
Spring Term One - January 2018
Reception would like to wish everyone a very happy new year! 'Britain's got values' is the title for the school theme for this term. We will be investigating this, through learning about Queen Elizabeth 11, London landmarks and castles. As we near the end of this half term, we will begin preparing for our Easter Performance which will take place on Tuesday 27th March at 10am in the hall. We are planning a visit to the local church and here, Reverend David will give us a tour inside the church and tell us the Bible story of Palm Sunday. Please look out for this date when it has been confirmed. We would also like to invite parents to come into school on the evening of Wednesday 24th January. Between 3.25 and 4.25pm, your child's work will be available for you to view and Miss Turner will be able to answer any questions that you have. We look forward to seeing you.
Spring Two - February 2018
This half term we will be very busy preparing for our Easter performance at the end of March. We will begin the half term by finding out how Chinese New Year is celebrated and we will have a Role Play Chinese Restaurant set up in the classroom. Please let us know if you have any artefacts or information to share in relation to this Chinese theme. We will also spend some of this half-term, investigating signs of spring.
Summer One - April 2018
This half term we will be
Finally, we will be saying goodbye to this year's Reception class and wishing them well as they move on to Year One.