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.
Mrs Potter 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 O'Neill also works within the Early Years unit and will look after the Reception pupils during the dinner hour.
Miss Martin will teach the class on a Tuesday morning when Miss Turner has her planning time.
Miss Morris will teach occasionally teach the class on a Monday afternoon.
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 McDonald is a volunteer who comes to help on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Mrs Raddish is a volunteer and will be come in to help us on Wednesday mornings.
Other useful information
We will have PE lessons mostly on Friday mornings. We will send PE bags home after the lesson. We also have a second PE slot on a Wednesday morning. Every new half term, we will have our PE lesson on the Wednesday of that week. This will avoid the House Team morning that occurs on the first Friday morning of every half term. Please ensure that PE kits are in school for both days.
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 encourage pupils to read at least 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 small 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!
The Class Timetable
Please note that this timetable will change as the year progresses and the children are preparing for Year One.
Reception Class Newsletters
Here you will find a 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 focus of this half term will be to help all of our new pupils with settling into school life. Our theme will be called 'Getting to Know You' 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 above. 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 2019
This half term in Reception, we will be looking at celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. We will be having a Diwali party and finding out how Diwali is celebrated. As we move towards shorter days and dark nights, we are going to investigate sources of light and have a themed Dark Day. We will be talking about how different lights work and nocturnal animals. Finally, we will be getting into the festive spirit as we move towards Christmas.
Spring Term One - January 2020
Reception would like to wish everyone a very happy new year!
At the end of this half term, we will be visiting Messingham Church and Reverend David will be talking to us about the Easter Story. This is in preparation for our Easter Play that will take place in the next half term. We will also be going to the cinema to watch Frozen 2. We will be covering work in our class about this theme and this will help us with our work. There will also be time for us to find out how people celebrate Chinese New Year too.
Spring Two - February 2020
This half term we will be very busy preparing for our Easter performance at the end of this term. We will begin the half term by investigating Life Cycles. Children will find out and talk about the changes in the lives of caterpillars, frogs and chickens. We will also spend some of this half-term, investigating signs of spring.
Summer One - April 2020
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.