Brave Bears (Reception)

Welcome to the Brave Bears!

Who’s Who?

Class Teachers: Miss Gisenan and Mrs Maciejewska

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams (AM); Mrs Iqbal/Mr Taylor (PM) and Miss Dana

Below you will find an overview of the exciting learning that will be taking place this academic year in our class.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

During this half-term, our theme is Nursery Rhymes. We will be learning about stars, rockets, spider, becoming a spy, doctors and oral health, sharing our LOVE and helping others, kings, queens and knights and much much more.

In Literacy, our nursery rhymes and quality linked texts are:

Miss Polly: Non-fiction books

Jack and Jill went up the hill: Non-fiction books

Incy wincy spider: Spyder by Matt Carr

Humpty Dumpty: Little Lumpty by Miko Lmal

Twinkle, Twinkle: How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Grand old Juke of York: Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake

We will be using these books to help us to concentrate and listen to a story, plan, make and create items, build, sing and dance, use our imagination, explore, write initial sounds and make marks, retell a story, role-play, read individual phonemes, explore music apps on the IPads, build memory skills, play collaborative games with others, form new friendships, explore nature, explore texture and messy play and learn new vocabulary.

In Maths, we will be ordering numbers, recognising numbers, count numbers and hunting for 2D/3D shapes

In Collective Worship, we will be exploring the value ‘generosity’.

In RE, our big question is: Which people are special and why? Through exploring our school ethos LOVE

We will be starting daily stay and learn session with parents and their children 2.30-3.00. All parents are allocated 1 session a week.

Planned visits/outings/visitors: Oral health nurse, Princess and a trip to the Riverside library to share our quality texts, join the library and sing our songs.

Our Weekly Learning Journey for Autumn 1

Autumn 2

During this half-term, our theme is Nursery Rhymes.  We will be learning about bears, animals, cooking and food choices, buses, travel, trips, shoe making and exploring the Christmas story.

In Literacy, our quality text are:

Teddy bear, teddy bear: Peace at last by Jill Murphy and Great big cuddle by Michael Rossen

Wheels on the bus: You can’t take an elephant on the bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Polly put the kettle on: Pass the jam Jim by Kaye Umansky

Hokey-Cokey: Non-Fiction

Cobbler, cobbler: How many legs by Kes Grey

Christmas songs: Nativity performance

We will be using these books to help us to understand healthy eating and healthy choices, act out a story, explore nocturnal animals, design, measure and put different materials together, explore senses, take part in exercise and fitness, explore maps, places and move in different directions

In Maths, we will be reasoning, exploring addition and subtraction, size, money and 2D shape

In Collective Worship, we will be exploring the value ‘compassion’.

In RE, our big question is: Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?

We will continue daily stay and learn session with parents and their children 2.30-3.00. All parents are allocated 1 session a week.

Planned visits/outings/visitors: Trip to St. Augustine’s church for remembrance day and for Christmas

Our Weekly Learning Journey for Autumn 2

Spring 1

During this half-term, our theme is Traditional Tales. We will be learning about families, weddings, birthdays and Chinese New Year

In Literacy, our quality texts are:

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears by Kate Clynes and Louise Daykin

Song: When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

Dance: Fairy Goldilocks

Little Red Riding Hood by Mara Alperin and Loretta Schauer

Song: Knock knock

We will be using these books to help us to explore different cultures and traditions, share past and present experiences, use ICT to retell stories and sequence, learn about how to keep safe online, taste foods from different cultures, learn new dances and songs, design, make and create with purpose, make predictions and role-play, create questions and give answers, negotiate and compromise and read and write captions.

In Maths, we will be reasoning, exploring counting and number recognition, capacity, size and weight

In Collective Worship, we will be exploring the value ‘courage’.

In RE, our big question is: What times are special and why? Through traditions and celebrations

Our Parent Workshop E-safety

Throughout school, we will also be taking part in e-Safety Week and we will be learning about Women Who Changed the World!

Planned visits/outings/visitors: trip to St. Augustine’s church to role-play a Christian wedding

Our Weekly Learning Journey for Spring 1

Spring 2

During this half-term, our theme is Traditional Tales. We will be learning about keeping safe in the community, woodland, woodland animals, farm animals, spring, cooking bread and Easter.

In Literacy, our quality texts are:

Little Red Riding Hood by Mara Alperin and Loretta Schauer

The Little Red Hen by Liz Pickan

We will be using these books to help us to explore how to keep safe in the local community, safer strangers, re-visit nocturnal animals, animal habitats, learn new recipes, cook and taste bread, facts about farm animals, where different foods come from, observe animals and ask questions about farm animals during our school trip, sequence past events, try a range of new sports during our trip, explore the events leading up to Easter and how the seasons change over time.

In Maths, we will be reasoning, exploring addition, subtraction, 3D shape and time

In Collective Worship, we will be exploring the value ‘friendship’.

In RE, our big question is: Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden?

Our Parent Workshop, will focus on phase 3 phonics

Planned visits/outings/visitors: Highfield Happy Hens Farm and Normanton Tennis Centre (Multisport festival)

Our Weekly Learning Journey for Spring 2

Summer

During this half-term, our theme is rhyme and narrative. We will be learning about dinosaurs and dragons.

In Literacy, our quality texts are:

The Something by Rebecca Cobb

The Somethingosaur by Tony Mitton and Russel Ayto

We will be using these books to help us to make our own eggs, hunt and learn about fossils, explore different types of eggs, make dragon food, take part in egg experiments, read and write all about dinosaurs and dragons, find a real life dinosaur in our classroom using technology and create art linked with Henri Rousseau.

In Maths, we will be reasoning, exploring numbers to 20, addition, subtraction, double, halve and share, position, direction and distance 

In Collective Worship, we will be exploring the values ‘forgiveness’ and ‘Respect’

In RE, our big question is: Where do we belong?

Our Parent Workshop, will focus on phase 2 and phase 3 phonics

Planned visits/outings/visitors: Surprise eco visitor for science week, visit to Arboretum Park and visit to the Polish Catholic Church

Our Weekly Learning Journey for Summer

Home Reading

All children must have a St Chad’s Book Bag in school every day. Book bags can be purchased form the school office for £3.50. We expect children to read at least three times a week at home alongside an adult. Please ensure that your child’s Reading Records is signed at least three times a week. Reading Records are checked every week. Further information on Home Reading can be found within the Home Reading section on this website (parents/carers tab).

PE

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school every day. All items must be labelled with your child’s name and stored in a suitable drawstring bag. St Chad’s PE bags can be purchased from the school office for £3.50. We do not have storage facilities for rucksacks. During the colder months, we advise that your child has a pair of black jogging bottoms or leggings. Staff members are not allowed to remover earrings. We therefore advise that your child does not wear any earrings on PE days. If wish for your child to wear jewellery, they must be able to remove their own earrings. We cannot be acceptable for the loss of any jewellery items on PE days.

During the week, all children take part in a Daily Mile and ‘Go Noodle’. We are committed to ensuring that our children are active, fit and healthy. ‘Go Noodle’ videos can be accessed from home, please follow the link below.

Our LOVEly Classroom!

Please click on the pictures below to see our lovely classroom and outdoor area.