Brave Bears (Reception)
Class Teachers: Miss Gisenan and Mrs Maciejewska
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams (AM); Mrs Iqbal (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.
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.
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
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
During this half-term, our theme is Fairy Tales We will be learning about family, 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 understand 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 will focus on RE, E-safety, shared reading and phonics
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
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).
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.