Welcome to Reception
We are very excited to share with you all of the fantastic things we have been learning in YR!
Come and explore pictures, news and fun links to websites to support your learning and development.
We had our topic opener this week and we had an amazing day! We dressed up as Queens, Kings, Princess's, Prince's and dragons.
We made jam and cheese sandwiches and biscuits, and porridge from the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' ready for our 'Royal Banquet'. We drew castles, we made necklaces and bracelets using painted pasta, and we had a film afternoon watching Beauty and the Beast! We can't wait to explore lots more during this half terms topic!
A very warm welcome back to this new half term of lots of exciting learning!
I hope you all had a wonderful half term and a relaxing Christmas break!
On behalf of all of us as a team within YR, we would like to say a HUGE thank you for all of your amazingly thoughtful and generous gifts for Christmas. We are all very grateful and extremely thankful!
All of the Curriculum overviews and this terms news letter are now on our class page for parents to read as an insight to all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities taking place in Reception this half term.
Each half term, we base our learning opportunities around a different topic, aimed at stimulating children’s minds and making learning fun and exciting through lots of enjoyable experiences. Interest based learning projects were introduced here at St Paulinus a few years ago, for the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as throughout the whole school. Each topic for Reception is based on questions children may ask, providing ideas for stimulating children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination.
The topic that we are focusing on this half term is ‘Did Dragons Exist?’ The aim of this topic is to encourage children’s imagination around dragons, castles, and reptiles, as well as exploring a different range of fairy tales and traditional stories. Children will explore different parts of castles and compare these to their own homes. We will be looking at past and present life, and learning about real and imagined knights, princes, princesses, Kings and Queens. As part of our memorable experience to build on children’s excitement and enthusiasm to our new topic, we will be having a ‘dress up’ day to introduce our topic for this half term. This day will take place on Tuesday 15 January, so please ensure your child comes into school in a costume Your child can dress as a Prince, princess, King, Queen, Knight, Dragon, but please no superhero’s as this is not part of the topic.
If you have any further queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me!