Mrs Perry and Mrs Alexander are the teachers in this busy but friendly Reception class. Mrs Perry teaches all day Monday and Tuesday morning and on a Friday and Mrs Alexander teaches all day on a Wednesday and Thursday. We meet together for our planning time on Tuesday afternoons and Mrs Chapman and Miss Hawkins teach the class during this time.
Our topic this term is 'The World around Us'. We will be exploring different regions of the world and looking at writing fact files about these areas and the animals that live there. We will be finding these places on the globe and composing some group music for each place we visit. We will firstly be looking at the Arctic and Antarctica and learning about polar bears and penguins through some story books. We will then go on to explore the Rainforest and then take a trip to the desert. As well as learning about these different areas we will be exploring places closer to home and will learn a bit about farming. We will hopefully be able to visit some new lambs on our welly walk and will also go on our popular farm trip. We are also hoping to hatch some chicks in class and study tadpoles. It will be a very exciting term of learning and exploring and we can not wait to get stuck in.
We explore our topic themes during our Discovery Time with loads of great learning opportunities as well as more focused, teacher led activities. However, in Reception nothing is set in stone and we like to follow our children's interests, which can lead us into a lot of exciting learning opportunities as they take us in various directions that we haven't planned for.
We like to make the most of our lovely setting here at St Martin's. We take regular Welly Walks up the lane opposite the school and find many things of interest to develop our understanding of the world there. This term we will focus on Summer and look at new life and growth. We look forward to seeing the lambs and hunting for frogs in our pond. We learn about insects and flowers and the beauty in our natural world. We also use the Nature Area on a regular basis to enhance our learning. We are very lucky to have great facilities at our school and we love to cook in Acorn room and make lots of delicious treats during the year. This term we will make polar bear biscuits and Challah bread linked to our RE unit.
We bring our topics to life by going on lots of regular trips with the class. The children really enjoy these opportunities and learn a great deal from them. The farm and castle trip are particular favourites of theirs!
Parents are always encouraged and welcome to help us in our many class activities. We always value the support that is given to our children and we are looking forward to welcoming you back into the class with us.
You can access an overview of what we are learning this term by clicking on the link underneath the pictures.