Miss Mees is the Puffins Teacher.
In Reception we like to do a lot of our learning through experimenting and exploring. The children choose where to go and what to do from the moment they arrive – they initiate their own learning from equipment and areas within the classroom and adults join them and support them in their pursuits. We like to get together for carpet time and have different whole class and small adult led activities throughout the day. We focus on Phonics, Maths, Literacy and our Topic during our activities and the children have the opportunity to repeat or extend the activities within our continuous provision areas of learning during our Rainbow Time.
Rainbow time is a very important part of the children’s development and most learning will be introduced through a mixture of carefully planned play and opportunities for the children to choose activities that appeal to them, following their own particular interests.
This term we are learning all about people who help us, these include:
Alongside these we have chosen a selection of books which link in with our focused ‘helper of the week’. These include:
Phonics and reading
During our first half term the children will be introduced to Phase 2 letters and sounds, including tricky words.
The children are sent home with a Phonics Comic, which will include the new sounds they have learnt that week and a book to share and talk about at home. We also share this book during a guided reading session at school
During the second half term the children will revise Phase 2 phonics and segmenting and blending and start phase 3.
While we are busy learning and exploring in Reception we are still very aware of what is going on in our outside world and know how to keep ourselves safe.
We stay in our Reception and Nursery bubble and we get to see the rest of the school and our friends during our zoom assembly on a Friday. We are regularly washing our hands and our equipment and work surfaces are cleaned regularly to stop the spread of germs. We eat our lunch together in our classroom and enjoy outside play and exploration.
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