Reception


Teacher: Miss Maddison
Teaching Assistants: Miss Gage, Miss Mitchell & Mrs Say
Our Reception class is a busy, imaginative place, full of learning and fun! Every day we carry out adult led and child initiated activities and we move between inside and outside.

We are learning to be independent as well as how to make good relationships with others. We really enjoy our Phonics and Maths and we are all making great progress.

Our favourite is Forest school where we are learning about Nature as well as developing our cooperation, resilience and ability to solve problems and challenge ourselves.

We are great at coming to school every day and always make our teachers smile!

1 January 2017

Reception Topic Information Summer Term 2

(updated 15 June 2017)

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F.U.D.G.E Day

Mrs Gwillam & Mrs Johnson arranged a day of fun activities with male relatives and family members.

We started the morning with Harrison's dad who is a paramedic and we got to see the equipment he has to use in his job.

Next up was Muhamad's dad who is a bus driver. We learnt all about the rules of public transport.

Jack's dad told us all about taking part in a triathlon and he let us put on his swimming goggles and the very tight swimming hat.

Before lunch, we had a session of piano music, a little dance and also drawing a picture of how the music made us feel.

After lunch came the hands on fun!

Joshua's grandad 'Papa John' came and shared his cooking skills, although today we didn't cook, showing us how to make a rainbow fruit kebab.

The last visitor and definitely worth the wait, was Jacob's grandparents and mum who brought their military vehicles. We all had a good play in them and tried on the helmets.

Thank you to all who took part, it was a really enjoyable day.

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Grandparents Day

Reception invited their Grandparents into school today to show them what they get up to everyday at Orchard.

After a cup of tea and a slice of cake, they went on a tour of our school.

It was lovely to see the smiles on everyone's faces.

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Stay & Learn - Writing

Miss Brett-Smith asked all of Reception's parents & carers to come into class today to see how writing is taught.

Remember the capital letter at the start of a sentence and of course finger spaces, finishing with a full stop.

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Creativity Homework - How Does it Grow?

Reception have been learning about 'How does it grow?' as their topic this term.

They have been busy planting their own broad beans like Jack in the Beanstalk story and everyday, they check to see if they have grown overnight or even during the day!

Miss Brett-Smith has also read the story 'The Gigantic Turnip' and Reception have acted out how to try to pull out an oversized turnip.

As part of creativity homework, they had to create a piece of work on growing or gardens and they all came up with their on creations for this task.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
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