Donaldson & McKee Class
Mrs Barron & Miss Snowball
Reception Topic Webs
Find our topic webs here.
Our topic webs will give you an idea of some of the experiences that your children will have throughout their time in Reception.
As many opportunities are child led, the topics we explore are chosen by the children and our curriculum is weaved through, focusing on what the children are interested in.
Reception Reading Meeting Slides - Autumn 2023
Useful websites, Links and Apps...
* Useful Maths links:
* In reception we follow the Little Wandle letters and sounds phonics scheme.
Please find below a link to the web page which will allow you to see how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.
Please ensure your child brings the following to school every day...
- Labelled water bottle containing water.
- Their book bag containing their planner, reading book and sharing book.
- Your child may also want to bring in their own snack each day. Please ensure that this is a healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar.
- Our PE day is a Thursday. Children must come into school in their kit with suitable footwear. Please ensure your child has jogging bottoms for colder days, as we spend a lot of our time outdoors.
What we've been up to...
Wow - what a fantastic start the newest members of our Coxhoe family have had! We've been blown away with how well everyone has settled into their new environment and we have really enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of the children. We have enjoyed exploring new surroundings and have been busy in all of our areas, both inside and out. We have adapted so well to new routines and have shown resilience and enthusiasm as well as amazing personalities! We are so excited to share their first school experiences with them and can't wait to continue watch them grow!
The Early Years Team
Mrs Barron, Miss Snowball, Miss Smith and Miss Bell
PE with Mr Todd and Mr Flatman
We have loved our first two PE sessions with Mr Todd and Mr Flatman. We have been working on our core strength skills as we practised lots of different ways of moving. We slithered like snakes and shuffled on our bottoms. We have also been practising our throwing and catching skills with beanbags. This was very challenging but we tried our best!
What a busy week we have had! We have enjoyed Autumn stories and songs and even went for a wander to collect materials and search for signs of Autumn in our own outdoor area. We noticed that the leaves were changing colour and were falling from the trees! We collected twigs, pine cones and a range of leaves, ready to create our own wonderful pieces of artwork a little later. We have also started to explore our online platform, Minimash. We learnt how to access different parts of the programme and used a painting tool to design our own Autumn trees. We were experts when using the iPads! Stay tuned for our Autumn artwork...
Our Autumn Artwork
This afternoon, we used all of our collected materials to create leaf prints, rubbings and collages. They turned out beautifully! Look how busy we were!