Welcome to Reception! We have two classes, Mrs Ventre’s class and Mr Ward’s class. Mrs Ventre is joined by Miss Spollin and Miss Rimmer. Mr Ward teaches alongside Mrs Quinn and Mrs Dougan. Just touch the star of your child’s class to access class specific posts such as photographs and video links.
We work hard to provide your child with a great start to school life and we are extremely keen to develop great relationships with the families of the children in our classes. We are a friendly, knowledgeable group of people who love teaching in the early years, so please don’t be a stranger.
Please check our page for regular posts about what we have been learning and to learn about how you can help at home.
Autumn Term 2018
During this exciting first term in school, our main topic is ‘Ourselves’. This is a brilliant topic as it covers a plethora of activities across the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Development Matters framework and we will be learning lifelong skills such as, healthy diets, exercise, staying well through knowledge of essential self-care skills and how our bodies work and also learning the names of the many parts of our bodies (do you know what the patella is?), that help us to breathe, move and grow! The programme on the BBC iPlayer, ‘Get Well Soon’ is a tremendous resource for teaching your child about staying happy and healthy.
We will learn about the beauty of the changing seasons (I would recommend watching the BBC series Autumnwatch together, it is amazing and this year it is set in New England, USA!) and wonderful festivals such as Harvest, Diwali and of course, Christmas. We will also learn about Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night and Black History Month.
We hope you will enjoy working together at home on your child’s home school reading books and their Rimrose Hope half termly challenge sheets. Rimrose Hope Christian values are decent, human values and shining a spotlight on these every half term will help your child grow as a person.
Thanks for your support, let’s make this a brilliant year.
Get Well Soon link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01n958y?suggid=b01n958y
Autumnwatch link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06mvrsz