Reception - Starling Class

Welcome to Starling Class!
We have 23 children, 11 boys and 12 girls. Our teachers are Mrs Meridew and Miss Webb and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Dix, Mrs Keech and Mrs Littlefair.  We are also very lucky to have Mrs Littlefair to cover Mrs Meridew's and Miss Webb’s Planning, Preparation and Assessment time on Wednesday afternoons. 
 
Below is a timetable of the things we do each week. As you can see, we do a lot of busy learning!
In Reception we learn through seven areas of learning which are split into three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. As well as four specific areas: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We look at topics such as 3, 2, 1 ... Blast Off!, Land before time and Down on the Farm.
We practise lots of skills such as recognising and using numbers to 20, shapes and their properties, reading using phonics and writing for a variety of purposes as well as sharing, taking turns and becoming part of the school community.
We have been thinking about Technology and how we can use it safely and responsibly. Smartie the Penguin has been telling us what to do if we see something we don't like online. Please click on the link below for further information: 
 
Hunting for Heroes
Our second topic was a very busy topic. We began our learning by thinking about our local heroes, people who help us; e.g: fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, vets. We then thought about superheroes and their magical powers. Finally, we moved on to learn about Jesus and the Christmas story. During this topic we learnt numbers 1-20 through our Numberblocks project. We also learnt Phase 2 sounds and began to read and write!  Here are some pictures of our learning:
Magical Me!

This was our first half term in ‘big school’. We learnt all about how each and every one of us is special and unique. We celebrated our similarities and differences from where we live, to people in our families to what we look like through our Elmer project. We had lots of fun learning the school and classroom rules and getting to know our new friends and staff members. We also learnt the names and properties of 2D shapes and tuned our hearing using Phase One Phonics. Here are some pictures of us learning: