Reception - Starling Class

Welcome to Starling Class!

We have 24 children in our class. Our teachers are Mrs Meridew and Miss Webb and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Keech. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Brown 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 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.

Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:

Starling Year Ahead Booklet

Starling Overview 2019-20

Starling Spring 1 Timetable

Starling Topic New Beginnings

Reception Watery Wonders

‘Lights, Camel, Action 2: The Sequin’

We all really enjoyed performing our nativity for you – acting, singing and dancing!  We hope you enjoyed looking at the photos and film over the Christmas holidays.

Magical Me!

This was our first term of ‘big school’. We had lots of fun exploring the school environment as well as learning the school and classroom rules and getting to know our new friends and staff members. We began by thinking about how each and every one of us is special and unique by celebrating our similarities and differences. We ‘tuned our ears’ in Phase One Phonics by listening to environmental sounds, finding words that rhyme and or have alliteration. We then went on to learn all of the phonemes and graphemes from Phase Two Phonics whilst practising our segmenting and blending of VC and CVC words. We learnt all about 2D shapes as well as numbers from 1-10. The children thought about different festivals and how they were celebrated, these included Harvest, Diwali and Christmas. Here are some photos from our learning:

New Beginnings

In our second term, we will be thinking about what we would like to learn and what we would like to get better at. We will move on to Phase three phonics which includes lots of digraphs and even some trigraphs! We will learn numbers 11-20 alongside time, measurement and 3D shapes. We will be looking at festivals such as Chinese New Year and Easter as well as thinking about animals and their habitats and where food comes from.

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