Whole School Topic Overview 2018/19
Parent Overview Autumn 2018 - Will you read me a story? and Are we there yet?
Parent Overview Summer 2018 - Why do Ladybirds have spots? and Who Lives in a rock pool?
Parent Overview Spring Term 2018 - Why do zebras have stripes? and Why are carrots orange?
Parent Overview Autumn Term 2017 - Will you read me a story? Are we there yet?
Reception have been learning a lot about animals this term and to celebrate we had a class trip to Twycross Zoo. We saw lots of animals from our jungle songs we have been learning and we had a workshop all about insects, mammals and reptiles.
We had so much fun looking at the different animals and learning about where they live and what they eat.
As part of our collective worship we have been looking at Jesus being the shepherd and us being the sheep. We follow the word and teachings of Jesus just like the sheep follow the shepherd. Our visit from Dan Callow was very reflective and helped us to understand Jesus’ message through songs, prayer and activities all about Jesus the Shepherd.
To end our Summer term we took part in a beach party to celebrate a fantastic year in reception. We played games, had a raffle as well as created beach jewellery and bubble machines and a sloppy sensory walk where we took our shoes off and got very messy!
This half term we have been thinking about the question "Why do Zebras have stripes?" we have been looking at different animals including, forest, jungle and domestic pets. We have been creating masks and writing descriptions of zoo animals as well as invites for a zoo party. We have also been looking at our British Values and SMSC links to Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday by cooking our own pancakes, making Chinese dragon paper chains, Chinese money envelopes and Chinese flags with symbols of the different animals.
Autumn One 2017
During the Autumn term 2017 Reception have been looking at traditional tales, in particular the story of Goldilocks and Three Bears. The children have been exploring the beginning middle and end of the story and creating their own stories using character bags while focusing on sequencing the story.
We received a letter from baby bear who was very sad and we discussed how our actions could upset others and we spoke about how we could make baby bear feel better and decided to make porridge for baby bear…it was so delicious!
We have also been busy learning lots of new sounds and working hard to recognise those sounds by mark making in the sand tray and building words using the magnetic letters.
As well as this we have been exploring our faith and taking part in prayer services to our class saint Mary.
We have had so much fun settling in and making friends through playing and exploring using the sand trays, water trays and mud kitchen.
2016 - Reception have spent this half term settling into school. We have made friends, started following routines and rules and we have developed our sharing skills. We have enjoyed our topic 'Will you tell us a story?' We made porridge for the Three Bears and made a new chair for poor Baby Bear!
St Elizabeth's School is open tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December. Please allow extra time for your journey and take care on the surrounding roads and footpaths which may be icy. School pathways have been gritted for you to use. Can children please wear appropriate footwear for walking safely.
Note: A decision regarding the carol concert at StJohns Church will be made tomorrow, consideration will be given to weather conditions and safety.
Michelle Walsh, Head Teacher.
Due to the extreme weather conditions unforunately school will be closed to pupils on Monday 11th December