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Reception

Mrs Swift is the teacher in our Reception class. Mrs Constantinou and Mrs Higgins are the teaching assistants. Our PE day is Tuesday or Thursday.

Class Saint

St Nicholas. Patron Saint of Children. Feast day is 6th December.

St Nicholas was a Bishop who devoted himself to caring for the poor and protecting children. He was a defender of truth and justice and during the persecution of Christians, he upheld the divinity of Christ. St Nicholas is an important figure in The Netherlands where, on his feast day, children put out shoes for St Nicholas to fill with gifts. Dutch immigrants took the legend and traditions of St Nicholas with them to the USA along with his nickname Sinterklaas which eventually became Santa Claus and part of the Christmas holiday.  

St Nicholas, pray for us

 

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

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Celebrating: What the parish family celebrates, visit to church, what happens when we go to liturgy as a school, The presentation story.

Gathering: Say what we wonder about in the church, The parish family gathers for Sunday liturgy, the role of altar servers, The joy of gathering to listen to God’s word, What happens when people take communion.

Growing: Learn about Lent – a time to grow more like Jesus, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Celebrating Easter.

Communication and Language

Learn new vocabulary relating to topic work, articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences, describe events in some detail, listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding, use new vocabulary in different contexts, listen to and talk about non-fiction texts to develop a deep familiarity with new knowledge and vocabulary.

Physical Development

Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions, further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming, develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball, develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Express their feelings and consider the feelings of others, show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge, identify and moderate their own feelings socially and emotionally, know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing, with particular emphasis upon physical activity, healthy eating and toothbrushing

Literacy

Read a few common exception words matched to Read Write Inc, read simple phrases and sentences made up of words with known letter-sound correspondences, spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letter/s

Maths

Use skills of conceptual subitising, beginning to quickly see the sub-groups within larger numbers, use spatial language to describe sub-groups within arrangements, represent quantities in different ways, use a number track to play dice-based games, understand the ‘one more than/one less than’ relationship between consecutive numbers, compare numbers.

Understanding the World

Explore the natural world around them, describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside, explore the change in the seasons from Winter into Spring, recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways (including range of religions, celebrations around the world – including Shrove Tuesday), understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including changing states of matter (focus on melting and freezing)

Expressive Arts and Design

Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills; explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups; safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.