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Hedgehogs (Reception)

Welcome to Reception - 

Hedgehogs Class


Teacher:                     Miss Harlin


Teaching Assistant:     Mrs Costine


Welcome to Reception. In our Early Years class, children are encouraged and supported to become independent and curious learners. We provide lots of opportunities for active learning within the classroom  and our outdoor provision. Children are encouraged to think critically, be creative learners and explore their surroundings.

The children have access to a range of areas of learning including:


Three Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language


Four Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design


    Spring Term 2


    This term our focus will be 'Dangerous Dinosaurs'. We will be finding out about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today. Our learning will be shared with you in our first class assembly at the end of term! We will be continuing with 'Helicopter stories', encouraging story telling, acting and developing confidence in speaking.


    Running alongside this topic, will be our theme of 'Puddles & Rainbows', allowing us to think about the weather that happens during spring and explore natural phenomena, including rainbows. We will have opportunities to explore colour in the natural world.


    Both these topics will make links for us to explore scientific themes and lots of opportunities for music, singing, dancing and creativity. As always, we will be following the children's interests as they arise, especially linked to the animals, characters and settings we meet in the texts we will be sharing. Children's independence and confidence will continue to be encouraged through our daily routines and activities.


    In maths, we will be continuing our mastering number programme, developing those important foundations in understanding early mathematical principles. Throughout our time in continuous and enhanced provision, we will be exploring shape, space and measure.


    Our phonics will continue with the level 3 sounds being completed and reviewed, and continuing with level 4. The children's skills in segmenting and blending will continue to be developed as we learn to read and write more independently. Tricky words will continue to come home in the children's yellow books, please look at these with your child as often as you can.


    Forest school will continue to be on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that children are wearing suitable clothing to make sure that they are warm whilst we are outside.


    Could you please ensure that children are bringing a coat to school each day.


    If book bags and water bottles could continue to be in school every day please.