St. John's Community Primary School & Nursery

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Welcome to the Reception Class page!

Our teachers are Mrs Farrow (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Dazeley (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). We are also helped by our teaching assistants Mrs Smith (all day), Mrs Howes (mornings only), Mr Halliday (mornings only) and Mrs Meale (afternoons only).

We follow the Foundation Stage curriculum which focuses on seven areas of learning ~

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

We have continuous provision both indoors and in our wonderful outdoor area, which we have constant access to whatever the weather.

We record all of the fun we have in our online ‘Learning Journeys’ using the Tapestry program.

St. John’s Reception class is a very happy place to play and learn ~ most of us don’t even realise we’re learning because we are having so much fun!

Reception 24th May 2019

This week we have been thinking about night and day.  We thought about how it gets dark and this led us to do a scientific experiment with a torch and a ball.  We watched a video which also helped explain how we get night time.  Hopefully the children have remembered and can amaze you with their knowledge!  We have also made ‘pizza planets’ and have tried to create the moon’s surface with special gloopy paints and using bottle lids to create craters.

When we went in the woods this week something strange had happened.  We saw lots of pants hanging from the trees and decided they must have been left by aliens.  We then read the story ‘Aliens love underpants’ and decided to make a rocket to take the pants back to the aliens in space.

In math this week we have been learning about time.  We have compared different units of time, measured what we can do in a minute and looked at a clock.

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