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Reception Nativity Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th December at 2pm

Squirrels - Reception


Welcome to Squirrels Class. 

Mrs Harrison is our Class Teacher on Tuesday's- Friday's and Miss Moore is the Class Teacher on a Monday. Miss Fox and Miss Burton are our wonderful Teaching Assistants. 



This Term our topic is 'Amazing Me'. During the term, we will learn about ourselves; including our interests, our family and our community. We will also be learning about a range of celebrations which include; Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas. 



Communication and Language 

Throughout the term, we will be supported to learn and develop our spoken language along with our listening and understanding. We will begin to respond to 'how' and 'why' questions, use a range of tenses when speaking, and to listen and talk about stories and non-fiction texts. 


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be supported to develop important skills to lead happy and healthy lives. These include, forming and maintaining friendships, managing impulses and big feelings and checking in on those feelings on a daily basis. We will be introduced to the Zones of Regulation and will be supported in recognising how we are feeling. 


Physical Development

We will have opportunities to develop our gross and fine motor skills. We will participate in weekly PE sessions lead by a trained Coach. This will support us with our throwing, catching, balancing and agility skills. In our continuous provision, we will have opportunities to develop our pencil grip, use scissors correctly and safely and begin to write recognisable letters. We will also use a range of tools which support our fine motor skills. 



During this term, we will develop our reading, writing and comprehension skills through comprehensive phonic sessions following the Supersonic Phonic Friends scheme, a daily reading session, reading with an adult 1:1 once a week and high quality reading and writing resources in our continuous provision. We will also be reading the books 'We're Going to Find the Monster' and 'I'm Going to Eat This Ant.' 





In maths, we will be developing our understanding of numbers, numerical patterns and shape, space and measures. We will be doing this through cool count sessions, weekly maths challenges and high quality maths resources in our continuous provision. We will have a focus on sorting objects, comparing mass and capacity and identifying sets. 


Understanding of the World

Each week, we will participate in Nature Detective sessions. This will involve us exploring our environment and look closely at changes in the world around us. We will also talk about special times in our lives and talk about who is important to us. We will understand there is a world around us and learn how others live in it. 


Expressive Arts and Design

Throughout the term, we will develop our artistic and imaginative skills through weekly mini makers sessions. We will explore a range of mediums and develop understanding of construction, textures and design. We will have role play areas to further our imagination and we will participate in Charanga sessions to develop our musical skills. 




PE is on a TUESDAY. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on that day. Earrings must be taken out - please do this at home or provide plasters to cover them. 


Reading Books 

Please make sure your child brings their reading book and reading record to school everyday. Your child will also need a book bag. 



Reminder to check Tapestry for updates on your child's learning. Please also add observations and share your child's experiences at home. We love to see what they get up to! 


Open Door 

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the team. If we can't speak when dropping off in the morning, please arrange a time when we can have a chat. 



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