Reception 2017 - 2018

Mrs Jaworski

Mrs Olsen

Mrs Williams

Welcome to Reception! 

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning about in school and give you ideas for ways to help at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about how and what your child will be learning click on this link: Parents guide to the EYFS

Wishing all of our wonderful parents a Happy Mother's Day today... we hope you have a restful day. If you haven't received your Mother's Day card yet, take a peek inside your child's school bag! The children loved making their cards and thought carefully about the messages they wanted to send.

A little reminder about our Stay and Play session this Thursday (15th March)... please arrive at the school office for 2pm.  The session will last for approximately an hour (until hometime) and is a lovely opportunity for you to find out what your child enjoys doing in school. smiley

This week we will be ....

Climbing - The children will put their co-ordination and gross motor skills to the test as they try to climb through different sized hoops that have bells attached! If they hear the jingle of the bell though, they have to try again!

Playing 'Guess Who' - but with a twist! Instead of using faces, the children will be using numbers. By a process of elimination (number recognition) the children will aim to identify their opponents chosen number card.

Artists - using natural resources that we source from outside, for example, leaves, twigs, pine cones, flowers etc. We will choose from frames of differing style and size to present our pieces, in the style of artist Andy Goldsworthy.

We will also be using our senses  this week to explore citrus fruits. The children will explore a range of juicing equipment and methods to try and extract juice from these fruits. Afterwards they will be able to observe, smell and taste the juices and explain the process of whole fruit to juice.

Constructing - we will be designing and creating bridges from construction materials to go across our classroom River Dee! The children will need to think about the purpose of the bridge ~ is it for foot passengers or traffic? And will it be durable and safe? The children will use small world vehicles and people to test their architectural skills and will be encouraged to adapt their designs if necessary.

Every week in class all children take part in guided reading sessions (in small groups) with their teachers where we focus on the skills they need to learn next to improve their reading. We would like to say a big thankyou to all the families who help their children practice their reading book at home. Together we are helping many of our children to become great readers who really love stories. 

Have a great week from the Reception team smiley




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Parents Evening, by Mrs Schumacher

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Contact the School

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School

Walpole Street

Head teacher: Mr V O'Brien
SENCO: Mrs C Siddall

Main Contact: Please speak to Miss Lockley, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Schumacher in the School Office with any queries.

Tel: 01244 981098


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