Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Millichap

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Mrs Millichap: EYFS lead               Mrs Henshall: SENCO, Assistant  Mrs Ward: teaching assistant

Weds, Thurs, Fri                            head, EYFS teacher (Mon, Tues)


Week commencing 15.6.20 - Our first week back to school

We have had a wonderful first week back to recpetion.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the children's company and it's been heart warming to watch them see each other again after so long! The friendships still remain and they have picked up just as they left off, with even more appreciation for their school and their friends. I know some children and parents were nervous on Monday morning, but that soon melted away once children were settled into the morning.  Some of the things I overheard them saying this week were:
"This has been amazing, we have got to see our wonderful friends"
"I've loved it today. It was so much better than I expected."
"It's so good to have the annexe to ourselves!"
"Are we coming again tomorrow - I can't wait!"
We have done some lovely things this week including some things the children were used to in their daily routine before lockdown - e.g. News writing, dough gym, number songs and rhymes, father's day card making and writing, tricky words, number formation, puzzles and orchard toy games.
Julia Donaldson stories followed, flowers, insects and nature were themes that developed from the children. We looked at a large non-fiction book about sunflowers and learnt the features of a non-fiction text. We looked at photos of different types of flowers and children learnt the names of a few and told me about what they had in their gardens at home. Each child made a pastel drawing for a display we created all from the children's ideas called 'reception in bloom'. We spent lots of time outside when we could and the children enjoyed little visits from a rabbit that kept appearing on the field. We think it might be the Easter bunny's friend!
In the outdoor area they have enjoyed the waterwheel, mud kitchen, bikes (cleaned between each use), builder's blocks, bubbles and rocks. We learnt about bees and butterflies, particularly the different parts of the honey bee and how it collects pollen from different flowers. We made stain glass window butterflies and painted bees for the display, labelled the parts of a sunflower and painted rainbows. Children heard a selection of minibeast poems and choose their favourite. We also took part in a 'love music trust' zoom music session where we learnt new songs and listened to 'bee music'. Children also made pictures and models for a child-initiated wall display, rather than take them home.
Please be assured that all of these activities have been carried out with resources being selected and placed into quarantine or sterilised for the next day, and with children social distancing during carpet, snack and lunch sessions.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon,
Mrs Millichap and the EYFS team






























































































Our learning environment

A few pictures of our beautiful, bright, carefully planned learning environment with high quality, easily accessible resources to support children’s learning and development. 













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