Welcome to Reception!
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with opportunities to:
Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play.
Please find additional details about this academic year below, if you would like any further information on the EYFS at St John's please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends and are looking forward to getting to know you all.
Miss Solan- Reception Class Teacher
Miss Blears- Reception Teaching Assistant
Summer 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Minibeasts)
This half term will mainly about settling children back in to the routines and expectations of school life. Our focus test is Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley, a text which allows children’s imaginations to run wild! We are learning to appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us and how such things are created, we planted some flower seeds and began to think about what flowers need to grow, watch this space for the progress...🌸🌺💐
Spring 1: Traditional Tales
This half term we will be focussing our learning on the theme of Winter using the fabulous text 'Blue Penguin' by Petr Horáček. Children will continue to develop a sense of identity as they explore the similarities and differences between each other and the world around them. We will compare lots of opposites and begin to make comparisons such as hot/cold and wet/dry. Children will learn all about the season of Winter, polar regions, climates, weather and animals.
Children will also begin to understand the Christmas Nativity Story through the use of role play, drama and art during our RE learning. We will perform the Nativity in small groups that will be video recorded and compiled together for the school website so that families can watch it at home.
This half term is all about settling in to the routines and expectations at school, making new friends and having lots of fun exploring our new learning environments both inside and outside! Our focus text this half term is ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and we will be learning all about the world around us, our local community, school community, families, friends and of course ourselves. Below you will find a link to our newsletter for this half term and some pictures to celebrate our learning and achievements.