St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

Foundation Stage

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Meet the Foundation Stage Team

The Teachers in Reception are Mrs Duffill and Miss Casson

Mrs Rangeley and Mrs Beardwell are the Teaching Assistants

 

Welcome to Term 2 at St John's.

 

Our current topic is 'Christmas'.

We will be:

  • Finding out why Christians celebrate Christmas
  • Learning and performing a nativity play
  • Making and writing Christmas cards
  • Writing a letter to Father Christmas
  • Adding, sharing and weighing Christmas presents
  • Ordering numbered Christmas Trees
  • Looking at the shapes of presents
  • Singing Christmas songs and using instruments to accompany them
  • Making Christmas items using new skills, especially cutting

 

At the beginning of each new topic check your child's book bag for a curriculum information 'flyer' that explains the focus for the different curriculum areas.

It is also available on the Parents Notice Board in our outdoor learning area.

Phonics Workshop

On Thursday 7th December there will be a phonics workshop held in the Reception classrooms at 3.20.  We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.  Please click here to view the powerpoint presentation for the workshop.  

 

 How the Reception Unit works at St John's

Children are not put into traditional classes until much later in the year. We put the children into 4 different colour groups (also their tray and peg colours) so that the children rotate around the two teachers and teaching assistants. This way the children make lots of new friends and get to know all the adults really well. The unit is 'free flow', allowing children to learn both inside and outside, as well as being free to go between both the classrooms and into the creative area. If you have any questions about the way we work as a unit, please feel free to come and see any of the Reception staff.Check the parents notice board located on the outside wall near to the classroom door for new topics or information. All the information will also be put here on our website page.  

 

If you have any questions, queries or worries please see one of the Reception Team - staff are available at the beginning and end of every day. 

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Reception made fruit kebabs.

After learning lots about ways to stay healthy, our school chef came to visit the classroom and we made some fruit kebabs. Some of us even made a repeating pattern with the fruit and we all enjoyed eating them!

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