Reception Classes - Discovery 1 and Discovery 2

Starting school is an exciting time for everyone as we settle into school life, make new friends and begin our learning journey.

Mrs Tooth and Mrs Birchall are the class teachers for Discovery 1 and Mrs Silvester is the teacher for Discovery 2. We are supported by Mrs Huartson, Miss Scholefield and Mrs Francis and speech and language support is provided by The Language Tree.

Throughout the day we operate as a Foundation Stage unit, sharing our learning and resources with Big Lighthouse Nursery. Children have free flow learning activities both inside and outside most of the time.

Autumn 1 – Ourselves

This term we have learned about ourselves - our appearance, senses and the food we eat. We have also found out about where we live and have been on a walk around the local environment to look at the houses and buildings around us.

We have also learned to write our name, to recognise the phonemes satpinmdgockeurhbf, and to count in order to 20.

Thank you for coming to our Macmillan Coffee Morning in September – we all had a great time. It was lovely to see so many supportive people there and we made over £200 for the charity.

Autumn 2 – Hocus Pocus

We will explore some exciting mini topics this term, including Autumn, Witches and Wizards, Dragons, Superheroes and Christmas.

We will continue to learn our letters (phonemes and graphemes) using the Jolly Phonics songs, numbers to 20 and beyond and how to write them. The children will also be introduced to an exciting website/app called ‘Teach Your Monster To Read’. Check it out – it’s addictive - and the children will love it!

We are always collecting junk for our Creation Station, so please do send any unwanted, CLEAN boxes, tubes, packaging, newspapers, ribbon etc in with your child.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time (after school is best!) and you can always send us a message on Class Dojo.