Our Teacher is Mrs Taylor
Our Teaching Partner's are Miss Bull,Mrs Hind, Miss Bishop
I loved the Learning Landscape that they have crafted, offering children simplicity, choice and endless possibilities while underpinning it with a sound knowledge of child development and what it is children want and are looking for.
Author of the bestselling ’Can I Go And Play Now?’, ‘School of the Magic of Children’ and ‘Love Letters To Play’ and Early Year Consultant..
Welcome to Sunshine Class, the Reception Class at Witney Community Primary.
Welcome back to Autumn 2, one of the most exciting terms of the year!
This term is full of celebration and fun.
We will continue learning new poems and have 6 new ones to learn.
As well as a new set of Super 6 books, to use for Story Time and Drawing Club, we will continue with our phonics sessions and maths meetings.
Through discovery and curiosity we will learn about celebrations such as Diwali, Hanukkah and Santa Lucia and Christmas and what they mean to those who celebrate.
We will look back in time to think about Christmas's in the past and also the story of Guy Fawkes. In music we will be listening to music from a range of celebrations and welcome musicians into the classroom.
We will continue to observe and notice the changing seasons and in our nature study will talk about the dark, hedgehogs, winter trees and more.
We will practice and perform in our Nativity Play, visit the cinema and the Church for Be Space.
Felicity, our resident artist, will support our learning about Banksy and we will look at the work of Van Gogh.
All of this will happen alongside following the children’s interests. We can’t wait!
In Sunshine Class we look forward to our Mystery Readers. A mystery reader can be anyone, and auntie, granny, grandad, dad or brother. When they come they get to read a book of their choosing to a small group of children. It’s a great way to show the value we put on books and the love for them that adults have.
Ask Me sheet goes home each Friday with some ideas of ways to consolidate the learning of the week
All activities from the Ask Me sheet can be shared at any point the following week via Dojo or our class email.
Friday is PE OR Forest Friday. Children come to school in PE kits. Each week one half of the class goes to Forest Friday ( outdoor learning) and the other half do PE. The following week they swap.
Reading books are changed on Mondays. Children take home a quality picture book from our class selection and a class reader as and when appropriate. Class readers/blending books need to be read 3 times as a minimum over the week. First time for decoding, second time for comprehension and third for fluency.
Tuesday is Toast Tuesday.
Growth mindset is about having a positive attitude and supports being a successful learner.
Showing a growth mindset helps us face challenges, overcome failure and
be resilient. At WCP we celebrate mistakes in all subjects as we know that that can be the first attempt in learning. We discuss how our
learning behaviours contribute to be successful in school and relate this to
future ambitions. Each term we focus on a particular learning behaviour
that is linked to growth mindset and certificates are awarded to children who show these learning behaviours in school.
Autumn 1 - Hardworking
Autumn 2 - Reflective
Spring 1 - Persevering
Spring 2 - Up for a challenge
Summer 1 - Understanding of Others
Summer 2 - Curious
Reception Super Six
Reading Tree / Recommended Reads
Books for WCPS values EYFS
Forest School Fridays
Forest Friday’s are a favourite day of the week in Reception. The children have been enjoying spending time in our wildlife area, climbing trees, building dens, working collaboratively and noticing the wildlife and living things around them.
We Love Books in Reception
We love books in Reception and have at least two story times daily as a class. One of our absolute favourite authors is Nadia Shireen and so we were thrilled to have a virtual author visit with her. As well as reading one of her stories to us, talking about her books and being an author and illustrator, Nadia taught us to draw one of her characters called Fat Cat.
It was a really inspiring session and the art work produced was fabulous. Check out our Instagram reel here