Reception 2017 - 2018
Welcome to Reception
Hello I am Mrs Rea and I am currently teaching Reception. This will be my 4th year at Offley and I have just got married over the summer (just to confuse all of the children). I love PE and I am currently the PE co-ordinator in school alongside Mr Earlam. Outside of school I love to go walking, watch musicals at the theatre and drink lots of hot chocolate!
Hello my name is Mrs Ellis I am an Early Years Consultant and trainer and have the fabulous opportunity of teaching in reception. Just a little about myself I enjoy walking going to the theatre and being creative.
We are on the hunt for some hay bails for our role play area. If anyone can help us out please speak to a member of the reception team. Or if anyone knows a farmer that would like to come in and tell us all about his/her job role, we would also be very grateful. Or maybe a farm animal or two...
Also we are running low on spare girls leggings, tights and boys trousers aged 4-5. If anyone could donate any that would be a massive help. Thank you!
We have noticed that lots of school jumpers have no names on. Please can you double check your child's name is still on their jumper. Lots of jumpers have been going walkabouts and we have a few with no names in.
Our new topic this term is 'New Life'. We were very inspired on our school trip before Christmas as a new calf was born just before we arrived! So we decided to learn about new life.
This week we have started the topic off by learning all about new life on a farm. We have learnt that a baby goat is called a kid, a baby goose is called a gosling and a baby horse is a foal. We then voted for our favourite baby animal and made a chart to hang up. We realised that not everybody likes the same things.
The children have also been very busy turning our role play area into a farm. They have been painting farm animals, making chicken coops, making chickens, making salt dough food to sell, making a horse gate for the classroom door and have been doing great role play. Our book for the term is 'Farmer Duck' and we have been acting out the story. It has been fantastic! Take a look...
This week we haven't had a mystery reader
If you would like to be one please come and let us know what date you are available, we would love to have you in!
Another busy busy week!
Check in next week.
Mrs Rea & Mrs Ellis
PE will be on a Monday morning. Please can you ensure that your child's PE kit stays in school at all times and all items are NAMED. We will send them home every half term for a wash. Please can you also ensure that long hair is tied back on these days and that the children are not wearing jewellry - thank you.
You should have all received a log in for your child's learning journey on LearningBook. I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the great things you get up to at home and looking forward to reading your comments. If you would like any support with this please do not hesitate to speak to me.
Reception staff will collect diaries in on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you will notice that your child will receive stamps and stickers in their reading diaries. This is part of the 'Reading Challenge' in school. In Reception, the expectation is that children will read five times per week (20 minute sesions). 5 times = 1 sticker. If they read on ten separate occasions in one week, they will receive two stickers. 10 times = 2 stickers. However, if your child reads more than the expected amount but not enough to achieve two stickers, the additional reading sessions cannot be transferred to the following week.
This term if your child receives 10 stickers they will receive the reading reward.
STARS OF THE WEEK
Every week we have two minions (Kevin and Bob) who choose 2 children as 'stars of the week' to go home with for the weekend. This week Kevin and Bob chose Annabella and Lola. Well done!
Our Key Worker Groups
Blue - Mrs Rea & Miss Bell
Red – Miss Graystone
Green - Mr Shaw
Yellow – Mrs Ellis
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Reception Christmas Trip to Stockley Farm!, by Mrs Rea
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