All Saints Church of England (A) Primary School

All Saints Church of England (A) Primary School

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Together we Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Tamar Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7LH

office.3859@all-saints.oxon.sch.uk

01235 819143

Reception

clever caterpillars and brainy bees

We have two Reception Classes - Clever Caterpillars and Brainy Bees. 

  • Miss Young teaches in Clever Caterpillars with Miss Brinkley as Nursery Nurse.   
  • Mrs Tallman and Mrs Martin teach in Brainy Bees with Miss Smith as Nursery Nurse. 
  • Both classes are supported by teaching assistants - Mrs Doy and Mrs Smith.

Pupils are encouraged to develop learning skills as well as developing their knowledge of the world around them.  With a classroom that is engaging and full of possibilities, our pupil's curiosity is fostered in  a caring and supportive environment.  Through out the year, children in Reception will transition from a predominantly play based curriculum to more formal learning experiences in preparation for their transition to Year 1.

You are always very welcome to come into school and speak to Miss Young, Mrs Tallman and Mrs wells at any time, or alternatively, rearrange a time to meet after school.  Additionally, we always welcome parents into the setting to help out with cooking, crafts and readers.

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM

At first glance, it can appear that the children are 'only playing' whilst in the Foundation stage. However the best Early Years Education is based on the understanding that whilst children are playing, they are learning.  During the day there will be a mixture of adult initiated and adult led activities as well as whole class, small group and individual activities.

Visit the Early Years Curriculum page for detailed information.

TOPIC News

We will continue to keep this page up to date with information about plans and activities

Week Beginning 9th March 2020

Our chicks arrive on Monday and should hopefully begin to hatch by the end of the week. Please feel free to come in and look at them with siblings at the end of the day. We will be beginning looking at seasonal changes and how plants and animals grow and change.
This week we will be continuing to explore different materials and finding out about electricity. We will be looking at the clothes worn long ago and creating our own portraits. We will also be making up our own books and stories about fairy tale characters.
In maths we will be looking at subtraction and counting back. We will also be counting in 10’s, 2’s and 5’s.
If you would like to support your child further at home, you could:

  • Go on a material hunt. Can you find 10 objects that are made out of wood? How about metal, plastic or clay.
  • Read a traditional fairy story. Which was your favourite character? Was there a character you didn’t like?
  • Go on a spring walk and look for signs of growth and change. Can you find any blossom, buds or new leaves?
  • Try counting in 10’s. If you can do this count in 2’s or 5’s. If you can do all this WOW! Try counting in a different number.

Week Beginning 2nd March 2020

This week we will be exploring different materials and finding out about electricity. We will be looking at the clothes worn long ago and creating our own portrait. We will also be making up our own books and stories about fairy tale characters.
In maths we will be continuing to explore the properties of 3D shapes, printing, rolling, sliding and building with them. We will also be creating repeating patterns.
Our PE day had changed to Friday as we have a sports coach to support us develop our skills. Please bring in a pair of warm joggers and trainers if you have them as the children can be outside.
If you would like to support your child further at home, you could:

  • Find objects that use electricity around your house. Think about what you would need to do if you couldn’t use them.
  • Go on a material hunt. Can you find 10 objects that are made out of wood? How about metal, plastic or clay.
  • Read a traditional fairy story. Which was your favourite character? Was there a character you didn’t like? 

 

Week Beginning 24th February 2020

Week Beginning 13th January 2020

Week Beginning: 2nd December 2019

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Week Beginning:  23rd September 2019

Keeping parents informed

Each term we send letters home packed with information.  If you think you might have missed a letter then check out the Letters Home page to see what has been sent.  We also have a Calendar on the website with all the important upcoming dates.

weekly timetable

Have you ever wondered what a week in a Reception class looks like?  Would you like to know what your child does throughout each day?  Check out the timetable to find out more.

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