Reception - Mrs Donaldson

Welcome to our Reception class page!
At Amble First School our Reception class is also known as 'the fabulous flamingos!' 
In Reception we love to learn! 
We share achievements and hard work with families using the tapestry online learning journal.  We hope our learning journeys will be supported at home and parents are encouraged to add information about home adventures and activities, as well as our learning log challenges, using the tapestry app.  
Each week the children in Reception are asked to complete one learning log activity linked to our current topic.  Children are also giving 'sharing stories' or reading books to practise their reading skills at home.  We ask that children read for at least 5 minutes every day.  We also send home information about the sounds and phonics work the children have completed in class during the week so this can be practised at home too!
We ask that reading books are brought into school to be changed every Monday and Friday.
We ask that learning log homework is uploaded to tapestry by a Monday morning.
Our Curriculum
Each half term we have a different topic that we focus our learning on.  We follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum (Development Matters) and are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals by the end of the year. 
We aim to follow the children's interests and adapt our planning and learning to ensure the children are engaged and interested in their learning.  
Summer 1
This half term our topic is 'Where does our food come from?'  In this topic we will be exploring farm, looking at different animals and plants and the food they provide for us and talking about how we can stay healthy.  What a busy half term!
 Our PE days this half term are every Thursday and Friday.  
Spring 2
This half term we will be answering the question 'how does your garden grow?'  We will be looking at changes that happen in Spring, talking about the plants and flowers we see and having a go at growing our own.  We will also be talking about Easter thinking about how and why it is celebrated!
This half term our PE will take place on a Tuesday and Friday.  
Spring 1
In Spring 1 our topic is 'What happens in winter?'  We find out about the world around us, how our environment changes in winter, how we can stay warm and all about winter animals!
This half term our PE takes place on Thursday and Friday.
Autumn 2
This half term our topic is 'What happens when I fall asleep?'
This half term our PE days are every Tuesday and Friday
Autumn 1
In Autumn 1 our topic title is 'What makes me special?'
This half term our PE days are on a Thursday and Friday.