Welcome to Reception!
We hope you enjoy reading all about all the exciting learning that takes place in Reception!
Miss Belcher (RA class teacher)
& Miss Miles (RB class teacher)
Our EYFS Intent
At English Martyrs’ school we are committed to providing all children with the best possible start in life. We believe that children should have a safe and stimulating environment in which they gain confidence and acquire the skills they need to become happy, independent learners.
We follow a Thematic Curriculum where children are introduced to a variety of language rich texts and inspirational teaching that brings learning to life. We plan our themes around the children and enable children to make progress across the seven areas of learning through our play-based approach.
Speaking and listening is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that giving children opportunities to express themselves effectively and listening to others will allow children to become effective learners and provides them with a solid foundation for later life.
The Animal Man
This week Reception were visited by Animal in Hands. We got to see and learn about lots of different animals from all around the world.
We were very Prophetic and Wise by listening carefully and asking questions about the beautiful animals God has created.
Chinese New Year!
This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year looking at the different ways people celebrate Chinese New Year across the world we have been making our own dragon art work, lanterns and we had our very own Chinese New Year party!
We were Curious and Active by discovering and trying different Chinese foods and celebrated this special event by parading with lanterns and dragons.
The Nativity Story!
Children loved taking part in the Nativity Story, where they performed the story of the birth of Jesus to their families and the rest of the school.
Communitas Christmas Meal
Reception performed their Nativity songs during the Communitas Christmas meal. The children gave gifts to our special guests.
Decorating the Christmas Tree!
To celebrate the Year of the Word each class decorated 6 baubles relating scripture. We had lots of fun decorating the baubles and thinking about this special time.
Blessing the baby Jesus
This week Reception have been busy making their own Baby Jesus to be blessed at Mass by Father Roberts. Children were Curious by asking questions about Baby Jesus and how people felt when he was born. Children were Active by creating their own Baby Jesus to celebrate Bambinelli Sunday.
UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY!
On Tuesday the 20th of November we celebrated
Universal Children’s Day
Reception have been learning about their rights, and the rights every child has. We have been learned and wise by learning about other children around the world and reflecting on the differences in their life compared to our own.
Reception had fun learning about Diwali, the Hindu celebration of light.