Welcome to Reception
Our curriculum is designed to be creative and inspiring, full of memorable experiences that allows children's natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. Children are offered a wide range of experiences that broadens their understanding and equips them with the skills needed to be confident, independent, lifelong learners.
Reception have really enjoyed learning about Flora day. We learnt the dance and the Hal-an-Tow. We listened to the town band and then made our own instruments. We went on a visit to town to see the decorations being put up and then enjoyed a lovely Flora day celebration. Parents and grandparents came to watch the children perform the Flora day dance and then joined in as well!
The celebration was finished with a lovely tea of saffron cake and scones.
As part of our current topic 'Once Upon a Story' we have been on several trips. We visited Helston Library. The children were shown around and all received their own library card. They listened to a story and then selected their own books to take home.
After looking at stories set in the past we visited Helston museum to see real artefacts. We were able to compare objects from the past with now. Everyone enjoyed visited the Victorian schoolroom but decided that school was better now! To continue our focus on the past, children had the opportunity to handle real artefacts with a loans box of objects from the Royal Cornwall Museum.
This half term we have also been looking at the lifecycle of a chicken. We have had eggs in an incubator for 21 days and this week they finally hatched. The children got to see the whole process. They were able to watch the chicks hatching and were amazed by it. All the children have been working very hard to create houses and play areas for these chicks.
Last half term Reception learnt about superheroes. As well as learning about fictional characters they also met some 'real life' heroes who came in to school to talk about their very important jobs and how they help people. We have learnt how vets look after animals, how to call the coastguard if we find someone in trouble and have even had our fingerprints taken by the police!
Letters and Sounds
In Reception we follow the scheme, Little Wandle. Please use the link to find out more information.