Welcome to the Reception class page. We are the Brown Mice and White Mice - we may be small but we are definitely mighty!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time? It’s time to find out more about night time.
This half term, we’ll be entering the celestial world to explore what is beyond the sky as we know it. We’ll listen carefully to a presentation about the patterns of the stars, and ask an expert questions about the universe. Snuggling up with comfy cushions and blankets, we’ll listen to bedtime stories and nursery rhymes. Zzz... Wide awake once more, we’ll learn about people and services that work at night, the Hubble Telescope and nocturnal animals. We’ll also find out more about how good bedtime routines can have a positive impact on our health, and take part in a series of bedtime challenges. Ready, steady, brush your teeth! In our mathematics lessons, we’ll play with the shape and size of star patterns, and create moons of different sizes out of sparkly play dough. Getting creative, we’ll make constellations out of battery-operated tea lights, and star mobiles out of silver sequins and glittery pompoms.
At the end of the project, we’ll share and reflect on what we have learnt, and we’ll use our knowledge and creativity to write a bedtime story to take home to read.
For the last two years, we have successfully been using an App called Class Dojo as both a reward and parental communication system in school. Lots of parents found using Class Dojo a real positive as it meant they were able to see how their child was praised and rewarded in class through the App instantaneously as well as keep up to date about school life and learning.
If you would like to get connected, please let your child's teacher know and they will provide you with a login and information on how to access the App.
Keep an eye out for messages and photos shared by your child's class teachers.