Elm Class

Welcome to our Reception Class page
We are really looking forward to the exciting year of learning and exploring ahead. Please keep checking out class page where you will find lots of information and examples of our learning. 
Spring 1
Our topic this half term is 'Reach for the Stars'. We will be learning about
We started the half term with Science Week. We were learning about how to keep ourselves healthy. We learnt about eating a balanced diet and created our own fruit kebabs. We explored the importance of washing our hands, exercising and getting a good nights sleep. 
Autumn 2
Our topic this half term is 'People Who Help Us'. We will be learning about lots of different job occupations and our local environment. 
In PE, we have learnt the 9 core fundamental gymnastic shapes. We have thought how to creatively perform these shapes on different apparatus. 
We also had a visit from a Midwife who spoke to us about caring for babies and their mums. We got to use some different equipment and practiced weighing the babies, checking their heart beat and changing them. 
We loved our visit from a local dentist. We learnt the best way to look after and brush our teeth. We had to sort foods into foods good for our teeth and foods bad for our teeth. The dentist kindly gave us a brand new toothbrush and a timer to make sure we are brushing our teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day.
We were also very lucky to have a visit from the Fire Service. They shared with us what to do in an event of a fire and how to safe around dangerous appliances. We learnt lots of different rhymes to remember all the important information. Miss Yardley also got to try on their uniform. She said it was very heavy!
Science Day
During Science Day we explored different materials. We learnt some new scientific vocabulary to describe materials and began to think about how we could group different materials. We also explored how some materials can change and observed an ice cube melting throughout the day.
Maths Week
During Maths Week we explored measuring the length of objects. We drew around ourselves and explored how many footprints long we were. We then compared the amount of footprints to the 10 Numicon Shapes. 
We also went onto exploring height. We ordered ourselves in height order to see who was the tallest in the class and who was the shortest. We are excited to see how much we grow throughout the year and see whether this changes by the end of Reception. 
Autumn 1
Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Me'. During this term we will be focusing on discussing what makes us unique, identifying different parts of the body and exploring our senses. 
We loved visiting the new library and cannot wait for our weekly reading sessions in here. 
The children have really enjoyed getting to know their new class peers. They have loved exploring the indoor and outdoor learning environments. Here are a few pictures from their first few days at school.