Our topic this term is Sailing the seven seas:
Together with Class 4, we had a great time on a project to encourage team building. In mixed groups we trialled the best design for a bridge. The bridge had to hold the weight of the goat from the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and use the Year 4’s knowledge of Brunel, the Victorian inventor and bridge builder.
Our topic last term was Once upon a time:
Reception Class information for parents:
The Reception team would like to welcome all our new families to Great Bedwyn school.
Our induction arrangements help the children settle into their new environment. The Year 6 buddies are keen to make new friends and support the children.
The whole school is working together upon the popular story book “Where the wild things are” we will be joining in with all the fun and hope to enter some work to the Marlborough Arts festival.
Our first forest school trip will be on Wednesday 20th September. Volunteers with DBS checks are most welcome to join in the fun and share hot chocolate in our lovely woodland den.
Our theme for the term is ‘Wild about animals’: we will be finding out about lots of different animals and associated stories.
We look forward to getting to know you all. If you have any concerns, you are most welcome to come and chat either at drop off or pick up times. We hope all the children enjoy their first term at school.
The curriculum of the Early Years Foundation Stage underpins all future learning by promoting and developing:
- Personal, social and emotional well-being
- Positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning
- Social skills
- Attention skills and persistence
- Language and communication
- Reading and writing
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development.
We aim to make the transition from pre-school to full time education as smooth as possible and to provide a secure and caring environment in which children are happy and eager to learn. We believe that young children learn best from a curriculum that offers practical play-based learning opportunities, where children are encouraged to investigate,explore, experiment, ask questions and be imaginative and creative.
We recognise the uniqueness of each child and value every child’s interests. We aim to deliver learning through a combination of adult led and child initiated play, based on prior experiences and interests of the children. We teach children how to make considered choices in their learning and most importantly, the skills needed to be independent, lifelong learners. We value autonomous learning, so that the children reach their full potential while at the same time setting high attainment targets and making behavioural expectations clear and consistent. We aim to support children with special educational needs and to develop a working partnership between home and school to enable the children to develop in confidence and increasing independence.