Our reception children have the opportunity to choose their own activities, develop a good basis of phonics that sets them up for reading and writing, establish good relationships with their peers and the adults they work with, ignite their curiosity and enhance their skills all in a fun and stimulating environment.
In Reception the children begin the year by learning all about themselves and their friends in our 'Getting to Know You' topic focus. They term is then finished off with a ‘Winter Wonderland’ topic with the children getting creative with lots of craft activities and the Christmas play.
In the spring term the children learn all about the Gruffalo and Jack in the Beanstalk. They also learn about 2D and 3D shapes, estimating, problem solving, addition and subtraction alongside finding out about dinosaurs and minibeasts. The children will learn all about Chinese New Year, Easter, the artist Matisse, experiment with printing, and delve into books as they discover the magical world of rhyme and drama. If you would like more information about our curriculum, please get in touch with a member of staff.
We are so proud of our Reception children for trying their best during lockdown! They took part in accessing daily maths and phonics sessions on Tapestry, which involved lots of fun to help with their learning… walks in the snow, scavenger hunts and other outdoor learning opportunities, teachers dressed up, silly video clips, story times and music sing-a-longs, puppy challenges and jokes from Percy the Pig!
Every week we had P.E. videos to help us keep fit and active and lots of topic activities were included too, such as science experiments and exploration, creative tasks, PSE learning and mental wellbeing videos. The children met up on Zoom for World Book Day, dressed as their favourite book character to hear a story before completing lots of fun tasks!
Well done everyone, you were such super stars during our lockdown learning!
We all dressed up to support Pudsey Bear and to raise money for children who are not as lucky as we are. We posted lots of pennies in the boxes that our School Council representatives made. We raised a fantastic £282.04, so well done to everyone involved!
We had a super Red Nose Day! We came dressed in pyjamas and donated £1 each to help others.
James (far left) won the best joke award with: What do elves learn at school? The elf-abet! 😂
This area was recently transformed with the help of The Friend of Ghost Hill School and The Norfolk Grass Co. There are flower beds used for planting, a racing track for riding scooters and bikes, a wildlife area, a mark making area, stepping stones and balance beams and a pirate ship for climbing in, on and around. The reception children also have access to the main school grounds which includes a pond area, large musical instruments, a wooded area and a larger climbing frame.
Reception children have the opportunity to go on a school trip in the summer term and go on an Autumn walk in Ghost Hill woods.
We celebrated the Hindu Festival of Holi, the festival of Spring and colour, by having a paint party. We made colourful handprints and patterns on our clothes using paint and colourful powder. We had so much fun!
We were visited by three very cheeky and brave chicks! We sat very still whilst they explored our classroom and then some of us were brave enough to hold them. They were very noisy!