Our reception classes are called Buttercup and Snowdrop.
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.
We had lots of fun on World Book Day when we dressed up as our favourite characters.
What is your favourite book? Can you recognise any of the characters?
We have a wonderful outdoor area for our reception children to explore and learn in. 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 had a reading cafe linked to the book 'The Snail and the Whale'.