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Class R

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Welcome to Reception Year in Wonder Class

Welcome to reception at de Vere! Wonder class is taught by Miss Hutchings and supported by our fantastic LSAs, Mrs Joy and Mrs De’ath.

Reception is such an important year as the children begin their journey through school life. We ensure there is a smooth transition for our children as they start with us; carrying out nursery visits, home visits and stay and play sessions to really start building those important relationships from early on in the year.

We have developed our own EYFS curriculum, where we learn through a play and exploration and support children to build on their knowledge and skills, both indoors and outdoors. The children learn so much throughout the year and take part in many exciting opportunities and experiences linked to our topics:

Autumn 1: This is me

Autumn 2: Let’s Celebrate

Spring 1: Animal Adventures

Spring 2: Once upon a time

Summer 1: Ready, Steady, Grow

Summer 2: Sun, sea & sand

Curriculum overview 

Please click here to access the curriculum overview for Class R

Class Blog

7th October 2022

We have had another busy couple of weeks in Wonder class. We have been focusing on the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and the children have absolutely loved it! We made our own story map and have been retelling the story using pictures and actions. The children have explored lots of fun themed tuff trays, making pretend bread in the playdough area and even making their own toast for snack – that was definitely a favourite! It was great to see the children working on their independence. We also really enjoyed going on a senses walk around the school grounds and thinking about the different things we could see, smell, touch and hear.

In phonics, we have focused a lot of blending and segmenting, which will help us with our reading and writing. We have met lots of new characters from the phonics shed and explored the sounds they make. In maths, we have explored comparing quantity using more/less and vocabulary such as taller/shorter. We are looking forward to practising our careful counting next week and learning more sounds.

September 23rd 2022

What a great start Wonder class have had to their school journey! They have settled in so well and are continuing to learn all the rules and routines of school life. During our topic of ‘This is me!’, we have focused a lot on learning each other’s names, talking about our families, speaking and listening and taking turns. The children have really enjoyed exploring ‘The colour monster’, talking about their feelings and working together to create collages, just like in the story. They have also really enjoyed all the opportunities they have to explore outside, especially going on nature walks and making lead crowns.

In phonics, we met Joe! He is from the phonics shed and he taught us good listening skills, all about initial sounds and next week we will be learning about blending. We are excited to start learning individual sounds soon. Well done on a great first few weeks Wonder Class!




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