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Welcome to Reception

 

There are two classes in Reception at Ashbrook School, one is called the Elephants class and one is called the Leopards class.  Elephants class are supported by Mrs Tilston and Mrs Wood and the Leopards Class teacher is Mrs Watkins, supported by Mrs Brahmbhattt (Mrs B) and Mrs Tilston. 

 

Reception is an important new adventure for the children, as they start school and become more independent and take part in some structured learning along with lots of child initiated activities.

 

Our classes feed into our wonderful shared area, where there is a large role play home corner, a transient art area, a creative area with playdough, easels and junk modelling, a small world area, a maths area, a writing table with a post box and a large reading area with a comfortable armchair. We are also lucky enough to have two outside play areas, which we use whatever the weather. One outside area has a mud kitchen and a large wooden climbing area with a climbing wall, monkey bars and a fireman pole and the other outside area has large construction blocks, water, sand, writing shed a stage and a den.

 

We love to show off our amazing work through our displays which we are happy to talk about and share.


We have a topic every half term, which we love to embed in everything that we do. They are usually story based, with our activities based around our theme;

 

Autumn 1 – All about me!

Autumn 2 – Traditional tales and celebrations

Spring 1 – Winter

Spring 2 – Dinosaurs

Summer 1 – Come Outside

Summer 2 - It's a small World

 

We love to celebrate at Ashbrook, especially days like Eid, Diwali, Birthdays, Chinese New Year and many more! We also plan exciting learning days, such as Science Days, Maths Day and World Book Day.

 

Every week we visit our amazing Forest area within the school grounds, where we learn to take risks and work in a team, supporting one another to make mobiles, bird feeders and animal shelters as well as many more exciting activities.

 

Please look out for updates on our curriculum for opportunities to come in and support us while we are learning about family traditions (especially food!) and different occupations. Let your child's teacher know if you can support with any upcoming activities.

 

Please see our half termly newsletter below.

Reception Curriculum Newsletter - Spring 1 2022

Reception Timetable

 

8.45

8.55

9:00

9.05-9.45

 

9.50 – 11.00

11-11.50

Lunchtime then playtime

1pm

1.15 – 2:00

2:00 – 2:45

2:30 – 3:00

Monday

Check ins – board work

Register and Basic Skills

Run/ dough disco

Phonics

 

Literacy and CP

 

Numeracy

 

CP

Dough disco

topic

topic

 

story

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check ins – board work

Register and Basic Skills

Run/ dough disco

Phonics

snack

Literacy and CP

 

Numeracy

 

CP

Dough disco

Elephants music

 

Leopards forest fun

Leopards library

 

  topic

 

 

 

story

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check ins – board work

Register and Basic Skills

 

Phonics/

Elephants Premier sports

Phonics/

Leopards

Premier sports

Literacy and CP

 

Numeracy

 

CP

Dough disco

Elephants library

Music-

 

Elephants forest fun

topic

 

story

Thursday

 

Check ins – board work

Register and Basic Skills

Run/ dough disco

Phonics

Literacy and CP

 

Numeracy

 

CP

Dough disco

CP

PE

 

 

story

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check ins – board work

Register and Basic Skills

Run/ dough disco

Phonics

 

Literacy and CP

Literacy –

Numeracy

 

CP

Dough disco

Computers/Golden time

Leopards and Elephants choose

 

 

CP = continuous provision – child-initiated activities

PE= physical education

EExAT help guide for parents

EExAT Information Video

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Please watch this quick guide to getting started with EExAT at home.

EExAT part 2.mp4

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