Early Years

A big welcome to our Reception Class page! Here you can take a look at all the wonderful learning that goes on in and around our classroom.


Before we begin, here is a little information for you:


Each day, please bring your book bag, school diary, school reading books and a named water bottle. Any messages that your family want to tell the teacher can be written inside the diary and this will be checked every day. 


You can leave your PE kit and a bag of spare clothes on your peg. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term for a wash.


A little extra reminder... Please put your name on all of your school uniform and PE kit, thank you.


We also have exciting news... On Friday afternoons we enjoy talking and listening to our friends in Show and Tell. On Fridays you can bring in an item that is special to you to share in Show and Tell. You can keep this safe in your book bag throughout the day. 


We look forward to exploring our first topic Marvellous Me in September!

Autumn 1

What a wonderful start to our first school year! We have been learning, laughing and loving making lots of new friends.

Our first topic was called 'Marvellous Me'. During this topic we were taken on a journey of adventure through the Oliver Jeffers' stories where we met our favourite character... the Martian. He visited our classroom lots and lots, leaving us gifts and challenges and we loved sharing our learning with him. We shared our Marvellous Me special boxes with our friends, talking about ourselves, our families and our favourite things, this developed our speaking and listening skills. We have been learning to read a write every day in our phonics lessons and have enjoyed taking our special reading books home. In maths we have been counting, ordering numbers, sorting objects and comparing quantities... we have been busy! What great fun we have had in our music lessons where we have learnt lots of new songs and performed to each other. In PE  we have learnt lots of new skills and have danced in time to music. We have explored items floating and sinking in super science lessons and have further explored science learning in our water and sand area. In art we have drawn beautiful self portraits, looking carefully at ourselves in a mirror and choosing the correct colours... these self portraits are on display in our classroom!

As you can see, we have been very busy. We are excited for our next topic 'A King is Born'!

Autumn 2

It really has been the most wonderful time of the year! 

This half term we have engaged in all things Christmas! We performed our nativity play and received wonderful reviews. It was great to perform on stage, dress up, say our lines, sing great songs and tell the wonderful story of baby Jesus' birth. 

In maths we have been learning to order numbers and say one more or less than a given number to 20. We have also learnt about 2D and 3D shapes. We explored their properties and compared flat 2D shapes with solid 3D shapes. 

In literacy we loved listening to Christmas stories and even wrote a retell of the nativity story. We have also written our letters to Santa Claus, telling him what good children we are. 

We have loved explored the cold winter weather by observing ice in our outside area. We have also learnt about seasons and created our own seasons calendar to take home! 

Our creative juices have been flowing as we have made special salt dough Christmas decorations and created lots of winter themed pieces of art.

We think it is time for a rest over Christmas... ready for our first day back visiting the theater! 

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Forsbrook CE Primary School

Cheadle Road | Blythe Bridge | Stoke On Trent | Staffordshire | ST11 9PW.

Tel: 01782 392 577     Fax: 01782 392 003

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