Welcome to Reception Oak's class page!
We will be posting lots of photographs, messages and information on this page, to keep you updated on all the things taking place in Reception.
So please keep checking the page regularly for updates.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Reception at Springfield and we look forward to an exciting and successful year together.
Mrs Bevan, Mrs Hindley & Mrs Davies
We have had such a lovely, lovely day together today. Running, playing in the garden, choosing time, singing, dancing and even a trip from the ice cream van!! The children certainly brought their smiles, as requested and we hope they have had a day that they will remember.
We hope to see you all again soon, but in the meantime, please keep us updated with your activities on Tapestry. But most of all, please stay safe, look after each other and enjoy some time with your beautiful children.
(Please keep checking our Reception Learning at Home page for updates and activity suggestions.)
Move More March
Reception thoroughly enjoyed running around our track in the garden on a beautiful spring morning!
Reception Maths Workshop
Thank you to all of you who attended our Maths Workshop last week. We hope you found it useful to see the types of resources and activities we use in Reception. If you did not attend the meeting, you have hopefully received your pack of useful activities and ideas by now. We will continue to send Maths challenges home in your child's book bag, so don't forget to check.
World Book Day - Thursday 5th March
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Please see the letter attached below
For Your Information...
We are hoping to visit Dippy the Dinosaur in Rochdale as a trip later this year (just in case you were planning to visit yourself before then).
Reception Maths Workshop
Please see attached flyer
We would be really grateful if you could save any boxes or empty packages that are CUBE or CUBOID shapes over the holidays, to help us with some construction activities when we return to school. As always, other packaging and empty containers are also welcomed for junk modelling.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a great half term break with your lovely children!
(School re-opens Monday 17th February)
Well done everybody for a great first week of ‘walking to school’. So many children have walked, scooted, cycled and used ‘park and stride’ to get to school. Please keep up with your fantastic efforts as much as possible!
Your child will have brought home their first reading book today and you should have received an important letter by email to accompany the book. The reading book, reading record and packet must come back to school every day. A copy of the letter is available below:
Please note that our day to visit the library has changed from Friday to Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their library book in their book bag each Wednesday.
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready for the exciting Spring term ahead.
The children returned to school full of beans, excited to tell us all about their Christmas holidays. We loved hearing about all the places they had visited and of course all the gifts they received from Father Christmas. We would like to thank you for all our lovely cards and generous gifts - we are very lucky teachers!
A huge thank you to everybody for your support this term. The children have settled so well, they are amazing and a real credit to you all!
We hope you all have a fabulous break and a good rest - it has been a very busy half term!!
Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(New term starts on Monday 6th January)
After we learned about the Nativity Story and Advent, we began to talk about how countries around the world celebrate Christmas differently.
Max's Mummy came in to talk to us about how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden. We learned about receiving presents on Christmas Eve from Santa Claus himself, known as Tomten, and having a feast on the evening of Christmas Day. We also heard about the celebration of Santa Lucia on 13th December and tasty kanelbullar (cinnamon swirls) that are enjoyed.
Marco's Mummy came in to talk about Christmas celebrations in Spain where Epiphany is very important. We learned how Spanish people receive a visit from Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Then Children and families in Spain attend a special parade on 6th January and celebrate the arrival of the Wise Men. We heard how children leave their shoes out and receive presents from the Wise Men as well as having a delicious ring-shaped cake to eat called Rosca de Reyes representing the Wise Men's search for Jesus. If you find the hidden toy King in the cake, you are King or Queen for the day!
Reception have been enjoying having ‘Mystery Readers’ coming into class to share a story. We have had 2 amazing readers sharing their favourite children’s story. The children have LOVED it!!!
This week we have been celebrating Anti-bullying week by having a “Kindness week” in Reception. The children came to school wearing odd socks to show that it’s ok to be different and how we should be proud of who we are.
We have been enjoying lots of activities in class, such as pairing up odd socks, designing their own odd socks, pegging up odd socks on a washing line and even dancing in their odd socks!
We also had a special surprise for the children, a video message from CBeebies presenter Andy from Andy and the Odds socks, for all the children at Springfield. He told us how important it is to be kind to each other and reminded Mrs Chard to wear her odd socks too!
Thank you for supporting such an important week in school.
We Love To Read!!!
We have a wide range of story books in our Reception classrooms, of both traditional, popular and new authors. We also visit the school library every week, which is well stocked with high quality stories and non-fiction books for the children to choose from.
If you would like an idea of age appropriate, high quality stories to share with your child at home, we have attached a list below with some ideas.
Apologies, but we have sent out the wrong 'green words' this week. Please keep hold of the 1.3 green word cards, as they should have been sent out on Thursday of next week.
We will send the correct word cards home on Monday, but if you would like to practise them over the weekend, the correct green words are on the photographs below.