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Welcome to Reception!

In Reception we have three classes where Mrs Williams (RJW), Miss Kennedy (RAK) and Miss Jolley (RLJ) are Class Teachers.

Mrs Bates  supports class RCS,  and Mrs Edmunds supports class RAK and Mrs Ford & Mrs Keegan support RLJ as Teaching Assistants.

We are also supported by specialist Teaching Assistants called Miss Gollings and Mrs Ollier, Miss Hassall and Miss Pitt.

If you wish to contact the class teachers, please use the following email addresses:  

jeni.williams@hungerfordacademy.org; abigail.kennedy@hungerfordacademy.org and laura.jolley@hungerfordacademy.org.

Reception classrooms share a teaching area in the infant building and share a playground with Pre School children, which is accessed through entrance J from the Foundation playground.  Mrs William's reception classroom can be accessed from key stage one playground at entrances H and I.

 

What We Do

Each day the children take part in fun and exciting activities to promote their development and learning. We undertake daily Phonics, Literacy and Maths lessons. We also underpin our learning with Computing through using iPads and laptops in class. Every week one of the classes work with Mr Bean and Miss Ikoku for an Outdoor Education activity, and we promote physical activity through formal and informal P.E. lessons and energetic music lessons with Kool Keys. Kool Keys takes place on a Tuesday Morning with Glyn from Kool Keys leading the session.  PE is on a Wednesday afternoon. 

We plan our learning from the children’s interests, which forms the basis of any topics studied.

 

Topics

Autumn Term 1:  "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!"

Autumn Term 2:  "Winter is coming..."

Spring Term 1: "A is for Author"

Spring Term2: "Under the sea"

SummerTerm 1:  "How does your garden grow?"

Summer Term 2:  

 

Trips & Visits

 

  • Autumn Trip: Tatton Park Farm
  • Spring trip: Blue Planet Aquarium.
  • Summer trip: The Lyceum Theatre Crewe to see 'The Gruffalo'

 

Homework

In Reception, we set homework projects linked to children's topics and learning. A project is set termly.  Please find the homework projects set below:

 

  • Autumn - Draw the front cover of a favourite story book: Issued 07.10.16 - Due in Monday 5th December
  • Spring - Maths challenge workbooks
  • Summer - Growing sunflowers - Due in Friday 21st July

Tapestry Learning Journeys

Every child in the Foundation Stage at Hungerford has an online learning journey. This learning journey can only be accessed by school staff and a child’s own parents and is password protected.   This can be accessed via an app on your android or iOS device.  Alternatively - log in at https://tapestryjournal.com/

Please see your class teacher if you are unsure of your log in details. 

We want you to share in your child's learning journey at Hungerford Primary Academy and would like you to enjoy the Tapestry Journals.  It is important that you can access your child's journal to be able to do this, we are happy to help if you are having any issues logging on.

We would also ask that any photographs / special moments from life at home are uploaded to Tapestry by parents where possible, as these can help to form a more holistic picture of each child.

 

 

Reading Morning

This takes place every Thursday 8.45-9:15 a.m. All are welcome, mums, dads, uncles, aunts, grandparents etc. Pop along whenever you can to share story books with your child for half an hour each Thursday.

Water Bottles, School Dinners and Snack 

We encourage all children to have a water bottle in school every day so they can drink regularly.  School is able to supply a water bottle, please ask one of the team about this.

It is very important that this is water only as juice is not permitted.  

A snack of fresh fruit and a carton of milk is available every morning break for children up to the age of five. A hot school meal or a sandwich lunch bag (known in school as a Cat Bag) is available as part of the Universal Free School Meals programme, however sandwiches are no longer available on Fridays. Please provide a packed lunch for your child if s/he would prefer not to have a school dinner.

 

Equipment

Children need reading books in school every day. Reading books should be brought in school book bags and will be stored in classroom trays. Children also are required to have a P.E. kit in school, which consists of a white T-shirt, black shorts and school pumps. A pair of wellies should also be brought into school for  Outdoor Education work, we will notify you when it is your child's turn. 

Outdoor Education

Every Friday a group of children will head out for a morning of Outdoor Education with Mr Bean and Miss Ikoku where they discover and learn about the environment around them as well as practice social skills, confidence building and teamwork amongst nature. When it is your class's turn we will notify you on here and by text / newsletter.

 

 

Our Gardens 
The children will take responsibility for looking after our gardens as they grow and we look forward to tasting them fresh from the ground when they are ready. 

 

 

Upcoming events: The Great Grandparents' Get Together - 16th June, more details to follow.

 

 

 

 

Good news:

Well done to George, Ava and Joshua for being awarded with this terms Secrets Of Success teddy.

The children have enjoyed reading and role playing 'The Enormous Turnip'. They have even been busy re-writing the story and planting their own turnips, which have started to grow!! We have also been learning about halving and sharing, and even shared cakes!! Yum yum.