Mrs Johnston - Teacher Mrs Charlotte Black - Support
Welcome to the Reception class page! We are a wonderful class of 14 children, taught by Mrs Johnston and supported by Charlotte. We love to keep very busy indoors and outdoors, and hope you enjoy looking at some of the things we get up to throughout the year.
Year 6 Buddies
We encourage the children to be caring and nurturing towards each other in our school and the ‘Buddy Scheme’ pairs Reception and Year 6 children together. The children meet up on a weekly basis to share some ‘Buddy Time’ and we enjoy a range of activities: paired reading, art activities, nature trails and games. Our Reception children form very positive bonds with their buddies and they often spend time outside during breaks together!
Weekly Cookery Sessions
Our Reception children take part in a weekly cookery session to help develop their fine motor skills (chopping, cutting, mixing, rolling, etc.) as well as helping children to understand where food comes from and encourage an understanding of healthy eating. It’s wonderful to see our Reception children trying out lots of new flavours with even the fussiest of eaters giving new tastes a try. Some of the recipes we have made so far this year are gingerbread men, fruit kebabs, roast vegetables with basil dip, cheese pastry pinwheels, vegetable cous cous and shortbread. The children really enjoy their cookery sessions and love trying the results even more!
We are very fortunate to offer our Reception children a weekly Forest School session with a fully trained guide. The children enjoy a full afternoon each week taking part in the sessions. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to take part in valuable outdoor learning where the children develop their confidence, self-esteem and team building skills. Children often make crafts sourced from the forest setting and develop a deep connection with nature and the changing seasons.