Miss Diplock's 2017-18 Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception Class 2017-18 with Miss Diplock, Mrs Guest, Mrs Dray & Mrs Rayner.
Check back here regularly to find out what is happening in Reception this term.

Welcome to Summer Term in Reception



Our topics this term will cover Growing, Minibeasts and Animal Fair and will span the entire Summer Term. We will be focussing heavily on developing and mastering the early learning goals which the government expects children to achieve by the end of the Reception year.


During the first half of the term, children will continue to develop their personal, social and emotional development through stories focussed on minibeasts. They will form a greater understanding of the world around them by planting seeds, observing a life cycle of a frog and noticing changes over time. They will hunt for minibeasts outside and talk about similarities and differences between bugs.

Week 1
Mad About Minibeasts (Giles Andreae)
Week 2
The Bad Tempered Ladybird (Eric Carle)
Welcome back to the first half of the Spring Term
Our new topic ‘Superheroes & Villains’ will span the first half of the Spring Term. The topic will begin with familiar people who help us in our own lives before moving on to community helpers and finally fantasy superheroes. During this topic we will talk about adopting a growth mind-set and encourage the children to adopt a positive can-do attitude.
Think like a superhero!
A visit from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Science Day
Superhero Party
Spring Term 2
This half term our topic will be 'Into the Woods'. We will be reading lots of stories that link to the woodland theme, starting with Little Red Riding Hood.
Forest Friday Woodland Adventure
Little Red Riding Hood
Each group received a letter from Little Red Riding Hood explaining that she had lost her Grandma's shopping as she was walking through the woods that morning. They worked together to read the names of the objects in the letter before going to look for them. After they had found each object, they practised writing the names of it. Lots of the words contained digraphs and even some trigraphs.  
Forest Friday Woodland Adventure
The Gruffalo
Each group picked a character from a story bag and worked together as a team to create a house for their animal/creature.
The Beast from the East
We all watched the snow falling thick and fast from inside the classroom. Some of us managed to get outside to enjoy it with our friends.
World Book Day 2018
The children dressed up as their favourite story book characters. How many can you name?
Week 4
Stick Man
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term
We hope you all had a great half term break. Our new topic is 'Our Cool World' and we will be learning about different festivals and celebrations around the world.
Welcome to our Reception Class
Congratulations for completing your first week at big school, you are settling in to new school routines amazingly well. Our first topic is 'All About Me' and we have all been busy getting to know each other and establishing new class rules and boundaries. The 'All About Me Bags' are a huge success and we are enjoying finding out more about each child when they bring their bag to school. This activity is also helping with our speaking and listening skills.
We took some wonderful photos of the children on their first day of school. Our year 6 buddies came to play with us in the classroom and also took us to the hall at lunchtime.