We have great fun in Reception and there are lots of different activities to help us with our learning. Our day begins with Early Doors at 8.45am: children are welcome to arrive anytime between 8.45am and 8.55am. Our first class task is to wake our brains up with some Brain Gym. Then we are ready to learn our Letters and Sounds. Each day we learn a new letter or sound. After this we have some time to choose our own activities or we work with Mrs Kearney or Mrs Williamson. At this time we also set up our outdoor area activities so that we can play inside or out, hail, rain or snow! Before playtime we sit down for snack and milk. We have a healthy snack each day except on Friday's when we have a treat. On Mondays it is our turn to use the climbing apparatus on the front playground (or as the children call it The Big Yard).
After playtime we take part in Numeracy activities, which can involve counting, singing, shape games, ICT, water play, sand play and lots of measuring. We like to learn through fun, practical games and activities. Lunchtime starts at 11.55am. We go into the hall five minutes before the other children so we can get settled. Some of us have hot dinners and some bring a packed lunch.
At 1.15pm we go back into class for the afternoon session. Each day we do different things. Sometimes it's linked to our topic, sometimes it's P.E. or Show and Tell or Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Circle Time Games). We don't have an afternoon session in the front playground as we can use our outdoor play area throughout and we can play in both Reception classrooms too. We have a piece of fruit each afternoon as part of the free fruit scheme Healthy Schools Government initiative.
Each day we take part in Collective Worship and enjoy learning about Jesus through our Here I Am topic. We say prayers in the morning, before and after lunch and before hometime.
Before hometime, we like to finish our day with a story or song and then we are ready to go home at 3.30pm.