Welcome to Reception Class
'There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is ROOTS. The other is WINGS.'
Hodding Carter Jr.
Welcome to the Reception class page for Thorpe Lea Primary School and a huge, warm welcome to all our new Reception class! On this page you will find information about: our daily routine, our topic and theme of learning for the term and special events and news. Please check this page on a regular basis for updates.
Our topic for this half term is
This half term in Reception we will be looking at growing. We will be looking at different things that grow. We will be looking at plants, humans and animals. We will be reading lots of different books such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Jaspar's Beans. We will be focusing on money and the use of it, reinforced by our Garden Centre roleplay.
Ideas to support your child at home linked to this topic: (Please click on each picture to gain ideas on each weekly topic!)
'Hands On' Experiences this half term
Our aim is to provide as many hands on experiences at school which will provide awe and wonder for the children which include cooking and making our own play dough. There are also ideas for home learning and visits on each of the weekly theme pages! We will keep you up-to-date with all these experiences via this class page - stay tuned for lots of exciting photos!
Whilst we do have some wonderful fiction and non-fiction books at school, the local libraries can offer so, so much more! On each weekly page, there are some great examples of texts that support the weekly theme and all books in green can be accessed at either Staines or Ashford library. The library is free to join and to loan books and you can now pre-order books for children for free by going online! Please do make use of such a wonderful resource. The link to sign up for Surrey libraries is here.