Reception- Cherry Class and Apple Class

Welcome to Cherry Class (Mrs Evans) and Apple Class (Miss Penny)

Mrs Evans - Cherry Class

Reception Teacher/ EYFS Lead

Miss Penny- Apple Class

Reception Teacher

It has been an absolute joy to welcome all of the new Reception children to Sandy Hill Academy. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported us with transitioning children in to school. It was clear to see that the children had watched the videos of Miss Penny and Mrs Evans on the website prior to starting school. The children have taken the new routine, environment, mix of children and new adults in their stride. 
 
This week the children have been using their 'All About Me' boxes to share with friends and present in front of the class. It has been endearing to watch the early stages of new friendships. 
 
We have talked about what makes us special and noticed similarities and differences about what we like to do and also how we look. We have enjoyed creating self-portraits using paint that are now displayed in our galleries in both classrooms- don't they look fantastic!!
Apple and Cherry class have been working really hard on their Phonic sessions since starting school. We are learning a new sound each day! We have been thinking of words that contain the sound, forming the letter correctly and reading our words and books containing the focus weekly sounds!
To kick start the Autumn term, the topic in Reception will be 'All About Me'. We will be finding out all about our new friends and what makes us all unique and special. Our focus story for the topic will be 'Elmer' by David McKee. A video of Mrs Evans and Miss Penny reading this lovely story can be found under the 'Parent' tab on our website . We will extend our discussions to talk about our homes and who we live with, including our pets! We will then link our learning to the traditional story 'The Three Little Pigs', who have to go and build their own houses. 
The children's 'All About Me Boxes' will be a great way to get to know the children- we are looking forward to sharing them with each other! You can watch Mrs Evans and Miss Penny showing theirs on the 'Parent' Tab under 'Starting School'. 
This is our Reception Library- we love to visit the library!
Mrs Evans has been really busy preparing your new classroom for September. She has made a video of your walk into school and a tour of the lovely classroom environment...

Miss Penny has been really busy preparing your new classroom for September. She has made a video of your walk into school and a tour of the lovely classroom environment...