In St Chad’s Foundation Stage we get to know our children really well and we find out what interests them and motivates them. We then enhance our learning environment to reflect the needs and interests of our class to encourage and support them meet their next steps. When we observe a group of children who share an interest or fascination we start a project based upon that interest. The children lead the learning, deciding what they would like to find out next. We place a very high value on play, where children get to explore, investigate, problem solve and collaborate in a safe and engaging environment. We aim to create a calm and stimulating learning space with a home away from home feel, where children feel valued and secure.

 

Learning in Reception this half term

 

In St Chad’s Foundation Stage we get to know our children really well and we find out what interests them and motivates them. We then enhance our learning environment to reflect the needs and interests of our class to encourage and support them meet their next steps. When we observe a group of children who share an interest or fascination we start a project based upon that interest. The children lead the learning, deciding what they would like to find out next. We place a very high value on play, where children get to explore, investigate, problem solve and collaborate in a safe and engaging environment. We aim to create a calm and stimulating learning space with a home away from home feel, where children feel valued and secure.

 

In phonics this half term we are consolidating our knowledge of letters and sounds. We are especially focussing on reading and writing longer words and sentences, as well as practising all the tricky words we have learnt so far. We are trying hard to extend our sentences, and to edit our work.

 

Our maths sessions this half term will focus on reading, writing and using numbers to twenty and beyond. We will be using our knowledge of numbers to solve problems related to addition and subtraction, with a focus on explaining our understanding. We will also be learning more about measurements, time and money.

 

Our last half term in Reception is always a busy one. We are expecting our chicks to hatch soon and are looking forward to learning more about how they grow before we return them to the farm. We are excited to see how many will hatch. We will also be planning and preparing our class assembly to share what we have been learning this year with the rest of school.

Meet Our Staff

 

Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Michaud

Links & Resources

St Chad's Church of England Primary School Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: office@stchadsprimary.net For all school information and enquires, or to make contact with a member of staff, please contact Mrs. Katy Dixon, Senior Administrator Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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