Pine – Reception and Year 1
Welcome to Pine Class!
We are a Reception and Year 1 class.
Mrs Hickman and Mrs Nicholson are our teachers. Our primary teaching assistants are Mrs Brichieri-Colombi, Mrs Warwick and Mrs Gilbey.
In Reception we learn how to play together, take turns and share fairly. We also learn how to look after each other and all the lovely things in our classroom. Our teachers helps us to develop early literacy, communicative and mathematical skills as well as having opportunities to develop creative and physical skills and develop an understanding of the world around us. In year 1, we build on the skills we have learnt in reception (and at home!) and provide the children with a broad and balanced curriculum, encompassing the various subjects of the National Curriculum.
We are very lucky to have our own garden so that we can play and learn outside, as well as using the rest of the school grounds. We also have an adventure playground, a stage in the outdoor classroom and a large field to play on.
We have PE every Monday. Please bring trainers into school on this day.
We will be setting homework on DB primary when we feel he children are ready. Details on this to follow.
We are looking forward to a fun and educational and year.
To support the children in their learning of the English curriculum, we use a tool called ‘Talk for Writing’ in school. In children’s own words and as a whole class, the children help to retell a story using a series of pictures and actions. Consequently, the children use the pictures and actions to retell the story, in the correct order, independently.
Unfortunately, this year we have been unable to perform a live nativity in school in the way we usually do. We have also sadly had limited time before Christmas in school. Therefore, we have put together a short video of the children performing the Christmas story using the children’s own words and actions. The children have also been learning a few songs for you too. Please follow the link. We hope you enjoy it, we had lots of fun creating it for you!
Wishing all our families a very happy Christmas and New Year
From all the Pine class staff. 🎄
A BIG THANK YOU!
Thank you so much to everyone for all our wonderful Christmas cards, messages and vouchers.
It is very kind and thoughtful of everyone. Thank you too for your children's positive energy, enthusiasm and resilience this term, we have thoroughly enjoyed teaching all of them.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.
All of the Pine class staff
Phase 2 and 3 Sounds
Here are some resources to help your child throughout their reception year. In normal circumstances we would prepare these resources for you, e.g. cutting out sounds and laminating them etc for multiple uses. However, due to the covid 19 pandemic we have added them to the website as an alternative. We would encourage you to share the resources with your child throughout the Summer too as this will help to prepare your child when they start school.