Hello and welcome to Reception at St. John’s Mosley Common, a typical day in Reception begins with a whole class welcome song where we find out how the children are feeling and if they have any news to share.
Then we begin our Phonics lesson where the children learn how to read and write. After Phonics we go to Child Initiated Play which is when the children learn through their play. Our provision is set up so the children can choose to either play indoors or outdoors. The choice is theirs! There are lots of areas to choose from such as: big blocks, role play, water and sand, the creative area, maths activities, reading and writing and many, many more areas. After Child Initiated Play we have a Maths lesson followed by more engaging play based activities. All activities are engaging, fun and move the children’s learning forward. Our afternoons are filled with creative Art and Design, Music, Literacy and Understanding of the World lessons.
Each half term we have a new theme which is linked to the children’s interests. Topics may include; ‘All about me’, ‘Under the Sea’, ‘Harvest’, ‘Autumn’, ‘Christmas’, ‘The Jungle’ and ‘Space’. We aim to hatch chicks and butterflies on a yearly basis which we have found to be a wonderful experience for our children, parents as well as staff. Our P.E. lessons take place twice a week with a P.E. specialist who teaches the children various skills from gymnastics through to multi – skills.
St. John’s holds an open door policy. If you would like to visit our Reception class please contact the school office on 0161 7902195 and we will be happy to arrange a visit for you.
Reception Class Teacher