The first term of the new school year is one filled with excitement and change. Meeting the new teachers, adapting to the new routine and making new friends are some of the many tasks at hand for children of any age, but in Reception we feel that our children have done particularly well in their new situation.
Not only has the adaptation period been a breeze for our classes, but we have also got hands-on with our learning. Whether using scissors to cut out 2D shapes or painting masterpieces, Reception have had fun in the classroom. Our current topic “Ourselves” has allowed us to tell the class about our families, to paint portraits, to talk about our feelings and to dance along with a skeleton.
Although our class members are still small, we feel it’s never too early to tackle serious issues in a sensitive way, which is why we are following the NSPCC “PANTS” campaign again this year, demonstrating that the biggest success a teacher can have is to make the children in their care feel loved, secure and, most of all, safe.
If you would like more information about this, please speak to any one of the Reception teachers.