Welcome to Maple Class 2020-21

Welcome to our class page. This is where you can find information about Reception Class activities, news and events. 

Summer Term 2021

We are learning about how plants and creatures grow.

We have planted different seeds and beans - cress, runner beans, sunflower seeds, radish seeds, spinach seeds and lots more.

We have some caterpillars in the classroom and have been observing them growing and changing. 

This is our curriculum news letter for the summer term

Road Safety resource from South Gloucestershire Council Road Safety Team

Due to the current situation South Gloucestershire Council Road Safety Team are unable to come into schools to do their workshops so they have provided this resource for you to watch and discuss with your child.
Click on the above link and then log in:
Username: woersp
Password: SSWOERSP20 (in CAPS)
Please note it will always ask you whether you want to restart or resume, you want to select restart, this is due to multi users
There are 5 chapters with questions and fun activities to complete.
We are sure when children are on their daily walk, bike ride or scooter ride they are discovering parts of the neighbourhood that they didn’t know before and perhaps different routes to get around. This can be a great opportunity for them to consider the way they travel, in particular the journey to and from school. With air quality better than it’s been in some time and roads quieter, it’s an opportunity to encourage them to form new habits and pledge to walk, ride or scoot for more of their journeys.

Road Safety

Autumn Term 2020

This is our Curriculum Newsletter for Term 1

The children in Reception class are settling in well. They have been learning the new routines and are already becoming independent in some activities. We are so proud of the children who can put on their coats and wellies without any help!  The children are making new friends and developing their confidence through making their own choices about the activities they would like to do.  This term we are finding out about ourselves and looking for signs of Autumn as well as having time to follow our own interests. 

At snack time today we were chatting about spiders so we shared a story about a spider who was lonely. The story is called Aaaarrgghh! Spider!  by Lydia Monks . We sang the song - "Incy wincy spider" and we watched a short video which showed the different ways spiders move. We then went outside to hunt for spiders and spider webs. We found so many spider webs, some of the places we found webs were - on the gate, on the steps, on the table legs and near the gate. We used magnifying lenses to have a closer look at the spiders.The children learnt how to draw a spider with 8 legs and a web with diagonal lines. They also learnt how to create a collage of a spider.

Watch a video of the story here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btctO8asZ3E

Remember, always supervise young children when they are using the internet.

We have shared the story book "The Big Red Bath" by Julia Jarman. 

Watch a video of the story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LutvyO4-M

Then we had lots of fun playing in bubbly water washing our pots and pans.