reception (Picasso class)
Class Teacher: Miss Whitfield
ETAs: Mrs Smyth, Miss Scott
‘Every Child Is An Artist’
Welcome to Picasso Class. Our class teacher is Miss Whitfield, supported by Mrs Smyth (every morning and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon) and Miss Scott (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon). We believe that every child’s first experience of school should a happy, safe and positive one.
We aim to provide stimulating indoor and outdoor learning opportunities to enhance children’s curiousity, motivation and love of learning. By providing opportunities for children to take ownership in their learning and behaviour, we nurture their self-confidence and enabling them to become independent learners. Staff plan in accordance with the government’s document, ‘The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS), continuing to focus on the seven areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.
If you have any concerns or queries then do not hesitate in sending a message over ClassDojo. We are always happy to help and have yours and you child’s interests at heart.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year together!
We follow the Letter and Sounds program for phonics, beginning with Phase 2 where children begin to develop letter and sound recognition for reading and spelling.
We use a wide range of activities to develop children’s pencil control throughout the year, allowing their ideas and imagination to come to life, as they become independent writers!
At Skelmanthorpe Academy, we follow the White Rose Maths framework for learning. Our learning in split into knowledge of Number and of Shape, Space and Measure.
Our topic this half term is ‘Magic’. We will be using books as a stimulus to our learning experiences. We will reflect on special events including Bonfire Night, Remembrance Sunday, Diwali and Christmas, promoting children to share their personal experiences.
Our PE days are usually Tuesday’s and Fridays. Please ensure your child has an indoor kit of shorts and t-shirt as well as an outdoor kit of jogging bottoms, sweatshirt or jumper and trainers. Long hair is tied back for PE and all jewellery is removed, including earrings.
We ask that you listen to your child read three times a week at home to support their learning in class. Children bring a book home each week after focusing on it within class.