Welcome To Reception Class
Meet the Year Group Teacher, Miss Brown…
Hello, I am Ruth Brown. I have been teaching for over 10 years, most of which I have spent in Early Years. I started teaching at New Silksworth Infant School and then moved to Hylton Red House Nursery School, where I developed my leadership skills, before coming to work at Oxclose Primary Academy on a secondment in January 2014. I now have a permanent role here. I love teaching in Reception Class as I see the children develop so much in the first year of their school life. When not at school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, particularly my niece and nephew.
Meet the Year Group Teaching Assistant, Mrs Wilson…
Hello, I’m Joanne Wilson and I’m the Early Years Teaching Assistant who works in Reception alongside Ruth Brown. Throughout my career, I have worked in various year groups but Reception is definitely my favourite. I enjoy being creative with the children and love watching them grow. Part of my role is to work with children throughout school delivering nurture sessions. At home, I like getting up very early to enjoy long walks with my dogs. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
Reception have been lucky and taken part in some weekly music sessions with Rachel and Chris from Tiny Tweeties. We have absolutely loved every second! The children have taken part in movement, singing, stories and played musical instruments in the Tiny Tweeties band.
Reception really enjoyed their puzzled afternoon! We invited parents in to help us solve various puzzles involving numbers, shapes, patterns and lots more. Some of them were quite tricky but we tried our best. We are looking forward to our next puzzle afternoon in the Summer Term.
We loved Science Week in Reception. We enjoyed doing lots of activities in the classroom about space. We used food colouring and pipettes to represent earth on cotton wool pads. Mrs Wilson made some slimy jelly in the water tray that we thought might be found on Mars. Some of the children made an amazing space station that had a toilet and a kitchen with a sink. Everyone made a rocket that we blasted across the school field which was great fun!
World Book Day
We really enjoyed World Book Day in Reception. The children dressed up as some brilliant characters including Little Red Riding Hood, Postman Pat and on the of The Three Little Pigs. We loved listening to stories from Mrs Bolam in the library. Some children brought their favourite book to school and shared it with their friends, telling them their favourite parts.
Reception loved their Christmas dinner! We enjoyed pulling our crackers and telling the jokes to our friends.
Reception have been taking part in weekly music sessions run by Tiny Tweeties. They have been absolutely fantastic and have supported the children’s development across the Early Years curriculum, not only in music. During the sessions the children have sang as range of songs including using instruments, puppets and retelling familiar stories.
Roald Dahl 100 Day
In Reception we celebrated Roald Dahl 100 Day by having a day full of chocolate. We pretended to be Willy Wonka in his chocolate factory! The children decorated biscuits and cakes with chocolate and made golden tickets. Some of the children were even dressed as Willy Wonka!