Reception - Big Dragons

Welcome to the start of a brand new school year, and the beginning of your journey in learning! We are so excited to see how your learning will take shape over the course of the year and into the future; Reach for the Stars, Big Dragons!


Everyone looked super smart on the first day in their school uniform, please remember to write names in items such as jumpers and coats so that we don't get in a muddle! At St George's we have a fabulous PE kit which follows our House Teams of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as well as lovely warm red hoodies. Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday, so you will need to come to school wearing your PE kit and black trainers on those days.


In Big Dragons, we do lots of outdoor learning, even when it is cold, wet and muddy! Please make sure you have a coat, as often a sunny morning can change to a rainy afternoon! You can bring a spare set of clothes to keep in your locker, in case you need to get changed. We use our woodland area everyday, and there are lots of spare wellies you can use, however you can bring your own if you would like to. Everyone needs a pair of plimsolls to wear inside the classroom, please. 


One of the most important parts of our learning in Big Dragons is teaching you to read! Everyone has been given a smart, red book bag and we would like you to bring this to school everyday. Inside, there will be a 'choosing' book for your grown up to read with you and we will change this each week. Soon, we will give you all a reading record and a book for you to read. It is really important to practise your reading for a few minutes everyday, to make a strong start. We will also change your reading books every week.


This term, our topic learning is going to be 'Down on the Farm.' We are going to learn about the food and animals that grow and live on the farm, focusing on the food we eat and the animal families. We will look at Harvest and Autumn changes on the farm, as well as drawing maps and finding out about jobs such as being a farmer or a vet. Our focus country will be Mexico this term, and we will be finding out about how farming and the climate. To help us with our learning about farms, we will be going on a trip to Rand Farm Park in October, how exciting!!


We have got a busy term ahead, please chat with us before or after school if you have any questions or worries.


Mrs Sault, Mrs Burman, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Jackson smiley