Reception - Big Dragons

Welcome to Dragons!


What an exciting start to your journey into full time school, with some of you moving through from Little Dragons and some of you brand new to the school. We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to to bond together as a class, alongside the children in Little Dragons.


I'm sure you are feeling excited about all the new experiences which starting school brings, such as making new friends and trying new activities such as PE lessons and  eating lunch in the hall. The Autumn term will be a time of settling in and I am sure that it won't be long before you are all familiar with the routines of school.


Our school uniform is very important, please make sure you wear it with pride  (and make sure that everything has your name in it!) It is important that you have plimsolls to wear inside our classroom, to keep it clean and tidy. We learn outside whatever the weather, so always make sure you have a coat. 


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday, so you will need to wear your PE kit to school on those days. If you wear trainers with laces, you must be able to tie them yourself, as we change in and out of plimsolls throughout the day. 


Our first topic of the term is 'Amazing Animals' and we will be learning lots about animals that we have as pets, such as dogs and rabbits, and animals that are wild, such as elephants and tigers. We will learn about animal habitats, features of animals and what animals need us to do to look after them. We will learn about a very important wildlife/animal enthusiast called Sir David Attenborough, who is one of our school focus Great Britons. During the whole of the Autumn term, will we learn all about South Africa, particularly learning about the animals that live there, the landscape and key features of the country.


Each Friday, we will invite your grown-ups to come into the classroom for 'Family Fun Friday' from 8.45-9.15am. This is a chance for you to show your grown-ups what we are learning about in class, to take part in learning together and for them to chat to the staff. 


It is going to be a busy term, we can't wait to help you 'Reach for the Stars!'


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