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Reception - Diamond Class

Welcome to Diamond Class!



Hello and welcome to Miss McCutcheon's class page! Our class is called the Diamond Class!


We love learning through our independent discovery time. We love having creative provision to explore. We have Maths, Phonics, Construction and Small World choosing shelves to promote independence and choice. We have a sand and water area in our classroom. We also love our creative station and our focus activities on our tables. In Autumn, our role play corner is a Kitchen/Home! There is a calm corner to explore our feelings and a reading den to have some quiet reading time. We are very lucky that our outdoor classroom was completed last year, we love our new Diamond garden! Our EYFS outdoor area is also really fun to explore!


We have 3 class pet fish called Tommy, Ruby and Diamond! 


In Autumn 2, we have lots of fun with Halloween and then start our first Talk 4 Writing text. This text is 'Supertato!'. We then have our last week in Autumn 2 all about Christmas! We can't wait to perform our Nativity concert for you on the last week of term. 


In Phonics, we will be continuing to learn our single letter sounds using 'Little Wandle'. We also start learning some digraphs this term. We will be continuing to learn our tricky words throughout the half term. We read with Miss McCutcheon 3 times week as part of the Little Wandle phonics scheme. Our books are sent home on Wednesday and brought back in on Mondays. We take home a reading for pleasure book every Wednesday. 


Every child in reception will receive a free book bag with their reading record in at the start of Autumn 1.


We will have PE every week. Please check our class dojo for when that will be. I will send a reminder every week. This term, our PE day is Tuesday. 


We have started our dough disco to strengthen our hands!


Miss McCutcheon loves story time but always finds it hard to choose a book! Everyday, just before assembly, we will take part in a book vote and count which book wins!


In reception, we focus on the gems 'Diamond' and 'Ruby'. We earn a diamond for being independent and ruby for supporting our friends. 


We love to take pictures and we put all of our learning onto the 'Tapestry' app. Please come and see Miss McCutcheon if you need any help accessing Tapestry. 


Miss McCutcheon also puts all of the class and school updates onto 'Class DOJO'.