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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. Our role play changes to what we are interested in. Right now it is a school as we love playing teachers! 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 Spring 1, we have lots of fun exploring the text 'Handa's Surprise'. We have been creating story maps, tasting fruit and learning all about animals and habitats. 


In Phonics, we have learnt all of our phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. It is now all about practice practice practice! It has been great to read longer words, compound words and learn new tricky words in spring 1. 


Every child in reception received a free book bag with their reading record at the start of Autumn 1. Please continue to bring these everyday!


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 Friday. 


We have started our dough disco to strengthen our hands! Next term, we are going to start whole class handwriting.


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'.