Welcome to Percy Main Primary School

Welcome to Reception

The staff you will meet in Reception are Miss Laidler, Mrs Whittle, Mrs Harding and Mrs Campbell.
Reception is the final year of the Foundation Stage, in which children are working towards what are known as the ‘Early Years Outcomes’.  These goals provide a firm foundation for the National Curriculum work which the children will begin in year 1. 

Here at Percy Main Primary School, we understand that settling into school life can be a big step for your child, and our main aim is to make sure they experience a smooth and happy transition from Nursery to Reception.

We believe that practical activities and experiences are more valuable and appropriate at this stage of learning, so in Reception we deliver as much of the curriculum as possible in this way.  Through providing the children with a wide range of exciting and stimulating experiences, they have the opportunity to explore, observe, discover, communicate, play and learn – both indoors and out! 

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Spring Term:

Once Upon a Fairytale

Our topic over the Spring Term will be based around Fairy Tales. We will look at the different messages and things we can learn from fairy tales. For example, we may discuss the idea of greed following ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’, and feelings, emotions and being kind following ’The Ugly Duckling’ and Cinderella. We will also re-enforce the ‘stranger danger’ message through Hansel and Gretel.

Our first traditional tale will be Jack and the Beanstalk. We will use ‘Talk for Writing’ to develop understanding of story structure. Through the use of story maps and story paths we will sequence our favourite tales, and then use our imaginations to change some elements of the story, and
make it our own.

Writing opportunities will also include writing instructions on how to grow a beanstalk, replying to letters
from fairy tale characters, labelling scenes from stories, writing speech and thought bubbles to reflect a characters feelings, invitations, lists and so on.

We are also launching a new reading incentive through which children will be rewarded for their efforts at home, so we hope to instil a love of reading both in school and out.

As well as continuing to develop counting, and number and shape recognition, we will also develop our understanding of addition and subtraction. This will include finding one more and less, as well as adding
groups together and recording our work in a practical way. For example, we will do some adding using Jacks magic beans, and the gingerbread man's buttons!

The children will have the opportunity to work outdoors and grow their own beanstalks this term, and learn about how we can help them to grow.

We can't wait!

To find out more, please click on the links below:

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Autumn Term:


Our topic over the Autumn Term was Superheroes.  As lots of the children expressed an interest in Superheroes during their time in Nursery, we used this as a basis for our learning. 

Alongside our favourite characters, we explored the different superheroes we have within our community, and how they might help us. 

We even had some special visitors to make our learning even more fun too!  

To find out more, please click on the links below:

Harvest Time!

We have been busy harvesting all of the lovely vegetables that we have been growing in our garden! We pulled up carrots, onions, sweetcorn and even some potatoes! Yum yum!
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Percy Main Primary School \nNelson Terrace\nNorth Shields\nTyne & Wear\nNE29 6JA\n\nTel: (0191) 200 6343\n@PercyMainPS
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