Welcome to Mrs Ben Ghalba's Class Page!

We are Reception and Year 1!

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Star of the Week  

Jack D

 Remember the star of the week takes Bert the Bear for the weekend! 

And they also get to feed our class fish!


     Mathematician Of The Week

                            Noah L                                     

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Maria L




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                                             Lillie Porter

Our theme this term is

Marvellous Me

For this Topic we are reading some great books:

Our Amazing Body, Who is it? and My family!

This term so far we have been busy exploring who is in our family, what is in our bodies and who lives in our home.

In science we are looking at growing and changing and this term we will be going off site to learn about maps.  

In creative we have made our own faces with different materials and explored mixing colours. During cooking we have tried different food and made them look like faces.

In role play we have a photo studio and have been dressing up then taking photos of each other or better still selfies!  

In English we have been writing about different parts of our bodies and learning about rhyming words.

In maths we have been learning to count to 20 then in 2's and 5's. 

In technology we have been looking at technology beyond school and finding out about lots of different items which have technology inside.

We also participate in Skype calls with other countries which allows us to understand other cultures. 

During music we are learning songs about me and adding our names to the beat of the music, which is really tricky as we have to listen carefully to the beat of the music. 


Check out our class blog.

Here we are taking part in Skype-a-thon.

Look at our super role play activities....

The year we have some new areas and the children have loved exploring them. 

Information about Reception and Year 1

We have so much fun at school. We always have a different topic every half term. Our continuous provision reflects our topics and learning. We have different areas including a mathematics area, creative area, junk modelling area, baking area, water and sand area, fine motor skill area, malleable and messy area, ICT area, role play, home corner, writing area and a beautiful reading area. We also learn outside where we have a water wall, mud kitchen, role play teaching area, huge bean bags, construction area and water area.

In the mornings we learn English and Mathematics. Here Mrs Ben Ghalba, Mrs Lack and Mrs Marsh work with us in small groups. If we are not working with an adult then we can choose our own learning in our areas. In the afternoon we learn about our topic, computing, music, PE, science and we bake! Mrs Ben Ghalba, Mrs Lack and Mrs Wibberley help us in the afternoon.

We also celebrate collective worship each day and we say our prayers to God. 


Key Things to Remember:

PE day is on a Thursday and it is outside.

We access the outdoor area in all weathers so please make sure you child has the appropriate clothing. 

Homework must be handed in on a Wednesday and it goes out on a Friday.

Planners to be brought in daily and handed in to Mrs Marsh in the planner box. They will then be checked daily you will find new words and comments from staff on a weekly basis.

Lunchboxes need to be left in the lunchbox cupboard in the hall.

Book bags to go into trays.

Coats should be hung on the correct peg.

Please hand any letters and money to Mrs Ben Ghalba or Mrs Marsh.

Water bottles are located by the sink in the kitchen area.

Sunhats and sun cream can go in the children's tray.

We do provide sunhats for outdoor learning.


Open Door Policy

EYFS and KS1 doors open from 8:45am so please feel free to come in and read with your child. We want to encourage you to change your child's reading book too. (remember to write it in their planner) You can also complete the handwriting task and spelling task with your child. Please encourage your child to read the words first. Your child can also be dropped off at this time and left ready to learn. This is also a key time to speak to any of the adults in the setting. If you have any worries, concerns or you would like to share some good news please approach staff. We are only too happy to listen.


The children really enjoy using the continuous provision and the outdoor area to embed their learning.