Reception Class Teacher - Miss Morgan
Hello! I joined the teaching team at Ravensmead in February 2014. As well as being a Reception teacher, I lead English for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
I have taught classes from Nursery to Year 4 and before teaching I worked as a Senior Nursery Nurse.
I love singing, pretend play and creative activities like painting and making up new stories. My favourite story is ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ by Quentin Blake, because Mrs Armitage is a crazy character and she gets up to crazy things!
I also enjoy playing games in PE lessons and having lots of fun.
I have been a part of the Ravensmead team since 2010. I recently qualified as a teacher with a specialism in Early Years. I enjoy all things creative, especially painting. Reading stories is an importance in my teaching and my favourite author is Julia Donaldson, I love the way her stories rhyme. I also enjoy sport and teach netball and athletics during after school clubs.
Each week an information sheet will be sent home outlining what the children will be learning in school the following week, as well as detailing the homework. The homework will include a task which will support their learning in school and is usually linked to the current topic. Homework is handed out to the children on a Friday and should be returned into school on the following Wednesday. Topic web sheets will be sent out at the beginning of each half term, explaining how the topic will support the children’s learning in all seven areas of the Early Years curriculum.
We also encourage the children to take home a library book every day to share with you at home. Reading is an essential, life long skill and promoting a love of books at an early age is crucial. Children who read 4 or more books every week are entered into the weekly reading raffle, when they get the chance to win a free book from Mrs Goodall!
Once your child is ready, we will also send home a formal reading book. This will allow your child to practise using their phonic skills to read real words in various story and information books which will be changed weekly.
Reception September 2019
Visit to St Peter’s Church, November 2019
After learning about what Christian’s believe, we visited St James’ church and spend some time listening to Rev. Simon Tomkins, looking around the building for different objects, such as the lectern, font, the bible and crosses as well as asking him questions about the things they had seen. The children were so excited to see what it was like in the church and were happy to sing ‘Our God is a great big God’ to Rev. Simon too.
Diwali dance workshop
The children really enjoyed working with Sophie from the Education Group who delivered the Diwali dance workshop. Some children were very good at moving their body to the beat of the Indian Bollywood music!
This Friday 13th September was the children’s first Fab Friday and we had lots of fun learning that ‘sharing is caring’: we shared equipment outside and played different board games inside as well as having to share the ipads with each other. We also shared pieces of fruit and and a fruity picnic outside in the sun. The children really enjoyed it! Just take a look…