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Welcome to the Reception Class!

 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Baxter

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs K Parkins & Ms Field.

 

Curriculum Letter Autumn 2

Curriculum Letter Autumn 1

Welcome to Reception.

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Handwriting Guidance Link

Handwriting Example

 

 

Below are some websites that you may find useful when practising reading and writing at home.
Our theme this week has been ‘eggs’.  We enjoyed reading ‘We’re going on an egg hunt’ by Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes and ‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett.  We learnt about how birds make nests and we learnt about the life cycle of a chick.  We went on an egg hunt in the woods and then we worked with our talking partner to create a birds nest.  We were only allowed to use one hand to build our nests because a bird can only use its beak. In Maths we have been practising our number bonds to 10 and in Literacy we have been working hard on writing words and sentences independently.  All the adults have been really impressed with our handwriting since we returned back to school. Well done Reception!
We hope you have a wonderful Spring break and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 13th April.

Well done to our children who received reading certificates, a handwriting certificate and CHAMP of the week!

All about Growing!

This week we have enjoyed reading the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.  We have been learning about how seeds grow. Everyone has planted a bean and is really looking forward to seeing it grow.  In preparation for how tall we hope our beanstalk will grow, we have been learning how to measure items using our feet, rulers and multi link. We were very motivated when designing and making our paper aeroplanes and really enjoyed talking about and measuring how far they flew. We flew them on the playground and then, with the Nursery (but on separate playgrounds) we chalked flowers and beanstalks to create a playground garden.  We have also used our phonics to write a sentence about what we hoped we would find at the top of the beanstalk.  Well done Reception, you have been fantastic learners!

First Week back

We have been having fun learning with our friends! We have been enjoying reading the book ‘The Secret Sky Garden’ by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers. We made our own kites and investigated the best material for kites. The children were all very motivated and worked hard with their talk partner to create their own kites. On Friday we showed our kites to Nursery and admired their kites! We then flew our kites on the playground. After we had flown our kites we went back to our classroom and evaluated their performance.  The children had lots of great ideas - well done Reception! 
The children have settled back into school really well. We are looking forward to another week of learning next week!

Well done to the children who received certificates this week for CHAMP of the week, handwriting and for taking part in the world book day challenge. Well done to our Wonka Bar winner!

Reception would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! We look forward to seeing you again in January.

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We were confident to show and tell the class about our alternative jumpers! We enjoyed making hats and having Christmas dinner together.

Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 100 times, handwriting and CHAMP of the week.

We have been enjoying linking our learning to the story of 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs. We wrote a sentence about the story and also created our own mini snowman story books. Ms Field showed us all how to make snowflakes; we were very proud of our creations!

Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting and CHAMP of the week.

** Our Nativity-check out the trailer for our virtual Nativity Performance! It is in the virtual events tab which can be found at the top of the class pages menu tab**

We have been working really hard on our handwriting! In Maths we have been learning about the differences between 2Dand 3D shapes. We have been describing the properties of these shapes to our talk partners.

We have enjoyed sharing and programming the Beebots this week. We linked our programming to the Gruffalo by creating ways to go through the wood.

Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar for reading five times at home.

We have really enjoyed our book of the week, 'the Gruffalo'. We carefully read the description of the Gruffalo and then created our own Gruffalos!

In Maths this week we have been comparing lengths. We have enjoyed measuring a variety of objects and each other!

As part of our learning about the digraph 'ee' we went into the woods to complete a tree rubbing. We then used natural materials to create our own pictures. We had lots of fun!

Well done to our children who received certificates this week for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the golden ticket for reading five times at home.

* Reading books*  IMPORTANT

Please note that from Monday 23rd November we will be changing your child's reading book as soon as they have read it three times at home (they were previously checked/changed on a Monday and Thursday).  Please remind your child to hand in their reading book and record when it needs changing.  Thank you!

The focus of PE this half-term is teamwork. After warming up the children split into five groups. Each team collects cones of one colour. The children run a cone-collecting relay race, cheering each other on until all the cones are collected.

We have been learning about Diwali. We read the story and made Divas and Rangoli patterns.

Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the golden ticket for reading five times at home.

We have been learning about being a good friend and ways we can show we are kind. We made friendship tokens and drew pictures of us being kind. We told our talk partners how we can be a good friend; we gave them a compliment and drew them a picture. We made a class ‘heart of kindness’ with our handprints. Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar for reading five times at home.

This week we have enjoyed reading firework poems and have written our own poem! (see below). We have been making firework pictures and writing words to describe the sound of fireworks. Well done to our children who received certificates for reading 50 times and to the children who received a handwriting award, CHAMP of the week and a Wonka bar.

                                               Our Firework Poem By Reception

 

A pink fizzy rocket,

A yellow sparky sparkler,

A green Kaboom! firework,

A purple whizzy rocket,

A blue popping fountain,

Fireworks are fun to watch!

We have been reading 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy and 'Here Come The Aliens!' by Colin McNaughton. Inspired by these books we have drawn rockets on the playground, acted out the stories, written names for our own aliens and designed rockets. We have enjoyed learning about space too! Well done Reception for working hard!

Welcome to our virtual Assembly! We would like to share what we learn throughout the day, we hope you enjoy it.

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Assembly Part 1

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Assembly Part 2

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Reception enjoy P.E. lessons with Miss Layman

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***Reminder- Individual Photos Thursday 15th October*** We have enjoyed being in the woods doing observational drawings of leaves and creating shapes out of natural materials. We have also been working hard to create repeating patterns. In Phonics we have been learning about the phonemes e, u, and r. We learnt the digraph ck. We have also been trying hard with segmenting and blending words. Well done Reception!

On Thursday we had an exciting visit from the 'Funky Fairy' (an actor from Perform Drama). She led a safe socially distanced workshop which involved using our imagination, dancing and laughter. We even got to talk in 'banana language'!

We are enjoying our PE sessions with Miss Layman and have been practising our throwing and catching skills. We have been learning the sounds i,n,m and d. We have been reading 'leaf man' and collected some leaves in the woods to create our own leaf man!

This week we have been continuing to get to know each other and making friends.We have also been exploring the woods and learning about the sounds s a t p. Last Friday we made potions to celebrate Roald Dahl day.

                   Our Learning Journey 2019-2020

We have been participating in many sporting activities this week including track time.

World Book Day 2020

Duck Week: The ducklings hatched this week.

Pancake Recipes

Our Daily Food Journals- We talked about healthy and unhealthy foods.

We had great fun using the apparatus this week in PE.

Exploring educational apps on the ipads

Programming the Beebots

This week we wrote a diary of the activities that we did in the school holiday.

Christmas Busy Fingers

Wriggly Nativity

We have been working really hard on our handwriting in Reception

This week we have been using the Numicon to practise our number bonds to ten.

Celebrating Nursery Rhyme Week

Busy Finger Firework Art

Child-initiated Learning

This week we read the book 'Welcome to Alien School'. We designed our own planets and created alien names.

We had great fun acting out the story 'Whatever Next!' By Jill Murphy.

Growth Mindset Day 2019- The children are learning how to be more independent.

We had lots of fun in PE this week

Busy Fingers Activities

Our first week in Reception Class

Phonics- Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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