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Reception

Welcome to Reception

 

Class Teacher: Miss Baum

 

This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.

It will be updated every week of the school year to let you know what is happening in school.

Autumn Term Newsletter and Topic Map

Parent's guide to Phonics (Letters and Sounds)

Week Commencing: Monday 4th November 2019

 

Number of the week: 5       Shape of the week: Square

Sound of the week:  G  g    Words of the week: my   the

 

Welcome back after the half term! This week we have been talking about what the children have been doing over the half-term and have also been discussing different celebrations e.g. Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Diwali. The children have made some lovely bonfire night artwork using different media and also used their fine motor skills to make some paper 'diya lamps' for Diwali.
 

As we learnt a bit about the celebration of Diwali we have looked at a range of non-fiction books about Diwali. Mrs Rehal also told us about what she does to celebrate Diwali.


In Phonics, we have learnt the sounds j, v and w. In Maths Land, our character was Positional Pete and we have been following instructions using positional language as well as using positional language to say where something is. We also started learning about 'directional language' and the children had fun following instructions involving 'forwards', 'backwards' and 'sideways'. The children also led their own learning around the number 5.

 

In Well Done assembly were Lexi and Riley-Jo for being fantastic artists. Harper was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 21st October 2019

 

Number of the week: 4       Shape of the week: Triangle

Sound of the week:  D  d    Words of the week: in   an

 

This week we have continued to look at Autumn and we have lots of discussion to see what we could remember about Autumn. We have also made some Autumn leaf pictures by painting them Autumn leaf colours. We only had the primary colours red, blue and yellow so we had to mix them to make orange, green, purple and brown. We used a colour wheel to help us know what colours to mix.
 

We also continued with our story We're Going on a Leaf Hunt and used colourful semantics to think about who was in the story, where they went and what they were doing.


In Phonics, we have continued  playing lots of games to support us as we start sounding out and blending VC (at, an, up) and CVC  (dog, bin, hop) words. We are trying really hard writing some of the high frequency words we have been learning. In Maths Land, our character was William Weight. We discussed what 'weight' meant and have been weighing lots of objects using balancing scale to help us know heavier or lighter or weigh the same. We also learnt that if something is bigger it doesn't always mean it is heavier. The children also led their own learning making patterns.

 

In Well Done assembly were Casey and Amelia for a fantastic attitude to learning and working hard. Isabella R was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 14th 2019

 

Number of the week: 4       Shape of the week: Triangle

Sound of the week:  M  m    Words of the week: to

 

This week we have started to learn about Autumn and have continued to look at Autumn, we have been looking at the different Autumn leaves outside and trying to think about which tree they came from and why. We have also used lots of natural objects like pinecones, leaves and conkers to do some artwork and some counting challenges.

We read the story We're Going on a Leaf Hunt. We put actions to it to help us remember the story and made a story map as well.


In Phonics, we have been playing lots of games to support us as we start sounding out and blending VC (it, in, on, off) and CVC  (cat, dot, hen) words. We are also starting to try write some of the high frequency words we have been learning. In Maths Land, our character was Harry Height. We discussed what 'height' meant and compared objects using tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest and shortest. The children also have a go at ordering 3 items by height The children also 'led their own learning' on the number 4.

 

In Well Done assembly were Matilda and Leah for their fantastic reading, both in school and at home. Amelia was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 13th 2019

 

Number of the week: 4       Shape of the week: Triangle

Sound of the week:  N  n    Words of the week: no   go

 

This week we have started to learn about Autumn and have looked at some non-fiction books that tell us about the season Autumn. Next week, we will be going on an Autumn walk to have a look for signs of Autumn, using what we have learnt.

We have also written our own story this week, we have changed the Little Red Hen into the Little Penguin, who asked for helping making ice so she could make some slushies.


In Phonics, we learnt the digraphs ss, ff and ll. In Maths Land, our character was Lenny Length. We discussed what 'length' meant and compared objects using long, short, longer, shorter, longest and shortest. The children also have a go at ordering 3 items by length. The children also 'led their own learning' on the number 3.

 

In Well Done assembly were Bella for her good maths work doing one more and one less and Reggie for doing well with length. Casey was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 30th September 2019

 

Number of the week: 3       Shape of the week: Triangle

Sound of the week:  I  i    Words of the week: it   is

 

This week we have continued with our story The Little Red Hen. We used colourful semantics to find who, where and what they were doing in the story. We then used these to make our own sentences. We also thought about different jobs and different people who help us. We thought of different scenarios and who we could ask for help.

The children also helped make some yummy bread! They followed instructions well and used their hands to knead the dough.


In Phonics, we learnt the new letters h, b, f , l. In Maths Land, our character was Princess One Less. We discussed what 'less' meant and used various resources to find one less than numbers to 10. The children also 'led their own learning' on a shape hunt.

 

In Well Done assembly were Mia and Daniel for their great attitudes in class and for being kind friends. Riley-Jo was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 23rd September 2019

 

Number of the week: 2       Shape of the week: Circle

Sound of the week:  P  p    Words of the week: mum   dad

 

This week was History Week in school. In class we have learnt what 'the past' means (something that has already happened). The children have been recalling events from their past and drawing pictures to go with it. Thank you to those that brought photos in from their past.

Also this week, we have read the book 'The Little Red Hen'. We discussed the book, encouraging full sentences to answer questions. We have also talked about helping others. We put actions to the story to help us retell it.


In Phonics, we learnt the new letters e, u, r and learnt about the digraph, ck, (2 letters that make one sound). We are still working hard on orally blending words. In Maths Land, our character was Prince One More. We discussed what 'more' meant and used various resources to find one more than numbers to 10.

 

In Well Done assembly were Isabella R and Ronnie for their great use of language related to recalling events from their past. Rochelle was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 16th September 2019

 

Number of the week: 2       Shape of the week: Circle

Sound of the week:  T   t    Word of the week: see

 

This week we have read the book 'Elmer' by David McKee. We have talked about the features of a book and have answered questions trying to use full sentences to answer. We thought about similarities and differences between ourselves and other and also about things we are good at. We also thought about things we like about our friends.


 In Phonics, we learnt the new letters g, o, c and k and are still working hard on hearing initial sounds and on blending CVC words e.g. p-a-t, orally. In Maths Land, our character was Pattern Penny so we have been busy making patterns with lots of different resources.

 

On Friday we had a Messy Play day while the rest of the school had their Colour Run sponsored event. We all had great fun getting messy. Thank you to everyone who contributed to help us raise some money for our school.

 

In Well Done assembly were Isaac and Kyle for working really hard in Reception and at home (as shown by their learning logs). William was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 13th September 2019

 

Number of the week: 2       Shape of the week: Circle

Sound of the week:  T   t    Word of the week: can

 

Another great week in Reception, the children have remembered our routines well and are working hard to follow them. This week we have continued thinking about what makes a good friend and the children are trying hard to be kind to others. We read the book It's Okay to be Different and talked about similarities and differences between ourselves and others.

 In Phonics, we have continued learning the letter sounds, and worked on learning i, n, m and d. We working hard on hearing the sound that words begin with as well as starting trying to blend words. In Maths, we visited Shapebot in Maths Land and have been doing lots of different tasks with shapes!

 

In Well Done assembly were Logan and Jacob for doing well hearing the initial sounds in words and for orally blending CVC words e.g. p-i-n = pin. Iyla was our Always Person.

Week Commencing: Monday 2nd September 2019

 

Number of the week: 1    Shape of the week: Circle

Sound of the week:  S   s    Word of the week: I

 

Welcome to Reception everybody! We have had a great first week and all the children are settling in really well. They are getting used to the routines and  are really getting stuck into their learning. I have enjoyed starting to get to know the children better and I am looking forward to seeing them progress as the year goes one.

This week we have been talking about what makes a good friend and have also been talking about the school rules and routines. We have enjoyed reading some stories about starting school as well. In Phonics, we have begun learning the letter sounds, starting with s, a, t and p. The children are doing really well with these! We are also working hard on hearing the sound that words begin with. In Maths, we visited Counting Callum in Maths Land and have been practising counting carefully!

 

On Friday we had Well Done assembly to share any Busy Books that the children did over the holidays. I have really enjoyed looking through the ones we got back and the children were able to share them with their friends. Thank you to everyone who brought one in.

 

Hope the children have a well deserved rest this weekend!

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