Welcome to Reception
Class Teachers: Miss Baum
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Below are some of the exciting memories that children who are currently in Reception have experienced since starting school.
Welcome Autumn Newsletter
Week Commencing: Monday 11th October 2021
This week we have continued to discuss the season Autumn and have read the book, 'We're Going on a Leaf Hunt'. We put actions to the story to help us remember it and also made a story map. We also discussed who was in the story, where they went and what they did in the story. It has been art week in school this week, so we have used natural objects to create some artwork. We also used the colour wheel to help mix colours to paint some Autumn leaves. On Friday, we had a Foundation Stage outdoor picnic with hot chocolate and biscuits. Some of the children have also enjoyed building a stage and performing.
In maths, our Maths Land character was Estimating Eddy and we learnt that estimate means 'guess'. We practised making good estimates of amounts. We also continued to explore the number 3 and sorted items into whether 'it is three' or 'it is not 3'.
In Well Done assembly this week were Evie-May and Emmy for their fabulous use of natural resources to create artwork. Rosie was our Always Person.
Week Commencing: Monday 11th October 2021
This week we have learnt a bit about Harvest and the Harvest festival. We had a visit from some members of St Johns church come in and do a Harvest festival for the children. Also this week, the children really enjoyed making their own Supertato, Superapple or Supercarrot and using them in their play. They have also been busy exploring with some pumpkins, using blocks to hammer in some sticks and using whiteboard pens to mark-make on them. On Friday we cut the tops off the pumpkins and the children enjoyed scooping out the insides and the pumpkin seeds. Some children took some of the seeds and decided to plant them. On Wednesday, we had a Rock Steady workshop and the children enjoyed joining in with creating and listening to some music.
In maths, our Maths Land character was Pattern Penny and we learnt about 'repeating patterns'. We used different resources to make and continue various repeating patterns. We also continued to explore the number 3 and different ways to make the number 3.
In Well Done assembly this week were Lilah for settling into our school really well and Keadey-Marie for her patterns. George was our Always Person.
Week Commencing: Monday 4th October 2021
This week we have read some of the Supertato stories and have been predicting what we thought might happen next in the story. At the end of the story, we discussed some of the things that had happened in the story. Also, this week, we have been talking about Autumn and some of the signs of Autumn. On Thursday this week we were lucky to have an African drum workshop, which the children loved!
In phonics, we learnt the sounds ck, e, u and r and are continuing to play lots of games to practise orally blending words.
In maths, we recapped Prince One More and Princess One Less. We practised counting out amounts and then talked about whether we needed to 'get one more' or 'take one away'. We also introduced our new number of the week - the number 3.
In Well Done assembly this week were Leonie and Kobe for exploring our numbers of the week independently. Sienna was our Always Person.
Week Commencing: Monday 27th September 2021
This week we have continued with our story The Little Red Hen. We read different versions of the story and discussed what was the same and what was different about them. The children also helped to make some bread this week.
It was poetry week in school this week, so we have shared different Autumn rhymes and rhyming poems and discussed rhyming words.
In phonics, we learnt the sounds g, o, c and k and have played lots of different games to practise orally blending words.
In maths, our Maths Land character was 'Princess One Less'. We practised counting out amounts carefully and then finding one less by taking one away. We also continued to focus on the number 2.
In Well Done assembly this week were Ellis and Teddie for their brilliant rhyming. Ariana was our Always Person.
Week Commencing: Monday 20th September 2021
The children have had a great time exploring this week, they have enjoyed playing outside, building models and they've done lots of colouring, cutting and sticking. This week we have continued with our story The Little Red Hen. We thought about 'who' is in the story, 'where' the places are in the story and the 'what doing' parts of the story. We then built sentences using these different elements e.g. The cat was baking in the kitchen. We also had a go at acting out the story of The Little Red Hen.
In phonics, we learnt the sounds i, n, m and d and have played lots of different games to practise orally blending words.
In maths, our Maths Land character was 'Prince One More'. We practised counting out amounts carefully and then finding one more using different resources. We also focussed on the number 2 and looked at different ways of showing the number 2.
In Well Done assembly this week were Harrison and Skylar L for their great retelling of The Little Red Hen story. Keadey-Marie was our Always Person.
Autumn Update 1
The children have settled into Reception so well over the past few weeks. They have been learning the new routines and we have even gone into the hall for a couple of assemblies. The children have had a great time accessing the areas of provision and having enjoyed seeing some of their friends as well as making some new ones. We have already had a great time and are sharing our learning journey together. We have started learning our sounds in phonics and have been exploring the numbers 1 and 2 as part of our maths, as well as doing lots of careful counting. The children have drawn fantastic portraits of themselves for our class wall. We have discussed about our families and how we are all different and talked about what makes a good friend.
Have a look below at some of the pictures of the fun things they have been doing.