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Reception

Class Teachers: Mrs Allsopp and Mrs Durrant-Patel

Spring 2018

15.05.18

We have had a few busy weeks in Reception! The children have enjoyed our ‘Spring and Growing’ topic, they have now turned our garden centre into a butterfly house. They are busy searching for butterflies and creating their own using paint, they have also learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly. Next week we will be looking at different mini beasts and going on a mini beast walk using our little magnifying pots so we can look at them close up. 

02.05.18

It’s been a busy few weeks, we have started our topic ‘Spring and Growing’ the children are enjoying the Garden Centre role play. This week in literacy we have been looking at non-fiction books about plants and in maths we have been counting 2’s, 5,s and 10’s. Here are a few photos from last week.

18.04.18

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely break and are ready for the summer term. Our new topic is ‘Spring and Growing’ so there will be lots activities related to our topic over the next few weeks. Here are a few photos from the end of term.

28.03.18

The children have really enjoyed their topic on Space and  enjoyed using the role play and making rockets. This week we learnt about Easter and Passover and in maths we enjoyed using the Beebots. We hope you all have a lovely break!

 

 

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21.03.18

The space station has been open a week now and the children have enjoy exploring it. We have spent time drawing on tables and making our own space stations and rockets. In literacy we have been reading non-fiction books about space and writing our own factual sentences. In maths we have been using number lines to complete subtraction. Next week in maths we will be using the Bee Bots and in literacy we will writing captions and looking at instructions. A few photos to show you what we have been doing over the last week.

 

14.03.18

This week we have started our new topic ‘Space’ the children have enjoyed exploring space and using the role play area. Last week in maths we looked at money and the children went on a money hunt. In literacy we created our own story maps of The Snail and the Whale. Next week in maths we are using a number line to subtract and in literacy we will be reading non-fiction books on space. Here are a few photos from last week.

07.03.18

Hello, last week the children were keen to explore the snow so we put our wellies on and off we went. We also went to Germany and Italy and learnt about some of the traditions and of course tried some of the food. In literacy this week we read the story of The Snail and the Whale and in maths we have been exploring money and looking at coins. Next week We will continue with The snail and the Whale and in maths we will be comparing numbers to 20. We will also be starting our new topic ‘Space’ so the children  are welcome to bring in a book about the topic. Here are a few pictures from last week.

28.01.18

The children really enjoyed cookery week, trying food, making a healthy wrap and an apple turnover. This week we have read Katie in London and in maths we have been using cubes to help us subtract small numbers to 10. Next week in literacy we will be reading The Snail and the Whale and in maths we will be starting investigate money. Here are a few photos from Cookery Week.

 

21.02.18

Hello and welcome back, we hope you had a lovely half-term! This week it has been ‘Cookery Week’ and the children have had the chance to taste and make some healthy snacks. This week we have also learnt about China and completed some activities relating to Chinese New Year. Next week in maths we will be beginning to subtract small amounts and in literacy we will be reading Katie in London. We will continue with our topic ‘Around the World’ and be looking at The United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. Here are a few photos from before half-term.

07.02.18

This week in Reception we have been reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’ we have enjoyed acting out the story and making the houses. We also designed our own houses to stop the wolf, the children had some excellent ideas on how to keep the pigs safe. In maths we have been measuring objects and find things that are longer and shorter than a lolly stick. After half term we will be taking part in the whole school cookery week. We will also be finding out about Chinese New Year and tasting other food from around the world. We hope everyone has a wonderful half term! Here are a few photos from last week.

 

31.01.18

This week in Reception we have been reading ‘The Gingerbread Man’ the children have enjoyed the story and the associated activities. We have made our own gingerbread men and decorated them, we’ve made dough outside and the children have enjoyed cutting out gingerbread men. In maths we have been learning about capacity and have had lots of fun using the capacity resources in the water trays and filling up different containers with cubes. Next week in literacy we will be reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and in maths we will be measuring. Here are a few photos from last week.

24.01.18

Good Morning! We have had another busy week in Reception, we’ve continued with our dinosaur topic. This week we have made our own dinosaur fossils and hatchling pictures. Some of the children have made their own dinosaurs,  dinosaur islands and their own junk models. In literacy we read Dear Dinosaur and wrote to a dinosaur asking them questions. In maths we have found one more and one less and completed some addition too. Next week we will begin a new topic ‘Traditional Tales’ in maths we will be learning about capacity and in literacy we will be reading The Gingerbread Man. Here are a few photos from last week.

 

17.01.18

Hello and welcome back! The children really enjoyed our themed days, we went off to the nature reserve on a dinosaur hunt. The children found a letter from Dolly Dinosaur and two of her eggs. Over the last week we have been learning about dinosaurs and completed some great activities too. We have made our own dinosaurs, painted dinosaurs, used their feet to make dinosaur prints and we have opened a café in the role play. The children have decided it is a French café with lots of lovely food to try. In maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and in literacy we have read non- fiction and fiction dinosaur books.  We have all enjoyed reading the dinosaur books the children have brought in over the past few weeks. Here are a few photos of our last few weeks of the new term.

Autumn 2017

13.12.17

We hope everyone enjoyed the show, we thought the children did amazingly, thank you for coming along to support them. This week we watched the KS2 show which everyone enjoyed, we have learnt about Hanukkah and we have also been sequencing stories. Next week is the end of term and the children will be watching the panto. Here are a few pictures from  last week, we hope you all have a lovely holiday.

06.12.17

Hello, this week we have been busy rehearsing and getting ready for the show. We have learnt about Christmas around the world, we had hot chocolate and make cones to put our food in from around the world. We have also had fun decorating the classroom with paper chains, baubles and the Christmas tree. This week in maths we have been forming numbers and in literacy we have read non-fiction books about owls. Next week, we will be sequencing stories and of course it’s the performance.  We look forward to seeing you all!

18.10.17

The children have really enjoyed our animal topic this half term and have enjoyed completing lots of different activities.  This week the children have been learning about Harvest and Diwali. They have spent time making scarecrows and paper diva lamps, along with other activities related to Harvest and Diwali. In literacy we have retold the story of The Little Red Hen using actions and in maths we have been exploring shapes. Last week the children went to the nature reserve and made tree rubbings. We hope everyone enjoys their half term holiday and gets lost of rest.  Here are few photos of some of the activities reception took part in last week.  

 

11.10.17

It’s has been another busy week in reception, we have continued with our animal topic. The children enjoyed their time in the nature reserve and looked great on RED, White and Blue day! This week in Literacy we have been sorting fiction and non-fiction books and in maths we have been looking at and creating our own repeating patterns. The children have made some great repeating patterns and have enjoyed using a range of objects to make them. Next week in Literacy we will be reading the story of The Little Red Hen and in maths we will be looking at 2d shapes. We will also be exploring The Harvest Festival and completing some exciting activities. Here are a few photos of some of the activities we completed last week. 

 

Hello and welcome to the Reception class blog. We have been really busy in Reception over the last few weeks getting to know one another and the school. Everyone has settled really well in to school life, well done Reception! Last week we started our animal topic and the children have completed some fantastic activities. This week in literacy we have read Rumble in the Jungle, moved like the animals and sequenced the story. In maths this week we have been sorting objects. Next week in literacy we will be looking at animal non- fiction books and in maths we will talking about and completing repeating patterns. Here are a few photos of some of the activities the children have participated in over the last few weeks.