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Class Teachers: Mrs Allsopp and Mrs Durrant-Patel

Summer 2019

17.07.19

We have entered our last week in Reception and the children are looking forward to their ice cream party today. We have had a wonderful year in Reception and the children have learnt so much. Thank you for all of your support this year,  we hope you all have a lovely holiday and we wish all of the children good luck in Year One.

10.07.19

Thank you to everyone who came to open morning we hope you all enjoyed seeing what the children have been doing. This week is our class assembly and we’ve spent time preparing for it, we look forward to seeing you all there. Over the last few weeks the children have enjoyed joining Key Stage One for afternoon break to get them ready for Year One. The children will also be spending time in the Year One classroom over the next few weeks. Here are a few photos for you including some of our aeroplane role play.

03.07.19

We have been enjoying our new ‘Transport’ topic and the children have enjoyed making boats, boarding passes and using the aeroplane role play area. The children have also enjoyed exploring our new light box. We look forward to seeing you all for our Open Morning on Thursday, where you can come and see what we’ve been up to. Next week we will be getting ready for our class assembly which we hope to see you all at. 

Here are a few photos from our trip and some of the activities we’ve enjoyed in class.

26.06.19

Thank you everyone who came and supported the children at Sports Morning last week. The children had a great time and really enjoyed the whole week. Below are a few photos of some of the activities. Next week we start our new topic on ‘Transport’ which the children picked a few weeks ago. In literacy we will be reading ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ and in maths we will be problem solving. We had a super time on our trip to Willows Farm and the children enjoyed a ride on the tractor, a sheep race, the Cottontail show,  meeting the animals and visiting Peter Rabbit.

19.06.19

This week we have enjoyed trying lots of different sports, we’ve had an introduction to skipping in our skipping workshop and Year 3 have taught us some cricket skills. Next week we have our trip to Willows Farm and the children are looking forward to it. In literacy we will be writing a recount about our trip and writing about The Three Little Pigs. Here are a few photos of the last couple of weeks. 

12.06.19

We have started our new ‘Animals’ topic this half-term. The children have enjoyed learning about mini beasts and finding them while out and about. The children have enjoyed exploring our vet role play and some of the other activities on offer. Next week is ‘Sports Week’ and Reception will be involved in a range of different activities throughout the week including Sports Morning. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school and that they bring in a water bottle. Here are a few photos for you, we look forward to seeing you next week at Sports Morning.

 

Spring 2019

22.05.19

The children have enjoyed our ‘Spring and Growing’ topic this half term. After the break the children will decide what they’d like to learn about next. In the second half of the summer term there will be our trip to Willows Farm, Sports week and our class assembly. With the weather getting warmer please can you ensure the children have hats, water bottles, coats and if it’s warm please apply sun cream before school. Here are a few photos of our displays we’ve made in class and some of our activities.

Have a wonderful week off!

15.05.19

Over the last week we have read ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’, we’ve wrote about our favourite park and we have now written our own versions of the story. The children came up with some excellent ideas to include in their stories. We have enjoyed the sunshine and have been outside a lot using the stage, dressing up clothes, looking after our seeds, drawing and painting pictures. We have also made our own symmetrical butterfly paintings. Next week in literacy we will be labelling  parts of a plant and looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. In maths we will be concentrating on doubling and halving amounts. Below are a few pictures from the past week.

08.05.19

We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend!

We are fully immersed in our new topic ‘Spring and Growing’ we have made all the items for the garden centre including flowers and seed packets. We have planted some seeds and are now looking after them. We have have decorated plant pots, made seed packets and painted flowers. Next week in literacy we will be continuing with ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and in maths we will be counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Here are a few photos from the past week. 

 

01.05.19

Last week we really enjoyed meeting the owls, we watched them fly over us and had photos taken. During science week we learnt all about ‘The Night Sky’ we completed a moon crater experiment, made our own planet pictures, owls and danced to The Planets by Holts. This week in literacy we have read Jasper’s Beanstalk and in maths we have been sharing. We have started our new topic ‘Spring and Growing’ and have been on a walk to spot the signs of Spring. Next week in maths we will be learning about time and the days of the week and in literacy we will be reading ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. We hope you have a lovely Bank holiday weekend.  

03.04.19

This week we have been learning about Easter and have taken part in some activities relating to Easter. We have decorated a giant sheep and egg. We had egg and spoon races and egg rolling races. We read the story We’re going on an Egg Hunt and in maths we’ve learnt about money. When we return after the break it is science week and we will be learning about the night sky for our first week back. We hope you have a lovely break and will see you for the summer term in Reception. Here are a few photos from the past week.

27.03.19

We have enjoyed our Superheroes topic over the last few weeks. The children have enjoyed hunting for the’ Evil Pea’ and rescuing the ‘Veggies’. This week in literacy we have been learning about Passover and in maths we have been finding one more and one less. Next week we will be learning about Easter and having a go at egg rolling and egg and spoon races. We also have the Easter Bonnet day next week too. Here are a few pictures of what we’ve been doing over the last few weeks. 

6.03.19

The children have really embraced our new Superheroes topic.  They have been dressing up a superheroes, making their own superheroes  character and super veggies. This week we designed and made our own pancakes and read ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and in maths we are completing assessments. Here are a few photos of what we have been up to over the last few weeks.

 

13.02.19

The children have had a busy week, they are very excited for their ‘Tea Party’. We’ve learnt about the royal family,  knights and dragons and read some stories related to these. In literacy this week we have been following instructions and sequencing them. We have also made our own sandwiches for our party. here a few photos of some of our activities over the last week. We hope you all have a lovely relaxing  half-term. 

6.02.19

We have had a great start to our new topic ‘Castles, Prince and Princesses’ the children have shared their knowledge and the areas they wanted to learn more about. We have learnt about castles and made our own, we have also learnt about knights and made our own shields. In literacy we have read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and in maths we have been adding two groups together and writing addition number sentences. We are also going to be learning about The Royal Family and have our own tea party next week. In PE this week we have been putting a sequence together including rolls, jumps and balances. Next week in literacy we will be following instructions to make sandwiches.

23.01.19

We have had another busy week in reception, we have continued with our dinosaur topic as the children have really enjoyed it. Last week we made our own dinosaur biscuits for snack , made hand-a-saurus, dinosaur footprints and our own paper plate dinosaurs. This week in maths we have been learning about measuring we ordered everyday objects from the shortest to longest and we drew round our feel and measured them using multi-link cubes. In literacy we have read Dinosaur Roar and are making our own versions of the book. Next week we are starting our ‘Castles, Prince and Princesses’ topic. In literacy we will be reading The Princess and the Wizard and in maths we will be exploring capacity . Here are a few pictures of our work from last week.

 

16.01.19

Hello and welcome back, thank you so much for the lovely well wishes and gifts you gave us at the end of term. We started our new topic on dinosaurs last week and the children have made dinosaur fossils, eggs, bones and posters for our new role play area. In literacy we have been learning about non-fiction books, identifying facts about dinosaurs and writing labels. In maths we have been learning about 3-D shapes and their properties. Next week in literacy we will be reading Dinosaur Roar and in maths we will be measuring length. Here are a few photos of some of the activities we have completed and things we have made.

Autumn 2018

19.12.18

We wanted to congratulate everyone in Reception on their wonderful performance in our Christmas show last week. Their singing and dancing was excellent, well done! We’ve had an exciting first term in Reception and everyone has settled in to school life well. Thank you for all of your lovely gifts and donations that we have received over the term too. We hope you all have a wonderful break and see you in January. Few pictures of things we have made over the last week and a picture of our new reading area.

28.11.18

The children have been busy over the last few weeks making owls, drawing feathers and making a heart wreath from their hand prints. They were also keen to find out more about light so we looked at sources of light and we even had a go at making a circuit . We have been busy learning songs and rehearsing for our production, we look forward to seeing you all at the performance. Next week we will continue to rehearse and we will also be learning about Christmas. The children will have the opportunity to put up the class Christmas tree and learn about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. A few photos below of the activities we’ve completed.

14.11.18

 

Last week we learnt about the importance of  Remembrance Day and we made poppies for our Remembrance assembly. In literacy we talked about what we did in the half-term holiday and wrote and drew pictures, in maths we investigated addition and used tens frames to help us. We also made our own sparkler biscuits and went to the nature reserve and lit sparklers. This week we have started our new topic ‘Light and Dark’ the children have talked about what they already know and what they would like to learn over the next few weeks. In literacy this week we have read Owl babies and in maths we have continued our work on addition and started to use a numberline to help us add two small amounts together. In circle time we have been looking at what makes a good friend and how we can all help each other. Here are a few photos of some the activities we have completed. 

24.10.18

We have had a fantastic first half-term in Reception. The children have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and the school. We hope everyone has a restful week and we will see you all on Tuesday 6th November ready for the second half of the autumn term. Here are a few photos from some of the activities we have completed this half term. 

17.10.18

We have had a great few weeks exploring our Colour topic, last week we made our own Kandinsky circle prints which you can see in our classroom. We have read ‘The Dot’ and made our own art using the book as inspiration. This week we have learnt the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ orally and included actions. We have also learnt about Harvest and its importance and completed some harvest activities. Next week we will be learning about autumn and continuing to learn about 2D shapes. Here are a few photos of our Kandinsky work.

 

02.10.18

Over the last couple of weeks we have been exploring colour. We have completed some colour mixing activities, decorated our own Elmer elephants using milk bottles and tissue paper and completed the skittle experiment. Last week we also went to the nature reserve and enjoyed spending the morning there. In maths we have been looking and numbers and how we can represent those numbers and in literacy we have read Elmer and sequenced the story. We are looking forward to our trip to see How to Hide a Lion this week and the coach ride too. 

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! We had our first PE lesson and everyone did really well getting themselves changed in and out of their PE kits.  Next week we will be starting a new topic on colour. We will be completing lots of exciting activities related to colour. Next week in literacy we will be practising writing our name and in maths we will be counting and ordering numbers to 10.