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Welcome to Reception smiley

 

What a great start to Reception!

We are so proud of all the children for an excellent start to their year in Reception. We have been getting to know each other and our new classrooms over the last few weeks and we have just started our first topic of Autumm. Thank you to all the parents for getting involved with your child's learning this week. We have loved hearing about your Autumn walks and the children have brought in some amazing additions for our Autumn tables...we will be counting conkers and leaves for days! :) 

 

 

**Upcoming Reminders**

 

Friday 5th October- Dragon Party. Children are encouraged to bring their dragons to school on the day to join in with the class celebrations! 

 

Wednesday 17th October - Parents evening. You will receive a letter soon from your child's teacher to organise a time slot to see them. (between 1.30pm-6pm). A great time to catch up with your child's teacher on how they have settled into Reception. 

 

22nd October- 26th October - Half term smiley (Returning to school on Monday 29th October)

 

If you haven't done so, please remember to send in wellies to keep in school for your child- we love to learn outside in Reception!

 

 

Thank you for your support

 

Miss McDaid, Miss Black & Team

 

 

Our Topic Overview

Reception

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Seasons-Autumn

Seasons-Winter & Spring

Seasons-Summer

Celebrations & Traditions.

Celebrations & Traditions.

Celebrations & Traditions.

All About Me

New Life

Growing and Keeping Healthy.

 

Topics will arise according to the children's interests. We believe in following the children's interests to springboard our topics for the week. So look out for lots of interesting learning going on! 

 

Reception Curriculum Overview

The children will work towards these learning outcomes through a mix of adult led and child initiated activities.

Term 1

Topics will include: All about me, Autumn, Celebrations and Traditions. Further topics will arise according to the children’s interests.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Learning the class/ school rules and routines.

Learning expected behaviour in school.

Making new friends and communicating with both adults and children.

Playing co-operatively, turn-taking and sharing nicely.

Feelings- what makes us and other people feel happy, sad, excited, nervous etc.

Asking for help and beginning to talk about own wants, needs, interests and opinions.

 

 

Communication and Language

Maintaining attention, concentrating and sitting quietly during appropriate times.

Listening to and responding to instructions.

Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Extending vocabulary and exploring the meaning of new words.

Using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

Introducing a storyline or narrative into their play.

 

 

Physical Development

PE- using equipment to throw, catch, kick, pat and push.

Dance- exploring different ways of dancing

Use bikes, scooters, balls, hoops, ropes and balancing equipment in the outdoor area.

Use simple tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to begin to form recognisable shapes/ letters.

Begin to undress/ dress for PE and zip up their coat independently.

 

 

Literacy

Showing an understanding of rhyme.

Phonics- beginning to recognise letter sounds, beginning to show understanding for blending to read words and segmenting to spell words (Letters and Sounds).

Begins to read words and/ or captions.

Enjoys an increasing range of books.

Attempting to write own name and other things such as labels and captions.

 

Mathematics

Number recognition, counting and ordering objects (up to 10, 20)

Estimation of objects and accurate counting.

Practical addition and subtraction.

Use of correct language involved in adding and subtracting.

Say 1 more/ 1 less than a given number.

Recognition of 2D shapes and using mathematical terms to describe shapes and their properties.

Understanding and use of positional language- under, behind, next to, in front etc.

Exploring and gaining understanding of pattern, weight, height, time and money through practical activities.

Exploring and working with numicon to support learning. 

Understanding the World

Learn about the 5 senses and what we use them for.

Learn about traditions and celebrations across different faiths.

Learn different facts about Autumn.

Complete activities on the smartboard and iPad.

Explore and use the beebot for various challenges.

Expressive Arts and Design

Introduction of a story or narrative to role play.

Choosing particular colours for a purpose in a range of painting and workshop activities.

Constructing with a purpose in mind, selecting tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials for in activities on the carpet, outdoor area and workshop.

 

Religious Education

New beginnings

Self-Belief.

Famous People- who work hard- good morals- Athletes (Ennis, Farah, Simmonds, Wiggins).

Our Planet- Harvest.

Religious celebrations- Diwali, Christmas.

Dragon Party!

Dragon Party! 1 Fruit picking for the party
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Dragon Party! 3 Making dragon cakes!
Dragon Party! 4 Making dragon cakes!
Dragon Party! 5 Dragon party
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Puddles!

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It can't rain on our parade in Reception!

Autumn Fun

Autumn Fun 1 We can see you!
Autumn Fun 2 "Let's plant lots of seeds and flowers will grow"
Autumn Fun 3 Team work at its best
Autumn Fun 4 "Let's build a campfire!"
Autumn Fun 5 Looking for leaves on our Autumn walk

What a busy week...lots of fun had by all!

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Our first week in Reception

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Reception class September 2018

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We can't wait to fill this beautiful space with our beautiful Reception classes!

Love,
Team Reception
xxx
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