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Welcome back!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school. 

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and you are refreshed to tackle the new term. We will be continuing to learn through some fabulous play, taking the children's interests to springboard our topics for this term. Superheroes are very popular so why not start off the year with a BOOM, ZAP and POW! We will also look at everyday superheroes- those that use their gifts to help others in the community- we might even get a few visitors...... smiley

If you would like to visit Reception to have a chat with the class about your job then please speak to your child's class teacher- we would love to hear about it!

 

We have loved looking at all your weekly dragon club activities completed at home...keep up the great work!

Stay tuned for the announcement of our next Stay & Play date.

 

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 2

Topics will include: Winter/ Spring, Celebrations and Traditions, Superheroes and Community helpers, Stories and Traditional Tales. Further topics will arise according to the children’s interests.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Following the class/ school rules and routines.

Following rules of expected behaviour in school.

Build on relationships with friends and communicate with both adults and children.

Play co-operatively, turn-taking and sharing.

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

Ask for help if needed and talk about own wants, needs, interests and opinions.

Explain own knowledge and understanding, and ask appropriate questions of others

Describe myself in positive terms and talk about  my abilities.

Communication and Language

Maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly during appropriate times.

Listens to and responds to instructions in class or around school.

Listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussions.

Extend vocabulary and explore 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.

Introduce a storyline or narrative into play.

Follow a story without the use of pictures or props.

 

Physical Development

PE- using equipment to throw, catch, kick, pat and push. This term's focus- Multi-Sports Games. 

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.

Use a pencil and hold it effectively in a tripod grip. Begin to form recognisable letters.

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

Negotiate space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

Travel with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.

To eat a healthy range of foodstuffs and understand need for variety in food.

To show understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and consider and manages some risks.

 

Literacy

Demonstrate an understanding of rhyme.

Phonics- beginning to recognise letter sounds and show understanding for blending to read words and segmenting to spell words.

Begins to read words and sentences.

Enjoy an increasing range of books. Introduction to information books.

Write own name and other things such as labels and captions.

Attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

 

 

Mathematics

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

Recognition of 2D and 3D shapes and the use of mathematical terms to describe shapes and their properties.

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

Explore and gain understanding of pattern, weight, height, time and money through practical activities.

Understanding the World

Looking at patterns, similarities and change.

Learn about materials and their properties.

Learn about different occupations and jobs in our community. 

Learn about traditions and celebrations across different faiths. (Chinese New Year, Easter etc)

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

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

 

Religious Education

New beginnings

Self-Belief.

Our Planet- Recycling

Religious celebrations- New Year, Easter, Saints days

Chinese New Year fun!

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A visit from the fire fighters!

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Fire fighters are go!

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Amazing visits this week!

Amazing visits this week! 1 How to press metal to make car parts
Amazing visits this week! 2 Cranes are used to lift the heavy metal!
Amazing visits this week! 3 Learning all about what happens in a car factory!

Hey Presto Music!

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We enjoyed a music concert from the guys at Presto Music. A lot of the children have signed up to receive a free session at their studios- have fun rocking it out! We definitely did in school! :)

Catching Snowflakes

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Let it snow..let it snow..let it snow!!

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Jolly January

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Check out the video link below to see some Christmas Fun smiley

It's a Wriggly Nativity!

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It's a Wriggly Nativity! 2 The fabulous Joseph and Mary
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 3 Give it up for the Shepherds and sheep
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 4 The delightful dancing animals!
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 5 Our beautiful Angels
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 6 The fantastic innkeepers!
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 7 Our superstar narrators and singers!
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 8 The wisest men in all the land
It's a Wriggly Nativity! 9 Our superstar narrators and singers!

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming! 1 Writing our Christmas Letters to Santa
Christmas is coming! 2 Counting into our stockings!
Christmas is coming! 3 Finding letters in the snow!
Christmas is coming! 4 Santa's workshop has been busy!
Christmas is coming! 5 Santa lists :)
Christmas is coming! 6 Lots of Christmas wishes being made
Christmas is coming! 7 Balancing the Christmas ornaments
Christmas is coming! 8 What shall I ask for this year?

Children in Need.

Thank you to all those who helped raise awareness and money for children in need. As a school we raised a massive £530 to donate and we are so proud of the children's attitude and understanding about the importance of helping those in need. 

We also had a lot of fun helping Pudsey count his spots he left behind in Reception, reinforcing that number is everywhere! We home you enjoy your home learning this week of spotting numbers wherever you go!

 

 

Stay and Play

 

What a fabulous turn-out for our first stay and play. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  It was great to see everyone get stuck in with the love of learning we have in Reception- apologies to all parents who have since turned into frogs after trying some of the children's potions! sad

We hope you got some good ideas for supporting phonics and early reading at home and we are excited to start sending out the playbags for you to enjoy at home. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss McDaid, Miss Black & Team.

 

Children in Need

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**Useful links!!**

 

Some parents have asked for advice on educational games/ websites that they can use at home with their child.

These are a few suggestions that we use in school and they are popular with the children. Why not have a go and have some fun! smiley

 

To help with reading and phonics why not check out the games on these links:

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

 

https://learn.readwithfonics.com/school/phonics-games

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=38

 

Your child might also like to play the great number games you can find by following these links:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1

 

https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/themes/pirates/interactive-pirate-game/

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#earlymath

Welcome back Reception!

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What a great start to this half term!

 

Thank you to all the parents who made it into school this week for Parents Evening. It was great to see you and we have enjoyed the opportunity to discuss your child's journey into Reception.

We have had fantastic responses from our parent questionnaires and we will send a follow up letter after half-term with the results. 

Everyone has been very positive about their experiences so far and we are more than happy to be working alongside you all this year to develop your child's love for learning. 

 

Parentshare- We are also delighted that so many of you have signed up for the Parentshare tool and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed seeing observations of your child at school. We also welcome your observations from home too! If you haven't signed up yet and you would like more information, pop along and speak to your child's teacher. 

 

As always, our door is always open.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Happy half-term,

Miss McDaid & Miss Black 

 

Learning kept fun

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We learn best when we learn through play!

The fun continues in Reception

Dragon Party!

Dragon Party! 1 Fruit picking for the party
Dragon Party! 2 Fruit picking for the party
Dragon Party! 3 Making dragon cakes!
Dragon Party! 4 Making dragon cakes!
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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

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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
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