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Welcome to Reception smiley

 

 

What a fantastic half-term! We have loved learning all about Space this half-term and really exploring all things space related. We done some great research as part of our home learning and one of the children mentioned meteorites..this parachuted us into our next topic of dinosaurs and we have roared, stomped and had a T-riffic time with this topic. We even had a surprise visitor!! Check out the video further down the page!

We have also looked at growing and we explored how plants grow and how much we have grown since we were born. Wow how we've grown!!

 

We hope you all have a fantastic half-term holiday and get plenty of rest and family time. We can't believe when we return we will be into our final half-term in Reception. Time really does fly when you are having fun! 

 

Dates for the Diary 

Monday 3rd June- INSET day (children are not in school)

Tuesday 4th June- Return to school 

Tuesday 11th June- Reception visit Farmer Ted's

Wednesday 26th June- Sports Day for Reception and KS1 9.30am 

Friday 19th July- Children finish school for Summer

 

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 3

 

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

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

· Children learn to play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and will form positive relationships with adults and other children.

· Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

· Children learn to talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They learn to adjust their behaviour to different situations, and learn to take changes of routine in their stride.

Communication and Language

· Children will be able to listen attentively in a range of situations. They learn to listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They can give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately.

· Children learn to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They will develop confidence when answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

· Children learn to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They will be developing their ability to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

Physical Development

· Children will develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They practise moving in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They will learn to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. They will be taking part in the bike ability project and will learn how to ride a balance bike.

· Children will learn the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They will continue to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Literacy

· Children will aim to read and understand simple sentences. They will learn to use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They will also read some common irregular words. 

· Children will also learn to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. They will aim to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Mathematics

· Children will learn to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. They will learn to add and subtract and solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

· Children will continue to use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will practise recognising, creating and describing patterns. They will continue to explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding the World

· Children will be given opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

· Children will learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They will learn about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They will continue to make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

· Children will continue to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They will select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive Arts and Design

· Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

· Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. We will continue to  develop their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Religious Education

New beginnings

Self-Belief.

Our Planet- Recycling

Religious celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The floor is lava!!

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Dinosaur Invasion in school!

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Growing

This week we have enjoyed learning about growing, we enjoyed discussing what we can do now that we couldn't do when we were younger. The children are so grown up now, they can do so much!

 

We also enjoyed planting and gardening this week and we are eager to see our cress grow in school.

We enjoyed a walk around the school grounds to discover the signs of Spring and discussed new life at this time of the year.

 

Our favourite part of the week was playing 'guess the baby' with our baby photographs! :)

Have a go again below and see how many you can get!

 

Planting cress

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Picture 9 Is it waterproof?
Picture 10 "The water runs off this one"
Picture 11 "It hasn't come through"
Picture 12 "It's soaking wet"
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Picture 16 Practising our ball skills
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Picture 19 Creative fun - a car
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Picture 43 "Mine's a baby one"
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Picture 48 All aboard the flying machine
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Term 3!

Term 3! 1 What's landed in our garden!?
Term 3! 2 Lets have a closer look
Term 3! 3 hmmmmm I think I spot some clues..
Term 3! 4 Let's mix up some rocket fuel
Term 3! 5 We can design a rocket to go to Space
Term 3! 6 Let's jump on this side to shoot it up to Space!
Term 3! 7 Bowling fun
Term 3! 8 "I think we may have some aliens around here now"
Term 3! 9 Ordering the story of 'Whatever Next'
Term 3! 10 "I built a rocket ship to fly to the moon"
Term 3! 11 Retelling the story with friends
Term 3! 12 Fishing for letters
Term 3! 13 Information books about Space are very interesting
Term 3! 14 Let's get in our rocket and go to the moon
Term 3! 15 I'm measuring up the rocket, will we all fit?
Term 3! 16 Painting and labelling our pictures
Term 3! 17 Space word hunt
Term 3! 18 Bike Ability, learning to ride balance bikes
Term 3! 19 Bike Ability, learning to ride balance bikes
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Term 3! 22 Bike Ability, learning to ride balance bikes
Term 3! 23 "I'm making a class register of who is in."
Term 3! 24 Reading kept fun!
Term 3! 25 Solving number sentences
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Stay and read - we loved sharing our books with a grown up

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World Book Day - we love books!

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We will, we will, ROCK YOU!

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Thank you to another parent for visiting our class! We loved learning about your job as a drummer! :-)

Fun in Reception

Fun in Reception 1 Outdoor number problem solving
Fun in Reception 2 P.E
Fun in Reception 3 Making vegetable soup
Fun in Reception 4 Making vegetable soup
Fun in Reception 5 Exploring vegetable soup ingredients
Fun in Reception 6 Exploring vegetable soup ingredients
Fun in Reception 7 Watching the soup cook
Fun in Reception 8 We loved our soup!
Fun in Reception 9 Supertato to the rescue!
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Fun in Reception 12 Valentines Day crafts
Fun in Reception 13 Super writing!
Fun in Reception 14 Building our finger muscles!
Fun in Reception 15 Enjoying some quiet reading time
Fun in Reception 16 Our writing is SUPER!
Fun in Reception 17 Teamwork number ordering
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Fun in Reception 19 Enjoying the lovely weather!
Fun in Reception 20 Making flags
Fun in Reception 21 Enjoying the lovely weather!
Fun in Reception 22 Mark making on the shed
Fun in Reception 23 'Painting' the outside shed
Fun in Reception 24 Catching the rays
Fun in Reception 25 Writing fun
Fun in Reception 26 aaaaarrrrrrrr
Fun in Reception 27 Visit to the computer suite
Fun in Reception 28 Building brilliance
Fun in Reception 29 dig, dig, dig!
Fun in Reception 30 Dinners ready!
Fun in Reception 31 Who wants a pancake?
Fun in Reception 32 Mark making in the flour
Fun in Reception 33 Yes no questions
Fun in Reception 34 Exploring outdoors
Fun in Reception 35 Who wants a pancake?
Fun in Reception 36 Who wants a pancake?
Fun in Reception 37 Count my spots!
Fun in Reception 38 Artists at work
Fun in Reception 39 Artists at work
Fun in Reception 40 Teamwork
Fun in Reception 41 Supertato to the rescue!
Fun in Reception 42 Supertato to the rescue!
Fun in Reception 43 Stay and Play
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Fun in Reception 51 Monster truck under construction
Fun in Reception 52 Monster truck under construction
Fun in Reception 53 Cakes anyone?
Fun in Reception 54 A flying car!
Fun in Reception 55 Flag fun

Chinese New Year fun!

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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! 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
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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.

 

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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
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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

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
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