Week beginning 10.5.21
For the next 3 weeks we are looking at key workers and people who help us.
This week we started with a WOW moment as the creative area of our classrooms were turned into a crime scene. The children looked for clues and asked each other questions to find out more. We talked about when it could have happened, who may have done it, what evidence was left behind and why it possibly happened.
We have lots of exciting activities in our different areas of provision both indoors and outdoors. Here are a few images from the first few days.
We have been writing reports about what happened. Take a look at our amazing factual accounts using super words to signal time like first, next and finally.
Week beginning 4.5.21
Look at our lovely chalk space pictures!
We used chalk in different ways to draw, smudge and create different textures. We read a book called 'The darkest dark' by Chris Hadfield and took inspiration from the pictures in the book. We also listened to Holst's 'Planets' and talked about how the planets were all very different.
We have also used paint to make our own moon and landed our own rockets on it. We used our cutting and sticking skills to make the rockets.
Week beginning 26.4.21
This week we have been finding different ways to make 10. We have been reinforcing our understanding of number bonds and which pairs of numbers make 10.
We have been learning the 'ur' digraph. We went on a hunt around the classroom to find words that contain the sound.
We have also played 'snowballs' during our phonics sessions. We had to find the word on the snowball, read it and put it in the correct hoop. We loved throwing the snowballs and reading new words each time. We also wrote some silly sentences using 'ow' and 'ur' words. Can you read some of our silly sentences?
During our space topic this week, the children have been investigating how craters on the moon are formed. The children dropped stones from a height into the moon sand. Then they moved the stone to see the crater. Everyone had lots of fun in the moon sand!
Week beginning 19.4.21
This week we are exploring patterns. The children have enjoyed using their voices, instruments, blocks and any other resources they can find to create patterns.
An alien sent us a message to tell us that they had hidden 'ar' words in the copse and asked us to go on an alien hunt to find words, read them and write them down. We had a really fun phonics session today!!!
As the weather gets nicer and we are making the most of our newly developed outdoor area the children will be spending lots of time outside. Please could sun cream (preferably 'Once a day' sun lotion) be applied before coming to school.
Week beginning 13th April
We had had a fantastic first week back. The children have all accessed our newly extended outdoor area. They have enjoyed a range of physical and imaginative activities building structures, making creations in the mud kitchen, using tubes to create water slides and riding bikes.
This week we have been exploring 2D shapes. We have used our outdoor area to go on a shape hunt and sorted shapes according to their properties. We have also been making pictures using 2D shapes.
We have had a very ‘eggciting’ week in reception getting ready for the Easter holidays. We have explored 3D shapes and investigated which shapes roll, planned our own magic egg story & spent lots of time outside in our outdoor area. We have had lots of fun making Easter baskets and a chick in our creative area. In PE this week we explored a variety of ways of moving like jumping, hopping, skipping and running. We had so much fun.
Week beginning 15th March 2021
We have had a super week continuing with our theme of Traditional Tales.
In Mathematics we have been measuring a giant's foot using cubes. We had to count the cubes accurately and then find items that were smaller and bigger.
Week beginning 8th March 2021
We have had a super return to school after Lockdown. We have focused on working as a team, social skills and taking turns. This week we have been looking at Traditional Tales. We tried to build a castle for Jack and the Beanstalk. We had a lot of fun adapting our ideas and looking at how we could make it look like a castle.
We have had a wonderful day catching up with our friends in reception. We have been focusing on settling back in, routines, friendships and learning through play. The children all adapted amazingly like they had never been away from school for so long. We are so proud of them :). Here are some photographs of our first day back. Please note every Tuesday PE kits should be worn to school.
World Book Day
Book in a Box
We have loved looking at all your wonderful ideas for World Book Day. Here are some 'Book in a box' creations from Blue Class.
Red Class 'Book in a Box.'
Here are some of Red Class's marvellous creations.
Welcome to 'The Masked Reader'
Each member of staff has read a blurb from one of their favourite books. Can you guess which member of staff is hiding behind each mask.
Click on the latest news page of the website and watch each clip and then follow the instructions to submit your answers.
Friday 8th January
We hope you have all had a good week and have accessed the home learning on the website. From Monday 11th January we are going to be doing a variety of different activities and tasks. We will be setting these on the website and Google Classroom so please make sure that you have obtained your login details from the school office. We will be uploading activities on Monday morning and these will include video lessons, powerpoints, practical activities, story times and worksheets. Google Classrooms will be used to set written activities so that they can be completed and sent back to us, enabling us to give comments and feedback when needed.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Reception team.
Dear Children & Parents
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Thank you so much for your cards and gifts. We were so looking forward to welcoming you back to school this week but due to current restrictions, this isn’t going to be possible for a little while. For the time being, we hope you enjoy our home learning activities and we look forward to seeing all of your super work on Google Classrooms (starting next week 11.1.21).
Keep smiling, Mrs Fortune, Mrs Chadwick, Mrs Riding :)
Our Christmas play ‘We’re Going On An Elf Chase‘ is now available to view on the following link. https://vimeo.com/491136802
The video is password protected.
A parent mail will be sent with the password.
We hope you enjoy watching it as much the children and staff enjoyed performing and filming.
Have a fantastic Christmas!
This week in phonics, we have revised the ng digraph. We practised writing words with the ng sound in. Then, we independently wrote a sentence that had lots of words with ng in. Now it is time for some festive fun before we finish for the Christmas Holidays :)
Week beginning 7.12.20
This week we have been reading Stick Man and writing about what he did on his journey. We wrote our own stories, focusing on writing in sentences and sounding out each work phonetically.
Week beginning 1.12.20
We are super proud of the children this week!
We have been looking at Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' painting and talking about lines, swirls and circles. We looked carefully at the painting and discussed what we could see and how it made us feel. The children then created their own paintings, inspired by the artist. They painted on tinfoil, using large brushes and concentrated on the lines and mixing colours. They then cut out silhouette buildings to stick on and complete their pictures. They are displayed in the classrooms and look beautiful!
Week beginning 23.11.20
In Blue Class we have been learning the months of the year and doing the Macarena actions to remember it! We hope you like our video!
Week beginning 16.11.20
We have had a very creative week celebrating the festival of Diwali. We have made Rangoli patterns, decorated Henna hands, made firework displays and played musical instruments to accompany Diwali music.
Week beginning 9.11.20
This week we have amazed by how the children are becoming so much more independent in their phonetic ability and writing. We have been saying short captions before we start our writing. Look at the fabulous results!
In Outdoor Learning we looked for signs of Autumn. We noticed all the changing colours and collected many different signs of Autumn.
After reading the book 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper we made our very own soup. We all helped to scoop out the pumpkin flesh, cut the pieces up and sir the mixture. We then tasted the soup after our Outdoor Learning session to warm us up!
This week we wrote instructions of how to make pumpkin soup.
Look at our super labels and captions!
Week beginning 2.11.20
We are very excited to be back in school after the Half Term. We have a lovely new topic all about 'Special Times and festivals'. We will be talking about what some of us did for Halloween, Bonfire night safety, Remembrance Day, the Diwali festival and Christmas.
We have changed our provision both indoors and outdoors to encourage the children to be independent, creative and explore new media and materials.
Week beginning 19.10.20
We have had a magical week after reading the story 'On a magical do-nothing day' by Beatrice Alemagna. We talked about what we could do outdoors on a do-nothing afternoon.
Here are some photos of the fun we had!
Week beginning 12.10.20
This week we have been sorting objects in different ways in Mathematics. We asked the children the question; How can we sort these objects?
They sorted by colour, size, shape and characteristics. They were all amazing and completed the tasks with great enthusiasm.
Week beginning 5.10.20
This week we have been learning about colour. We read the book 'Elmer' to inspire us. We mixed and tinted colours by adding white. We read the poem 'I spy with my rainbow eye' and then made up our own poems about things we could see in our rooms.
We will start sending homework for phonics on Friday 2nd October. We would like you to sing the Jolly Phonics songs S A T P (available on You Tube). We have also included an activity for you to do with your child this weekend. Please can these homework books be returned on Monday morning.
Reading books are also to be returned on Monday and Thursday.
We have had a fun week doing lots of activities based on 'The Rainbow Fish'. The children have used different tools to print and make patterns. We have talked about 'feelings' in the story and focused on how the rainbow fish felt at the beginning and the end.
Here are a few of our wonderful prints and collages.