This week in Reception class we have focussed on rhyming words. The children wowed us with their ability to rhyme and then further write a rhyming string of words. Why not share rhyming books or sing nursery rhymes with your children to continue their learning.
The children thoroughly enjoyed our outside classroom day. We had a wonderful time playing in our new water tray and loved gardening and watering our plants.
Welcome back to our last term in reception!
In maths we continue to perfect our number formation, we made our own number lines this week. We talked about what number comes next and tried very hard to get the numbers formed correctly.
We have been learning the story of Augustus and his smile.
The children have really impressed us with their letter formation.
The children particularly enjoyed making tiger footprints. They mixed powder paint and then made a trail of footprints they then added claws using pens.
It has been all about the queens knickers and the Royal wedding this week.
The children have had a great deal of fun. They thoroughly enjoyed our royal tea party. We made cheese and cucumber sandwiches, decorated cupcakes, designed our own wedding dresses and wedding cakes. We then joined our nursery, year 1 and 2 friends and had a royal banquet. We danced and sang songs.
The children have even made their own crowns.
In maths the children have been ordering coins and talking about the values of them.
We are always perfecting our letter formation and we are trying to remember finger spaces and full stops.
This week we wrote letters to Prince Harry and Meghan and wrote captions to go with a picture from the story The Queens knickers.
Our Royal Wedding Celebration
We would like to invite the children to our royal party
Friday 18th May
A special afternoon tea and lots of fun to be had by all.
The children can come dressed in wedding finery!
Special activities such as bunting making and cup cake decorating.
In maths this week we have been exploring money. We looked at the different colours, size, shape of all the different coins and have been sorting them into groups.
We have been on a tricky word hunt, fishing out the words from the sand and then practising to write them. Have a go at home!
We have been beginning to understand symmetry by designing our own biscuits for the birds, making sure they are the same on each side.
We have been experimenting with tissue paper and becoming creative to make a collage of the bird. How fantastic do they look!
We have been colour crazy this week, firstly we used powder paint to mix with puddles to make an abstract dragon. We had great fun!
We went on our colour run, we all did very well and completed 4 laps of the school field. Keep fundraising, its a great cause.
We have gone 3d mad in maths today and loved exploring the school grounds looking for 3d shapes. We discussed the shapes properties. Why not try a shape hunt at home.
We have been doing lots of writing this week, we have been writing to Sylvia the dragon, our letter formation is getting so good. Some of us are even adding tricky words and digraphs to our writing.
Forest school was a massive hit with all the children this week. We had so much fun spending the afternoon in our garden making dens for our teddies.
We have continued to learn about number sentences and the + and = sign. This week we furthered our learning by writing numbers in our number sentence. Keep practising your number formation at home.
Last week we wrote facts about dragons and this week we wrote facts about mice. We were experts at using our phoneme fingers and our formation is getting better each week.
Welcome back, we hope you had a brilliant Easter.
We are learning a new story 'George and the Dragon.' This has inspired lots of pretend play in our role play area, we have had lots of dragons and knights capturing princesses.
We are getting extremely good at our letter formation and hearing the sounds in words. We showed this off by writing Dragon facts.
In maths we have started to learn how to write number sentences and what a + and = sign means. The teachers were very impressed with our understanding and effort in this.
We have been getting artistic in the afternoon using the fine brushes and paints to paint our very own dragons.
We have discovered some strange things in our garden and think we may have a creature living in a burrow on the field, so we thought we would do some investigating and wrote to the creature and it replied saying it was a dragon!! We will be writing back to him next week.
We hope you had lots of fun in the snow! We certainly enjoyed exploring the playground.
We have been learning the story of goldilocks and three bears, we love acting out the story in our small world area.
In maths, we have been using sticks to see how many different shapes we can make and talk about their properties.
We have had another busy week in reception.
In maths we designed our own doll biscuits using our knowledge of shapes. Some of us drew circles for buttons.
We thought about what we would want to ask the paper and dolls and we then used our sounds to write them a letter. We tried hard to perfect our letter formation.
We have got creative and have been painting crocodiles from the story. We looked carefully at the crocodile in the book and added eyes, teeth and scales to our paintings.
We are always exploring our inside and outside environment. Our favourite this week has been paint and shaving foam. We used lots of good language to describe the different colour changes we could see and the different textures.
On Tuesday it was safe Internet day. We discussed what a password is and why it is important.
We have had a busy week in Reception, learning our new story The Paper Dolls. This story is written by our Author of the term Julia Donaldson.
To help us learn the story and to cement our knowledge of shapes we have made lolly pop shape puppets. This has improved our cutting skills.
We enjoyed drawing around our friends and using our sounds have labelled parts of the body.
Using fine brushes we have been painting our own paper dolls to enhance our painting skills.
Welcome back! Happy New Year!
We are learning the story of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff."
We have enjoyed retelling the story and making props to help us. Look at our troll masks we made.
We have discussed and looked at different bridges. we have then used our knowledge of bridges to build our own bridges for the three goats to go over using lego.
We continue to perfect our letter formation and pencil grip daily. This week we have been looking at images from the book The Three Bilkly Goats Gruff and writing about what we can see. We focussed on initial sounds and talked about finger spaces.
In maths we have discussed longer and shorter and then put it to the test by measuring teddies using the unifix cubes. We then compared our cubes and ordered the longest to shortest.
We have continued to practise counting on and recognising dots on a dice through number track games.
Look at us playing dominoes, this helps us to count and recognise dots on the dice.
We are enjoying practising our christmas performance with our fellow actors and actresses. We can not wait for you to come and watch.
Continuing on with our Three Little Pig story we have created our own houses using a repeating pattern.
We are always practising our letter formation. Look at our drawing skills and writing, we have been labelling 'The Big Bad Wolf.'
This week we have continued to explore the story of 'The Three Little Pigs.'
We are always trying to perfect our letter formation. This week we have been drawing pictures of the 'Big bad wolf' and labelling it.
We are getting particularly good at controlling scissors. Look at our cutting skills when we made paper plate pigs.
We have enjoyed shape hunts around school and we were surprised by how many shapes we could see in the environment. How many shapes can you find at home?
This week we have been learning the story of 'The three little pigs.'
We went into the hall with our friends in year 1 and 2 and all joined in with the story and learnt the actions.
We have been using our cutting skills to make little pig puppets and we have then had lots of fun acting the story out.
We decided to make a house of sticks just like the little pigs.
In maths we have been learning how to use a tens frame by rolling a dice and counting out counters to fill our tens frame.
This week we wrote shopping lists for the ingredients to make honey biscuits.
Each group strolled to Tesco to buy all the ingredients.
When we got back to school we followed the instructions to make our own honey biscuits!
We then had to make a packet to take our biscuits home in.
The honey biscuits smelled delicious when they were cooling!
This week in Reception we have been learning the story, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.
Have a look on youtube and watch,
"We are going on a bear hunt" performed by the author Michael Rosen.
We have loved drawing the story using chalk pastels and retelling the story as we draw.
We have written lists of food for the bear and have been concentrating on forming our letters correctly.
We received a letter from the bear!
We made baked beans for the bear and we left them for him in his bear cave. He ate them up and left us another letter!
We have been ordering items by length and using mathematical language to describe longer and shorter.
This week in Reception we have been writing shopping lists for Mrs Wishy Washy. We are focusing on hearing, saying and writing the initial sound in a word.
Keep practising your letter formation at home.
We continue to make a variety of repeating patterns. This week we have made animal patterns, colour patterns and we have iced biscuits with repeating patterns on them.
More and more of us are perfecting our name writing. We are practising every day.
We are working on improving our fine motor skills by cutting, threading and finger painting.
This week in Reception we are thoroughly enjoying our full days at school!
We had a great time in PE with Mr Grubb in the hall. We were learning to follow simple instructions and we enjoyed playing team games with our friends.
We continue to practise writing our names and this week we made a class book that we can’t wait to show you!
We followed instructions to make salt dough and then we rolled the salt dough in to sausages and made lots of different letters.
We are learning to continue a repeating pattern and this week we used pegs and peg boards to make two colour repeating pattern.
We had to estimate how many bites it would take to eat a whole biscuit!
We have used paper to make masks of the characters from the story of Mrs Wishy Washy.
We were re telling the story and drawing a story map to help us.
This week in Reception we have enjoyed getting to know our fellow classmates. We are learning the routines and rules at school and we have loved staying for lunch!
We have made puppets of the characters from the story of Mrs Wishy Washy. We are working hard on our cutting skills.
We have been writing lists of all the animals in the story. We have been practising our letter formation and continue to learn a new sound in phonics everyday.
We have created our own bubbly images by blowing in to bubbly mixture and making a print. It was lots of fun!
We played a game in the garden and we had to see how many balls we could throw in to the tub. We then had to count the balls.
This week we have learnt the story of, "Mrs Wishy Washy." Ask your child to tell you what happens!
We have been acting out the story.
We have been busy making friends and getting to know our new teachers.
We have learnt the following sounds in phonics:
m a s d t i
Your child should be able to recognise these sounds and also begin to form them correctly.
We have been investigating what happens to bubbles when we blow them.