Reception have loved Sports Week this week. We have enjoyed Walking football, Parent Workshop and Sports Day.
'The walking football was great because we weren't allowed to run' - Max
''I love sports day because I liked tackling people in walking football.' - Levi
'I liked the running race because I ran fast and I won' - Mina
'I love sports day because it was fun going over the hurdles' - Annalise
'I liked the bean bag race because I like making the bean bag balance.' - Skye
Reception had a wonderful trip to the farm. We enjoyed learning all about life on a working farm and about the different farm animals.
The children loved bottle feeding the lambs and watching the cow milking show. We went around the farm on a tractor ride and had lots of fun playing in the indoor and outdoor play areas.
The sun came out for us to enjoy an outside picnic lunch!
We we all left the farm feeling very tired after a fun filled day at the farm.
In Reception this week we have been getting prepared for sports day by going out onto the school field and practicing our races. We did running races, hurdles, jumping and a relay race. We will be continuing to practice ready for the big day.
We have had a busy week in Reception class, we have started to get ready for year 1. The children have really impressed the adults with how focussed they have been and showing how independent they can be.
The book we we have been learning is a favourouite, The Gruffalo. We have been perfecting our letter formation and using finger spaces and full stops in our writing. We have been describing the Gruffalo and thinking about what the creatures in the woods would be saying.
Come and look at the fabulous display in the hall, designed and made by Reception class!
This week we had a visit from two PCSO's . They talked about their job, the equipment they use and the vehicles.
The children enjoyed trying on the different outfits and hats. They asked lots of questions and then wrote thank you letters.
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely Easter break.
Our new topic this term is People who help us. We have been reading and learning The Lighthouse Keepers Tea.
We have been practising subtraction by completing dinosaur subtraction stories. The children wowed us with their determination to understand subtraction.
We have also had a huge push on numbers beyond ten, please practise number recognition with your children home.
Term 4 - What is that rumble in the jungle?
Week 1 - Term 4
This week, we have been practicing our counting skills. We have been counting objects up to 20. Sometimes we find it a little bit tricky but we will keep practicing as much as we can. During our forest school session, we decided to use different materials to design the jungle trees. We used a range of materials and really enjoyed feeling the different textures.
We continue to learn about space. The children have enjoyed watching clips of Tim Peake in space, maybe you could have a look at home?
We have been learning facts about space and using our sounds to write sentences about the Solar System.
In maths we have been sharing using counters and used language such as divide, equals, the same and share.
We have been counting in 2s, ask your child how we count in twos.
This week we went on a space walk. We counted down from 10 in our space rocket and blasted off to the moon. We tried different space food, climbed alongside the craters of the moon and hid from the aliens that were trying to find us.
What is beyond the stars?
This week we have been learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The children have been using their mathematical skills by building beanstalks, measuring beanstalks, ordering numbers on a beanstalk.
We are always perfecting our letter formation. We have been writing words and sentences to match pictures from the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
We have built castles and made tube characters.
This week we went on a shape hunt for our Shape, Space and Measure morning. We went around the school looking for lots of different shapes that we could find in every day things. We looked at windows, doors and tables. We were able to find squares, rectangles and circles. We had to look hard for a triangle but finally found one on the top of our PE shed.
In Reception this week have been working really hard to order our numbers to 10. We worked in teams to get the numbered plates in order. It was quite tricky at first but when we started working together we were able to complete the task.
In our Maths this week, we have been looking at ordering numbers to 10. We have done this as a whole class but also had a go in groups. We have been trying really hard to know which number goes first.
Some children said,
'Number 1 goes first'
'I can find all my numbers'
'The number five is in the middle.'
Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term. This term we will be looking at traditional stories.
We continue to learn the story Mrs Wishy Washy.
The children have been very creative and used their painting skills to design their own farm animals from the story.
We have been learning the story of 'Mrs Wishy Washy'.
The children used lots of language to retell the story.
What a fantastic first week we have had in Reception!
The children have all settled well.
We have already begun to learn some of our sounds, ask your child if they remember any of them.
We have played lots of listening games and have been learning each others names.
We have been practising our counting skills to 10 by counting chocolate buttons and then trying to recognise the numeral. We have extended this by discussing 1 more and 1 less.
The playdough has been a huge hit and we have been rolling a squashing the dough, this helps our fine motor skills ready for our writing.
We have also explored the outside area, the children have loved using the climbing equipment and slide.
What a busy 1st week!