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Reception

Teachers Teaching Assistants
Mrs E Whitney  Mrs L Curtis
Miss G May   

 

Current Topic

Our topic for Term 3 is ‘Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots!’. We will be learning about plants and dinosaurs, as well as enjoying some fun Easter activities!

Reminders and Routine

Children will need to have a water bottle and fruit snack in school each day. Please ensure that all personal items are named – especially jumpers and cardigans!

We would encourage children to share a story at home daily to help develop a love for reading. Children should be encouraged to develop their independence by doing as much for themselves as possible. This can include putting on their own coat, changing their shoes, tidying away their belongings and toys and helping their grown ups at home.

PE

Our PE Days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come into school in their PE Kit on these days each week.

Reading Books

Books will be changed on a Monday in Reception. Please do not send in book bags on any other day to help us keep items brought in from home to a minimum. We will review this after the Easter Holiday.

Learning News

8th January 2021

We had such fun playing in the snow this morning. We had snowball fights and looked for icicles. What a lovely surprise for a Friday morning! 

Snow Fun

4th December 2020

This week the whole school have been taking part in Arts Week. In Nursery and Reception we have been celebrating with lots of different activities; making plastic bag jellyfish, sensory bottles, sea-shell headbands and designing our own starfish. We also worked really hard to learn the song 'Five Little Seashells' - please see our video to see all of our fabulous singing! We hope you enjoy it!

Five Little Sea Shells

 

27th November 2020

We Are 5!

We had a fabulous 5th Birthday Party this afternoon. We made party hats (which didn't last long due to a design flaw - but we had great fun making them!), danced and our birthday children got to eat cake too! Thank you to the PTA for our delicious birthday cupcakes - we can't wait for the next party! Please click on the link below to see some pictures:


We are 5!

Wonderful Writing!In school, we are beginning to develop and apply the new phonic skills we are learning. Many children are now hearing sounds in words and using their sound mats to support them in applying this skill in their writing. Thank you for practising phonics at home - it is having a really positive impact!

12th November 2020

We have been learning about the significance of the poppy at this time of year. In our free flow time, we have been making thank you cards and working together to make a poppy stained class window. During our guided group time, we have been labelling and writing about the poppy. Our teachers are very impressed with our phonics!

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16th November 2020

This week is World Nursery Rhyme Week. We have started making our own Humpty Dumpties using eggs which we will need to look after carefully to make sure that they don't fall and crack! 

Humpty dumpty 4

 

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18th November 2020

This term we have been learning about nocturnal animals, their features and habitats. Last week, we worked in teams to design a den for a nocturnal animal. We had to think about which materials we thought would work best and then draw a plan for our dens.

In DT this week we have been creating our dens for our nocturnal animal. We have worked together to make them and we are looking forward to seeing if they withstand the wind (hairdryer) and rain (spray bottle) in the next few days! 

DT Den Photos24th November 2020

In PE, we have been practising our ball skills - throwing, catching and rolling. This week, we are beginning to apply our skills in the context of a team game. We are learning how to wait for our turn, work together in a group and encourage others to join in!

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Phonics and Early Reading Workshop - parts 1 & 2

Part 1

Part 2

Phonics and Early Reading Workshop - Presentation

Presentation

Websites to support learning

Phonics Play 

Tricky word phase Two SongAlphabet Rap!

Cbeebies Numeracy

Downloads

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Reception Term 1 20/21 Newsletter 15th Sep 2020 Download
Reception Term 2 20/21 Newsletter 06th Nov 2020 Download
Reception Yearly Overview 2020/21 16th Nov 2020 Download