Welcome to Reception Class- Mrs Bowman and Miss Smith
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Welcome to our Class page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Children will begin to learn Action Words this half term. Five new words will be learnt (1 a day) and sent home in their Action Word Book on a Friday. Please keep this book in your child’s book bag and practice reading them every day. Reading books and reading records will be sent out after October half term. Children will begin learn to read through Read, Write, Inc. New letter sounds they have learnt will be brought home in a book. Please practice recognising each sound and forming it in the book every day.
After Christmas, homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
PE takes place on Wednesday afternoon – children should bring their full PE kit every Monday and leave it in school throughout the week in case of any extra PE activities.Please name all of your child’s kit. No jewellery – earrings must be removed either by the child or before they come into school.
Please make sure that your child has the correct PE Kit:
- Black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers
- No football or sports tops please.
- Tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons.
Reception Class 2018 – 2019
This week the children have enjoyed investigating magnets. They have enjoyed finding things that are made out of metal and sorting objects into metal and non metal. They have had lots of fun.
We are so very proud of Reception’s amazing Nativity! They have practised so hard and everyone did amazing with their speaking, singing and actions. We will be sending home photos of the children in their costumes but here are some for you to look at. Well done Reception!
Thank you to all the adults that came to our Christmas Craft morning. It was fantastic to see everyone making so many lovely Christmas crafts and being covered in glitter!!! We hope that you will keep your special crafts and decorations for many years to come.
Reception enjoyed visiting Santa at the Town Hall. He asked them if they had been good all year! Santa gave all of the children some chocolates for being so good!
Reception enjoyed having a Christmas lunch together. We loved pulling crackers and listening to Christmas music while we ate our dinner.
After sending Buddy the Elf to Reception, Santa has given the children lots of Christmas activities to do! We have even set up a grotto in our classroom. The children can make toys, wrap presents and write lists, labels and addresses so that people get the right presents.
Decorating the Tree
The children helped to decorate our classroom and then helped to decorate the Christmas tree in the hall. They loved hanging their own baubles onto the tree. Thank you to everyone that contributed and sent a bauble or decoration in. We are looking forward to enjoying the tree over the next few weeks.
Last Wednesday some of us went to Asda to deliver the baubles we had made for their Christmas tree. We enjoyed seeing their beautiful tree and adding our decorations to it.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have looked for shapes in the classroom as well as outside. We have used the 2D shapes to make pictures. Some of us made rockets with the shapes and named them whilst some of us used lollipop sticks to make 2D shapes. We also used shapes to make repeating patterns. We had lots of fun investigating shapes.
We used the Trim Trail this week to see how far we could get across it. Some of us were very confident and managed to get across it all. Some of us needed some adult help but we kept on trying and didn’t give up.
This week we have enjoyed using our throwing skills to find numbers in a tuff tray. We had to aim carefully at the numbers in the tray and try to hit them. We shouted out the numbers that we hit.
This week we enjoyed using the traffic signals to make our own road. We then decided to make it into a McDonald’s Drive Through. We got some food and used crates to make the window where orders are taken. We got some paper and clip boards and started taking food orders. We had children who drove the cars through and then some wanted to go inside so we made tables and chairs for them too.
This week we enjoyed learning about Diwali. We looked at the Rangoli patterns and made our own patterns. We made Diva lamps using clay. When the clay was dry we painted it and added our own candle.
Phonics and Action Word Workshop
Thank you to all the adults that came to our workshop this week. We hope that you enjoyed seeing how we teach Phonics in Reception and how to support you child with recognising sounds, sound formation, blending and segmenting. Lots of adults also enjoyed seeing some Action Words games. We hope that you will enjoy playing some of these games at home as they are all fun and easy to make. We have made a booklet you can download below showing all of the games we played in the workshop if you need some inspiration or you were unable to attend.
This week children have been interested in looking for signs of Autumn. They have talked about and wanted to have a look for signs outside of our outdoor area. They have enjoyed using a sheet to identify signs of Autumn. They were amazed at the giant mushroom we found on the top field.
The children have shown an interest in using tools to fix and build things. They have worked together to make different structures and shown good problem solving skills when things haven’t worked. Some children were builders, coming into school to fix things and help out. They have had lots of fun.
The children have shown an interest in racing cars and seeing how far their cars would travel. They started off racing them down the hill, then decided to try rolling them down a ramp to see if it made a difference. There was lots of discussion about the best vehicle to use and whether to push the car first. Some children wanted to measure how far the cars went so they used metre rulers to help them.
This week we have looked at our faces in the mirror and talked about what we could see. We then used wood and metal objects to make a self portrait.
This week we have been exploring the Mud Kitchen. We have enjoyed mixing water and soil to make different mixtures. We have added leaves, sticks, conkers and fir cones to make cakes, cookies and chicken pies!
We have been learning about builders and how buildings are made. Some of us drew the building we would like to make and then worked with others to make it. We enjoyed using the cement mixer to mix cement for the bricks. We showed good sharing, team work and problem solving skills.
Stay and Play
This week Reception enjoyed a Stay and Play session with an adult from home. They enjoyed showing their adult all of the fun things they like to do and their favourite areas to work in.
What a fun day we have had! All of Reception looked great in their pirate costumes and took part in lots of pirate activities. We have been looking for treasure, walking the plank, playing with pirate toys, making pirate flags and hats, reading pirate stories and we finished the day with our pirate run this afternoon. Thanks to all the adults that came to support our Pirate Day. It was a huge success and the children have loved being pirates for the day – aaaaaargh!
This week Reception have enjoyed visiting our Optician role play area for a check up! The children have been testing each other’s eyes and have loved trying on different glasses. It has been great seeing children writing names, sounds and numbers independently when writing appointment cards and receipts.
Lots of Reception have loved being Superheroes this week and have enjoyed making their own masks and coming up with their own Superhero names. Check out these fantastic Superhero poses…
Looking for Minibeasts
Lots of children enjoyed finding creatures in our outdoor area this week. So much so, that the children helped to improve our minibeast area! We moved it around and the children collected logs, sticks, leaves etc. to put inside so that we can attract even more creatures!
First Week at School
Reception have enjoyed a fantastic first few days at school! Everyone has been getting to know each other and exploring their new indoor and outdoor classroom. We are all very excited for the year ahead!
Reception Archive 2017 – 2018
Reception used to have two classes (Rb and Rs). You can view our previous work in our Reception archive page.