17th January 2020
This week we have been learning the 'f' and 'ff' sound in Phonics. We have enjoyed ourselves sounding and blending words with 'f' and words that end with 'ff' in the playground. We have been creating words with building blocks and lego. We have also been exploring old and new toys, past and present, and enjoyed listening to the story 'Old Bear.' In Maths we have been sorting bears into small, medium and big, what fun we have had!
10th January 2020
We have had a very good first week back, the children have worked really hard. This week in our Phonics we have been learning the letter sounds 'h' and 'b.' We have been exploring and building words with the 'h' and 'b' sounds. We have used foam bricks, lego and lots more to sound out and blend CVC words beginning with 'b.' We have been focusing on old and new toys from the past and present. We have talked about what materials they are made from and made simple comparisons. During our Maths lessons we have been exploring venn diagrams, we have used them to sort old and new toys.
13th December 2019
This week we have been learning the 'e' and 'u' sounds. We have used pine cones and twigs to create our new sounds. In Maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 9, we have been using our multi link cubes and dinosaurs to create the total of 9. On Tuesday, the Coverdale Puppets came in, they performed the Nativity, we had a fantastic time! On Wednesday and Thursday the children performed their first Nativity at St Paul's. The children enjoyed singing the Nativity songs and performing in front of everybody. On Friday, the children took part in Christmas Jumper Day, they all looked very festive!
Well done Reception!
6th December 2019
This week we have had a very busy week in Reception. We have been learning the 'c' and 'k' in Phonics. We have been using building blocks and pine cones to create the letter 'c' and 'k.' In Maths, we have been exploring sequence of pattern using natural materials such as, pine cones, conkers, sticks, twigs etc. which we collected from the playground. As part of our sensory group we explored how to brush our teeth. The children enjoyed using the tooth brushes.
29th November 2019
This week the children have been learning the 'g' and 'o' sound in Phonics. We have been using different shapes and working in the sand to form these letters. This week we have enjoyed reading 'The Stick Man.' We put our wellies and coats on and went outside gathering 10 sticks each. In Maths we used the sticks we had collected to put them in size order from the longest to the shortest. We had fun rolling cardboard tubes to colour mix, we then used these tubes to create our own 'Stick Man.'
22nd November 2019
We have had a very busy week in Reception. We have been learning the 'm' and 'p' sound in Phonics. We had fun using foam, play bricks and sand to practice forming these letters. We explored number bonds from one to ten using building blocks and small world mini beasts. We have been learning about our class value of friendship and we have continued to enjoy listening to 'The Calming of the Storm.' This inspired us to make rainbows using our coloured mini beasts.
15th November 2019
This week we learned about Remembrance day and made a poppy. We talked about Anti-Bullying week and came to school wearing odd socks. In RE we listened to the story of 'The Calming of the Storm' and wrote a prayer together asking Jesus out friend for help.
8th November 2019
This week the children made wormeries for their worms. They worked extremely well together as a team and have started to write instructions about 'How to make a wormery.' We have been finding out lots of interesting facts about worms! In Maths we explored the number '7' and added one more/ one less to any given number. We have been working hard to form our letters correctly. Using our Autumn collection of objects we made sensory bottles.
We have had a very busy week in Reception. We have really enjoyed learning about Autumn and exploring all of the Autumn objects, sorting them and writing labels. We have been learning the 'S' sound and read 'Superworm.' The children have been collecting worms and making homes for them. We then labelled our models of our 'Superworm' homes.
18th October 2019
This week the children have been learning about Harvest. We printed repeated patterns using different fruits and vegetables and wrote Harvest prayers together. We explored number bonds and number recognition.
4th October 2019
This week we have been learning about our class value 'friendship.' We enjoyed reading 'The Rainbow Fish' and learning about our Golden Rule of sharing in class. We celebrated Shirley's 5th birthday and shared the playdough during Disco Dough Time! Our new pet dog has been named 'Pippin' after the children voted for their favourite name.
27th September 2019
This week the Reception children have been learning about rhyming words and have enjoyed singing nursery rhymes. They worked together to build Humpty Dumpty's wall and then labelled it. Great teamwork boys! We measured ourselves and compared the heights of the children. We enjoyed creating repeating patterns for Humpty's wall and explored how to make bubbles in the water.