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Reception Year Blog

Welcome to the reception year blog page, which will be updated regularly so that you can keep updated with what's been happening school side


Week beginning 11th June 2018

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading the story Handa’s Surprise. In Literacy the children had fun acting out the story and then creating their own story maps to rewrite the story. In Maths, Reception has been learning to describe 2D and 3D shapes using the correct terminology. The children also had lots of fun practising balancing the basket on their heads like Handa and making their own baskets out of clay.

  

Week beginning 4.6.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies went enjoyed a ‘WOW’ day to launch their new topic ‘All around the World’. The children made Indian samosas, Chinese fried rice and created flags and crafts of the globe. The children really loved cooking and tasting the fried rice. On Tuesday we went on a walk around our local area to the shops and Swanswell park. The children saw the swans and even got to see some swan eggs. In literacy we wrote a recount of our walk and made up and wrote our own stories. In maths we have been learning how to double and share numbers.

This week the Bees and Butterflies went on a trip to the farm. The children were so excited about the trip and loved feeding the farm animals, handling the animals and hunting for bugs too! In preparation for their trip they wrote questions about what they would like to find out in Literacy. After the trip they wrote a recount and then also challenged themselves to rewrite the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. In Maths we have been using money to find the total of two prices and to find change. The children have loved pretending to be shop keepers!

Week beginning: 14th May 2018

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been learning all about farm animals in preparation for our trip to the farm. The children learnt facts about different farm animals and then wrote them in sentences in Literacy. In maths, the children have been learning to add and take away using counters. In the outdoor area, Reception has been making bird feeders so that they can feed the birds to help them grow. In the creative area, children have had lots of fun making muddy pigs using a selection of creative materials.

   

 

This week the Bees and the Butterflies have continued our learning on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children are able to retell the story really well and have been trying to write an alternative version of the story. The schools cocoons have finally opened and the children were excited to see the beautiful butterflies inside! We released them into our playground and watched them fly away. In Maths we have been concentrating on using positional language to describe where an object is and to follow and give instructions to navigate the beebots and remote control beetles. The children also enjoyed participating in ‘Ride your bike to school’ day and loved practising their biking skills.

Week Beginning 30th April 2018

This week the Bees and the Butterflies have loved listening to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk which is our new focus text in Literacy. The children have been learning to rewrite the story by including a beginning, middle and end. In Maths, Reception has been learning to add and subtract by counting on or back using a number line or counters. Outside, the children have had lots of fun building beanstalks in the clouds and dissecting broad beans to see what was inside!

   

Week beginning 23.4.18

Week beginning 16.4.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies started their new topic which is Growth and Change. They had a special delivery on Monday which was some caterpillars that the children will watch grow and turn into butterflies. The story children have been focusing on this week in Literacy is, The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The Bees and Butterflies rewrote the story and they remembered to include a beginning, middle and end. In Maths, Reception has been learning to use the number line to count on and back to solve problems. In the creative area, the children have been making their very own Eric Carle artwork and outside they have enjoyed dissecting different fruits to see what is inside.

Week beginning 12th March 2018

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading the story, ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’ In Literacy. The children learnt about the features of an insect to help them identify which Minibeasts were insects and which were not. In Maths, Reception has been learning all about time and they have been making o’clock times on the clock. In the Creative area, the children have had lots of fun making insect transient art pictures using a variety of materials.

   

Week beginning 26/2/18

Week Beginning 26th February 2018

This week the Bees and Butterflies have had an exciting week watching the eggs hatch! The children have been very careful and they have asked lots of questions about them. In Literacy, the children have been reading the story Dear Zoo and they then wrote a descriptive piece of writing about their favourite zoo animal. In Maths, the children have been learning to find one more and one less than a number in their heads and using a number line. Some of the children were challenged to find two and even three more or less! Outside the children have had lots of fun playing in the snow which we were fortunate to have this week too and learning about animals that live in the arctic!

   

Week beginning 5th February 2018

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been looking at the story of Cinderella in Literacy. The children have written descriptions of Cinderella’s glass slippers and they have thought of questions to ask the prince. In Maths, Reception have been learning to add by using the number line to count on to get the correct answer. The children have also had lots of fun talking about Warwick Castle after their trip last week and role playing what happens in a castle in the role play area.

  

Warwick Castle - 2nd Feb 2018

Reception enjoyed their trip to Warwick Castle. They had lots of fun talking about what a castle looked like and finding what was inside a castle such as the banquet room and the knight's armour. They also found lots of peacocks too!

                   

Week beginning 5.2.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading and acting out the story ‘Zog’. They pretended they were at dragon school and learnt how to be a dragon. The children then wrote the beginning, middle and end of a story using story language. In Maths we have been learning how to take away using counters and a number line to count backwards. The children really enjoyed creating crowns and castle pictures in the Creative area this week.

Week beginning 29.1.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been learning about how dinosaurs became extinct. They wrote about the theory they believed and then they did an experiment. The children worked together to make a volcano erupt so that they could see what might have happened to the dinosaurs. Along with this, Reception have been learning about healthy and unhealthy foods. The children wrote a list of their favourite healthy foods and then the foods they like to have as a treat. The Bees and Butterflies also thought about what other things help to keep them healthy suck as drinking water and exercising. In Maths, the children have been learning to double numbers using the Numicon and counters. In the Role Play, Reception have enjoyed looking after the dinosaurs in the hospital.

   

Week beginning 15.1.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been using non-fiction books to learn information about dinosaurs. In Literacy we wrote the facts we had learnt for each dinosaur. In Maths we have had lots of fun naming and describing 3D shapes. The children carried out an experiment to see which 3D shapes can roll and which cannot. They explained the reason why they believed they did or did not roll. In the creative area the children have been exploring dinosaur skeletons and fossils. They created skeleton pictures using a variety of materials such as pasta, straws and sticks. The children used clay to print dinosaur ‘fossils’ too.

Week beginning 22.1.18

Week beginning 8.1.18

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been introduced to their new topic which is Dinosaurs, Dragons and Castles. The children had a mysterious egg left for them over the holidays. Reception have been guessing what could be inside the egg and looking after it until it hatches. The children have then be recording how the egg changes daily by writing their own diary entries. In Maths, the children have been learning to order numbers to 10 and 20 and then comparing the numbers to each other to describe which are bigger and smaller.

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