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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

This Terms Plan


WB 4th December 2017

This week in Reception we have been learning about the story ‘The Stickman’. The children discussed the story and the different seasons they could see in the book. We then talked about the different seasons and wrote about what it is like in each one. In Maths we have been comparing different lengths and using non-standard measures such as cubes to discuss which one is the longest or shortest. The children have loved exploring paints and colour mixing this week to paint pictures of the different seasons too. In our role play area the children have enjoyed exploring wrapping paper and Christmas decorations and using language to describe them.

WB: 27th November 2017

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading the story ‘The Gruffalo’ in Literacy. The children drew pictures of the Gruffalo and then described him. They also thought about questions they could ask the Gruffalo and they wrote them down. Reception enjoyed making Gruffalo crumble this week and they said it tasted yummy! In Maths the children have been learning about money and how we use it to buy items.

   

Week beginning 20.11.17

This week in Reception we have been continuing their learning about Space. The children have been reading the story ‘Aliens love underpants’. They really enjoyed discussing what happened in the story. We decorated our own pants and designed our own aliens using a range of collage material and crayons. In Literacy we then wrote about the pants and aliens we had created. In Maths the children have been learning how to take away using objects.

Week Beginning 13.11.17

This week in Reception we have been learning all about Space. The children had a visit from ‘Mad Science’ on Monday to learn information about Space. The children then had a go at doing an experiment which was to join Lego together wearing space gloves. In Maths, the Bees and Butterflies have been learning to find one less than a number using counters and the number line. The children have also been very creative this week as they made pictures of rockets and the moon which they then wrote about.

    

Week beginning 6.11.17

This week Reception have been learning to retell another story ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’. In Maths we have been comparing different heights and using the words ‘tallest’ and ‘shortest’ and using cubes as a non-standard measure to compare heights. In literacy we have been learning how to orally retell the story and use the sounds we have learnt in phonics to write a caption to describe the bears. We have also been investigating how different materials reflect light using torches and a range of different materials in our investigation area. In the creative area we have made and decorated lanterns.

  

Shared Reading - Friday 3rd November 2017

Reception had their first Shared Reading session last week and it was a huge success. It was great to see lots of parents and the children loved having their family there to read with them. We look forward to seeing you again every Friday afternoon.

      

Week beginning 30.10.17

This week Reception have been learning to retell the story of the Little Red Hen in Literacy. The children used actions to tell the story. After, they learnt how to make bread and then the Bees and Butterflies made bread which they took home with them to enjoy. In maths, the children have been learning to add using counters and the number line. Reception have also enjoyed learning all about Bonfire Night and the children made their own firework pictures by mixing paint in a salad spinner. Their work looked fantastic!

Autumn Walk 11.10.17

This week Reception went on an Autumn walk. Children looked to see whether they could find any signs of Autumn. They found and collected yellow and orange crispy leaves and they felt the cool Autumn wind blowing. Along with this, they also looked to see whether they could find any animals getting ready for Winter.

                                

Week beginning 9.10.17

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading the story, ‘Hoot’ and learning how to describe and compare the characters. In Maths we have been learning about repeating patterns using shapes and colours to create and continue patterns. In phonics we are continuing to learn sounds, this week we learnt c, k, u, b. We have also been trying to blend sounds together to begin to read simple words such as mat, pot and dog. In the creative area we have been using playdough and clay to mould the shape of an owl from our story Hoot.

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Week beginning 2.10.17

This week the Bees and Butterflies have been reading the story, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ in Literacy. Reception wrote an invitation to the tiger to come to their tea party and they then made some sandwiches for him and for themselves.  The children had lots of fun being creative too as they created some tiger stripes in shaving foam. They then printed this on to a tiger that they had cut out previously. The children then used these to create some magnificent artwork.

     

In Reception this week...

This week Reception have been learning all about India once again. The children have been consolidating their knowledge on the country by learning many interesting facts in Literacy. They have also been talking about what gifts they would take if they went to India. They thought about things that children in India might not have such as roller skates or light up shoes. The Bees and Butterflies have also been very creative this week, as they have been making kites, which they have had fun flying outside. In Maths, the children have been learning to describe 3D and 2D shapes and they had a go at making the shapes with the play dough!

Our week in Reception - w/c 26/06/17

This week in Reception, we have been reading the story ‘Elephant Dance’. We looked at different Indian artefacts that we read about in the story and used ‘Power words’ to describe them in our writing. The children enjoyed looking at the sari’s and bangles. In Maths, we have continued our learning about money but this week we have been solving subtraction calculations. In the creative area, we have been painting monsoon pictures by exploring how the different shades of blue paint mix together to make new tones. We have also been exploring spice paint which has Indian spices in it.  

Weekly Parent Overview - w/c 26/06/17

Weekly Parent Overview

Our week in Reception - w/c 19/06/17

This week in Reception, we received a letter from Handa, she explained to us what life is like in Africa. The children decided to write a letter back to her and took the letter to the post office to send it. At the Post Office we learnt how they weigh the letters; about the different sized stamps and how much money a stamp cost. In Literacy, we have also been learning lots of different facts about Africa, India and China and the children created their own fact book. In Maths, we have been learning about money. The children have been adding two prices together to find the total. On the creative table we have been making African baskets in different ways.

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