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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


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 22.1.18

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 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.

Week beginning 11.12.17

This week the Butterflies and Bees have enjoyed talking all about the snow that we had at the beginning of the week and they spoke about how they built snowmen with their families. In school, the children have been practising their cutting skills by decorating baubles and cutting them out to put on their Christmas trees which they also cut out. In Literacy, Reception have been learning all about the Christmas story and why Christians celebrate Christmas. At the writing table, the children have been learning to write letters.

   

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.

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