Week 6 in Reception

Please book online for Parent’s Evening – it is now live! It will take place next Thursday and all children need to be collected at 13:00. All children have received a letter this week.

This week in Literacy the children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Dogger’. Linked to this learning, they have created lost dog posters, made model dogs, written name tags to keep class dogs safe and have retold the story to each other.

In maths we have been exploring Mr Four and creating his family of 4. We have been talking about one more and one less than 4. The children have been hunting for the number four and looking at different ways in which we can make 4 in the construction area.

Next week is the last week of Autumn 1! It has gone really fast and so much progress has been made. Next week we will be meeting Mrs 5 and her family in maths (watch number blocks at home if you can) and our story will be ‘Thats not my…’

Stars of the Week

Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

Reception team.

Rainbow Fish Week

This week the children in Reception have been reading, creating story maps, retelling and acting out the Rainbow Fish story. We have been talking about how to be a good friend at school and some lovely ideas have been added to our friendship fish display wall. Arts and crafts this week have been sparkling and glittery, the children have worked together to create a giant Rainbow fish with multicoloured scales. We have been improving our cutting and curling skills in the finger gym zone.

In maths we have been learning about number 3. We have been using the Rainbow Fish story in maths to help us to find out about one more and one less than 3 using sparkly scales. In the playdough area we counted our buttons onto our fish and matched the numerals to our fish.

Next week in Reception we will be learning all about number 4 and we will be using number blocks to represent 4 in different ways, talk about one more and one less. Our book of the week will be Dogger – a classic story enjoyed by all!

Stars of the Week!

Elmer and Friends

This week the children have been learning about things that make them special and different, just like Elmer and all his wonderful colours. They have worked as a team in Reception to create a fantastic Elmer collage! Next week the story of the week will be Rainbow Fish and we will explore friendship, sharing and differences. Get ready for a glittering week in Reception!

In maths this week we have been learning all about the number 2. We have been finding two elephants in the Elmer stories and have been making patterns using two colours. We have been talking about one more than and one less than two. Next week we will move onto… number three!

We had a fantastic open classroom reading event! Thank you to all those families who supported the children with their reading for enjoyment. It was lovely to see so many of you there and we will be starting open afternoons on a weekly basis from after October half term.

The stars of the week are two children who have shown outstanding listening skills and have made huge progress in their phonics groups! We are so proud of you.

Fantastic Families!

This week we have been telling each other about our family members and other people who are important to us. The children have really enjoyed seeing their family photos displayed on the ‘all about me tree’ in each class, so thank you for sending those photos in. We talked about our families and created a giant class drawing of our families! We have been creating our homes using lego, small world, paint printing and junk modelling. Reading The Family Book helped us to learn about different kinds of families.

This week in maths we have been learning all about the number one. Next week the number of the week will be number two. A challenge for the weekend at home could be to find out which body parts you have 2 of!

Next week we have a very exciting open classroom story time on Wednesday 25th from 14:00. All family members are welcome to come and listen to or share stories with children. Learning to read is one of the most important skills of Reception so we are keen to develop a love of reading for all children in Reception. Please return your reply slip to teachers.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Miss Taylor and the Reception team.

Owl Babies Week

This week we have been reading, sharing and acting out the story of Owl Babies. We have been creating craft owls using different shapes and we have been working in maths to count out all the owls hiding in our classroom. We have created our ‘All about me’ tree and worked together to paint the tree trunk.

We have also been working hard to copy some of the letters in our name and have created fantastic self-portraits too!

Star of the Week:

Our stars of the week have been working hard at tidy up time, have shared well with new friends and are a pleasure to have in the class. Well done girls.

Next week we will be working on number 1 in our maths. We will also be learning all about different families. We will be reading ‘The Family Book’ and celebrating different families in our class. If you would like to bring in a family photo, we will copy them and add them to our family tree in the class.

Thank you for your support in settling the children, it has been a lovely second week in Reception. Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Taylor and the Reception Team.