Reception - Grapes
Miss Charlton, Mrs Oliver, 

 
Our Learning W.B. 24.04.17
In Phonics this week we have revised the digraphs oo/oo digraph sounds and learnt 3 new words, see, looked and very. We have read and answered questions, adding sound buttons to help us decode the words. We also wrote oo/oo words on our whiteboards. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shape. First we named the shapes and talked about their properties. We made 2D shapes with string, we also made a castle picture using different shapes and we played a shape describing game.

This week’s WOW Stars are – Aaron and Harry. It is lovely to hear about your achievements from outside of school!


This week our topic has been Castles and Princesses. We started the week by reading the 10 little princesses and then wrote our own version of the story. We then watched a clip about Edinburgh Castle. On Wednesday we had a letter from Barnaby Bear who had been captured by a Dragon and needed a knight to rescue him, so we wrote wanted posters for a suitable knight. Some people wrote letters to Barnaby to tell him someone was going to save him soon.

We had our first outside PE lesson this week, we focused on throwing and catching a large ball. We threw the ball round the circle and talked about the skills of throwing and catching. Next week we will be throwing and catching smaller balls.

In Dance we practised the dance we learnt with Mr Rae to the song 'Hot n Cold' by The Chipettes, don't forget to practise at home!


Welcome Back! W.B. 17.04.17
Welcome back to school, I hope you had a lovely break! It has been lovely to hear all about your exciting acitivities over the holidays when the children wrote their news.

In Phonics this week we have revised some of our digraph sounds and learnt 3 new words, down, it's and when. We have read and answered questions, adding sound buttons to help us decode the words. We have also match captions we have read to pictures. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity. We started the week recapping the meaning of capacity and talking about the words we use to describe the capacity of a contianer. We looked at pictures of different containers with different amounts in and described them to our learning partner. Then we estimated how many bears/beads a container might hold and investigated this. Next we measured the capacity of different containers at the water tray using cups of water. 

This week’s WOW Stars are – Chloe R, Penny, Agatha, Kai, Betsie and Sophia. It is lovely to hear about your achievements from outside of school!


This week our topic has been Castles, Knights and Dragons. We started the week by sharing what we already know about Castles and talking about Castles we have been to. Then we read 'Zog' and talked about what makes a 'good' Dragon. After this we drew and painted our own Dragons and made Dragon wanted posters in the writing area. We also learnt about St George's Day and found out how and why people celebrate. 

Next week we will continue to learn about Castles and Princesses. 

From next week we will start having our Monday PE lessons outside, please make sure your child has a pair of plimsoles or trainers in their PE bag ready. 


Our Learning 27.03.17
In Phonics this week we have revised our sounds and words by reading words and matching them to pictures, writing captions for pictures, playing keyword bingo and reading keywords in different games. We have also done lots of lovely independent writing this week. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about sharing. We first talked about what it means to share and that we need to make sure everyone has the same. Then we shared out Easter eggs with a friend. we also talked about what to do if there is an odd number of objects or people. 

This week’s WOW Stars are – Melissa, Chloe E, Agatha, Kai, Aemilius, Rosa, Penny, Agnes and Josh. It is lovely to hear about your achievements from outside of school!


This week our topic has been Easter! We learnt about the Easter story and how Christians celebrate Easter. We also made lovely Easter cards and Easter egg holders.

Have a lovely Easter break! See you in 2 weeks smiley


Learning this week (27.03.17)
In Phonics this week we have revised our sounds by writing sentences to match pictures, practising writing each sound and segmenting our sounds independently in our writing.

In Maths this week we have learnt about time. First we talked about the order of our day and why we need to tell the time. Then we order picture cards to match a story we had heard. After that we talked about how we tell the time. We went out to the big clock face on the play ground and made different times using the children as the hands of the clock. Then we made different o'clock times on mini clocks as a class.

This week’s WOW Stars are – Aemilius, Sam, Chloe R and Josh. It is lovely to hear about your achievements from outside of school!

This week our topic has been Spring. We started the week talking about the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. Then we talked about the signs of Spring we expect to see. We were 'Spring detectives' in our school grounds looking for signs of Spring. We painted Spring flowers using water colours. We have also written about the signs of Spring we know. We have also made Mother's Day cards to celebrate our lovely Mums! Next week we will be learning about Easter!


Learning this week (13.03.17)

In Phonics this week we have learnt the ‘ur’ and ‘ow’ sounds. For ‘ur’ we wrote words with the new sound and made turtles using green squares to collage the shell on to paper plates and cut out the bodies from green card. We also wrote words to match the pictures in phoneme frames. For 'ow' we made owls from pine cones by stuffing cotton wool in and adding feathers and eyes. We also read the story 'Owl Babies'.

In Maths this week we have continued to learn about subtraction. We made our own 10's frame outside and rolled a dice to find out how many children to take away. We also used raisins to write different subtraction number sentences, we got to eat the raisins we took away. We also started thinking about height and found out who the tallest and shortest people were in the class. Then we ordered different objects based on their size. We also started measuring different objects using bricks and unifix cubes.

This week’s WOW Stars are – Agnes. It is lovely to hear about your achievements from outside of school!

For Space this week we have found out about the job of an astronaut and talked about a day in space. We also learnt more about the planets and continued to sing our planets song. On Tuesday we designed our own aliens and painted pants after reading 'Alien's Love Underpants!' We read the story 'Whatever Next!' on Wednesday and wrote our own endings for Baby Bear's space adventure. Next week we will be learning all about Spring!


Daisy and Fred
Just to remind you that the new rota is up on the cork board for looking after the ducks. Please sign up when you are free. It is a very quick job to clean them out or put them away. We really appreciate your help.

Thank you in advance

Open Morning 1st December
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Tomorrow is the Reception Open morning 8.45 - 9.30am. This is a lovely opportunity to see the amazing work your children have been doing and interact with them in their play. You will also be able to see our lovely decorations from Art and DT day. Look forward to seeing you all!


Duck Food Donations
Thank you to those of you who have donated £1 this term towards the duck food. Please could any further donations be handed to a member of the Reception team, thank you.

What we want to learn about in Reception
We would love to know what your children are interested in learning about during this year at school. Please could they bring in one item of interest for them to share with the class. We will take photos and this will form part of our learning wall. We are very excited to know what we will be learning about together this year.
Please could your child bring this in by next Wednesday 28th September. Children will bring their item home once they have shared it with the class.
 
Many thanks,
 
The Reception Team

Reading Books
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This week we have started sending home reading books. All children will have reading books by Wednesday 28th September.

Once your child has read their books at least twice with you please place them along with their Reading Record in the box in the classroom to be changed.

Happy Reading! smiley