Reception

Welcome to Reception!
 

 

 

Well done to both Stars and Sunshines for completing their 100 squares. 

 

Both classes are having their treat on Monday 22nd January.

The children have decided on mufti day and a trip to the park. 

Please remember to bring in wellies or suitable footwear, it may be a bit muddy! 

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Noticing shapes in the environment

Noticing shapes in the environment  1
Noticing shapes in the environment  2

Drawing our own text maps

Drawing our own text maps 1
What a great text map and retelling of the story. Super language used! 

Building castles

Building castles  1
Building castles  2
Building castles  3
Building castles  4
Building castles  5
The children have loved our topic so far and have been busy making castles for the giant to live in. They have used the resources outside to make castles which they can then fit inside, or smaller scale castles using the junk modelling materials. 

Finding new places to sit and write!

Finding new places to sit and write!  1

Measuring beanstalks

Measuring beanstalks 1
Measuring beanstalks 2

Reception children have been learning how to measure and use language relating to length. 

First they had to order a set of beanstalks. They then moved on to using non-standard units of measure. 

Home learning 

The children will all be bringing home a new home learning book. The work in these books will be targeted to your child's individual needs and development. Please keep checking these to see if there are any new activities. The activities in these books are just ideas, the skill itself can be practised in many ways and as regularly as possible. 

Jack and the Beanstalk

This term we are focusing on traditional tales. Our Talk for Writing text is Jack and the Beanstalk.

Please encourage your child to retell the story and remember the main events.

Reception have so much fun developing their gross motor skills with Miss Meyler!

Reception have so much fun developing their gross motor skills with Miss Meyler! 1
Reception have so much fun developing their gross motor skills with Miss Meyler! 2
Reception have so much fun developing their gross motor skills with Miss Meyler! 3

Working together

Working together  1
Working together  2
The children have had lots of fun making different runways for balls to travel down. They have had to work together in order to overcome problems and to find the best ways to connect the resources they chose for the job. 

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October - Parents evenings

Tuesday 31st October - EYFS information session for parents  

Click the link below to play the teddy bear counting game...

Click the link below to play the teddy bear counting game... 1

We are learning to form letters in Reception... these are the rhymes we use.

We are learning to form letters in Reception... these are the rhymes we use.  1

Matt and Andy came to visit, it was so much fun!

Matt and Andy came to visit, it was so much fun!  1
Matt and Andy came to visit, it was so much fun!  2
Matt and Andy came to visit, it was so much fun!  3

The children are all settled in and ready to learn...

The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 1 Exploring - " Look the water is faster."
The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 2 "Lets make a new house."
The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 3
The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 4 Working together to build with the magnetic shapes
The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 5 Mark making and pen control
The children are all settled in and ready to learn... 6

Busy first day!

Busy first day!  1

This is Our House by Michael Rosen

Our topic this term is 'Ourselves', we will be looking at how all children are different and all children have different family set ups. This is a lovely story to promote all children being different.

Jolly Phonics songs

We are learning new sounds in Phonics, we will be focusing on s,a,t,i,p,n to begin with.
Please use these songs at home to help your child learn the sounds.

RESOURCE

Tips for talking to your young child

Here are some top tips and benefits of talking with your young child.

Top tips for talking with your child:

  1. Talk to your child when you’re playing together.
  2. Get into their zone and talk about what they are looking at or playing with – they will learn language faster that way.
  3. Have fun with nursery rhymes and songs, especially those with actions.
  4. Encourage your child to listen to different sounds, such as cars and animals. This will help your child’s listening skills.
  5. Gain your child’s attention when you want to talk.
  6. Increase vocabulary by giving choices, e.g. “Do you want juice or milk?”
  7. Talk about things as they happen, e.g. when you’re both unpacking the shopping.
  8. Listen carefully and give your child time to finish talking. Take turns to speak.
  9. Always respond in some way when your child says something.
  10. Help your child to use more words by adding to what they’ve said, e.g. if they said “ball” you might say, “Yes, it is a big, red ball.”
  11. If your child says something incorrectly, say it back the right way, e.g. “Goggy bited it.” “Yes, the dog bit it, didn’t he?”
  12. Try and have special time with your child each day to play with toys and picture books.
  13. Limit TV time. Try to watch TV together so you can talk about what happens.

Number square

Can you find the number said by a friend or family member? 

Can you find a number less than 10?

What number is one more than 6? 

What is one less than 10? 

 

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html