The children have been absolutely amazing this week during these unsettled times and they have all shown resilience, perseverance and adaptability. We are all very proud of them and their positive attitudes! I have set up the Seesaw online learning platform for Reception and all children have had a home learning pack sent home - these have included all week 1 literacy and numeracy learning printed off for everyone, as well as SeeSaw log in codes and information for additional websites to support home learning. In addition, here are some websites providing free resources for parents and carers at home. The Oxford Owl Reading Tree class log ins are printed off and inside all home learning books for parents to use to access free ebooks to support reading.
Take care and stay safe everyone,
Miss Ingram and the Reception team
This week we have been sharing the story 'Oliver's Vegetables'. We have been using our phonics to read the days of the week and we have been learning all about healthy foods. Oliver finds lots of vegetables in the story so we have been finding vegetables in the sand as well as role playing in our new Garden Centre. The children have been fabulous learners in maths too where we have been using the strategy of 'counting on' using Numicon.
Well done Reception!
This week the children have been working really hard on their Dinosaur literacy and Dinosaur maths. They have been completing subtraction questions with numbers ranging from 10 - 20 and beyond! They have had great fun role-playing Paleontologists in the classroom's very own Dinosaur museum and have also been actively participating in the outdoor provision - building Dinosaur trails, a mathematics related Dino-egg hunt and have been riding the bikes.
As a wonderful treat this week, the children have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience a visit from a travelling farm. They had lots of fun meeting the chickens, goats, sheep and a lovely Cow named Ralph.
Just a few polite reminders:
All children need their book-bags in school with them every day - this is essential for their learning and for us to assess their progress and or any areas where they might need some more support.
Reading books should also be located in the book-bags, again so we can assess their learning and track progress.
I am very conscious of the fact that there are a lot of children who have missing items from P.E. lessons, please make sure your child's name is clearly labelled - so we can make sure that each person has their own belongings after P.E.
On that note, I am also concerned that there are children without P.E. kits every week without fail, P.E. is an essential part of their education and they should not be missing this every week.
They've all been wonderful this week - as always!
Anyone with any concerns or queries - feel free to contact me.
This week we have been learning all about Dinosaurs! The children have really enjoyed this topic and have been able to unleash their inner T-Rex's. We are focusing on these specific Dinosaurs this week: Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and of course the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex.
All of the children have worked really hard this week since their Christmas break ended and have been eager to participate in all of our Dinosaur activities. In literacy the children are looking at opposites, and contrasting Dinosaurs. We are reading 'Dinosaur Roar!' by Paul Strickland & David Wojtowycz.
In mathematics this week we have been focusing on using a number line accurately to 'add one' or more numbers. We are going to be looking at using a number line to subtract next week.
We have also introduced our MUD kitchen! Where the children in outdoor provision can cook up tasty treats of the soil-kind!
All of the children have shown a significant improvement over the holidays in their enthusiasm for learning and literacy & mathematics - I thank you for any work you have completed with your child over the holidays as every little helps!
As always, we ask that you can support your child in their extended learning at home by completing their daily high frequency words, reading with them in the evenings and encouraging them in their learning.
We are also putting a little plea out for any newspapers - as we are going to be making Dinosaur eggs with the children.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns, my door is always open!
The children have had a wonderful week (albeit shorter than usual!) participating in various festive activities, including a Christmas sing-a-long in their own classrooms, featuring the conga! All of the children this week have worked incredibly hard and have had lots of fun. We have completed our topic of advent, with a special focus on the birthday of Jesus and how we can celebrate this.
Thank you to all of the parents for donating to the Homelessness collection and for your generosity in presents for the staff this term!
I am so lucky to have had this wonderful group of children for my first class in my teaching career. Well done to each and every one of the children and a special thank you to parents at home who have been supporting them throughout their learning journey.
I hope all of the children and yourselves, have a wonderful, safe, happy Christmas! And a well-earned rest after all their hard work! Please do remember to keep reading with your child every night and practicing their key words over the festive period. The new year will bring lots of hard work for Reception, but I have every confidence in them all achieving!
Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me (in January!!) I kid.
The children have been working relentlessly this week on their adding and subtracting using a number line. We have seen great progress with this. The children have also been learning about the story titled 'Can't you sleep little bear?' and discussing their night time routines with their peers.
Despite the heavy rain and cold winds, the children have still been up to the challenge of the outdoor provisions provided, including decorating a Christmas tree using their numeracy skills, learning to ride a bike and creating advent pictures.
All of the children have been participating in lessons eagerly and deserve a well-earned rest this weekend!
High frequency words- (the words inside the wallets which each child has.)
THIS week, we have had some exciting news - many of the children from both classes have been able to read ALL 45 of their high frequency words!
Their names are on display on a list on our reception welcome doors! It could be your child next!
HUGE well done to you all! and thank you to those parents who are working hard at home to practice the words with their children, I appreciate it is not always easy to find the time to do so and it does not go unnoticed!
As always, any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact myself.
As you all know, Reception performed their Nativity this week and it was truly an incredible watch!
I am so very proud of each and every one of our children in Reception who all knew their parts and performed wonderfully. All of the children deserve a massive rest this weekend for all of their hard efforts.
Next week we will be getting rather festive in our mathematics and literacy lessons! HUGE well done to all this week!
This week the children have been learning about the importance of Advent and the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus' birth - Father Christmas aside!
They have been creating their very own Advent wreath pictures and have been enjoying practising for their upcoming nativity performance (next week!).
Every single child has a role in the Nativity, please can you support your child in their role by practising their lines with them and or their role.
I am so proud of all of their achievements this week, big and small! They have been rehearsing relentlessly and throughout all of this their morale has remained high!
Please remember that the pantomime is this thursday and all payments for this must be taken to the office.
The children are all working really hard in their literacy and the book of the week for this week is called 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. We have been discussing what items we would take to the moon, if we were going on a journey to there. We have also been learning about space and the moon. All of the children have enjoyed creating their own nocturnal animals and colouring these in in their continuous provision.
If you have any queries or questions - as always, please do not hesitate to contact me - be it on the door or otherwise.
The children have been working really hard on their Nativity performance practice this week and have absolutely blown myself and the rest of the Reception Team away with how fantastic they all are at remembering their lines! Special thank you to all of you parents and caregivers at home who have supported your child (and us) in this!
Gentle reminder that we are going to the Pantomime next week and the children are in for a treat! The pantomime we are going to see is 'Jack and the Beanstalk' this is a wonderful opportunity for those children who love panto and for those who are first-timers and will certainly encourage festive spirit in aid of our upcoming Nativity. Please can all parents and caregivers pay for the Pantomime at the Office - thank you.
The children (alongside learning their amazing roles in the Nativity) have been reading 'Day Monkey, Night Monkey' as our topic is Light and Dark. Thank you to those parents who were able to come to Parents evening. If you were unable to attend, please feel free to call myself or catch me on the entrance door to our classroom if there is anything you would like to discuss regarding your child, I am always happy to answer any queries.
I hope the children have a wonderful weekend resting!
This week, the children all participated eagerly in the upcoming production of our very own Reception Nativity play. All of the children will play a role in the play and we ask that you as parents and caregivers, give your support to the children in assisting them with their lines and or their role. The nativity will be during the first week in December and we are all excited to see the children perform and sing-a-long to their favourite festive tracks.
The children have been working really hard on their literacy and Maths. Their book of the week this past week has been 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. The children have been creating their own nocturnal animals both inside and outside of the classroom and have been discussing what our world is like at nighttime - using their five senses. What might they see/hear at night time?
As usual, the children have been working their socks off and have been busy learning and growing through exploratory play. Can I please remind all parents that parents evening is on Wednesday 20th of November and it is highly advised that you attend as I can discuss with you the areas of great strength and other areas of which we need to build upon to support your child and give them every chance of making a success of their time in Reception and progress.
Please can I gently remind all parents and caregivers to ensure that their child has a clearly labelled name in their belongings so that items are not lost or accidentally taken. All of the children have been working hard in their P.E. lessons too. Can all children please have a P.E. kit in school, it is an essential part of their learning and part of the curriculum. Every child should be exercising to keep healthy and missing P.E. lessons due to no kit being in school is prohibiting their learning and healthy mind, healthy body.
If you have any concerns, queries or would like to speak to me about anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact myself!