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Reception (The Seals)

Fortnight beginning 15th October 2018

In Reception, as part of our topic ‘This Is Me’, the children want to look at pets. We have turned our home corner into a vets and the children are enjoying looking after and caring for lots of poorly animals. We have talked about how a Vet is a special person because they help animals and we are even going to be having a four legged animal in the classroom very soon so we can learn even more about what happens when we visit the vets.

The children have also been busy celebrating Halloween. The children had a Busy Worker job to make their own magical potions after reading our class story of ‘A Magic Muddle’. The children were very inventive with their potions and used lots of impressive vocabulary.


Fortnight beginning 1st October 2018

This week in Reception, we have been finishing our work on Autumn and animals that hibernate. After reading our story ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ the children had a surprise package from an animal that needed their help! We had a hedgehog that wanted Reception to help build a new comfy home ready to hibernate in. The children came up with some suggestions and ideas of how to keep the hedgehog warm and cosy and went on the field to make it. We are all working very hard in Phonics and are trying very hard to blend sounds together. We are also working on our handwriting and how to hold a pencil correctly! It’s a bit tricky but we keep trying our best. In Maths, we have finished our work on 2d shapes. The children have been on a shape hunt around school, which has been uploaded onto Tapestry for you to see. Next week we are moving onto positional language.

Week beginning 24th September 2018

The children have had a very busy week learning all about the festival of ‘Harvest’. We started our week by discussing what we know and we can celebrate the special festival. The children decided after talking about farmers and growing vegetables that they wanted to make their own vegetable soup. The children had lots of fun naming the vegetables and developing our vocabulary by describing their textures. We also spoke about the importance of using knifes when cutting the vegetables and how to stay safe. Once our soup was cooked the children had a lovely afternoon trying their creation with some delicious bread.

If you have set up your account on Tapestry please remember that you can also add your own comments and observations from home. We will add some ideas for you to get busy with at home all about ‘Autumn’. Thank you for your continued support. 

Week beginning 17th September 2018 

This week in Reception the children have continued to look at the topic ‘Superheroes’. We had a special message delivered by the ‘Cheese Monster’ and the children had a great time discussing and coming up with a plan to save the moon! The children have even been making special potions to give them their own superpowers.

We are continuing to work very hard with phonics and the children are showing their resilience by beginning to blend simple words. Don’t forget the phonics information session after school on Thursday 27th September at 5:30pm. The children are developing their counting skills and are working hard to count, recognise and order numbers up to 20.


Week beginning 10th September 2018 

The children have had a very busy week this week and we have been looking at some of their personal interests. The topic we decided to look at was ‘Superheroes’. The children have had a fantastic time dressing up as their favourite superheroes, reading superhero stories and creating their own hero using their handprint and paints.

We have also started our phonics sessions and they are going very well. The children are working very hard to remember each new sound and are looking forward to learning more. Keep an eye on the school calendar for our parent sessions on how Phonics works. The children also had their first PE session on Friday and they were great at getting changed and remembering to look after their clothes!

Week beginning 4th September 2018 

This week in Reception, the children have all had a fantastic week. The adults have been extremely busy getting to know everyone and the children have settled well into our class routines. We have spent a lot of time talking about our expectations, including behaviour, and the children are responding very well. At the moment we are busy getting to know the children and their abilities, strengths and areas to develop. The children have been painting pictures of themselves in their new uniform and we have been sharing their ‘All about Me’ work completed over the holidays.

Next week we are all looking forward to our first PE session. This will be every Friday morning so can you please make sure earrings are removed. Also don’t forget water bottles every day. Thank you for your support in the transition.