Reception

9.7.21

What another great week we have had! Pirate Week has been very busy – we have been drawing and labelling treasure maps, building pirate ships out of big construction, doing lots of maths with pirate treasure, making Wanted posters, making pirate hats and doing lots of role play. The highlight of the week was Pirate Day, when we all dressed as pirates. Thank you so much – the children looked fantastic.

Learners of the Week this week were Flo and Maisie. Flo always tries so hard and is such a kind friend to others. Maisie quietly gets on and always tries her best. Well done and thank you to both of you.

Next week we have Arts Week with lots of fantastic activities planned. Don’t forget to bring in an old shirt or apron to wear.

Mr Ruffle has asked if all school reading books can be returned to school by next Friday, 16th July, so that we can audit them. Thank you.

Reception

2.7.21

What a fantastic week! We had an amazing trip to the Sea Life Centre – the children were absolutely perfectly behaved and a real credit to you. They were so excited to see the sea creatures and could remember lots of the facts that we had learned, too. It really brought our topic to life. As well as all of the amazing sea creatures, I think that one of the highlights was bumping into one of the Octonauts just as we were coming home!

Next week is another exciting week – it is Pirate Week and the children are able to come into school dressed as pirates on Thursday. I would ask that no cutlasses / hooks etc are brought in for Covid reasons, please.

Well done to Halle, our Learner of the Week this week. She has quietly impressed me with how hard she has tried with her work.

Could I ask everyone to check school clothing and coats at home, please, as we have a few missing items. Thank you.

I am looking forward to another exciting week next week.

At the rockpools.
A lovely end to a perfect day.
Reception

27.06.2021

We have had another active week in Class R! The children did fantastically in our Sports Day afternoon and had great fun. They showed great team spirit; encouraging and supporting each other to achieve their best. Well done Class R.

This week we have been learning all about the Rainbow Fish and thinking about sharing and being kind to each other.

Next week we have more excitement! We have our visit to the Sea Life Centre on Tuesday and our transition day on Wednesday.

Thank you so much for hearing your child read and helping them to learn their words – it makes such a difference.

Reception

18.6.21

We have had another great week in Class R.

We started off on Monday learning all about the Dragon Boat Festival; we made dragon boats out of big construction and pretended to have races to the sound of a drum beat. We also made up some lion dances in our groups.

Our story this week has been The Three Little Fish and we have enjoyed making paper plate fish, making up some water music with the instruments, and re-writing the story. We have also been doing lots of problem solving with addition and sharing in maths.

Our Learner of the Week this week is Helena, for her wonderful recount of the Three Little Fish. Well done, Helena.

Next week we have our Sports Afternoon on Wednesday – please could your child wear their PE kits to school on this day, please, as well as on Friday?

Reception

11.06.21

We have had a great first week back. This week we have been talking about the story The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark – based on the Three Little Pigs. The children have made some great collages to show the setting and sequence of the story and we have acted out the story.

In maths, we have been thinking about doubling and halving and we have been experimenting with objects that float and sink and thinking why.

There was great excitement this week as our butterflies had emerged in the half term and we were able to let them go and wave goodbye to them.

You will be glad to know that our first Country Dancing practise went well (we will be performing at the school Summer Fayre)!.

Congratulations this week go to Mary, who is our Learner of the Week. She is becoming more confident and is always keen to learn. Well done, Mary.

I attach an overview of learning for this half term.

Doubling
Waving goodbye to our butterflies.
Reception

14.5.21

We have had another great week in Class R.

We have been looking at the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have been observing caterpillars in the classroom and it looks as though they might change over the weekend…

We acted out the story and the children came up with some great movement adjectives to describe each stage of the life cycle. We made a story map of the story and sequenced the days of the week.

In maths, we were busy making ‘patternpillars’, halving using butterflies to demonstrate and measuring distance with our programmable Bee Bots.

Next week our story is all about Spinderella, a spider who wants to learn numbers in a football based story.

Thank you to all those of you who emailed in about your child’s creative development.

A reading book targeted to reinforcing digraphs that your child was unsure of has been sent home this week. This is in addition to the banded reading book that your child can choose to read at home and individual words sent home. If you have mislaid your yellow reading record book over Lockdown, please let me know and I will issue a new one.

The school has set a new reading challenge. If your child reads on 20 nights, they will receive a bronze reading certificate, if they read for 30 nights they will receive a silver reading certificate, and if they read for 50 nights they will receive a gold reading certificate. I’m sure that we will see plenty of certificates in Class R. Have fun reading!

Next week is walk (or scooter / cycle) to school week – let’s hope that it is nice and sunny!

Have a lovely weekend.

Reception

7.5.21

Another busy week! Our book this week has been Superworm by Julia Donaldson and we have enjoyed doing lots of work based around this book. We are also making a wormery so we can observe the worms.

It was Children’s Day in Japan on Wednesday and we celebrated this by thinking about our individual strengths and making carp kites, which we enjoyed flying.

It was lovely speaking to you this week on our Parents Evenings. Thank you.

If you have not already done so, I would be really grateful if you could email the office with any examples of your child’s creative development. I attach a sheet below.

I am looking forward to next week, when we will be learning all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Reception

30.4.21

We have had another exciting week in Class R.

We have been thinking about similes in Literacy and the children came up with some really good examples – Maisie’s butterfly was “as colourful as a rainbow”, Scarlett’s ladybird was “as red as a flower”, Flo’s caterpillar was “as stripy as a tiger” and Alfie’s was “as fluffy as a teddy”.

We are enjoying watching our vegetables grow and we have done some amazing maths this week – I have been so impressed.

We have been practising bouncing a ball and running relays and we are carrying on learning to skip.

Learners of the week this week are Lucy S and Alfie. Lucy is always ready to learn and always tries hard with everything that she does. Alfie has also been trying really hard with his learning and has made some great progress this week. Well done to you both.

Next week we are looking at the book ‘Superworm’.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday.

We have been busy adding using our tens frames.

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Reception

23.4.21

What a great first week back we have had. Our new topic is Minibeast Madness and we started off the week by having a minibeast hunt in our Sensory Garden. We celebrated Earth Day by planting some vegetable seeds and we will be watching them grow in the coming weeks.

In Literacy, we have been reading the poetry book Minibeast Madness and have written our own fantastic rhyming and acrostic poems in groups. We have painted our own minibeasts and made some paper plate minibeasts to make our classroom bright and colourful.

The children did some great throwing and catching in Games today and, of course, we have been doing lots of maths. A busy week!

Well done to our Learners of the Week this week – Coby and Patrick. They have done some great learning together this week and have shown a great attitude to learning. Thank you both.

Next week your child will bring one of our brand new reading books home, targeted to your child’s reading level. They can also choose to bring home any of the colour banded books that they already select from, which are also at your child’s level.

I have added an overview of our learning this half term.

A plea – please could your child bring in any of the actimel-shaped probiotic drink containers (which will be magically transformed into minibeasts)! and any cardboard egg boxes, please?

Our minibeast hunt
Planting our vegetable seeds.
Great throwing and catching skills.

Reception

26.3.21

We have had another great week in Class R.

We have described our own aliens using adjectives, made some fantastic collage aliens, made some amazing space musical sound effects and have done lots of counting and word building.

Next week we will be thinking about conservation and will be basing our work around the book ‘Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer’. We will also be thinking about Easter.

Don’t forget the Easter Bonnet parade on Wednesday. If your child could bring their bonnet into school, there will be a live parade!

Well done to our Learners of the Week – Mary and Flo. Mary has tried really hard this week and has shown progress with her storytelling and reading. Flo has tried really hard with her word building and is always ready to learn. Thank you Flo and Mary.😀👏