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THIS IS OUR LEARNING JOURNEY

 

THE RECEPTION TEAM

Left to right

Mrs. Susie Byrnes - Red Team  Mrs. Liliana Copland - Yellow Team 

Miss Lauren Warke - Green Team Mrs. Michelle Tillotson - Blue Team  

SUMMER 1

Our text this half term has been The Scarecrow's Wedding and you will notice that we have enjoyed lots of fun activities related to the book.  

GYMNASTICS

The children have enjoyed gymnastics this half term.  They have practised rolling, moving in interesting ways, balancing and have thoroughly enjoyed using the climbing frames.  They have noticed the effect that exercise has on their bodies and have been encouraged to talk about this.  

FOREST SCHOOLS

Summer is certainly the best time to visit our woodland area with Mrs. Tidswell.  The children look as though they've had a wonderful time using their imagination, adhering to simple rules, thinking of ideas and working as a team.

PARACHUTE GAMES

Its fun to play parachute games and a very useful learning tool.  The photos show the children ensuring the teddy is safe.  This is part of an anti-bullying activity.

OUTDOOR LEARNING

We have enjoyed glorious weather and have, therefore, taken so much of our learning outside.  The boys and girls have researched capacity and sinking and floating, made venues fit for a wedding, used junk to make scarecrows, obstacle courses and food in the outdoor kitchen.  A great deal of this learning has also been recorded by the children in their emergent writing.

HARRY AND BETTY ARE NOW MARRIED!

To help bring our book to life, The Scarecrow's Wedding, we all went to St. John's Church and Reverend Suzie married our Harry and Betty.  We even signed the Register.  Congratulations to you both, may your marriage be long and happy.

SPRING 2

The topic this half term is Pirates and we will be looking at a variety of fiction and non fiction books to support our topic. 

SPORT RELIEF

We all walked a mile in aid of Sport's Relief - in fact some of us ran part of the way!

EASTER BONNET PARADE

We held our own Easter Bonnet Parade in Reception and I'm sure you'll agree - they look 'eggstremely' good!

THE SEALIFE CENTRE

The highlight of this half-term's learning was a trip to the Sealife Centre in Manchester.  The children absolutely loved their visit and made their teachers so very proud; their behaviour was impeccable.

MOTHERS DAY CARDS

We took a lot of care making our Mothers Day cards and presents and hope the mummies like them.

FUN IN THE SNOW

Once the heavy snow had disappeared and it was safe to play outside, we had great fun using the sand equipment to explore and investigate the snow.

 

 

SPRING 1

To enhance our children's learning about narrative, role play and expressive language also to develop their Prime Areas of Development, we have decided to use 'Once Upon a Time' as our story focus for Spring 1, commencing January 2018.

MR. WOLF'S PANCAKES

Mr. Wolf can make super pancakes - but they're not as good as ours!

ACTING

Today the children are giants, Jack and the giant's wife.  Who will they be tomorrow?.

BEANSTALK PLANTING

We have planted some beans.  The children have all kept a diary of the process and have looked carefully at the changes. 

I'VE LOST MY CARROTS!

Little Red Riding Hood has lost her carrots on her way to Grandma's house!  The children have used the IWB to record how many carrots were lost and how many were left in the basket.

MULTI SENSORY HANDWRITING

The boys and girls have enjoyed a multi-sensory approach to handwriting.  They have used paint brushes and shaving foam to practise letter formation and tricky words.

CHRISTMAS 2017

The children have really enjoyed our Christmas celebrations:  they made us so proud at our Christmas concert and they had a lovely time at the party.  Lots of gifts have been made ready for the big day!

AUTUMN 2

We have been very busy.  We have looked at two books this half term; The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Nativity Story.  We have had role play areas to reflect and enhance both books.  In Mathematics we have learnt about 3d shapes, length, counting and recognising larger numbers, addition and subtraction.  We have just finished learning Phase 2 phonics and our teachers are very pleased because we are beginning to segment sounds in our writing and blend sounds in our reading.  

FRENCH DAY

Our school will be learning French in Key Stage Two now and to help launch this, the whole school held a French Day. In Reception 1 and 2 we answered the register in French, listened to some French phrases and even counted in French during our mathematics lesson.  We had some yummy French food and made a huge French flag which we showed to the school during a special assembly.

 

Autumn 1

For our first half term we have used the book The Rainbow Fish.   The book has helped us learn about sharing, considering other people and feelings.  In mathematics we have learnt about repeating patterns, number recognition 2 dimensional shapes and making number sets to 10.  In English we have started our phonics and we have the opportunity to make marks in all areas of the inside and outside classrooms.  We are also taking reading books home, so please read with us every day if possible.

We had a walk down to Parkside School where we performed our  harvest song in front of a very large audience.  Our teachers were very proud of us because we were so well behaved!

 

Autumn Walk

We had a super walk in our woodland area and discovered some early signs of autumn.  We hope you like our photos.

Our first week

The children have completed their first week in 'Big School' and we are very proud of them.  They have learnt to play appropriately in all the areas, chose their snack independently, remembering to wash their hands and with a little guidance have remembered our routines. Friday was their first full day and lunchtime was a little challenging for them (and the staff!).  Our outside area has been very popular, a little sunshine would be welcome too!