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Welcome to our Reception Class!
Team Orange - Mrs Bradbury Class Teacher
Team Yellow - Miss Howard Class Teacher
Mrs Egan - Teaching Assistant/Key Group Worker
Mrs Backhouse - Teaching Assistant/Key Group Worker
Miss Dalton - PPA Teacher
Reception Reminders: Please ensure your child has a named bag with a pair of black pumps in school. Fruit is available free of charge daily. Toast and milk are available for the half term via Parent Pay. Thank you!
We cannot hold our usual Reception Parents Celebration in school at the moment so we have uploaded an i-movie to give you a small insight into what we have been learning this half term.
A very different half term! Most of us have been at home this half term and some of us in school. Although we may have not been together in school we have still worked hard together as a team. Well done everyone! Even a global pandemic hasn't stopped us learning across the whole curriculum. A half term to remember, thank you everyone.
We have been learning how to create story maps. We then learnt how to step the story by adding words and actions to our story map. The children really enjoyed doing this. In addition to all of this, we have been working hard on our letter formation and ‘cvc’ words. The children have also been writing simple sentences about winter.
An important annual event at St Edmund's RC Primary. We focused on acts of kindness this year and we are one kind bubble. So many of you have been selfless and so very kind.
Chinese New Year
We have been learning about how Chinese people celebrate! The children loved how the children prepared by creating lanterns and ‘Good Luck’ banners. They really enjoyed watching the street parade with all the dragons and firecrackers. We then made our own dragons and lanterns whilst we listened to some oriental music!
Take a look at our photo's
We have been learning about Length, Weight and Capacity. Some of the children made their own ‘Oatmeal play dough.’ Some even made a cake for Miss Molnar’s friend.
We have also been learning to: Compare sets without counting. Using the phrases ‘same amount’, ‘more’ and ‘fewer.' We have been adding two groups together including zero. Using the ‘part, part, whole’ method. We explored how to use ten frames and number lines to add and take away. And we learnt about 'time', sequencing daily events and recalling days of the week and months of the year.
We have been learning all about ‘Winter.’ We discussed and compared the different seasons and different types of weather. The children have engaged in a ‘Winter Hunt.’
They have designed a snowmen, designed their own Winter clothes and made snowflakes.
We also explored how some animals hibernate during the Winter period. And some children created their own hedgehog home.
Chinese New Year
We have been exploring the properties of ‘Snow’ and discussing the changes.
We had a lot of apples left! So we made ‘stewed apple’ and the children used their senses to explore the changes. Then the children took some home to share with their family.
Safer Internet Day
Today, we have been learning how to stay safe whilst online.
Odd Socks Day
We wore our odd socks to represent that we may all be different but we are all equal!
A Special Visitor
As we arrived at school this morning, Father Christmas was on the roof ringing his bell and waving at us. He then did a tour of the school, stopping outside each classroom to give us a special Christmas message.
This week is the start of Advent. We enjoyed a wonderful Liturgy created by our Gift Team. We have also created advent wreaths and talked about what they mean.
Reception created their own poppies to remember those who died to save us!
Reception will always remember them.
Well what a fantastic time Reception had today! We had a disco in the hall and had lots of fun dancing with the teachers and doing the conga around the hall and out onto the front of the school.
After lunch we played some party games and had a few light refreshments. What a wonderful time we all had!
The children have been exploring shapes and creating patterns.
The children really enjoy going into the hall for our P.E. sessions. The children have been learning how to warm up their bodies before we begin and cool down when we have finished.
This half term we have been looking at 'Teamwork and Games.'
Christmas Jumper Day
It was Christmas jumper day in school today and the children all took part in our 'Santa Mile Run' around the playground. They had lots of energy and were very enthusiastic.
Yes Santa and his reindeers visited school today. A great way to start the festive period in school.
Meg and Mog
In English we have reading the stories 'Meg and Mog' and 'Winnie the Witch.'
The children have been fully engaged in all the activities on offer. They loved dressing up and creating wands and spells.
All About Me!
Our Topic this half term has been 'All About Me!' The children have been learning about different body parts, how we are all different and what makes us unique!
Black History Month
As part of 'Black History Month' Reception were introduced to this through a Circle time session. We then looked at African tribal dances and created our own tribal mask. Take a look!
The children have really enjoyed exploring the outside area. One of their favourite places to explore is our small world area. They are developing their imagination whilst they use the Fairies and knights to create role play situations.
A week in Reception
The children have settled in really well. They have been enjoying all the activities on offer and they have been looking after each other well. All of the children have adapted well to the new routines that have been set in place.
In English, we have been looking at the story 'Whatever Next.' The children enjoyed re-enacting the story and thinking about what they would like in their picnic basket to the moon. Some of the children chose the writing area to write a list.
Month of the Rosary
We have been learning all about 'The Holy Rosary' and Mary's Prayer.
We looked at all the main parts of the Rosary and the prayers linked to each part.