Reception Blog

Welcome to our Reception blog.
Scroll down to find out in more detail the things we have been learning and see some photos past and present.
Wednesday 16th October 2019
RCR thoroughly enjoyed their first Forest School session this morning. The children did a brilliant job putting their waterproofs and wellies on. We collected leaves on the way to the nature area and enjoyed splashing in the puddles on the playground. When we got there we sat in the fire circle and talked about some of the Forest School agreements, including walking around the fire circle, not touching thorns and mushrooms and keeping well back from the edge of the pond and the platform when wet. The children really enjoyed exploring the area, playing in the dens, drilling holes in wood to make instruments to hang up in the trees, making music using sticks and wooden tubes and role playing. We look forward to our next session after half term. 
Tuesday 8th October 2019
In PE we have been continuing our unit of work, using the apparatus and practising and developing our jumping and landing skills.
Tuesday 8th October
Autumn has well and truly hit Reception this week... we have been celebrating all things linked with the season!
In Maths we have been sorting leaves based on their colour and making block charts with our results, we have also been matching numerals and their quantities.
In our small world area we have been exploring the different sounds, sites and smells of Autumn. 
In our Funky Finger Area we have been threading beads onto our empty Autumn trees!
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
This week we have read the story, The Scarecrows' Wedding and have been doing lots of play and learning about Autumn, including going on a hunt for autumnal objects. When the weather has been dry, we have been enjoying playing in our outdoor area. The children are brilliant at climbing and we have also had the instruments out and been exploring making different rhythms.
Wednesday 25th September 2019
This week we have read lots of stories including Elmer, We're Going on a Bear Hunt and The Squirrels Who Squabbled. In PE we use the equipment and went on our own bear hunt, going through the different things such as the forest and cave. The children enjoyed joining in retelling the story as they went along.
Wednesday 18th September 2019
We are enjoying our first full week in Reception and have been busy finding out about ourselves, sharing the book, 'What Makes Me, Me?' and doing lots of other fun busy learning. We have also been looking at the numbers 1 and 2 and exploring the numicon.
Wednesday 11th September 2019
The new Reception children have made a brilliant start to the school year. We have been getting to know each other, exploring the classroom and having fun. We have also been sharing lots of nursery rhymes, including Twinkle, twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Humpty Dumpty. 
Wednesday 16th October 2019
The children are getting really good at writing their names after lots of practice during Quiet Learning time in the mornings. We have also been writing numerals too.
We have also enjoyed reading The Colour Monster book. The children loved exploring all of the different emotions in the book and they made their own colour monsters to represent the different feelings.