Reception Blog 2020-2021

Well done to all the children who have been completing their learning at home and thank you to the adults who have sent us pictures of it :)
Have a look below to see if you can find your work! There is a selection of work to look at below. We see every piece of work you send in and we are so proud of you. We will upload a few each week. Don't worry if you cant see yours on the page - we will still see everything you get up to when you email it to us :)
Dear Ladybirds and Dragonflies,
I just wanted to share a short message to say we are missing you lots and hope you have enjoyed your weekends :) We are really looking forward to seeing you on our zoom lessons next week! Please make sure you have everything you need ready for the sessions and remember to bring your smiles with you!
Take care and stay safe, 
From Miss Khokhar and Ms Elgaziari
Welcome to our Reception blog!
We are so excited to be able to share all of our wonderful learning with you. Our new reception classes have settled in really well, and we are so proud of how well the children are doing. We have been able to mix classes (keeping to our bubbles) and the children have been able to make even more new friends. Some highlights of our half term have been our bear hunt in the forest and potion making, as well as mixing our outside areas. We hope you enjoy some of the pictures of our learning down below. 
Christmas has come to Shirley! 
This past week, we have been writing letters to Santa and inviting friends to our Christmas party on Friday. We have been thinking of initial sounds in our friends names and using segmentation to spell them phonetically. 
This past few weeks we have been working as a team in the forest area to explore the natural environment and what living beings we can find. We have discussed how important the natural world is, and how every living thing has their part to play. 
Below, you can see pictures of our pond dipping and reception's efforts so far with building a hibernaculum.  
This week, we have had a wonderful start to our phonics learning. 
We learnt about the S, A, T graphemes and their corresponding phonemes- ask your child to show you the actions!
We follow the StoryTime Phonics program, which you can learn a little more about here -
Miss. Khokhar will be hosting a phonics workshop to provide information about how you can support your child's learning at home and will be in touch with dates soon.