Reception Blog 2021-2022

Welcome to the Reception Blog!
 
We are so excited to be able to share our learning with you on our blog. We will be posting photos from both classes and keep you up to date with your child's learning. Here you will find out key messages and find out what we get up to in school!
Dear Parents/carers,
 
If you have any old or spare pots, pans, kitchen utensils that you would like to donate please speak to us! We would love to enhance our mud kitchen that the children love to use and would appreciate any items that you do not want at home anymore.
 
Thank you,
 
The reception team.
Monday 5th October 2021
 
Special Visitor in Reception!
 
Today we found a Giant in our corridor! He had come to give us our English text for this week: 'Jack and the Beanstalk'!
 
The giant is so tall, even taller than Miss Burles and Miss Khokhar!
 
At first we were a bit nervous and scared but we think he might have mended his ways and become a friendlier giant. The children had lots of inventive ideas about how to get the giant to leave the school.
 
We read the story and have begun to explore our environment which has lots of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' activities this week.
 
 
Friday 1st October 2021
 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
 
This week the children have been learning the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. They entered the classroom on Monday to discover someone had been sampling the three bears' porridge, had gobbled up all of baby bear's, broken his chair and had been sleeping in his bed. Using the clues, the children had to work out who this might have been.
 
We then read the story and created a story map for it in English.
 
In Maths we have been learning about size, ordering different sized bears, bowls and chairs and using vocabulary such as small, medium, big, smaller, bigger, smallest and biggest. Can you use those words with your child at home to see if they can remember how to use them correctly?
 
In the environment the children have had some great creative, fine motor and small world activities to complete as well.
Thursday 23rd September 2021
 
Repeating Patterns
 
This week Reception have been busy making repeating patterns using objects we have in the classroom. We have tried alternating colours and shapes and some have even tried AABAAB patterns. Well done Dragonflies and Ladybirds!
Monday 20th September 2021
 
The Little Red Hen and Bread-baking
 
Today we found out what our new class story is - The Little Red Hen! Ask your child if they can remember the story. The Little Red Hen made a visit to the classroom and gave us a little bread to try. In the afternoon Mrs Chambers asked if anyone could help her bake some bread. All the children had learnt the lesson from the story of The Little Red Hen and they all offered to help her bake it! Afterwards we had some delicious rolls to try.
Friday 17th September
 
The Three Little Pigs
 
Today the children performed their story map that they have been working on all week - they did a fantastic job and we were so impressed at how hard they have been working to remember the actions from the story.
 
 
Tuesday 14th September 2021
 
Today we walked into the classroom to find an alarming crime scene. A huge wolf like creature had blown over some houses and there seemed to be some pigs missing.
 
A police officer visited our class to take notes from the children about what they had seen. The children helped the officer by counting how many missing pigs there were and using adjectives such as 'big' and 'furry' to describe the wolf to the officer. The children also practised their turn taking by putting their hands up to give the police officer information.
Friday 10th September 2021
 
What a busy first week the children have had in Reception!
 
We listened to the story of Elmer and made a story map to help us retell it. We created patchwork elephants and finger puppets, and began mark-making!
 
We also practised our counting skills.
 
Finally we recorded a video of us retelling the story of Elmer for all of you at home to see :)
Lights, Camera, Action!
 
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