Welcome to the Reception Class Page!
This week we have had a lot of fun but it has also been a bit of a sad but exciting week for the Butterfly class. On Tuesday Mrs Shergill brought forward her maternity leave slightly and had her last day. The children made her lots of cards and she is very grateful for all the well wishes and things you sent to her. We will miss her lots and look forward to sharing the happy news with you when baby Shergill arrives.
In the classroom we have continued with our phonics and maths - this week looking at the number bonds to 10; the children explored the ways they could make 10 with numicon and later in the week had a go at writing the number sentences.
With dinosaurs we have been looking more at the bones and fossils and thinking about volcanoes and the ways that all of the dinosaurs might have died out. There were lots of interesting ideas. On Friday we even had a go at making a volcano erupt - it was so fun that the Butterflies wanted to have another go! We have sent home the instructions on how to do this. We would love to see any photos you might take of attempts; which would be great to add into your child's learning journey! Have a great weekend! Goodbye and toodle-loo for now!
The week before half term we began learning about dinosaurs after Mr Power found some mysterious rocks in the playground which we chipped away until we found dinosaur bones! This week we have continued looking specifically at the t-rex and stegosaurus! On Friday we all made dinosaur costumes - we thought about what we wanted our outfit to look like and then chose from lots of different materials to create our masterpieces. We looked at numbers 9 and 10 and have began doing some simple take-away sums. In phonics we've continued to learn some new sounds and are using these to write simple sentences; making sure we stretch and chop all the words to listen for as many sounds as we can.
Swimming starts for group 1 on Monday - dont forget your costume, towel and swimming hat.
Thursday is World Book Day and everyone can come to school in their pajamas with their favourite bedtime story!
Goodbye and toodle-loo for now!
We have had a lovely last week of term! We had a special session of Singing Sally on Monday. Then it was great fun to have our parents in school for the sing-along on Tuesday and serve them the mince pies we'd carefully made in the morning. Wednesday was super busy with our Christmas lunch and class party - we played so many games. Thank you for all your contributions! We got so much food we've been able to carry on having little treats for the rest of the week including popcorn during a short Christmas movie and a special group snack of the yummy fruits that were brought in - we have to say a special thank we the variety of foods we had this year; we think it was our healthiest yet! On Thursday we had a fun day getting busy in the classroom and some of our new Butterflies who are joining after Christmas came to visit. Then finally on Friday we had our pantomime of Aladdin in the morning and then enjoyed a day of playing with our class toys and finishing off lots of activities from the last two weeks. The Butterflies have worked so hard this time and so now it's time for a well earned rest! Enjoy your holiday!
Goodbye and toodle-loo! See you back on Tuesday 8th at 8:50!
This week we have been learning about Cinderella - we have done a lot of designing - making shoes, crowns, dresses, masks and wands. We have been getting so creative; using all kinds of materials. We were able to try some more balances on the apparatus in P.E. In phonics we learned y, x, z and zz - and have been practising lots more segmenting throughout the week; we were picking a picture from a tub and stretching and chopping and writing the words of whiteboards. In maths we have carried on working on number 6 and thinking about how you can have a whole number and it can be made up of parts; saying "a part of 2 and a part of 4 makes a whole of 6". On Friday we had our own little ball in the classroom - we all asked a partner to dance and did some beautiful movements!
Don't forget to bring back your signed letter to allow your Butterfly to walk to the church next Thursday with 58p for their stamp to post a letter. And also £1.50 for the pantomime in the last week.
Have a good weekend - Goodbye and toodle-loo!
This week we moved onto the topic of fairy tales and castles. We began with the Princess and the Frog - there were some amazing concertina legged frogs. Our cutting skills are getting so good now! In P.E we carried on with apparatus - the Butterflies are being very brave; learning to balance and complete safe jumping from the boxes. In phonics we've learnt j, v, and w. In maths we've been learning about number 6. In maths we have been using the numberblocks videos from the BBC to support our learning - the children really enjoy them and I'm sure would like to see them again, at home. We are all trying hard with our writing; stretching and chopping the words, and trying to listen to all the sounds we can hear. Keep encouraging this at home - making shopping lists, notes, reminders etc.
A letter will be coming out later next week to let you know all our important Christmas dates! Keep a watch in your child's bookbag from Tuesday. I will put them on here next Friday too.
Another week, another traditional tale. We have been learning about the Gingerbread man. The children had great fun chanting "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" We have done lots of activities to order the story and think about the characters. In phonics we have learnt h, b, f and l! And in maths we've spent a lot of time making sure we are counting accurately. Then on Friday we had a special day celebrating Diwali with our Hindu and Sikh friends - we could dress up in our traditional dress or party clothes; we saw a wonderful assembly by the year threes and then in the afternoon some of our grown ups joined us for party food. Thank you to everyone who attended or sent in some food. The children love it when you can be here with us!
Don't forget next week on Wednesday it is the phonics evening at 6pm. Let us know if you can come along!
This week we have continued with another traditional tale! This time Little Red Riding Hood! We've had lots of fun making masks and puppets and acting out the story - especially being the big bad wolf. We've heard lots of different versions of the story and found out that sometimes traditional tales can be told in not quite the same ways. We've had fun doing some outdoor P.E. In maths we've continued with the number 4 and the different ways we can show this number. In phonics we've learnt e, u and r. There has been some super writing and story telling in the Butterfly classroom this week.
Don't forget next week is parents evenings so if you can't remember your time or still need to make a booking then please get in touch.
Also if you want to order online to collect your child's photo from school then you need to have made this order by Sunday.
This week in the Butterfly classroom we have continued our topic of traditional tales; this time looking at the story of the the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Again the teachers acted out the story for us and we had a chance to have a go too in the new role play area. On Tuesday we had our individual photos taken and you should have received your ordering form in your child's book bag. Reading books are now also being changed every week; please make sure you are looking at your child's book with them at least 3/4 times a week. There has been some really wonderful story telling. In maths this week we've been working on the number four and how we can make four different ways; for example 4 and 0, 3 and 1, or 2 and 2, but that even if we separate them in different ways altogether we still have four. In P.E. this week we had a session of dance write, where we have movement to music and then do some gross motor writing on a big scale.
Thank you to everyone who has returned their parents evening letter; if you haven't yet, then please get this to us as soon as possible.
Have a great weekend. Goodbye and toodle-loo!
This has been a very busy week in our Butterfly class! We have been on two Autumn walks, including our first trip out of school to the farmer's field. Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along with us. We have spotted so many changes to the world around us. It was the most successful week we've ever had for finding conkers and acorns! We've made the most of the sunny weather this week and done lots of outdoor learning in the playground too - some of the children took over taking the blog photos one afternoon. We went to assembly on Friday and learnt more about Harvest and the importance of sharing to make things fair.
Don't forget it's the gross motor session on Wednesday morning - if you've not returned your form please do so soon as soon as possible. It would be great to have as many people joining us as you can.
During week four we have been learning about Families. We started by looking at the Robinson Family and looking at lots of of stories from the Oxford Reading Tree series. We have begun by looking at lilac level books where there are no words and we make up the stories ourselves. You can do this with picture books at home too! Then later in the week we started talking about our own families and used our homework sheets to talk in a small group about them (thank you to everyone for sending them in).
Don't forget on Wednesday 3rd October we are going for our Autumn walk so make sure you have filled in your child's permission slip and let us know if you'd like to come too. The children will need wellies and a warm coat with a hood.