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Reception

Picture 1 Roxy, Rachel, Alex and Sue

Welcome to Reception

 

Our teachers:

Violet Class:      Roxy and Sue

Magenta Class: Alex and Rachel

 

 

About our class:

 

Reception consists of two classes, which have adjoining classrooms with a shared outdoor area.

Our ethos is to promote opportunities for collaboration between others to develop and nurture autonomy in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. Children are encouraged to explore and extend their individual interests through a variety of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences.

The learning environment is planned for in accordance with the Early Years statutory framework as set out in the 'Development Matters in the Early Years' (September 2012).

At Alfred Salter we value and celebrate each child's unique background and experiences. We understand and recognise the importance of working together by building relationships with parents/carers as these have a positive impact on the children's learning.

 

 

 

 

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018 1 Violet class
World Book Day 2018 2 Magenta class

Stave Hill Ecological Park minibeast hunt 25.04.18

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We have released our Butterflies! 22.06.18

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This week we have been learning:

 

20.07.18

 

On Wednesday 18th July the children visited their new classrooms and met their new teachers. They all came back to Reception happy and very excited!

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your support over the past year, and we wish you all a wonderful summer break.

 

Please continue to build on your child’s learning to ensure they have a smooth transition into Year One.

 

Have fun collecting objects and memorabilia for their ‘Shoebox Challenge’.

 

 

13.07.18

 

Literacy – To support the children’s transition into Year One, this week we have shared the text ‘Come Away From the Water, Shirley’ by John Burningham. The children have really enjoyed this story and have engaged in writing and creative tasks linked to the text.

 

Phonics – This week we have revisited previously learnt words and the following digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (moon), oo (book). We have linked the Phase 5 high-frequency words; day, time, your, and the tricky words; you, are, my, come, we, to the focus text. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – This week we focused on sharing doubles and halves using objects and making number sentences; such as 3+3=6, 8+8=16. The children really enjoyed a doubles game on the website: Topmarks – Hit the Button, have fun!

 

Transition: We are continuing to talk to the children about their transition to Year One. Our aim is to make it as smooth and exciting as possible. Next Wednesday 18th July, the children will be spending the morning in their new classrooms with their new teacher.

 

On Monday 16th July, we will be collecting all individual reading texts and story books. Thank you.

 

06.07.18

 

Literacy – This week we have recapped our topic focus and shared a selection of information texts, stories, film clips and songs about ‘Animals Around the World’.

 

Phonics - We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on reading and writing high-frequency and tricky words and finding them in sentences. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – This week we have continued to explore 2D flat and 3D solid shapes by using a shapes feely bag and singing a 3D shape song (YouTube).

 

Transition: We are already talking to the children about their transition to Year One. Our aim is to make it as smooth and exciting as possible.

 

30.06.18

 

Literacy – This week we continued to explore sea creatures through using information texts and sharing ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We used photos of sea creatures to talk about what we know and describe what they looked like.

 

Phonics - We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on reading and writing tricky words and using them in sentences. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – This week we have explored 2D flat and 3D solid shapes by making pictures and describing their properties, such as how many sides and corners.

Shapes are all around us, how many different shapes can you find?

 

21.06.18

 

Literacy – This week we explored sea creatures through using information texts and sharing ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We also used some aquatic webcams to observe sea-life. Our caterpillars have now metamorphosed into butterflies! Please come and take a look, as they will be released into our school garden.

 

Can you draw a picture and write a fact about a sea creature.

 

Phonics - We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on reading and writing tricky words and using them in sentences. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – This week we have explored ‘pattern’, such as camouflage and animal skins. We showed the work of Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian artist, to talk about pattern and form.

 

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our sports day, the children really enjoyed it! Well done!

 

15.06.18

 

Literacy – This week we have continued to use the focus text ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We looked at animal photos and identified the features of animals, such as elephants have big ears and like water, hippos go in mud. We also continued to record the development of our caterpillars in their diaries. They are now cocoons!

 

Phonics - We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on the digraphs: ear, air, ure, er by reading and writing words containing them, such as hear, hair, treasure, her. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

How many words can you read in one minute?

 

Maths – This week we have explored ‘Time’ by using a class clock and sand timers, as well as using the language of o’clock, hours, minutes and seconds. We shared the texts ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ and ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’

 

 

08.06.18

 

Exciting news!

We have received some visitors in our classrooms, real caterpillars! Please come and take a look.  The children have started recording the growth and the life-cycle of their caterpillar in a diary.   

 

Literacy – As part of our topic, this week we introduced jungle, desert and rainforest animals by finding information using technology and non-fiction texts.

 

Phonics – We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on the digraphs: ar, or, ur, ow, oi, by reading and writing words containing them, such as car, horn, hurt, cow, coin. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

How many different words can you make?

 

Maths – This week we have focused on how many ways we can make 10, using different objects and games. Some children have recorded their findings in the form of number sentences, such as 2+8=10.

 

24.05.18

 

Literacy – This week we have continued to explore what we know about woodland animals, such as squirrels, snails and hedgehogs and their habitats. We also found out about nocturnal and diurnal animals. If you went on a woodland walk, how many different animals would you see? Write a list.

 

Phonics – We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on the digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (moon) and oo (book), by reading and writing words containing them, such as rain, cheese, night, boat, moon and look. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – This week we shared the text ‘The Great Pet Sale’ by Mick Inkpen to explore money and its value, such as 1p and 2p coins. If you had 10p to spend and you bought a mouse for 1p, how much change would you have left?

 

 

18.05.18

 

Literacy – This week we have continued exploring woodland animals by sharing the text ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. They have labelled Gruffalo pictures, such as ‘orange eyes, black tongue’ and formed sentences about the story. They have all enjoyed singing the Gruffalo song and using Makaton signs.

 

Phonics – We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and digraphs. This week we focused on the digraphs: sh, ch, th, ng, by reading and writing words containing them, such as wish, chin, think, ring. Please continue to practise reading and writing sentences at home.

 

Maths – We introduced the concept of estimation and problem solving by guessing how many beads could fit in a box, then counting them to find out the actual answer. We varied the objects and containers and encouraged the children to record the amount in different ways, such as using dots rather than the numeral.

 

 

11.05.18

 

Literacy – This week we have read storybooks by Eric Carle, such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html

We have enjoyed drawing and labelling our own life cycles. We have also explored making butterflies using tissue paper and coloured water.

What do you know about life cycles?

 

Phonics – We have continued to revisit previously learnt words and introduced the Phase 4 tricky words: do, when, out, what, my, her, by reading those daily and writing sentences.

 

Maths – We have learnt about doubles and halves, for example when sharing a pretend pizza with our friends. We have also explored subtraction when reading the storybook ’10 Seeds’ by Ruth Brown and writing number sentences, such as 10-1=9.

If you had 6 strawberries, how could you share them between 2 or 3 friends?

Can you share 5 strawberries fairly?

 

 

Letters and Sounds Workshop

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