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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

This week we have been learning:

 

20.04.18

 

Welcome back and we hope you all had a great holiday!

 

Our new topic this term is ‘Animals Around the World’. The children are already very excited about this and are sharing what they know about animals, their habitats and different environments.

 

Literacy – We have begun to explore the different environments animals live in, such as the city, countryside, forest, arctic, desert and rainforest.

 

Phonics – We revisited all previously learnt phonemes and graphemes. The children have already begun using their phonic knowledge to write animal names, such as 'my favourite animal is...' 

Draw a picture of an animal and write a short sentence about it.

 

Maths – We have introduced sorting objects into categories by identifying key features, such as birds have feathers and four legged animals.

Reminder: Visit to Stave Hill Ecological Park.

Wednesday 25th April 09.15am – 11.15am.

 

 

29.03.18

 

Literacy: Phonics – Your child took home a list of words to practise reading and writing. This supports their learning into the summer term. Can you make a sentence using a selection of these words?

 

Maths – We have enjoyed exploring pattern and the language used to describe them, such as zigzag, stripes and spots. What patterns can you find around you?

 

We wish you a happy holiday, we return back to school on Tuesday 17th April at the usual time.

 

 

23.03.18

 

Literacy – Using ideas from the focus text ‘Supertato’ and ‘Supertato Veggies Assemble’, the children used their independent writing to create superhero splats, such as POW! ZAP! KERPOW! Can you make your own at home?

 

Phonics – We are continuing to recap all previously learnt digraphs and high-frequency words. All the children are attempting writing across different areas of learning, so please continue to encourage them to write at home.

 

Maths – To support this week’s focus on money (1p and 2p coins), we shared ‘The Shopping Basket’ by John Burningham and explored number bonds to 10 using coins. The children have also enjoyed creating and using a ‘Farmers’ Market’ set up outside. We have been solving problems: I have 10 pennies and I bought milk costing 2 pennies, how many pennies do I have left?

 

16.03.18

 

Literacy – This week we have continued sharing the focus text ‘Supertato’ and introduced ‘Supertato Veggies Assemble’ by Sue Hendra to explore goodies and baddies, such as the Evil Pea! What makes him bad? Have you found any evil peas in your freezer?

 

Phonics – We are continuing to recap all previously learnt digraphs and high-frequency words. All the children are attempting writing across different areas of learning, so please continue to encourage them to write at home.

 

Maths – This week we shared ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ by Raymond Briggs to explore measure. We have been using non-standard measure to find out how tall, long, short or wide different objects are. We are using cubes to measure the growth of beans we planted recently.

 

09.03.18

 

Literacy – We have enjoyed sharing our new focus text ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra. The children have drawn pictures of the story characters and we are looking forward to learning more about the text in the coming week.

 

World Book Day! The children had a lovely time wearing their different costumes and talking about their favourite characters.

 

Phonics – We are continuing to recap all previously learnt digraphs and high-frequency words. All the children are attempting writing across different areas of learning, so please continue to encourage them to write at home.

 

Maths – We explored positional language, such as forwards, backwards, left and right through songs, games and using programmable Beebots to follow a path.

 

02.03.18

 

Literacy – This week we continued to share the traditional tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We looked at the characteristics of the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ and created ‘Beware of the…’ posters.

 

Phonics – We continued to practise reading and writing all previously learnt digraphs and high-frequency words. All the children are attempting writing across different areas of learning, so please continue to encourage them to write at home.

 

Maths - This week we have enjoyed sharing the text ‘The Enormous Turnip’ to explore the concepts of ‘push’ and ‘pull’ related to the mathematical area of Shape, Space and Measure.

Letters and Sounds Workshop

Wow Cloud!

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