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The Reception children are taught by Mrs. Bayley, the class teacher.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs. Welsh.

 

Mrs. Hawkins-Farrow and Mrs Shaw also help us with our learning.

 

 

 

Reception class welcome letter

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We are Reception Class!  Watch us learn!

Happy Birthday to these children who celebrate their 5th birthday this half term:-

 

Abdulhamiid, Ella-Rose, Oleena and Gruffydd!

 

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It's a Bugs Life! We have enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow and turn into butterflies. It was interesting to observe them so close up and then release them from the net. We also had a fun open afternoon looking for mini-beasts and doing some creative artwork.

National Science Week - The children in Nursery and Reception class got together for a morning of science. The completed Euro Tunnel made using Lego and worked on collaboratively was very impressive. The children were very interested in finding out how our brain helps to work our body.

National Science Week - The children in Nursery and Reception class got together for a morning of science. The completed Euro Tunnel made using Lego and worked on collaboratively was very impressive. The children were very interested in finding out how our  brain helps to work our body.  1

Red Nose Day - we heard about a talented boy called Farhad who had to leave his country, we learnt a little sign language from Mr Tumble and sang about how we can all shine!!

Red Nose Day - we heard about a talented boy called Farhad who had to leave his country, we learnt a little sign language from Mr Tumble and sang about how we can all shine!! 1

Zoolab visited school as part of our Chinese New Year celebrations. Alina didn't have a dragon but brought a smaller version to show the children. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking at the gerbil, tarantula, snake, African snail and frog. We learnt a lot of interesting facts. Did you know that a snail's poo is the colour of the food it eats??!!

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A-Z of The Wind in the Willows

Reception class made an alphabet book for the story The Wind in the Willows. We are proud of their super illustrations and writing!

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100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1

This week Reception class have been inspired by the story book 'Where the Poppies now Grow' written by Hillary Robinson and Martin Impey. We acted out scenes from the story where we pretended to build an air shelter, join the army, march and charge like soldiers, be in the trenches, and fight behind the barricades. We have had a good go at learning the story off by heart! We looked at what it was like living in the trenches and labelled a picture. We also did some marching with Nursery class – left, right, left, right.. - while singing the Grand Old Duke of York!! They have made aerodromes, planes and trenches using the construction toys and the children have done some super drawings and paintings of poppies. We ended the week making poppies and poppy wreaths.

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Surpise storytime! Gemma from Silverdale library came to read some stories and encouraged the children to join the library for free.

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The week we met our Buddies!

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Spring Term - Home and School Support

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Please continue to make a note of any of your child's achievements at home and send them into school to be displayed on our board. They are lovely to read and help to contribute to your child's assessment throughout the year.

 

  • The focus in mathematics is to gain a good grasp of number recognition and counting. They will be learning to use a number line to find the answer to addition and subtraction number sentences and learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • In writing, we are encouraging the children to say what they want to write, to sound out phonemes in the words they want to use and to remember that a sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces and ends with a full stop.
  • Reading progression will be developed by the children using their daily phonics lessons to 'sound out' words as they learn to read words with digraphs and trigraphs (2 or 3 letters - one sound e.g. 'igh'). They will begin to recognise and say Phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words in their reading. Your continued support with their reading at home is very important. Remember they could win a reading prize if their diary is signed five times a week!

 

If you have any queries about what your child is learning or about how you can help please don't hesitate to ask.

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Important Class Information

 

Reading books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.        

 

We change for PE on a Monday. 

 

At morning break, the children may have milk and toast. Toast costs 25p per day. Please send any monies for the week or half term into school in a named envelope.

 

Milk is free for Reception children until their 5th birthday.

 

Free fruit is offered in the afternoons.

 

Please ensure your child has a filled water bottle in school everyday.

Useful websites and information for phonics development

 

www.letterandsounds.com (useful for phonics)

www.doorwayonline.org.uk  (useful for + - 10, odd/even numbers)

Twinkl phonics app (useful for phonics)

Bee Bot app - (useful for directional maths)

Heat pad app (useful for writing)

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library  (this is a very good website)

www.mymaths.co.uk/ 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.tentown.co.uk

 

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