Welcome to the Reception Class 2017-18 with Miss Diplock, Mrs Guest, Mrs Dray & Mrs Rayner.
Check back here regularly to find out what is happening in Reception this term.
Welcome to Summer Term in Reception
Our topics this term will cover Growing, Minibeasts and Animal Fair and will span the entire Summer Term. We will be focussing heavily on developing and mastering the early learning goals which the government expects children to achieve by the end of the Reception year.
During the first half of the term, children will continue to develop their personal, social and emotional development through stories focussed on minibeasts. They will form a greater understanding of the world around them by planting seeds, observing a life cycle of a frog and noticing changes over time. They will hunt for minibeasts outside and talk about similarities and differences between bugs.
Mad About Minibeasts (Giles Andreae)
Our first week focussed on the story 'Mad About Minibeasts' (Giles Andreae). We painted some beautiful minibeasts.
The children wrote some sentences describing minibeasts...
Can you guess the minibeast?
Exploring & identifying minibeasts
We labelled the minibeasts on Espresso
The children read statements and matched them to the minibeast
They conducted their own surveys to find out which minibeast was most popular
This is our Garden Centre role play area
Pre-school gave us some tadpoles to learn about the life cycle of a frog
We wrote about the different stages in the life cycle
We cut up and stuck images in the correct order to create the life cycle
We wrote sentences to describe the stages in the cycle
The Bad Tempered Ladybird (Eric Carle)
Welcome back to the first half of the Spring Term
Our new topic ‘Superheroes & Villains’ will span the first half of the Spring Term. The topic will begin with familiar people who help us in our own lives before moving on to community helpers and finally fantasy superheroes. During this topic we will talk about adopting a growth mind-set and encourage the children to adopt a positive can-do attitude.
Think like a superhero!
Welcome back to our Reception Class
Our new topic is 'Superheroes and Villains'
A visit from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
We met Indiana Bones the skeleton and found out about the bones inside our body.
Taking on the role of a vet.
Billy Body- exploring vital organs
Using a stethoscope to listen to our heartbeat.
"Look what's inside our heart"
Look at our wonderful costumes....
Spring Term 2
This half term our topic will be 'Into the Woods'. We will be reading lots of stories that link to the woodland theme, starting with Little Red Riding Hood.
The children wrote sentences to describe what they could see on each page in the story.
Forest Friday Woodland Adventure
Little Red Riding Hood
Each group received a letter from Little Red Riding Hood explaining that she had lost her Grandma's shopping as she was walking through the woods that morning. They worked together to read the names of the objects in the letter before going to look for them. After they had found each object, they practised writing the names of it. Lots of the words contained digraphs and even some trigraphs.
Looking for Grandma's shopping
Writing labels for the objects
Forest Friday Woodland Adventure
Each group picked a character from a story bag and worked together as a team to create a house for their animal/creature.
An underground house for the fox
A comfy log pile house for the snake
A tree top house for the owl
Who is this creature with terrible claws.....
The Beast from the East
We all watched the snow falling thick and fast from inside the classroom. Some of us managed to get outside to enjoy it with our friends.
World Book Day 2018
The children dressed up as their favourite story book characters. How many can you name?
Can you name the character?
Who did Mrs Guest dress up as?
We created our own class A-Z of story book characters using photos of the children in their costumes.
Which characters do you recognise?
Stick Man (Julia Donaldson)
We made our own stick characters
Look at our wonderful creations. The children created Stick Men, Stick Ladies and even Stick Babies!
We painted the Stick Man character
Reading sentences and matching them to illustrations from the story
Stick Man Maths- We practised our addition and subtraction calculations
Stick Man took some leaves away from the family tree and we calculated how many were left by counting back
We used our stick characters to create simple stories. After sharing lots of ideas, each child chose a setting for their story.
They drew a picture to represent the beginning, middle and end of their story. We practised telling our stories aloud before writing them.
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term
We hope you all had a great half term break. Our new topic is 'Our Cool World' and we will be learning about different festivals and celebrations around the world.
Welcome to our Reception Class
Congratulations for completing your first week at big school, you are settling in to new school routines amazingly well. Our first topic is 'All About Me' and we have all been busy getting to know each other and establishing new class rules and boundaries. The 'All About Me Bags' are a huge success and we are enjoying finding out more about each child when they bring their bag to school. This activity is also helping with our speaking and listening skills.
A maths game made by a child over the summer holidays using the dice we gave you
Roll it....write it.....count it....
We took some wonderful photos of the children on their first day of school. Our year 6 buddies came to play with us in the classroom and also took us to the hall at lunchtime.
The year 6 children came to meet their buddies and play in the classroom
Getting to know our buddies
Our year 6 buddies took us to the hall for lunch