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Reception Class 2019/2020

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find lots of information about what we have been doing and learning. 

Welcome to Reception!

Hello and welcome back! I hope you all had an exciting and restful break, and a ready for the busy term ahead. 

This term we are looking at 'Growing' and will be linking our learning and playing to this. We will be looking at the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk and Jasper's Beanstalk, and using these to develop our learning. We will also be planting seeds and observing the change over time, as well as thinking about how the outside environment is changing as we head into Spring!

For weekly learning information, please see the information board on the window of our classroom.  

I will be teaching the class alongside Mrs Schertel (Mon-Fri) and Mrs Seiler (Tuesday and Thursday mornings). We will work together to support your child in their learning.


Miss Manning

Spring Term 2

This half term has flown by! We have been looking at 'Growing' by going on Spring walks and looking at signs of Spring, planting seeds and linked our learning to several stories such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and 'Sam plants a sunflower'. We have discussed the differences we might see in Spring, and the weather we might have- we have even experienced some snow! We have had a visit from Jo, who came to talk to us about keeping our teeth healthy, and a very exciting (albeit short!) visit from the fire fighters. 

We have whizzed through phase 3 phonics and have all worked really hard on segmenting and blending for both reading and writing. We even had a go at writing 'secret' messages with some UV pens. 

In maths we have looked at symmetry, shapes, adding, bonds to 10 and weighing. 

In PE we have made lots of shapes with our bodies, strengthened our cores by making bridges with our bodies and improved our hand-eye co-ordination by playing lots of catch. What a busy few weeks!


Week Commencing 06.01.20

What a brilliant first week back! This week we learnt more about 3D shapes and their properties, practised making and writing CVC words, played phonics hopscotch and showed off our coordination skills with a ball in PE. Some great catching!! This week was also particularly exciting as we went outside on the playground with the rest of the school at lunchtime!


Week commencing 18.11.19

Such a busy few weeks that I’ve forgotten to update the website! This week we partitioned the number 5 and showed it in lots of ways, we explored the frost on the coldest day we have had so far, and we practised our balancing during our ‘Balanceability’ sessions! We looked at zoo animals even more too! 

Week commencing 21.10.19

A great final week to the first half term! I can't believe we have been here for 8 weeks already. Well done Reception for settling in so well!

This week we have done lots more work on 2d shapes, done some 'mirroring' in PE, finished phase 2 phonics and learnt a little bit about Diwali!

Week Commencing 14.10.19

This week has consisted of being detectives! We have been learning 2D shapes, so we went on a shape hunt around the school to see what shapes we could find in the school grounds. Lots! We also talked a lot about God making the world and what things we could see that God made. All alongside lots of phonics learning and Child Initiated play!

Week Commencing 7.10.19

This week we have been doing lots more work about 'We're going on a bear hunt', including some musical sound effects to go with the story!

We did lots of fun learning, including some mud writing outside, some number matching, making a water slide for the cars, measuring how far the cars travel, and making maps with our buddies!

Week commencing 30.09.19

This week has been less wet but not less muddy- sorry! We have has lots of fun though! We have been looking at the story of 'We're going on a bear hunt' and then children (and adults!) had great fun building the bear new homes out of the cardboard that you so generously donated. We have been looking closely at the numbers 1-5, and continued with our phonics learning. This week we have looked at the letters 'g,o,c,k'. Then today we finally met our buddies!

Week Commencing 23.09.19

Another great week at school! This week we have practised our numbers to 10 and 20, started to blend CVC words, sorted through jelly for numbers, wriggled and crawled like animals in the jungle, made obstacle courses and monster traps! Lots of rain this week so some very muddy and wet puddles (and children-sorry!). The children have also enjoyed having a play on the big children's jungle gym! Looking forward to next week for some Bear Hunt fun!

Our first few weeks at school!

Our first few weeks at school have been great! We have settled very well and have enjoyed Busy Fingers to strengthen our hands, lots of singing and counting games in maths, and beginning to learn our sounds in Phonics! We have had lots of fun playing inside and outside as well!