Reception News 2016-2017
This week in Reception (w/b 11 September 2017)
This week we will be learning the sounds ‘s’, ‘a’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ and begin to blend sounds together.
In maths we are beginning to recite and recognise numbers to 10 and beyond, as well as counting backwards from 10.
We are starting our topic ‘All about us and Britain’, learning more about each other during circle times and PSHCEE. We will also be learning about the country we live in during shared reading. In art we are making salt dough versions of ourselves.
We will also be experimenting with different ways of moving in our outdoor area.
Thursday evening is our ‘Parents information’ meeting. We will give out key information about the year ahead.
Fire Officer visit
Children from the nursery, pre-school, Reception and the infant classes had a fantastic time when they had a visit from a team of fire officers from Upton fire station. Ray and his team showed the excited children the fire engine and all the equipment. Great fun was had by all especially when the children were allowed to sit inside the fire engine and have a go at hitting a target with the fire hose! Ray also gave a talk on fire safety and explained what to do in case of a fire. “Get out and stay out” was the key message.
A big thanks to Ray and his team for taking time to come to Avalon. We all had a great time!
This week in Reception (W/b 27 February)
This week we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘air’ and ‘ure’. We are also learning tricky word ‘you’.
In maths we are beginning to look at time, approaching this practically first.
We are starting our new topic ‘Pirates’ this week. The class will be helping turn our role play area into a pirate ship and creating their own pirates and mermaids.
We will also be testing our ability to give directions and trust each other when we guide a partner blindfolded around the outdoor area.
World Book day is this Thursday and the children are excited to dress up for our garden theme.
This week in Reception (W/B 13 February)
This week, we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘oi’ and ‘ear’.
In maths, we are looking at 3D shapes in the environment, learning their names and properties. We will be sorting shapes and carrying out experiments to see which roll.
The class will also be learning about the history behind Valentine's day and writing about the people they love. They may even make a craft to bring home at the end of the week.
We will also be testing our throwing skills in the outdoor area, attempting to throw beanbags into various hearts!
Our second spelling test will take place on Friday morning.
This week in Reception (WB 6 Feb)
This week we will be recapping the sounds ‘or’ and ‘ur’, writing words containing these sounds. We also be starting to learn our spellings. They will go home on a Monday and be tested on a Friday.
In maths we are starting to look at 3D shapes and their properties. The class did brilliantly at their 2D shape hunt around the school and are looking forward to learning their 3D shapes.
We are continuing our new topic of Chinese New Year. This week we are retelling the zodiac story and are going to recreate some dragon dancing outside.
In PSHCEE we are discussing internet safety.
This week in Reception (wb 30th Jan)
This week we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘ur’ and ‘or’. We will also be learning tricky word ‘my’.
In maths we are looking at 2D shapes in the environment, learning their names and properties.
The class will be writing their own menus to go in our Chinese restaurant in our role-play area.
In PSHCEE we are continuing to discuss living a healthy lifestyle.
This week in Reception (wb 23rd Jan)
This week we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘oa’, ‘oo’ and ‘ar’. We are also going to learn tricky word ‘was’.
In maths we are starting to look at 2D shapes and their properties.
We are beginning our new topic of Chinese New Year. This week we are learning about how it is celebrated and making links between how we celebrate our New Year.
In PSHCEE we are discussing staying safe at home and at school.
This week in Reception (wb 16th Jan)
This week we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘ai’ and ‘igh’.
In maths we are continuing to look at subtraction. We will be practising our mental addition and subtraction of single digit numbers.
The class did a fantastic job of collecting evidence and investigating who took Fluffy’s sweets last week. We even had the real police come in and tell us about their jobs. This week we will be writing up our findings.
In PSHCEE we are discussing living a healthy lifestyle.
Fluffys sweets have gone missing! (W/B14 Jan)
Fluffy's sweets went missing from the Reception classroom. The children collected and examined all of the evidence. They noticed that the footprints collected were too big to be a childs so they had to belong to an adult. They worked in groups to write questions to help them find the culprit then interviewed various staff members. The real police then came to tell them what a good job they had done with their investigating and tell them all about the work that they do. We even got to sit in the police car and turn the lights and siren on.
This week in Reception (wb 9th Jan)
This week we will be recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘th’, ‘ng’ and ‘ee’.
In maths we are looking at addition and subtraction. We will be finishing our snowman number problems to hang around the classroom.
We will also be starting our new topic ‘people who help us’. We will be setting up our Police Station and the class will investigate events that occur in the classroom.
In PSHCEE we are discussing our New Years' Resolutions.
This Week (wb 12th Dec)
This week we have been recapping the sounds we already know and learning sounds ‘sh’ and ‘ch’. We also learnt tricky words such as‘we’, ‘me’ and ‘be’.
In maths we have been looking at subtraction and making some snowman number problems to hang around the classroom.
We have also made our Christmas cards and calendars to send home. The class were excited to get all of the glitter out!!!
We were very busy rehearsing for our Infant Nativity too.
In PSHCEE we are learning all about how to look after our pets.
Animals take over
As part of our topic of owls, animal experts from "Animals Take Over" in Ellesmere Port brought some feathered friends to school to meet our Reception children. The children were very excited to meet Jesse the barn owl and learned how to hold him very carefully!
Brilliant body parts
We have been learning 'all about me'. The children drew self-portraits and labelled body parts on a picture. We have also been looking at height, and ordering objects by height. Have a look at our gallery on the right for some more fantastic drawings.