Autumn 2017

Autumn 2017 Reception

Literacy

In Reception the children have been learning how to say and write the letters of the alphabet. The letters they have been learning the most recently are: n and g. Now they are learning how to write the letters ‘m o g d’ and learning how unique everyone in the world is. Reception have now learned how to write the letters ‘e, r, g and d’. this is really clever. This week Reception have been learning how to write words with ‘sh’ in. They have been learning how to write the letters ‘j’ and ‘w’. This week Reception have been learning and based on the gingerbread man and ‘h’ have been doing character descriptions. In literacy they have been using wonderful adjectives for the bravest fish.  Now this week Reception have been learning about the connective “and” They have been wonderful. Now Reception have been writing sentences with the word ‘but’ in. This week Reception are learning new letter sounds and writing labels. This week they have been learning the letter sounds ‘oo’ and ‘ow’.

I.C.T

In I.C.T they are making robots and houses using shape tools. They have learned how to use a computer in 4 weeks isn’t that amazing! In I.C.T Reception have been learning how to use D.T and they are making designs of Christmas cards. In ICT they have been drawing Halloween pictures on the computer they are really good. In Reception this week they have been creating fire work pictures. They have been very artistic. In I.C.T they have been labelling pictures about the bravest fish.

Topic

Their topic is called `Why can’t I have chocolate for breakfast’ for the first half term and ‘Why is Water wet?’ for the second half. These are good questions to ask your parents and will be good topics for Reception. In topic they have been learning about their senses. This week in topic they have been floating and sinking and also learning about Guy Fawkes. This week reception have been learning about which materials are waterproof. In topic wonderful Reception have been doing Christmas crafts.  NOW reception have been learning about freezing and melting they also have been making Christmas crafts.

P.E

In P.E they have been learning how to throw and catch a ball or beanbag. To be able to catch a ball at this age is really good so they could become cricketers when they are older. In P.E they are doing letter shaped dances and learning why we exercise and about healthy diets. Reception have been jumping up and down as high as they can but they have also been learning how to land safely. This week they have been following instructions. This week in P.E they have been dancing. They have been doing Christmas dances.

Numeracy

In numeracy they have been learning how to count up to 12. Children in Reception are very young so to be able to count up to 12 is really clever and I think I could only count to ten then. In maths they have been learning 1 more than and 1 less than. This week they have been learning about capacity. In reception they have been learning about subtraction. This week reception have been doing number bonds to ten. Now they have been finding missing numbers on a number line up to twenty.

In General

The children in Reception have really settled in to their new class especially the children who have just come in to this school. If I were in reception, I would want to be there every day and not come out because reception is probably the most fun and funniest class in the whole school. Reception is so much fun.

Pupils comments

Luke said that he likes playing outside in the big playground. Sophie said she likes to ‘play outside and inside’. Grace said their nativity was ‘good’ and Rory said it was ‘awesome’. They were all brill in the nativity.

Star of the weeks

Sophie

Grace

Hatty

Harry

Will

Theresa

Neve

Madeline

Oskar

Annie

All of the star of the week have all been fabulous examples to everyone in the school.

R.E

In R.E Reception have been learning about Baptism. Now they have been learning about Judaism and birthdays in Advent. This week they have been opening their calendar and it is a Peppa pig one.

Music

In music Reception have been have been learning their nativity songs and words. This week they have been learning their nativity again. Now they have been performing their nativity it was really good

Science

They have been learning about the water cycle, floating and sinking, and different states of water.