On this page you will find lots of information about what the children have been getting up to.
This half term our topic has been 'Where do we live and what do we celebrate?' The children enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and why Remembrance Day is special. We have been looking at our local area and learning the names of the streets around us at school. We greatly enjoyed a walk around Forest Hall. We kept an eye out for things that were natural and things that were man-made. We used our sense of direction to guide us back to school and tried hard to use the directional language 'left', 'right' and 'straight ahead'. Once back at school we enjoyed drawing maps of the route we took on our walk. We have been reading the story 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have used our phonic knowledge to help us write some simple captions to accompany pictures from the story. We are very much looking forward to Christmas and finding out about the differences between Christmas in the past and Christmas now.
Welcome to Reception's class page. On this page you will find our timetable and information about what we have been getting up to in the classroom. Mrs Lee and I (Mrs Getlevog) are really pleased with how well all of the new Reception children have settled into school life. There have been a lot of new things for the children to get used to such as getting changed for PE, eating in the dinner hall, playing on the big yard and going to assembly. The children have taken all of these new experiences in their stride and are settled into their new routines. Our topic for this half term is 'Who Am I?' during 'Understanding the World' sessions (UTW) children will be carrying out activities and developing skills based on this topic. We will be talking about our families and where we live. We will discuss how our families and homes may be similar or different to those of other people. We will be labelling the human body and exploring the 5 senses. We will also name and learn to recognise different emotions and discuss our likes and dislikes. We will also look at what Harvest is and why it is celebrated and notice and discuss changes that happen during Autumn. We are all looking forward to starting our learning journey together!
This is what the children use in the classroom to support them with their writing. When saying the sounds they can hear in words, they look for the sound on the mat before writing it down.
Click on the document below to see a selection of books we recommend for Reception age children. The list includes books that we have enjoyed sharing with children and books that we know children of this age enjoy!
If you do not have any of these books at home you will most likely be able to find it being read aloud online.
Read, Write, Inc Sound Blending eBooks.
You can access some of the 'Sound Blending' books here.
Oxford Owl have stopped the free instant access to these resources. To access the e-books and other phonics resources, please visit the Read Write Inc Oxford Owl Website. Find the 'class login' button at the top and enter the following information: Username:Year1AshFHPS
These are words that we can not 'sound out' (Fred Talk) in the way we would 'sound out' green word cards in Read, Write, Inc. These words have to be learnt by sight.
In Read, Write, Inc 'special friends' are a pair of letters that make a sound.
The White Rose Maths Early Years scheme of work uses some 'Number Blocks' videos to explain ideas and mathematical thinking. This link will take you to various 'Number Blocks' videos on YouTube.
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What a term of firsts we have had! First day at school, first school dinner, first time in the 'big yard' and reading our first words to name a few! We are really proud of how well the children have settled into Reception and school life.
The children enjoyed finding out about their class mates and themselves during our topic 'Who Am I?' The children were amazed with our 'magic oven' that turned their play dough gingerbread men into real gingerbread men! During our topic 'What Happened Long Long Ago?' we discovered why we have fireworks on bonfire night, made poppy artwork for Remembrance Day, learnt what a ball is (the dancing type) during our work on the story of Cinderella and have found out what happened long ago in the Christmas Story. More recently the children have had great fun finding our elf every morning. His name is Chocolate. The children suggested names and then they voted for their favourite. We are now super excited for our Christmas party and other Christmas treats!
Mrs Lee and I (Mrs Getlevog) wish all of our children and their families a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!