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Reception


BluebellsLittle Acorns

Class teacher: Miss Hayes
Class teaching assistants: Mrs Bourne & Mr Holmes 

Hello and welcome to the Bluebells class page. We are all very excited to be in Reception and have had a fantastic start to our year with our new teachers. We are a kind and caring class that love coming to school to work hard and have lots of fun. We enjoy playing with our friends and taking part in all of the fun and exciting activities in our classroom. One of our favourite areas is our Reading Jungle! We love to choose a book and cosy up inside the tent to enjoy the story and illustrations. We have lots of different areas within our classroom that help us to further our learning and apply the skills that we have learnt. Our hands on learning helps us to build relationships with our classmates and challenges us, building our resilience and motivation.  

Topics:   

Our first topic in Reception, is called ‘Why do squirrels hide their nuts?’, this is linked to the changing seasons and in particular, autumn. We will be learning about all of the different celebrations that happen during autumn too, including Diwali and Bonfire Night. Our second topic is called, ‘What happens when I fall asleep?’, this is all about the night-time world and the things that happen when we are asleep. We will be learning about nocturnal animals, people who help us and space. Our third topic is called ‘Do cows drink milk?’, during this topic, we will be learning about animals that live on the farm, life cycles of animals and we will even have some very special visitors in our classroom that will needs lots of love and care! Our final topic in reception is called ‘Are we there yet?’ and is all about the world we live in and different types of transport.  

English texts:   

In Reception, our texts in English are closely linked to our topics and we have a focus on both fiction and non-fiction texts. Throughout the year, we have a big focus on developing our speech and language skills through the oral rehearsal of texts. This is where we learn a variety of stories and actions to help us retell a whole story. This also helps us to develop our writing skills as we are able to remember the things we need to write through oral rehearsal.  

In the autumn term, the texts we focus on are;  

  • Good Night, Gorilla  
  • The Busy Little Squirrel  
  • The Little Red Hen  
  • Owl Babies  

In the spring term, the texts we focus on are;  

  • Elmer  
  • The Way Back Home  
  • Handa’s Surprise  
  • The Three Little Pigs  

In the summer term, the texts we focus on are; 

  • Peace at last  
  • Whatever Next  

Throughout the year, we also have a non-fiction focus on instructions, information writing and trip recounts.  

What we enjoy about Reception:     

‘I like learning my numbers.’ – Finley 

‘I like playing with the construction and building things.’’- Archie  

‘I like painting’’ -Freya  

‘’I like learning my phonics.’ -Maddison  

‘I like reading stories in the reading area.’- Isabella- Rose  

‘I like playing outside and going on the bikes.’ -Lucas  

School roles:   

Each day in Reception, we have a ‘Star of the Day’ who is chosen at the end of each day for being a superstar learner. The star of the day is then given special responsibilities to carry out throughout the day such as, taking the register, being the line leader and handing out fruit at snack and chat time. We love getting a small note to take home and a special sticker to wear. Each star of the day, is also displayed in our classroom to show any visitors how hard we’ve been working.  

Important information about life in Year ….     

In Reception, it is really important that we read at home at least three times a week. When we read at home, it helps us to improve our phonic skills and helps us to practise the sounds we are learning in school. It is also a good opportunity to spot those tricky words in our books! When we read five times a week at home each week, we will get the chance to be entered into a prize draw and we will also get a small prize to award our efforts- this is the Eaton Park Book Worm challenge.  

There are lots of things that you can do at home to help us with our learning in Reception to help us to become independent learners;  

  • Practise writing our name (first and last)  
  • Spot numbers in the environment (0-20)  
  • Let us get dressed and undressed ourselves (including coats, hats, gloves, shoes etc.)  
  • Practise using a knife and fork effectively  
  • Locating our own belongings (coats, bags, shoes etc.)  
  • Talking about changes that we see in the world around us (weather, seasons, animal, appropriate news etc.)  
  • Identifying shapes in the environment 

Useful learning links:  

Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom

Teach Your Monster To Read

Learning Blocks

Cbeebies Little Learners

Ten Town

Class teacher: Miss Barlow
Class teaching assistants: Miss Bailey and Mr Holmes  

Hello! We are the Little Acorns class and we are a hardworking, caring and friendly Reception class who love to learn new things. In Reception, we love our busy learning environmentboth indoors and outdoors, where we apply our new learning when accessing the continuous provision activities. We love to get messy and especially enjoy  creative and water play activities.  

Topics:   

Our first topic in Reception, is called ‘Why do squirrels hide their nuts?’, this is linked to the changing seasons and in particular, autumn. We will be learning about all of the different celebrations that happen during autumn too, including Diwali and Bonfire Night. Our second topic is called, ‘What happens when I fall asleep?’, this is all about the night-time world and the things that happen when we are asleep. We will be learning about nocturnal animals, people who help us and space. Our third topic is called ‘Do cows drink milk?’, during this topic, we will be learning about animals that live on the farm, life cycles of animals and we will even have some very special visitors in our classroom that will needs lots of love and care! Our final topic in reception is called ‘Are we there yet?’ and is all about the world we live in and different types of transport.  

English texts:   

In Reception, our texts in English are closely linked to our topics and we have a focus on both fiction and non-fiction texts. Throughout the year, we have a big focus on developing our speech and language skills through the oral rehearsal of texts. This is where we learn a variety of stories and actions to help us retell a whole story. This also helps us to develop our writing skills as we are able to remember the things we need to write through oral rehearsal.  

In the autumn term, the texts we focus on are;  

  • Good Night, Gorilla  
  • The Busy Little Squirrel  
  • The Little Red Hen
  • Owl Babies  

In the spring term, the texts we focus on are;  

  • Elmer  
  • The Way Back Home  
  • Handa’s Surprise 
  • The Three Little Pigs  

In the summer term, the texts we focus on are; 

  • Peace at last  
  • Whatever Next  

Throughout the year, we also have a non-fiction focus on instructions, information writing and trip recounts.  

What we enjoy about Reception:     

I like working hard. – Bethany  

I like playing with the cars. – Theo  

I like playing with the fire station. – Fletcher  

I like learning my phonics. – Ollie  

I like the magic number of the day. – Noah  

I like doing lots of painting. – Jorgie  

 

School roles:   

Each day in Reception, we have a ‘Star of the Day’ who is chosen at the end of each day for being a superstar learner. The star of the day is then given special responsibilities to carry out throughout the day such as, taking the register, being the line leader and handing out fruit at snack and chat time. We love getting a small note to take home and a special sticker to wear. Each star of the day, is also displayed on our classroom door to show any visitors to our classroom how hard we’ve been working.  

Important information about life in Reception:     

In Reception, it is really important that we read at home at least three times a week. When we read at home, it helps us to improve our phonic skills and helps us to practise the sounds we are learning in school. It is also a good opportunity to spot those tricky words in our books! When we read five times a week at home each week, we will get the chance to be entered into a prize draw and we will also get a small prize to award our efforts– this is the Eaton Park Book Worm challenge.  

There are lots of things that you can do at home to help us with our learning in Reception to help us to become independent learners 

  • Practise writing our name (first and last)  
  • Spot numbers in the environment (0-20)  
  • Let us get dressed and undressed ourselves (including coats, hats, gloves, shoes etc.)  
  • Practise using a knife and fork effectively  
  • Locating our own belongings (coats, bags, shoes etc.)  
  • Talking about changes that we see in the world around us (weather, seasons, animal, appropriate news etc.)  
  • Identifying shapes in the environment 

Useful learning links:  

Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom

Teach Your Monster To Read

Learning Blocks

Cbeebies Little Learners

Ten Town

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