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Reception

Welcome to Reception! 

 

Reception Teachers

RMH – Mrs Mahmood and Mrs Halton and the class is supported by Mrs Akhlaq and Mrs Kauser.

RG – Miss Ghaffar, Mrs Gill and Mrs Foster and the class is supported by Mrs Shaheen and Mrs Begum.

 

Mrs Murphy helps across the two classes in Reception.

 

AHT for EYFS - Miss Turner

 

 

The School Day

Our day starts at 8:40am for start of the day activities. It is important that all children arrive on time into class. The children finish at 3:00pm and any children who have a sibling will be dismissed from Dixon Rd and non siblings are dismissed from Camelot Way.

 

A typical day in Reception 

8:40 - 8:55  - Start of the day activities such as name writing and fine motor activities

9:00 – 9.30 - Phonics

9.30 - 10.00 - Literacy focus

10.00- 11.00- Child initiated learning indoors and outdoors

11.00 - 11.30 – Dough Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4

11.30 - 12.15 - Dinner Time 

12.15 - 12:35 - Maths focus

12.35- 2.20 - Child initiated learning indoors and outdoors

2.20 - 2.40 - Snack time and phonics keep up

2.40-2.55- Story and rhyme time

3.00 - Home time 

 

On Wednesday mornings we have PE and forest school. The children can come to school in their PE kits, remember to bring their warm coats and wellies!

 

 

 

    

Please share a book with your child every night. As they begin to read

words and sentences themselves, they will bring reading books home to

read to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first half term in Reception

 

The children have had a busy time in Reception. All of the children have settled into their new environments and have established lots of new friendship groups.

 

This term we have been learning about Our Families, Pete the Cat and The Gingerbread Man and this week we are learning all about the changes in the weather during Autumn time. 

 

The Children have been very busy learning new graphemes during our daily phonics lessons and have been having a go at writing and applying their own phonic knowledge. 

Weekly Blog

Week beginning 8th November.

We have had a very busy week in Reception. We are beginning to apply our phonics knowledge to read and write words independently. Look at our writing!

 

We have been listening to the story 'Little Red Riding Hood' and we are working hard at retelling the story so that we can go and share it with the nursery children.

 

We have been developing our knowledge of religious celebrations as Mrs Vara visited us and told us all about how she celebrated Divali last week. We are developing our questioning skills and we have become very good at describing our observations.

 

We are also learning about important things that have happened in the past. We observed a 2 minute silence on Remembrance Day and we used many different techniques to create art work inspired by poppies.

 

Our Teachers have been been very impressed with how quickly we have learnt new words to describe a journey. We have also been showing a good understanding of numbers up to 5 and we are very good at subitising! If you're not sure what that word means come and ask one of us, we are very good at explaining what it is.

 

We have been demonstrating many of our school values and our Teachers have been impressed with how much determination we are showing when learning new skills in Reception.

 

A fantastic week.

 

 

Week beginning 15th-19th November:

This week was anti-bulling week so we talked about how we can be kind to others and ourselves. We made cards for our friends and wrote one kind word to say to them. On Friday it was Children in Need so we had lots of fun wearing spots and doing spotty activities. Our literacy focus was on the story of Little red riding hood. The children had a go at creating their own red riding hood masks out of paper plates to re-enact the story. Finally, throughout the week in maths, we have been looking at numbers with a deeper understanding. We can see children are starting to apply their mathematical knowledge to form number sentences. It has been a busy but fun week for us.

 

Week beginning 22nd November

Wow! Another busy week in Reception where we have seen some lovely skills developing. The children have really impressed us this week as they are showing they can apply their phonics skills independently, when reading and writing. It has been a pleasure to see many children reading words now so please encourage your child to read their home reading book to you and show off their reading skills!

 

We have really enjoyed listening to and acting out the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We have produced some detailed story maps showing excellent knowledge of the story. We have also enjoyed drawing and painting bears and caves.

 

The children are all gaining a really good understanding of number 0-5. They really enjoy learning through 'Numberblocks' which is an excellent educational programme to watch with your child.

We have enjoyed our learning outdoors, particularly creating obstacle courses for the Beebots and going on bug hunts. Remember to look under rocks and logs when exploring outdoors at home and tell us what you find!

 

29th November 2021

We have really enjoyed the story 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson. We have explored different materials to create our own stickmen. We have really impressed our Teachers this week with our writing as we are using our phonics to write sentences now!!!

 

 

We were very lucky on Friday as we joined a zoom meeting and met a famous author called Nick Sharratt. We listened to him as he read us the story 'Shark in the Snow' and he helped us develop our drawing skills. Some of us would like to illustrate books when we are older, what do you think of our drawing skills?

 

We are now very good at comparing numbers, we have enjoyed lots of games where we have explored who has more? Ask us to play the number game 'Ick, Ack, Ock'. We are very good at using language to compare numbers when we play this game.

 

Another fantastic week in Reception!

 

Week beginning 7th-11th February 2022 

This week we have been listening to the story of the tiger who came for tea. The children have been working hard to make tiger masks and re-telling the story to their friends. Our teachers in reception are very impressed as children are starting to use digraphs in their writing. This week was also mental health week where children had the opportunity to share what makes them happy and how they improve their mental health. Children have said "playing with my friends" and "helping my mummy clean" makes them feel better. 

 

Another fantastic week in reception!

Week beginning 12th September 2022:


The reception teacher’s are very impressed at how well all the children have settled into their new environments. They have established lots of new friendship groups and have been very busy.

 

This week in Reception the children have enjoyed drawing pictures of their first week of school. We have also been focusing on the story Pete the cat. We talked about the different places Pete visited around school and participated in numerous craft activities. Lastly, the children have enjoyed exploring our outdoors area, particularly creating pictures with loose parts. 

 

A fantastic first week to reception.

 

 

 

Our Classrooms

We hope to offer the children an exciting and interesting environment to explore freely. We provide lots of collections of resources in baskets for the children to independently access. We aim to provide opportunities for children to explore their own ideas and learn through play with them being independent in their choices allowing child led inquiry to take place.

Outdoor Learning

We believe experiences outdoors are important for children's development and learning.

We provide the opportunity for children to explore through play in the outdoor environment which uses the space and nature that we have. We provide opportunities for developing skills in communication, reading, writing, maths and problem solving through outdoor learning.

There are a variety of resources available to the children which encourage risk taking and help support physical development such as large construction blocks, wooden planks and crates.

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