Welcome to Reception.
We have had a great start to the new year! We have been doing lots of fabulous work on our new topic, 'Once Upon a Time' We started by looking at the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk' We did some fantastic writing based on the story and linked lots of our provision to it as well. We planted some cress seeds as they grow quickly so we could learn how to look after a plant. We have learnt that we need to keep the cress watered otherwise it will not grow and we have enjoyed checking on our cress, watching it grow tall, strong and a healthy green colour. Watch this space for the photographs.
We have also been learning about The Chinese New Year this week. We have been reading the story about the Jade Emperor made the animals race across the river to determine the order of the years in the Chinese zodiac. We have linked our writing to the story this week and we have enjoyed serving some Chinese food in our kitchen in Provision. we have also got a display of Chinese artefacts which we have enjoyed handling and talking about and some of us have made Chinese lanterns after we learnt about the Lantern festival which is celebrated at the end of the Chinese New Year.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Sharing session this morning. It was lovely to see so many of you in class enjoying your children's books. We all had a lovely morning and I will upload some photos as soon as I can.
The children have settled back in very well after half term and got back into the routines of school. We had a very successful 'hook day' where the children dressed up as their favourite Julia Donaldson character. This led us nicely into our new topic 'Julia Donaldson'.
We have started with the book The Gruffalo. The children have made the Gruffalo using playdough, junk (boxes and household items), paper and wooden blocks. Homes for the characters in story have also been made both indoors and outdoors.
We have started phase 3 in our Letters and Sounds phonics programme and your child will have brought home a reading book which can be changed as regularly as they like. We've also got a lovely range of library books the children can change weekly.
We've had a great start to the year in Reception! The children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines in school.
We have started the term by learning all about Superheroes. We thought about how we are all super and special things we can do. We then looked at our super bodies - the children loved doing exercises and activities using our bodies. The children thought about the superheroes in their family and drew a picture of them.
During the first few weeks the children have been exploring the provision in the classroom and have been getting used to using each area properly. We've also made the most of the great weather by doing lots of outdoor play.
The children have done really well with their school dinners in the hall and seem so grown up already!
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