Author Archives: Miss A Joynes

Making Sets

Making Sets

Reception have enjoyed their early maths lessons inspired by ‘Big Ideas in Early Mathematics’. They have been using lots of mathematical vocabulary and have partaken in some critical thinking to sort objects (and themselves!) into sets. The children enjoyed taking turns to sort by their own criteria. The rest of the class needed to identify the ‘rule’.

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Reception have enjoyed lots of ‘firsts’ these past few weeks. They are settling well into life at St Teresa’s and are enjoying all aspects of our creative curriculum. Here they are enjoying their first sessions of PE, dance, forest school and music. Reception have also had their first visit to our school library and have… Continue Reading

Pentecost

Pentecost

Reception completed their Pentecost topic this week. They have produced some beautiful artwork inspired by the story of Pentecost Day and have also re-told the story in their own words with thought to how the disciples felt. Some children wrote words that they thought described the disciples’ emotions. Continue Reading

Pobble Launch Day- My Life as a Window

Pobble Launch Day- My Life as a Window

Reception enjoyed imagining what they would be able to see if they were a window. They thought of their own place for their window to be and talked about their ideas in groups. They drew their window and showed what they could see before writing down their sentences. Reception used some fantastic adjectives and had… Continue Reading

Understanding add and take away

Understanding add and take away

  Reception have enjoyed playing games to develop their understanding of add and take away and the ➕➖ symbols. They used a – + counter and a dice to play a game. They flipped the counter and rolled the dice to see how many marbles they needed to add or take away. Miss Joynes modelled recording… Continue Reading