Reception

Continuous Provision in Reception

Continuous Provision in Reception

It has been a busy first week back after the Easter holidays. There has been lots going on in Reception both in the classroom and in the outdoor area.
The children have been practising counting to 20 and beyond and were challenged to complete the Numicon challenge and record the answers.


In the outside area the children played track games taking turns and carefully counting.

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In R.E. The children have been learning about the Jewish celebration of Purim and they made their own masks as part of the celebration.

The theme this half term is Ticket to Ride with a focus this week on trains. The children have been writing sentences about trains, listening to stories about them and building their own with large and small equipment.

Art in Reception

Art in Reception

The children have been learning about the famous artist ‘Van Gogh’ and have studied his painting called ‘Sunflowers.’ They looked at the techniques he used, the choice of colour and talked about how the painting made them feel. The children enjoyed painting their own sunflower pictures and mixing the colours to get the shade they… Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Reception have been learning about Chinese New Year. They have completed lots of activities in the provision linked to it. They have been cutting and sticking making wonderful dragon masks, making dancing dragon by learning how to constantina paper and have made colourful paper lanterns. Outside the children have been writing Chinese numbers in red… Continue Reading

Amazing Animals

Amazing Animals

Reception have been busy learning all about jungle animals the topic ‘Amazing Animals.’ The children enjoyed writing their own sentences about jungle animals. The challenge in the finger gym was to wrap as many elastic bands around the jungle animals as possible. The children enjoyed completing the world map jigsaw and found working as a… Continue Reading

Reception in forest school

Reception in forest school

Reception had a fabulous session in forest school today. The session was based around this week’s focused book ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ The first job was to collect lots of sticks to be used to build a house of sticks. Next the children used their fine motor skills to make one of the characters from… Continue Reading

Reception

Reception

This week Reception have had a busy week with lots of activities and tasks available during continuous provision. The children enjoyed making fireworks with the Numicon pieces. As they completed the picture they talked about the  number each piece represented. They used oil pastels and chalks to create our own firework pictures and discussed the… Continue Reading

History in Reception

History in Reception

October is Black History Month and Reception have been learning all about a lady called Rosa Parks. They learnt all about her life and the treatment of black people. One day Rosa Parks decided she would not give up her seat on the bus for a white person. Her small action brought big changes! Continue Reading

Reception

Reception

What a fun week Reception have had learning through being actively engaged in a range of tasks and activities. Here is a flavour of some of the excellent learning that went on. The children were challenged to create their own conker run. They worked out that they had to raise one end of the channelling… Continue Reading

Maths in Reception

Maths in Reception

This week the children have been practising their subitising skills using their perceptual subitising to recognise instantly the number of sounds the could hear. They enjoyed playing together in the music area banging on the instruments whilst their friend recorded how many. The children have used Numberblocks 1, 2 and 3 to create their own… Continue Reading