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Previous Learning Journal 22/23

Summer Term

Summer Term 2 - Week 6

 

This week we have continued to develop our knowledge around our Topic - Beside the Sea!
Our writing opportunities this week have included; writing what we can see at a British seaside; writing our weekend news and writing sentences that include ’and’.  In Phonics we have continued to consolidate our Phase 3 learning and apply this in sentences (both Reading and writing). In Maths we have been consolidating our terms learning, including writing addition and subtraction number sentences. 

 

In our continuous provision we have enjoyed; counting and exploring number through shells; exploring outdoors in the mud kitchen and sand areas; drawing and writing about our favourite story characters.

Summer Term Stay and Play
 

The children have loved having their families in for our final stay and play of the year,  During our stay and play the children were able to share and celebrate their learning from this term, as well as play in their favourite areas with their families! 

Summer Term 2 - Week 5

After beginning our week litter-picking during our outdoor adventure we became quite concerned about the littler in our local area. The children have enjoyed writing posters to remind everyone that rubbish needs to be put in the bin. Reception class tried very hard to create their posters and were very proud of them. 
 

We have also enjoyed two transition days with our teacher for next year, Miss Bateson. We did some fun activities that would help us to get to know her and for her to get to know us. We had a great two days and we are all looking forward to moving into Year 1 next year.

Our Outdoor Adventure 
We have had a very exciting morning out in the rain. Our outdoor adventure took us stream walking, litter picking and exploring the woodland near school. 

After focussing on the book ‘Who swallowed Stanley’ we have shown a great interest in looking after our environment - an important matter to us is caring for our woodland and more specifically how it is affected by litter.

We worked as a team to collect lots of the litter left out in the woodland; we spoke about how bad it is to litter, what animals the litter could harm and how awful it made our lovely woods look. 

On our stream walk we helped each other navigate the stream in partners and talked about the fast flow of the river due to lots of rainfall. 

We were all very brave, gave 100% effort and stayed positive through the wet weather. 

We enjoyed some popcorn and biscuits as a treat for a super outdoor adventure. 

Well done, Reception Class! 🌟 🌧️ β˜”οΈ 

Summer Term 2 - Week 4

Summer Term 2 - Week 3

 

 

This week we have continued to develop our knowledge around our Topic - Beside the Sea! During Literacy this week we have been focusing on the setting of our core text; What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside. Our writing opportunities this week have included; describing a story setting; labelling the story setting; and writing a sensory poem about a seaside setting.  In Phonics we have continued to consolidate our Phase 3 learning and apply this in sentences (both Reading and writing). In Maths we have been exploring odd and even. 
 

In our continuous provision we have focussed on our literacy learning by exploring the seaside setting in small world; drawing and painting a beach scene using the watercolours in the creative area; and drawing sea animals in the writing area.

Summer Term 2 - Week 2


We have had a busy week in Reception Class. During Literacy this week we have been focusing on the characters in our core text; What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside. Our writing opportunities this week have included; writing a list of characters from the text; labelling the characters in the story; and writing sentences to describe the characters in the text.  In Phonics we have continued to consolidate our Phase 3 learning and apply this in sentences (both Reading and writing). In Maths we have continued our learning of doubles, as well as sharing equally. 
 

In our continuous provision this week we have loved staying cool outside; writing in our message shed; reading books with our feet in cool water; and building dens to keep in the shade. Indoors we have enjoyed writing about the seaside; playing shops in the beach hut; and building pirate ships in the construction area. 

Summer Term 2 - Week 1

 

On our first day back we have enjoyed sharing and writing about our half term holiday -  we have also enjoyed learning through play in our newly enhanced indoor and outdoor classroom provision.  This week we have begun our ‘beside the sea’ topic. In Literacy, we have began exploring our core text ‘What the Ladybird heard at the Seaside’.  During Maths this week we have been focussed on Doubling numbers and sharing amounts out equally.  In our Gymnastics sessions this week we have been practising our class routine and cannot wait to share it with our parents this term! 

Summer Term 2 Provision Enhancements

Summer Term 1 Week 6

 

During our final week of Summer Term 1 we have been completing our curriculum outcomes and helping to write our class book ‘The Kings Crown in Hoddlesden’.
The week has been especially exciting with our class school trip to Hoghton Tower! We were able to tour the house, explore the gardens and the hall- including having a knighting ceremony where some children were selected to be knighted for things they were proud of being good at. ☺️ The children tell me that they enjoyed; looking in the bedrooms; seeing the amazing doll house collection; and going in the underground tunnels to the servants quarters. All the children were absolutely fantastic during the trip and have been a credit to St.Paul’s school.  
In our Literacy learning we have also talked and written about our trip to Hoghton Tower. 
We have enjoyed exploring the provision and have been independently implementing our phonics knowledge into our mark making and writing frequently which has been wonderful to see!

 

The EYFS team are so proud of the progress all the children have made this half term in their learning and development in school. We are very much looking forward to the next and final half term in Reception class and supporting the children in their transition to Year 1.

Summer 1 Week 5


This week has been filled with exciting enhancements.  On Thursday we took part in sports day - during this afternoon we experienced a carousel of activities including a beanbag race and an egg and spoon race. We all showed wonderful sporting values and really enjoyed being supported by our parents! Then, on Friday we had our Kings and Queens themed stay and play where are parents joined us in exploring our learning this term, we loved sharing our castle role play area and collaging photo frames together! 
This week in provision we have especially enjoyed the outdoors; building sandcastles; hunting for mini beasts; and practising our writing with big chalks on the pavement. 

 

Summer Term 1 Week 4

 

What another wonderful week of learning in Reception Class! 

This week we have continued to develop our phonics knowledge in Phase 3, During our morning session we have been recapping some diagraphs and trigraphs, then in our afternoon session we have been focussed on our handwriting of these sounds. We are seeing great progress for all children in their phonics and this is evident in their independent learning in the phonics area and all around the classroom!

In our maths learning this week we have been focussed on subitising, composition, counting and sorting. We have enjoyed exploring these maths concepts in whole class sessions and through our independent provision. This week in provision we have particularly enjoyed exploring the message centre, building castles and the sand outdoors. 

In Gymnastics this week we practiced our routine. We did a great job at remembering some of the moves in the routine. Everyone worked together well and the support they showed one another was wonderful to see. We were also super impressed with how fantastically everyone listened and followed instructions. 

During our baking session this week, the children made some butterfly cakes. They used spoons to create a small hole in the top and then filled it with icing, they then put the ‘wings’ on the top and added some sprinkles. We did this activity as a whole class and the children followed step by step instructions to make their cake.The cakes looked delicious!

Another of our learning experiences this week was French.  We have been learning how to ask for drinks in a cafe “ le cafe s'il te plaît” (Cofee please), “le the s'il te plaît” (Tea please), “le lait s'il te plaît” (milk please) and our favourite choice of drink was “chocolat chaud” (hot chocolate). Well done Reception for fantastic learning this week, we can't wait for another wonderful week in school!  

Summer Term 1 - Week 3

 

This week has been filled with wonderful learning and celebrations of the King’s Coronation, this weekend.  We have focussed our learning on King Charles III Coronation which links wonderfully to our Kings and Queens topic this term. During focussed provision time we have enjoyed exploring the role play castle, tea party table and crown designing. We have also enjoyed making Jam sandwiches for our class Coronation picnic, which we are going to be writing instructions for next week – so maybe you could make one at home too! On Friday, we had Royal dress up and Coronation celebration Picnic in the hall with our families. We even had a special King’s Coronation French session this Friday.

In Phonics this week we have finished our Phase 3 learning, we have now learnt all of our phase 3 sounds and are going to be continuing to secure this learning throughout the rest of this term. Our Literacy sessions have focussed around the King and we have written questions we would like to ask King Charles III in speech bubbles. 

King Charles III Coronation Picnic

Our Summer Term 1 Outdoor Adventure

 

We have absolutely loved our outdoor adventure, with Louise from Wild One Adventures.

Our adventure was based on our Core Text this term; The Queen’s Hat.

We started by being given instructions about our search for the Queens hat that was spotted flying towards the millennium green.  We talked about travelling up to the millennium green and road safety. Then we began our journey.  When we got to the millennium green we searched high and low for the Queen’s hat and found it up high in a tree. We then helped to rescue the hat. During our time in the woodland we whittled sticks for marshmallows roasting and went on a nature hunt - finding leaves, feathers and pine cones.  After journeying back to the woodland next to school we returned the Queen’s hat to London Zoo and had a royal picnic.  We really enjoyed marshmallows and scones!  We then explored the woodland activities; relaxing in the hammock; playing instruments; painting; and target practise with bow and arrows made from sticks.

What a fabulous afternoon, well done to Reception class for super listening and joining in!

The Queen’s Hat Outdoor Adventure

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Summer Term 1 - Week 2

 

During our Literacy learning, we have started to explore our core text - The Queens Hat by Steve Antony.  We have listened and responded to the text, as well as retelling where the Queens Hat had landed in the story and writing speech bubbles for the Queen - we found it very funny reading these out to our partners in a posh 'Queen's' voice.  This week in Phonics we have learnt new sounds: air, ure & er; we have played games alongside our phonics sessions to embed our learning of these sounds and have been engaging in tricky word challenges in provision.  In Maths we have been focused on comparing and ordering and number bonds 10-20, we have explored these objectives in the maths area and during group sessions on the carpet.  During provision we have particularly enjoyed reading in our outdoor area, using the Physical Development equipment outdoors and our Role Play castle where we have been dressing up and princesses and knights. Our curriculum enhancements this week have included our French session, learning breakfast foods in French and our Gymnastics session where we have been practising our gymnastic routine ready for our class preform. 

 

Summer Term 1 - Week 1

 

What a wonderful first week back we have had in Reception Class! The children have come back fully immersed in their new learning, we are so proud of them. We have been setting back into our routines and have enjoyed being back spending time with our friends. This week during Phonics we have recapped our prior learning and have learnt a new sound: oi & ear.  During Maths we have begun our ‘20 and beyond’ unit and have been exploring numbers from 10 to 20.
We have continued our wonderful Gymnastics sessions again for Physical Development and the children have really impressed us with their retention of skills from the past two terms. We have some real gymnasts in the making!  We ended our week by Hopping, Skipping, and Jumping for East Lancashire Hospice, well done to all of the children for their enthusiasm and determination for the great cause. 

Spring Term

Spring Term 2 - Jack and the Beanstalk Display

Spring Term Stay and Play

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Spring Term 2 - Week 5
 

We have had another busy week of learning in EYFS.

This week in Phonics we have been recapping our recent group of sounds: digraphs ai ee oa oo/oo ar or and trigraph igh.  In Literacy we have been busy retelling and sequencing the Jack and the Beanstalk story this week and have been exploring 3D shape and further developing our understanding of numbers up to 10.  

Also, after caring for our lovely chicks this week it was time to say goodbye, but not before a little cuddle! πŸ₯☺️

Spring Term 2 - Week 4
 

We have had another busy week of learning in EYFS.

This week in Phonics our new learning has been ar & or and we have been doing lots of practising of our letter formation, as well as applying our new learning in words and sentences.
This term, we are exploring the artist Georgia O'Keefe's flower artworks and spring flowers. During our expressive arts and design session we have been engaging with a range of mediums to create our own flower artworks.  We have explored transient art through loose parts to create sunflowers; we have used fine liner pens to draw a range of different flowers from observation; and we have used watercolours to paint sunflowers and daffodils.  We have continued to develop our skills using these tools in our independent provision too! 

Our curriculum enhancements this week have included our French session, continuing to learn and practise the days of the week in French and In gymnastics we enjoyed using a variety of different equipment and aperatus. We used our bodies in a variety of ways and each station required a different skill such as strength, listening and attention and balancing. We all at a turn on each station and at the end because of our super listening Mrs Winward let us all have a turn on the ropes!

British Cycling balance bike Award - Session 4

Spring Term 2 - Week 3
 

We have had another busy week of learning in EYFS.

This week in Phonics our new learning has been oo & oo and we have been doing lots of practising of our letter formation. We have also been doing lots of independent mark making and writing in provision- showing our wonderful skills.  In Maths we have been focused on the composition of the number 10, comparing numbers within 10 and making 10.  Our curriculum enhancements this week have included our French session, continuing to learn and practise the days of the week in French and in our Gymnastics session where we have been developing our control and balance through different movements.

Spring Term 2 - Week 2
 

What a busy and exciting week we have had!

 

During our Literacy learning, we have been making links to the exciting event this week - World Book Day.   This week in Phonics we have learnt two new sounds: igh & oa, we have played games alongside our phonics sessions to embed our learning of these sounds and continue to access the phonics area independently in our choosing time.  In Maths we have been focused on the composition of the numbers 9 and 10, which we have explored in the maths area and during group sessions on the carpet.  In our Role Play farmers market we have really enjoyed playing shops; filling our baskets up with items, paying at the till, bagging up items and writing receipts. 

 

Our curriculum enhancements this week have included our French session, learning the days of the week in French and our Gymnastics session where we have been practising our forward rolls. 

 

World Book Day 🌎 πŸ“š 

 

EYFS have had a wonderful World Book Day, which has included a character catwalk, sharing our wonderful books from home and using our early writing skills to write who we have come as for World Book Day and why. What an exciting day! 

Spring Term 2 - Week 1

 

This week we have settled back into school, enjoyed being back with our friends and learning our new daily routines.

 

This week we have been very excited to start our new theme of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

In Literacy we have been listening and responding to the story, we have been talking about the characters and their actions in the book and we have then written and described the main characters in the story.  In Maths we have been focused on the days of the week and comparing and measuring length and height. We have especially enjoyed measuring different sizes beanstalks with the multilink cubes and have enjoyed exploring the magic bean tray.  We have also really enjoyed reading and looking at different Jack and the Beanstalk books and plant non-fiction books in our reading area. It has been great fun building our own beanstalks in the construction area and playing with the Jack and the Beanstalk characters on the story shelf

. We have also started to develop our role play in our farmers market in the home corner! 

 

This week we have also had a special deliver of hen eggs!  These are nice and safe in our incubator for us to observe and care for until the chicks hatch - we are super excited! We have been exploring the lifecycles of chickens this week and will continue throughout this half term. 

Spring Term 1 - Week 5 

 

In Reception this week we ha continued to focus on our text - Lost and Found. We have been discussing the feelings and emotions of the characters in the text; the penguin and the boy. We have mapped our thoughts on character pages. 
In phonics we are continuing to develop our Phase 3 learning.  Our new phoneme/grapheme's are: ch, sh, th/th and our tricky words this week are my and you.  We have all done fantastic writing, applying these GPC’s in words and sentences. 

This week we have enjoyed another fantastic Gymnastics session. We were all very happy and loved learning new moves, using our body strength and different apparatus.  We love a challenge! 

In French on Friday morning we learnt numbers one to twelve in French, some children volunteered to count and we sung a number song together.

 

We ended our week participating in a wonderful Number Day to raise money for the NSPCC. We all dressed up as numbers or maths related outfits and enjoyed a day of maths activities and fun!

Spring Term 1 - Week 3

 

In Reception this week we ha continued to focus on our text - Lost and Found.
In phonics we are continuing to develop our Phase 3 learning.  Our new phoneme/grapheme's are: z, zz & qu and our tricky words this week are me, be and was.  We have all done fantastic writing, applying these GPC’s in words and sentences. 

During our Understanding of the World session we have focussed on learning what animals live in the Arctic, we enjoyed a daily doodle - drawing an animal that lives in the arctic and labelling the animal.  
Half of the class who are attending the Bike sessions at junction 4 skate park this term had another wonderful session, developing on their prior learning last week and building on balancing on the bikes for as long as possible, without putting their feet down on the ground. It was lots of fun! 
We used a wide range of equipment, during our gymnastics session this week, moving in a variety of ways. Each apparatus required a different strength and skill, we balanced, jumped, pulled ourselves along using our arms and practiced our backwards rolls. We demonstrated excellent turn taking and waited patiently until it was our turn. At the end we used the coloured materials, making them small, tall and stretches. 

 

Our week in pictures...

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Spring Term 1 - Week 2

 

We have had an exciting week in Reception class, which has included our Outdoor Adventurous Learning session and lots of focus on our core text - Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. 
This week, we have continued to develop our Phase 3 learning.  Our new phoneme/grapheme's are: w, y, x and our tricky words this week are she and we.  We have all done fantastic writing, appkying these graphemes in words and sentences. 

During our literacy sessions, we have explored the characters in the book - Lost and Found, we have talked about the characters in the story and have written about them. 
During gymnastics this week we continued to develop our gross motor skills, we practiced different types of jumping and continued our sequence routine from last week. Reception class showed fantastic strength when practising their forward rolls to straddle.

British Cycling Youth Development Award at Junction 4 Skatepark

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We have had a wonderful first session at Junction 4 skate park. 🚴
The children began to develop the skills to become super cyclists!
The children all tried their very hardest and showed fantastic listening, in order to follow the instructions during the session.

Our Lost and Found Outdoor Adventurous Learning Session

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Friday 13th January

Spring Term 1 - Week 1


After a wonderful Christmas break, we have started the New Year and Spring term with lots of fun in our EYFS class. We have spent this week settling back into school, learning our new routines and continuing to build relationships with our peers.  In Literacy, we will be exploring the text Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and The Jungle Book.  We will be exploring other jungle/polar themed books, to support our Literacy learning outcomes. We have begun to exploring our newly enhanced provision, with a jungle small world and Arctic role play.

 

This week, as well as recapping the phase 2 learning from Autumn term, we have also began Phase 3. Our new phoneme/grapheme's are: j, v and our tricky word this week is he.
We have all done fantastic writing, practicing these graphemes in words and sentences. In maths we have started our new ‘Alive in 5’ theme, looking at numbers 0 to 5 and different ways we can represent these numbers.  During maths group sessions we have also really enjoyed singing wobbling soldiers and clapping, marching and tapping out different numbers all the way up to 20. We have also started our Gymnastics sessions with Mrs Winward and have continued our French sessions with Madame Wardle. 

 

Here is what we said about exploring our new provision:

Logan: "It was fun outside - playing with the sand"

Molly: "I loved playing with the Chinese New Year food"

Erik: "I was playing in the construction area with Bridie and James, we were playing cars and we built a house for the cars"

Isla "I like the learning table, doing some writing"

Jack: I was playing outside with Michael"

 

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 2 - Week 6

 

We have had a very exciting and festive week; Christmas jumper day and Christmas Dinner! 

 

We have had lots of fun in our provision this week. In the writing area we have been creating Christmas cards, labelling winter clothing and exploring the resources available. In our creative area this week we have been particularly interested in cutting and sticking to create classroom decorations such as paper chains and snowflakes.

We have really enjoyed the nativity scene in our reflection area, acting out using the small world nativity characters. In the malleable area we have been exploring water and ice with small world arctic animals and different tools to support our fine motor skills. 
 

This week, as well as practising the phase 2 we have already learned in phonics, we have learnt some new phoneme/grapheme's: ff, f, l, ll. This week we have recapped all our learnt tricky words.  We have all done fantastic writing, practicing these graphemes in words and sentences too! 

 

We can't wait for another wonderful week in school, before we break up for the Christmas holidays next Friday 16th December at 1.30pm!

Autumn Term 2 - Week 5

 

What a fantastic week we have had in Reception. On Friday we performed our Christmas Nativity - Born in a Barn to all of our families. We were all amazing on stage; remembering our lines and singing beautifully! All of our EYFS adults are very proud of our performance and the effort we all put into our nativity. 

 

During phonics we have recapped our previous learning and we have also learnt the new GPC’s: f, ff & l. We have been practising writing and reading the sounds we know as well as applying them into CVC words or sentences.

Autumn Term 2 - Week 3

OAL - Monday 14th November 

 

Reception's outdoor adventure focussed on our key text - Leaf Man. 

We went on an adventure around the reservoir to see if we could find the leaf man - focussing on using positional and directional language. We went over bridges, through the trees, down the grass hill, across the road and finally made it to the big field where we made our own leaf man or used our imagination to create different animals - some of our creations were; a leaf rabbit, a leaf butterfly and a leaf house!

We showed fantastic listening and had lots of fun on our Leaf Adventure with our peers. Well done, Reception!

Autumn Term 2 - Week 2

 

It has been another busy week for Reception Class. We have been confidently exploring enhancements of provision, focussed in particular on our fine motor skills.  We have enjoyed lots of cutting activities! 
 

We have continued our phonics development, learning new gpc's e, u & ck. We have been practising our letter formation, and some of us have been writing words and short captions on the learning table. 

 

During our French session this week we have bee practising our colours, we did an excellent job remembering the colours that we learnt last week in French and playing games! Madame Wardle was very impressed!
"Red-rouge, White-blanc, Yellow-Jaune, Orange-orange, Green-vert, Purple-Violet, Pink-rose, Blue-bleu"

 

We had a lovely gymnastics session this week. We started off with our favourite warm up - moving to some of our favourite songs! We practiced our positions; tuck, pike and straddle. We also used our strength to carry the weight of our friends safely in different gymnastic poses. Next week, Mrs Winward said we will be using lots of equipment, we are very excited! 

 

This week we have focused on Remembrance Day, and on Friday we joined the Service with all of school at the War Memorial - taking up the Reception Class poppy we created together and a poem. 

 

 

Autumn Term 2 - Week 1

 

The children have returned to school absolutely brilliantly. They have shown so much resilience and confidence upon their return to school and in provision. To begin our week and introduce ourselves to our focus text ‘The Leaf Man’, we have been on an Autumn walk around the local area and woodland. We spotted many signs of Autumn and collected some Autumn leaves, twigs and conkers - we have used these to create pictures in our creative area. 
 

During phonics we have recapped our previous learning from before the half term and we have also learnt the new GPC’s: o, c, k. We have been practising writing and reading the sounds we know as well as applying them into CVC words or sentences.  In maths this week we have been busy learning about 2D shapes, in particular circles and triangles. During provision we have enjoyed creating 2D shape pictures, helping us to practise our fine motor cutting and sticking skills. 
 

In provision this week we have particularly enjoyed using the torches in our reading den; role playing with the babies in the home corner; and using the pins and hammers to create pictures in the construction area.

 

On Friday we have enjoyed focussed on bonfire night; learning how to keep safe; writing firework words; creating firework paintings and listening to firework sounds! We hope you all have a fun, wonderful and safe Bonfire Night. πŸŽ†πŸŒŸ

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 1 - Week 6


It has been another busy week for Reception Class. We have been confidently exploring enhancements of provision, focussed in particular on gross and fine motor skills.  
 

We have especially enjoyed the maths area this week, developing our 1:1 correspondence when counting through exploration of the maths resources - we have also been using these resources in other areas of the provision to develop counting in different contexts and for purpose.  We have continued our phonics development, learning new phonemes/graphemes d, g & o. We have been practising our letter formation, and some of us have been writing words and short captions.  

 

We have been particularly engaged in our reading sessions this week, with the class splitting off into groups where we have the opportunity to; go to the library to select a book to take home; join a group guided read with an adult; individually reading our home reading book with a adult; and independently explore our exciting basket of books. All of these activities are developing our passion for books and supporting our love of reading. 
 

Reception class have been exploring significant black figures through the book ‘Dream Big Little Leader’ by Vashti Harrison.  We have talked about the female figures in the book and what we find interesting about them.  Many of us were very excited to find out more about Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel to space – we have explored this further through discussions in provision and by reading an information book all about Mae Jemison.  We have drawn pictures of the black figures we found interesting in the book, discussing our similarities and differences.

Autumn Term 1 - Week 5

 

We have been doing some amazing story telling! We have used 3D props to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs. We loved joining in with the story and explaining what happened next in the right order. We were fantastic at finding the grapheme ‘p’ for pig and ‘w’ for wolf on our phonics wall! 
Some of us have enjoyed using the props to retell the story independently and we have taken the story into provision by writing our own book in the mark making area.

 

In reception this week we have enjoyed; building in the construction area; junk modelling; mark making in glitter; and role playing in the home corner.

This week in phonics we have been learning our phase two sounds; i, n, m.  The children have been fabulous in our phonics sessions, doing great listening and following instructions. We have also been practising blending these sounds for reading and segmenting for writing. Lots of mark making opportunities have been provided for the children this week, including letter formation on the iPads. 

Autumn Term 1 - Week 4


We have had a very busy week!  In reception this week we have enjoyed; junk modelling houses and busses; painting self portraits; drawing the people who live in our houses and retelling our core text this half term - The Three Little Pigs. 

This week in phonics we have been learning our phase two sounds; s, a, t & p.  The children have been fabulous in our phonics sessions, doing great listening and following instructions. We have also been practicing forming our letters and mark making in glitter, sand and chalk to develop our gross and fine motor movements.

 

It was wonderful to see the children sharing their Reception class provision with their parents during our ‘Meet and Greet’ session on Thursday.  The children loved showing their parents all the wonderful areas they love to play and learn in at school.

Autumn Term 1 - Week 3

 

We have had a brilliant third week in Reception class. The children have continued to build relationships with peers and have explored the continuous provision with confidence.  This week we have enjoyed exploring both the indoor and outdoor provision, with lots of focus on our gross and fine motor skills! We have shown lots of enthusiasm outdoors using the PE equipment and trikes. 

 

Autumn Term 1 - Week 2

 

The children have settled well and have come into school with confidence and enthusiasm. Many special friendships have started to form and the children are fantastic at exploring and selecting activities in our indoors and outdoors provision.  Miss Clayton has been so impressed at the children’s listening and involvement in their carpet sessions such as phonics, mark making (pencil control), French and worship.  The children have been absolutely fantastic in the big hall at lunchtime and have loved exploring the big playground and apparatus outdoors on the yard. 
 

Autumn Term 1 - Week 1🌟
 

The children have enjoyed their first week in Reception Class at their new school! It has been great to observe the children interacting and becoming more familiar with the environment and each other. We can already see some special friendships forming and their great individual characters shining through.  The children have explored the indoor and outdoor provision wonderfully! As well as provision, the children have accessed their first gymnastics session with Mrs Winward and their first French session with Madame Wardle. Miss Clayton is so proud of all the children for their confidence and resilience this week. 

 

Here is what we said we most enjoyed about school:

"counting to big numbers" 

"playing outside with the house"

"playing outside on the scooter"

"drawing with the big pens" 

 

Well done to all of Reception! We can't wait to see you all again next week. 

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6

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