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Reception

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Welcome to Reception

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A very warm welcome to all the new Reception children and their families.  We are so excited to be back and to start our learning journey. Classes are ready and beaming with wonderful opportunities for your child to explore and learn through play.  Our garden area is up and running ready for the children to; ride around our bike track, create shapes and letters in the sand area, read stories in the castle book corner, engage in role-play activities by dressing up and using tools to find creepy crawlies in the digging area!

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***P.E. Kits***

Dear parents/ carers,

 

Reception children have started their PE lessons this week, so please ensure your child has their P.E. Kits in school. This consists of a white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and black plimsolls. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the Reception Team.

Thanks again!

Who is Who?!

Mrs Georgiou, Mrs Keegan and Mrs Carby in Amarelo Class

Mrs Georgiou, Mrs Keegan and Mrs Carby in Amarelo Class 1
Mrs Georgiou, Mrs Keegan and Mrs Carby in Amarelo Class 2

Mrs Osemwekhae and Miss Schembri in Geltona Class

Mrs Osemwekhae and Miss Schembri in Geltona Class 1

Miss Ghai and Miss Otto in Holud Class

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Miss Hodgkin and Mr Edwards in Jaune Class

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Miss Kain and Ms Field in Yellow class.

Mrs Murray, Mrs Russell and Mrs Harvey

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It's not just the children that have fun learning in Reception!

Have a look at what the teachers enjoy doing ...

In Amarelo Class, Mrs Georgiou loves to read exciting picture books in the book corner, Mrs Keegan enjoys ironing the creases out of the bed sheets and Mrs Carby makes sure the kitchen is nice and tidy by sweeping up the dust

In Amarelo Class, Mrs Georgiou loves to read exciting picture books in the book corner, Mrs Keegan enjoys ironing the creases out of the bed sheets and Mrs Carby makes sure the kitchen is nice and tidy by sweeping up the dust 1
In Amarelo Class, Mrs Georgiou loves to read exciting picture books in the book corner, Mrs Keegan enjoys ironing the creases out of the bed sheets and Mrs Carby makes sure the kitchen is nice and tidy by sweeping up the dust 2
In Amarelo Class, Mrs Georgiou loves to read exciting picture books in the book corner, Mrs Keegan enjoys ironing the creases out of the bed sheets and Mrs Carby makes sure the kitchen is nice and tidy by sweeping up the dust 3

In Geltona class Mrs Osemwekhae enjoys drawing and writing in the Mark Making Area. Miss Schembri likes to build and play with the doll house set on the carpet!

In Geltona class Mrs Osemwekhae enjoys drawing and writing in the Mark Making Area. Miss Schembri likes to build and play with the doll house set on the carpet! 1
In Geltona class Mrs Osemwekhae enjoys drawing and writing in the Mark Making Area. Miss Schembri likes to build and play with the doll house set on the carpet! 2

In Holud Class Miss Ghai enjoys exploring corners and sides of 2D shapes and Miss Otto likes to create faces by getting her hands messy in the clay!!

In Holud Class Miss Ghai enjoys exploring corners and sides of 2D shapes and Miss Otto likes to create faces by getting her hands messy in the clay!! 1
In Holud Class Miss Ghai enjoys exploring corners and sides of 2D shapes and Miss Otto likes to create faces by getting her hands messy in the clay!! 2

In Jaune Class Miss Hodgkins enjoys ironing the clothes in the Home Corner and Mr Edwards uses his fantastic imagination when playing with the dinosaurs!

In Jaune Class Miss Hodgkins enjoys ironing the clothes in the Home Corner and Mr Edwards uses his fantastic imagination when playing with the dinosaurs! 1
In Jaune Class Miss Hodgkins enjoys ironing the clothes in the Home Corner and Mr Edwards uses his fantastic imagination when playing with the dinosaurs! 2

In Yellow Class Miss Kain likes to whiz around the track on the scooter and Miss Field enjoys counting objects and finding the matching number!

In Yellow Class Miss Kain likes to whiz around the track on the scooter and Miss Field enjoys counting objects and finding the matching number! 1
In Yellow Class Miss Kain likes to whiz around the track on the scooter and Miss Field enjoys counting objects and finding the matching number! 2

Summer Term

Welcome back Reception!

We hope you enjoyed your half term and have lots of experiences to tell us about. We have got a packed full term ahead of us so I hope you are ready to get stuck in surprise

 

Our new topic is all about Changes and will will take a closer look at what that means by following the lives of Mini-beasts. These include: snails, spiders, ants, butterflies, worms, tadpoles, dragonflies, bees, wasps, grasshoppers and many many more!

 

 

Here's a closer look at what we will be doing each week this half term...

The children will be reading texts related to the mini beast theme. Have a sneaky peek at what they are...

Tadpole's Promise

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The Hungry Caterpillar

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The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

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The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle read aloud on the Storyclub4kidz. This beautiful brightly coloured book tells the story of a grumpy ladybird who doesn't want to share but soon learns a valuable lesson. Let your little one follow with their own book or watch as the interactive flap book is read aloud.

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Spring 2

Welcome back!! We hope you have a lovely week off with half term. Here is what great learning the Reception pupils will be experiencing this term...

Reading

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

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Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982.

Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet?

With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf - and the thick card pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it perfect for small hands.

Supermarket Zoo By Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves

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Every little boy knows that going shopping with Mum is the most boring thing in the world. But for little Albie, one trip to the supermarket opens a whole new world of fun! Because this isn't just any supermarket - it's the supermarket zoo - and with a whole trolley full of animals on his list, Albie will never see shopping the same way again.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

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This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. Now a new generation will enjoy this beautiful reformatted edition!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!

This modern classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. All artwork has been re-originated and a fresh design approach has been used for this reformatted edition.

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne

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A modern classic named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head...When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her!

Colchester Zoo

As part of our new topic this half term... ‘Animals’… the children went to visit the animals at Colchester Zoo. We had such a great time and got to see so many wonderful animals... rainbow birds, owls, flamingos, vultures, wolves, wild dogs, tigers, lions, leopards, sun bears, meerkats, red pandas, chimpanzees, spider monkeys, crocodiles, komodo dragons, penguins, sea lions, zebra, rhinos AND we even got to feed the giraffes and elephants!

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Amarelo's Zoo Experience

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In response to all their learning about animals, the Reception children have been producing some fantastic writing!

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In response to all their learning about animals, the Reception children have been producing some fantastic writing! 2
In response to all their learning about animals, the Reception children have been producing some fantastic writing! 3
In response to all their learning about animals, the Reception children have been producing some fantastic writing! 4

MARK MAKER of THE WEEK..... Well Done Zak! Your tried really hard to hear all the sounds in your words. Keep up the fantastic writing, you are making us all very proud!!

MARK MAKER of THE WEEK..... Well Done Zak! Your tried really hard to hear all the sounds in your words. Keep up the fantastic writing, you are making us all very proud!! 1
MARK MAKER of THE WEEK..... Well Done Zak! Your tried really hard to hear all the sounds in your words. Keep up the fantastic writing, you are making us all very proud!! 2

Spring 1

Have a look at what Reception will be learning about in Spring Term 1...

Reading and Writing

This term in their Reading and Writing, the children will be looking at some key texts.... 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'How to Grow A Dinosaur'

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Children have been re-telling the story using puppets

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"Fi Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman...."

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Mark Making

 

This term the Reception children have completed some exceptional Writing! Children are writing for such a wide range of purposes. These include making their own class registers and ticking off the children that are present in school, completing Health and Safety check lists to ensure their learning environment is safe to use and showing their calculations in their Maths learning. All the Reception staff have been so impressed with the children's hard work! Mrs Massar is going to have a lot of Gold awards to give out this term surprise

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Health and Safety Checks

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Children shared different amounts of snacks with three dinosaurs. They then recorded their workings out

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Reception Christmas performance!

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Jingle Bells

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Father Christmas, Father Christmas

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When Santa got stuck up the chimerly

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Little Reindeer's

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Christmas Pudding

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

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Jingle Bells with parents

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Autumn 2

Have a look at what Reception will be learning about in Autumn Term 2...

 

Reading and Writing

This term in their Reading and Writing, the children will be looking at some key texts.... 'Mr Gumpy's Outing', 'The Train Ride' and 'Whatever Next'

 

 

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We all went on our own journeys to the Moon just like the Bear did in Whatever Next!!

'I went to the sky and saw the stars' - Aaliyah

 

'I saw a huge spaceship flying past me' - Jordan

 

'I went to see my mummy at home' - Millie

 

'I saw power rangers!' - Mahama

Phonics

The Reception children have been working extremely hard this term to learn all of their sounds. They have been using actions to represent each sound, practising writing the sounds during Handwriting sessions and then applying this knowledge into their writing. They have all produced some fantastic learning!!

 

Have a look at our Writing... 

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Have a go at singing along at home...

Maths

This term, the children have explored numbers using Numicon! Numicon is a very clever resource that allows all the children to access number in a variety of ways!

 

Take at look at what exciting learning the Reception children have accomplished... 

WE LOVE NUMICON!!

WE LOVE NUMICON!! 1 Children finding the total of two numicon shapes!
WE LOVE NUMICON!! 2 6 and 4 makes 10!
WE LOVE NUMICON!! 3 4 and 2 makes 6!
WE LOVE NUMICON!! 4 We can find numicon shapes!
WE LOVE NUMICON!! 5 Matching numbers to numicon shapes

These two clever boys ordered ALL of the dinosaurs from the box!!

They matched the dinosaurs that looked the same and the ones that were on their own, they grouped by colour!!

They then started to order them by size - smallest to largest.... AMAZING LEARNING! Their teacher was extremely proud no

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In Maths this term, the children will be looking at mathematical puzzles. Below are a few you could try at home.

You could show how you worked it out in your WOW Book!!

 

 

 

 

Socks - sorting, ordering and matching

Long Creatures - measuring length

Making Footprints - exploring 3D shapes

 

Post Box Trip!!

 

As part of their Writing, the Reception children wrote letters. Some included letters to their families and friends, but most children wrote a letter to Father Christmas! They wrote a list of which presents they would like and some children wrote a sentence about how well behaved they have been this term!

Once the children had completed their letters, they put them in an envelope and wrote the address on the front. They then designed their own stamps and stuck them on as well!

 

We had such a great time walking to the post box - we saw so many exciting things.

 

'I saw a police car zoom past me' - Zak

 

'I saw my building where I live' - Leon

 

'I liked when we counted the numbers on the door' - Lillie

 

'I saw lots of squares on the floor' - Riley

 

'I saw a dog barking at me. He was saying hello' - Ellie-May

 

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GOLDILOCKS IS ON RED!!

 

For the last couple of weeks, Reception have been looking at People Who Help Us. This week we have been discussing who the police are, what they do and how they help us.

 

We noticed that in our Reception Garden, the red bike was MISSING!! We were all very suspicious. angel

Nobody knew who took the bike! But then we remembered that we had read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In the story, Goldilocks breaks into the bear's house, eats their porridge, breaks a chair and sleeps in all of their beds! She was very rude and showed red behaviour so we were CERTAIN that it was Goldilocks that stole our red bike!

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR MISSING BIKE?

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The police gave us a special job to write a Police Report about the robbery of our red bike.

Here is what the children decided....

 

 

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Goldilocks was told by the police that she had to write a sorry letter. Here is what she wrote to us...

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GOLDEN CHILDREN

Congratulations to the following children for receiving a Gold Award this term....

 

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You are ALL excellent role models!

Keep up the Outstanding efforts in your learning and behaviour! 

 

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Autumn 1

 

 

 

Have a look at what Reception will be learning about in Autumn Term 1....

We have been mark making outside using chalk! Some children can even write their name!

Some children have been getting nice and messy in the mud by working hard at digging to find treasure!

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Some children have been using tools in the construction area to build houses and cars!

We are very good at sharing and working as a team. Look how we worked hard together to build this very colourful road!

We are very good at sharing and working as a team. Look how we worked hard together to build this very colourful road! 1
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Other children have been having great fun using the musical equipment, role-playing in the home corner and using imaginative play in the doll's house!

Some of us are even writing full sentences, counting up to 10 and reading by pointing to each word as we go along! WOW!

In class, and for homework, we were also trying to decide whether we wanted to be a Scary Monkey or a Friendly Shark. Which one would you rather be? Why? Feel free to email us and let us know!! (email link is at the top of the page)

In class, and for homework, we were also trying to decide whether we wanted to be a Scary Monkey or a Friendly Shark. Which one would you rather be? Why? Feel free to email us and let us know!! (email link is at the top of the page) 1 Friendly Shark? OR.....
In class, and for homework, we were also trying to decide whether we wanted to be a Scary Monkey or a Friendly Shark. Which one would you rather be? Why? Feel free to email us and let us know!! (email link is at the top of the page) 2 Scary Monkey?
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