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Reception

If you would like to email Miss Colley (Reception Group Leader) please use the form below:

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Who’s Who?

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Reminders

Christmas production for Reception is on Wednesday 12th November at 10am! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Yellow Class -Miss Colley and Mr Ahmed

 

 

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Jaune Class -Miss Cregan and Mrs Carby

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Holud Class -Miss Ghai and Miss Owusu

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Amarelo Class -Mrs Murray and Miss Otto

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Geltona Class -Miss Sultana and Mr Edwards

Important dates for your diary…

15th November – EYFS curriculum workshop (The Cabin)

22nd November – Parents Evening

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Yellow Class

"It was a great pleasure to have lunch with you and children.  Was really moved the way you have taught these little ones to behave the way they did in our presence within a very short time you have had them, very impressed.  Above all was the delicacy healthy food we had."

 

"Was a amazing experience, it is lovely to know I can leave my child and know that she can easily eat lunch by herself.  All the lunch staff was very polite and treated the kids great."

 

"I found this experience really good and enjoyed it with XXXX.  Seeing how he is and eating well."

 

"It's really amazing experience with my daughter.  I can see she has more confidence in herself.  All thanks to Miss Colley and Mr Ahmed, and all individual teachers at school.  Thank you."

 

Jaune Class

"Well it's been a very long time since I've had school dinners, but this one was the best as I got to eat my lunch with XXXX and her friends.  I found the food to be very tasty and I enjoyed the whole experience very much.  It was also good seeing the children having lots of healthy options to choose from too.  Thanks very much for having me and I'd happy return for lunch again."

 

"I loved having lunch with XXXX it was a nice insight to what the children do at lunch time and I was very impressed with how well they all coped with a new routine."

 

"It was absolutely great.  I could see the children having their lunch by themselves."

 

"A lovely experience, kind and helpful staff.  Children are so little but well trained!  It is lovely to see."

 

"It was really good and excited to see all kids and my son XXXX having lunch in proper manners with discipline.  It was fantastic."

 

"It was a wonderful experience to share lunch with XXXX today.  She was so proud to show me around - very independent.  Overall, I found the whole experience (staff, venue, food, etc.) very good and would take part again if the opportunity should arise."

 

 

Holud Class

"Thank you very much for this opportunity to have lunch with my child.  It was lovely to see how the children have become independent.  Well organised."

 

"Thank you so much for invite me to take lunch with my daughter, she was so happy when she see me.  I spend lovely moments with her.  Thank you again."

 

"I am very happy to see the child for lunch.  Every food is very good and members of staff look after for every children is very well.  I appreciate that I can come.  With best wishes for all."

 

"I really appreciate for what I saw about XXXX improvements today."

Geltona Class

"I really enjoyed having lunch with Danny it was great to see how independent he was and organised.  Very proud mummy and all the staff were brilliant."

 

"I enjoyed eating with my daughter at your school and we enjoyed it."

 

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Please remember that your child needs to have their PE kit in school. They will have PE every Wednesday. Your child will also have a weekly additional PE session. The days for the classes are;

 

Monday: Amarelo

Tuesday: Geltona

Thursday: Yellow and Jaune

Friday: Holud

 

 

Your child will need to bring in a water bottle with their name clearly labelled. This will be cleaned and refilled daily.

 

Thank you for your continued support - Reception Team

Welcome!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to learn lots of fun and exciting things in your new Reception class.

 

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This half term the children will be settling into Reception. They will be learning to write their name, recognising numbers and recalling numbers to 20. The children will be talking about their 'Fantastic Families' and look at how they have changed since they were born.

 

Read the newsletter below to find out more :)

Take a look at our learning so far!
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English - Brown Bear Brown Bear

 

 

 

 

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The children have been reading ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear’. A bear appeared in their classroom and they had to answer questions what and why questions! They listened attentively to their friends in their class and responded with relevant answers. Here are some of the answers the children gave.

 

What is the bear called?

 

“Teddy Bear!” – Daisy

“Flower” – Sapphire

“Rubber!” – Ruby

 

Why is the bear here?

 

“He wants to see us!” – Andrew

“He wants to come and play in Yellow class!” – Charlie

“Teddy has a present for us!” - Kenny

 

The bear left us some words that we could read. They were I, see, and a. We worked with our learning partner to make up sentences about what we could see and wrote about this in our book.

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Maths Learning - Number and Shape, Space and Measure

In Maths the children have been learning to count and read numbers through a range of fun and exciting activities! Some include children finding numbers in the messy area.

 

We will also be exploring 2D shapes and using some new maths

vocabulary to describe them. The children will be learning the name of the shape and begin to describe the properties.

 

Children will have the opportunity to find shapes in the environment and sing some great songs about shapes. The children will be finding out about who is the tallest and shortest in the class. I wonder who is the tallest in their class?

 

 

How can you support your child at home?

- Teaching them to write their name.

- Recognising numbers from 1-20.

- Counting out a given amount of objects.

- Initial sounds - Jolly Phonics

- Encouraging them to independently use a knife and fork.

- Ensuring that they can zip and unzip their

 

If you would like any other support with this, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.

Jolly Phonics - Phase Two

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

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Oh No George!

The children have been reading the text ‘Oh No George!’ by Chris Haughton. The children came into their classrooms on Monday and noticed that it was a MESS! They found clues from the class teddies who had a picture of who made the mess. The children looked at the picture and explained they thought George was a…

 

  • Rabbit
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Cat

 

We used Philosophy for Children (P4C) to discuss the question ‘Is it ok to leave a mess?’.

Autumn Festival

Thank you to everyone who came and watched us perform our ‘Autumn Festival’. Here are some photos of our performance!

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Celebrating ‘Black History Month!’

The children in Reception read ‘Handa’s Surprise!’. They tasted different fruits and said which ones they liked! On Friday 19th October they wore brightly coloured clothing and completed different activities.

In Jaune Class – African drumming

In Yellow Class – Silhouette pictures

In Holud Class – African dancing

In Geltona Class – Animal prints

 

 

Here are some exciting photos of the day!

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Take a look at what we will be learning!

 Together Tuesday

Every other Tuesday from 10:20am-11:20am and 12:30pm- 1:30pm there will be an opportunity for parents to join your child in their class to support them in their learning!

Together Tuesday sessions will take place this term on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 30th October

  • Tuesday 13th November

  • Tuesday 27th November

  • Tuesday 11th December

During the session we can share your child’s learning with you and gather your insights about their interests and needs too.

During these sessions there will be various fun activities that you can do with your child.

We strongly urge you to attend particularly when it is your child’s focus week as this will help to develop their home learning as well as give them the opportunity to share their successes with you!

Parents may attend any sessions but please note that practitioners will only have the opportunity to discuss your child’s learning on their focus week.

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Mr Gumpy’s Outing

The children in Reception have been reading the text ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’. They have been making predictions based on the text, making a story maps, performing the story through role play and reading secret messages from Mr Gumpy!

Maths

Reception children have been learning to use prepositional language such as; in, on, under and next to, to describe where Mr Gumpy is! They practically did this using bean bags and were confidently able to apply this knowledge through their mathematical graphics.

How can you support your child at home this term?

- Teaching them to write their name.

- Recognising numbers from 1-20.

- Identifying the initial sound in words.

- Segmenting and blending CVC words eg: pig/cat/dog

- Counting out a given amount of objects and finding one more

- Encouraging them to independently use a knife and fork.

- Ensuring that they can zip and unzip their

 

If you would like any other support with this, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.

Counting from 1-20

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! This reading machine helps children practice blending the letter sounds they've already learnt with simple phonetically decodable CVC words. The letters are from Phase 2 Phonics of the Letters and Sounds document s,a,t,p,i and n.

How to segment and blend CVC words

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! This reading machine helps children practice blending the letter sounds they've already learnt with simple phonetically decodable CVC words. The letters are from Phase 2 Phonics of the Letters and Sounds document s,a,t,p,i and n.

Diwali Day

Reception children enjoyed celebrating ‘Diwali Day’. They made diva lamps using clay, danced, made mendhi patterns, firework pictures and rangoli patterns! Take a look at their fantastic learning…

 

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Naughty Bus

The children received a gift box on Tuesday! They made predictions about what they thought it was!

“It is a necklace!” – Angel

“It is a ring!” - Ella

“It is a wiggly worm!” - David

“I think it is a hard thing!” – Grace

 

We continued to read the message ….

This is for you… I hope you’re a good driver!

What does the text tell us?

“That it is a bus!” – Austeja

“That is a bike because you drive a bike!” – Ben

“It is a bus!” – Mercy

 

The children then went on a ‘Transport Hunt’ to see the different modes of transport along Frizlands Lane. As a class they discussed the transport that they may see and wrote these. They used tally marks to demonstrate how many they saw.

They had an amazing experience and enjoyed looking at the different modes of transport!

 

 

 

 

 

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