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Reception Newsletter - October 2018

Reception Newsletter - September 2018

Welcome to the Reception page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Reception and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 

 

Our Teaching Team consists of Mr Cranidge, Mrs Jones, Mrs Leader, Mrs Hall, Mrs Adams, Mrs Jelley, Mrs Brown and Mrs Hersey.

 

Our stars of the week this week are...
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Julia Donaldson
The children have finished their topic this term focusing on books by Julia Donaldson. The children have enjoyed re-telling the story of Room On The Broom. We have learnt facts about spiders and used our phonic skills to make a spider fact word-mat. We used our word-mat to write super sentences about spiders. We have had fun learning to count and add two numbers together with the help of the spiders in Spinderella. We got some new water equipment and the children have used their problem solving skills to collaborate, construct and build a shoot to flush the spiders down. The children used their artistic talents to paint pictures and create paper plate/paper staw spider webs too. 
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This week’s stars 🌟 
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This week we have enjoyed labelling a picture of a witch and writing character names from the story Room on the Broom. We have learnt a new tricky word 'she.' We have been practising our cutting skills and used scissors to make pictures of witches and wizards! We enjoyed making our own bubbling potions. We collected leaves outside and made an autumn picture using leaves.

We have enjoyed talking about Children in Need and why it is a special day. We all looked fantastic in our spotty clothes and made Pudsey ears and Pudsey cards. In maths we have been adding spooky items into a cauldron, counting them and then adding one more. 

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Our stars of the week are...
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Our stars of the week are...

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Room on the Broom 🧙‍♀️ 
This week we have enjoyed retelling the story using our Talk for writing and our small world. We have been writing the character names. We have worked hard to create our very own witch picture using a colour wash sky. We enjoyed talking about Bonfire night and the fireworks we have seen. We have also been talking about why people wear poppies and why Remembrance Day is so special. We made our own poppies to make a big display to remember the soldiers. In maths we have been buying items from the Magic shop with different coins. 
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Our Stars of the week are... 🌟 
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Our hook day for our new topic - Julia Donaldson.
This term our topic focus is the author Julia Donaldson. We have read the book Room On The Broom and started to look at the different characters. As a hook into our new topic we dressed up as characters from the book or in a theme associated with the story. The children and staff had a great day. There was lots of chatter and conversation about who we were dressed as. The children used their imaginations as they played in our role play areas, reading corners and craft areas. The children discussed how many people came dressed as certain characters and enjoyed putting their counting skills to good use. The children were encouraged to stand up in front of the class and say who they were dressed as. They then used this prompt to write a super sentence about who they had come dressed as today. A day jam packed full of inspired learning.
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This week’s Stars of the week 🌟 are...
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Rainbow day! 🌈 
To celebrate our Rainbow Fish 🐟  topic we had a special Rainbow day! We loved dressing up in bright colours and talking about our favourite colours. We enjoyed singing the Rainbow song and doing the Rainbow Dance. We made lots of rainbow crafts and enjoyed a fun disco! What a fantastic day! 😃 
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive! 🎣 

RDJ song

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RJL moving and balancing with Debbie Doo

RJL do Debbie Doo

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What we have been learning this week...
This week we have been learning how to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We used the tricky word 'I' in our sentence writing and have been using the sounds we know to write words. In maths we have been carefully counting out shells and making and writing the number of the day. We have made starfish to decorate our classrooms and used the scissors carefully to cut them out. We were excited to sing our Harvest Festival song this week in assembly and we did a super job! 
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 Our stars of the week this week are...

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Our stars of the week this week are...
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We are enjoying learning
The children have continued with our theme The Rainbow Fish. This week we have learnt about the different parts of a fish and how fish can live under water. We enjoyed labelling a fish in literacy, listening for and identifying the initial sounds in words. We used our super writing skills too. In maths we have learnt number rhymes to help us with our numeral formation and continue to make and write our number of the day. Outside we have been building our upper body strength on the climbing equipment, writing, counting and building caves for the wise octopus. We have used our fine motor skills to make rainbow coloured paperchains to decorate our classrooms.  We have been eager to show our independent work and are becoming confident learners.
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Our Stars of the week are...
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The Rainbow Fish
This week we have been retelling The Rainbow Fish story in our Talk for writing. We have enjoyed painting rainbows and fish. We have been practising counting and writing our numbers in maths. We have been learning lots of new sounds in Read Write Inc. We have been using our sounds to write words. 
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What a fantastic first week in Reception!
The children have settled well into their new classes. They have been busy making new friends and exploring their new learning environment. We have introduced our class book The Rainbow Fish and have been talking about what makes a good friend. 
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