Summer 2, Week 6: Music

Stars of the Week: Alyssa and Sienna

We have loved our Music lessons in Reception with Mrs Chan, and we always enjoy incorporating music where we can into our learning in Reception. This week we explored our pitch, rhythm and tone skills using our voices and instruments. Well done to Alyssa and Sienna who showed excellent skills and really tried their best with all the activities. After our Music lesson, we took the instruments in our outdoor learning area and continued to explore what sounds they could make:

Next Week: It will be our last week in Reception! We will continue to get ourselves ready for moving into Year 1 and enjoying this glorious weather.

Summer 2, Week 5: A Terrific Tuesday

Stars of the Week: All of Reception!

Well done to everyone in Reception class this week for an amazing Collective Worship. Not only did you sing beautifully, but you delivered all your lines loudly and clearly. Well done all of you!

We had a very busy Tuesday this week in Reception.
We started the day with our Collective Worship. Below is the video of it!

After Collective Worship and a quick change into our PE kits, we enjoyed getting outside in the sunny weather for Stay and Play. Our parents stayed and played with us, enjoying lots of fantastic activities like egg and spoon races, circus skills, javelin throwing and football to name a few. Thank you to all the grown ups that could come along! Here is a video of Stay and Play, as well as some photos of our fantastic morning.

Next week We are going to continue to practice to be Year 1 in our activities! We will be investigating light and shadows, and looking at how we brush our teeth!

Summer 2, Week 4: We are Unique!

Stars of the week: Micah and Henry

Well Done to Micah and Henry who were great detectives when we were matching baby photos with our photos now! They worked so well with each other and other children in the group, looking carefully at the pictures looking for things that were similar and things that weren’t. Super detective work!

This week we have been thinking about what makes us unique. We compared our baby photos and our photos now. We spoke about the things we could do that we couldn’t do when we were babies. Some things we can do now are write our names, run really fast and climb on the pirate ship. We also thought about the things that made us unique and looked at our differences, like different hair, and different eyes.

Next week: We will continue to practise getting ready for Year 1 by doing a carousel of English and Maths activities. We are looking forward to sharing with you our Collective Worship and enjoying Stay and Play with you next week.

Summer 2, Week 3: Science Day

Stars of the Week: Summer and Lara

On Wednesday, we took part in Science Day and had fun discovering lots of different experiments including; paper helicopters, creating rainbows with prisms and making sound waves. Well done to Summer and Lara who showed skills as excellent scientists, asking lots of questions and making observations.

Here are some photos from the day:

Next week: In Literacy, we are reading ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers and re-writing the story in our own words. In R.E., we are thinking about ‘What makes us unique?’, please continue sending in baby photos for us to use in this lesson.

Summer 2, Week 2: Our Place in Space

Stars of the Week: Ella and Orpheus

This week we have been enjoying looking at our new topic ‘Our Place in Space’. Well done to Ella, who has drawn some fantastic Space pictures this week and explained all the planets that she’s included. And to Orpheus, who has loved learning about missions into Space and built a rocket out of Lego.

Next Week: It is our Assessment Week. We will be assessing the children on all we have learnt this year across all our subjects and topics.

Summer 2, Week 1: Poetry Week

Stars of the Week: Soraya and Christine

Well done to our stars Christine and Soraya! This week both of the girls have written fantastic poems. They used some of their senses (sight, hearing, smell and touch) to describe what it would be like in a garden. They confidently applied their phonics and are beginning to use full stops, capitals and finger spaces in their sentences. Well done!

Here are some more of our wonderful poems.

This week we have started exploring our new topic ‘Our Place in Space’.
Take a look at our new role play area, we we are going out of this world!!!

Next week: In Phonics we will continue practicing reading longer words. We are going to read the story ‘Beegu’ and write our own adventure for Beegu to go on. In RE we will continue to learn about how Christians believe the world was created.

Summer 1, Week 5: Sprouting Plants and Butterflies!

Stars of the Week: Alberto & Thomas

Well done to Thomas and Alberto who this week have used their phonics to label plants. Alberto has been working so hard on his phonic and writing skills and is making amazing progress, recording all the sounds he can hear in a word! Thomas is confidently applying his phonics and is now writing beautiful sentences, with finger spaces and full stops.

Here is some of our lovely labelling from this week.

A few weeks ago we showed you the arrival of our caterpillars. Last week they went into their chrysalis and then this week, they have hatched into beautiful butterflies! We are enjoying watching them fly around the butterfly garden. We also shared planting our seeds, which, thanks to lovely sunny weather and watering them everyday have grown – some of them are very long! Take a look at the pictures to see our butterflies and plants!

Next week: In Phonics will will look at reading words with long vowel sounds in. In Maths we will look at odd and even numbers. Next Wednesday is History Day, so we will be learning about and celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Summer 1, Week 4: There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden…

Stars of the Week: Emma & Tehya

This week Emma and Tehya wrote about ‘Wiggly Woo’. Both children did a fantastic job! They used their phonic skills to segment words, and record a letter shape for each sound they could hear. Well done both of you! Keep up your super writing!

This week we have been showing all of the wonderful things that we can do. We learned the rhyme Wiggly Woo (you can listen to it here). Using our Tales Toolkit bags, we explored telling a story about Wiggly Woo. We wrote about what he could see in the garden, as well as some adventures he went on. Have a look at our fantastic writing.

Next week:Next week we will begin looking at Phase 4 Phonics! We will combine our literacy and topic work, exploring the parts of a plant and labelling them. In maths, we will be exploring number bonds to 10 – being able to combine two amounts.

Summer 1, Week 3: Growing!

Stars of the week:: Alexander and Grace

This week Alexander and Grace have been observing and watching how things have been growing and changing in our classroom. They noticed that the caterpillars have been getting longer, and they also saw that some of our beans and sunflowers that we planted last week have started to grow! Well done!

This week, we also read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and wrote lists of the food he ate. We are excited that our caterpillars are growing too!

Next week: It is a week where we get to revisit and review all of our learning, and show the teachers what we know. We will continue to practice our skipping skills in PE and also start to look at the work of Vincent Van Gogh.