The ‘Shining Stars’ in Reception -Mrs Hartley

 

In Reception class the children enjoy a range of exciting learning opportunities, both inside and outside. They have lots of fun whilst reading, writing and investigating mathematical concepts, through child initiated learning and focus activities. Pupils love to explore the world around them, developing and applying their imaginative, expressive and problem solving skills.

Please take a look at our Reception blogs to learn more!

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Festive Fun at Chatsworth Farmyard

This week the Hungry Caterpillars and the Shining Stars enjoyed our traditional, festive visit to Chatsworth Farmyard. The slightly wet weather did not dampen our spirits!

We enjoyed getting glittery, sticky and creative in the Christmas crafts room, seeing the farm animals, handling guinea pigs, riding tractors, playing in the adventure playground and, of course, being part of the wonderful Nativity play in the big barn. A fantastic, fun time was had by all!

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The Shining Stars have fun at their community Diwali workshop!

The children have had a lovely time learning all about the Hindu festival, Diwali. They have designed their own mehndi hand patterns, decorated their own clay diva lamps, coloured rangoli patterns and tried lots of different foods such as chapatis, naan breads, poppadoms, mango chutney, curry, onion bahji’s and samosa. Their learning culminated in an Indian dance which they performed in front of the school and parents/carers. Well done everybody!

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e Twinning Ambassador Letter

e twinning ambassador letter

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‘The Great Pet Sale’ Maths Open Afternoon  

It was  lovely to see so many parents and carers at our Maths open afternoon. There were lots of maths activities to join in with, such as  subitising  dots on dice, playing in the pet shop, paying for biscuits, creating a tally chart of the pennies in the provision, guessing how many pennies there were in the jar and much, much more!

Thank you for supporting the children in their learning! A massive thank you also to our Year 6 maths ambassadors and the E.Y.F.S. team! A fun time was had by all!

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EARLY YEARS READ WRITE INC PARENT AND CARER’S WORKSHOP 2nd October 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, it was lovely to see so many parents at our Early Years RW Inc Reading workshop. There was a presentation outlining the teaching strategies we use, how parents can help at home plus information to take away.

There were also mini demonstrations of parts of our RW Inc sessions and a video clip was played, all about using ‘pure sounds.

Thank you to everybody who attended and to the children who took part in the demonstrations!

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The Shining Stars have been exploring subtraction!

Children in Reception class have been exploring ‘1/2 less than’ and subtraction in the provision. 

They have been using what they know in a variety of contexts. The children have been playing games 

of skittles and using both objects and number lines to count / jump backwards to solve problems. Our

Year 6 maths ambassadors have also helped to support the children’s mathematical development.

Well done everybody! 

 

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