Reception – Mrs Hartley

 

Reception Teacher

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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RECEPTION CLASS PRESENT THEIR CHINESE NEW YEAR LEARNING TO THE NURSERY CHILDREN!

RECEPTION CLASS PRESENT THEIR CHINESE NEW YEAR LEARNING TO THE NURSERY CHILDREN!

Reception class children have been very busy learning all about Chinese New Year celebrations. They have been retelling and writing about ‘The Great Race’ story and acting out the narrative in the small world area. They have also been learning about ordinal numbers and applying this maths vocabulary in daily situations.

There has been lots of dressing up and food preparation in the ‘Chinese Restaurant’ role play area, not to mention the messy noodle play, where the children have explored funky finger activities such as using chop sticks to transport noodles between bowls.

At registration times the children have been greeting each other with spoken Mandarin as well as learning a ‘Happy New Year’ Mandarin song. They have also enjoyed creating their own Mandarin writing (characters) at the painting easels. 

The Chinese New Year learning culminated in an exciting presentation for Nursery children, as they watched a dragon dance and joined Reception children for a Chinese food banquet-

there were lots of new flavours and textures to explore. Well done children!

A big thank you to all the practitioners who helped to plan and prepare the experience!

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Reception PE…

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A NEW HARDWARE STORE HAS OPENED IN THE EYFS OUTDOOR AREA!

This week, children in Reception have been excited to explore the new hardware role-play area (in response to their interests in construction and building). They have been planning and designing new house builds, making telephone calls, collecting equipment and working as team members to measure in a variety of ways. The store continues to develop as catalogues and leaflets, masks and tools are put to use.

In our R.E learning, the children have listened to and discussed the Creation Bible story, sequencing the days of the week and responding to the story by writing prayers and drawing pictures of their favourite parts.

The Tankersley Pet shop is also established in class, as the children continue to explore maths vocabulary and concepts around individual coins, addition, more, less and totals. The children have enjoyed talking about prices of different pets in the book ‘The Great Pet Sale.’

In the continuous provision there has been some super child initiated learning as a group of children set about creating shoes for their own shoe factory. They drew around the outlines of their feet and created pairs of shoes out of cardboard. During this co-operative play, the children were negotiating and developing their narrative, which then became a fascination about how many pairs of shoes/individual shoes they had made. Lots of learning about sizes, pairs, counting and development of sustained shared thinking! 

Well done everybody!

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EARLY YEARS COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ITEMS

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are currently collecting lots of different items for our imaginative / role play resource kits and wondered if you could possibly help us to expand this collection.

We are collecting:     

  • keys
  • spoons and other utensils
  • old blankets and pieces of materials
  • small tin or cardboard boxes
  • pots and pans

We are also looking for a large tree root to be used for a fantasy small world, if you know of anybody who could support us with finding one.

If you would like to donate any of these items, we would really appreciate it.

Please bring them to any member of the EYFS team.

Thank you for your continue support,

Mrs Hartley, Mrs Terrell and the EYFS team.

 

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Reception Enjoying Their PE Lesson

 

 

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   WELCOME BACK TO AN EXCITING NEW HALF TERM!

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