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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Nursery and Reception children investigate their new MakerSpace trolleys with Mr Beet!

In the Early Years setting, the children have been very excited to learn lots of new information about simple electrical circuits. They have taken part in a super practical workshop with Mr Beet, as a fun and informative way of launching the use of our two new MakerSpace trolleys. The children have learnt lots of new vocabulary, including words such as battery, electricity, power, circuit, invisible and connected. They have been investigating three different simple circuits and the concept of cause and effect. The children have explored their new STEM equipment to help each other to light up bulbs, create a buzzing sound and to show different colours light up in sequence! The children will be having lots of opportunities to create their own circuits and to incorporate these into their own long term projects, such as box model houses, lighthouses and art work for example. We are looking forward to involving our families in these projects during the summer term. Well done everyone and a big thank you to Mr Beet!

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THE HUNGRY CATERPILLARS AND SHINING STARS ENJOYED SCIENCE WEEK!

 

 

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Lots of child initiated learning in the Shining Star’s Reception class

The children have enjoyed exploring their play ideas in the provision. There has been lots of independent writing, use of positional language whilst creating exciting models and the children have found lots of new ways to do things. The children have also demonstrated other super characteristics of learning such as maintaining concentration, persevering and making lots of links! Well done, everybody! 

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Science week…

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Science Week Letter 2019

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CHINESE NEW YEAR LEARNING IN NURSERY AND RECEPTION

The Shining Stars have enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year. They have been ordering the animals in ‘The Great Race,’creating a word processing list of these animals, playing in the role play Chinese Restaurant and exploring sticky noodles and chop sticks in the messy play tray. The children have also practised singing a Mandarin ‘Happy New Year’ song. The learning culminated in a Chinese food tasting session which Nursery children were invited to join in with. There was also a Shining Star dragon dance around Nursery! A great time was had by all! 

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Maths Mastery in the Early Years at Tankersley(1)

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