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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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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    EARLY YEARS NEWS ALERT: ELF FAMILY ARE LIVING IN OUR  SILVER BIRCH TREE!

It all began when the Shining Stars found a block of ice with a small key inside it. Where did it come from? Which door would the key fit? The children were then  busy writing down their ideas about the mystery key.

Meanwhile there was another exciting discovery! A tiny elf door was spotted on the trunk of our Silver  Birch tree.  The Hungry Caterpillars  could not believe their eyes. They soon set about trying to find the tiny key, which would unlock the elf door. All of the children created pictures, maps and letters, which they attached to the tree, in the hope  that the elves would look at them. The following day, the children’s wishes came true, as a letter appeared from ‘Excited Elf.’

Please read the letter to find out more…

The Hungry Caterpillars have decided to plan a party for the Elf family and the Shining stars want to write a story book about our elf adventures. They then plan to read these aloud to the younger children.

 
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The Shining Stars have been busy exploring their own maths fascinations in the provision! 

The children have enjoyed using a variety of resources in the Early Years provision. These resources particularly develop the children’s mathematical development. They have been adding two groups of objects together to find the total, exploring number bonds using the base 5 and 10 boards. They have also used the subitising plates to spot patterns within whole numbers and to explore the different parts  that make up whole numbers. Fantastic learning everyone!

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The Shining Stars performed their Nativity!

The Shining stars performed their Nativity in front of the whole school and then to their parents and other family members. The children did some amazing acting and singing! Well done everybody! The children have also enjoyed their Christmas dinner and look forward to further Christmas celebrations next week. 

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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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