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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What do we need to grow?

 
Reception children have been brainstorming our new half term’s enquiry
question. They have decided upon the new areas of learning that they would like to investigate. This week the children are searching for mini-beasts and observing them carefully. They have been excited to use the resources on our new science trolley, which can be moved indoors and outdoors. The children have also created a class non-fiction book and have been busy sharing food between different numbers of mini-beasts. Superb problem solving and representing concepts in different ways! Well done!
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 THE ROYAL WEDDING STREET PARTY         

Nursery and Reception children have been learning about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. They have looked at power points to find out more information, listened to stories all about weddings and created cards for one another. The children’s learning culminated in a dazzling Royal Wedding Street Party banquet! The weather was beautiful and everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Thank you so much to all of our parents and carers who have supported our banquet and provided us with a wonderful selection of foods!

Thank you also to our EYFS and school team members who helped to put this memorable event together!

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Zoolab Visit

Nursery and Reception have been learning about different animals and their habitats. This week the focus is on tropical rain forests.

‘Zoolab’ brought in a selection  of rain forest animals for us to meet, stoke, touch and learn about. We met a giant snail, a snake, a tarantula, a millipede, a tree frog. a cockroach and stick insects. The children listened well, asked really good questions and found out lots of interesting information about rain forest animals.

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Knight Training in Reception Class!

Children in Reception class have been learning all about St George and the Dragon. They have enjoyed listening to and reading the story, as well as using puppets and small world characters to act out the narrative. As part of this learning, the children have enjoyed training to be a knight. They have taken part in a circuit of activities, including jousting, balancing, horse shoe aiming, using a bow and arrow and defeating dragons. After completing their knight challenges, the children received their knighthood certificates from the in-role Queen. Well done brave knights! 

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A RANGE OF SUPER LEARNING IN RECEPTION CLASS!

Children in Reception class have been exploring subtraction and the maths vocabulary linked to it, such as ‘less,’ ‘take away’ and ‘minus.’ They have enjoyed solving problems and using different strategies to solve them. The children have explained their ideas, recorded them, represented them in different ways and are now teaching their ideas to one another. 

There has been lots of brainstorming about our new enquiry question:

 ‘How are places different?’ and the children have been learning all about our world’s rainforests. They have created multi media collages and spoken about their own thoughts and feelings about the rainforests, reflected through their art work. 

There has also been lots of creative and collaborative child initiated and sustained learning in the EYFS provision. Well done everybody! 

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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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