Welcome to Reception!
Spring 2 2021
Welcome back to Reception Learning!
Friday 26th Fenruary 2021
Well done to our Stars of the Week!
Thursday 25th February 2021
We have been amazing in reading and writing in phonics.
We made number cards and played 'Match the number' with our family.
This term we are learning about the moon. Today we made a telescope so we can look at the moon tonight!
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
We have been doing lots of brilliant reading and writing in phonics.
We are getting really good at answering questions about our book in guided reading.
We did an exciting science experiment today using pancakes. It made us all say 'wow'.
We have been subitising and learning our number bonds to ten.
Today we have been learning our number bonds to ten. We know a rhyme to help us.
Aaryan Jai Reece
We revised our Phase 3 phonics. We discovered that we have excellent memories!
Aaryan Affan Jai
We read the story 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' by Jan Fearnley. We have drawn enormous pancakes with our favourite toppings.
Spring 1 2021
Friday 12th February 2021
Stars of the week
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Today we practised the trigraph 'ear'. Look at our super learning!
We read 'Zoom Food' in guided reading and thought about recipes for our own zoom food. What would you put in yours?
We had great fun with capacity. We compared lots of containers to see which held more and which held less water.
Tuesday 9th February 2021
We have had a busy day today learning to write sentences using our phonemes and diagraphs.
We enjoyed reading about Jin and the recipe he found in the Zoom Food recipe book. We read recipes at home.
This week is Chinese New Year. We talked about different celebrations and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We made lanterns to decorate our homes.
Aaryan's Chinese dragon
Monday 8th February 2021
We were really busy in our phonics learning today. Look at the wonderful sentences we were able to write.
Aaryan, Alexander and Garin
In Guided Reading we read about 'Tiger's Family', 'The Zipbot' and 'Zoom Food'.
It was off to the kitchen sink today to learn about capacity. Look at our investigations.
We really enjoyed learning our class poems today and finding actions to match the words. We even added some verses of our own with mermaids combing their hair and dolphins jumping and splashing!
Friday, 5th February 2021
Our Stars of the Week
W/B: Monday 1st February
In phonics we have been revising the phonemes h, j, oi and oo.
We are learning all about length this week in maths.
Will the Reds Win?
Also in our Thinking Curriculum, the children have had lots of fun investigating what happens to Gingerbread biscuits in different liquids. We observed the changes and described what happened to the biscuits in oil, water and milk. The children then had a go at the experiment with their grown ups at home.
For our Thinking Curriculum, we read the story of The Gingerbread Man. We had lots of fun drawing our favourite animal from the story and labelling it! We also had some fantastic discussions on how we would have helped the Gingerbread Man cross the river. Well done!!
Friday 29th January 2021
Our Stars of the Week
Friday 29th January 2021
We learned to read and write our high frequency and tricky words today.
Well done, Amaar! What lovely name writing.
In Maths we explore ways of making ten. We recorded the number bonds.
Thursday 28th January 2021
In Maths, we continue to learn about number bonds to 10. We have used 10 toys from home to make number bonds.
In Phonics, we watched a video about an owl. We then had a go at writing a sentence.
In Guided Reading, we had to unscramble the sentences so they made sense, matching them to the pictures in 'Win the Cup'
For our Thinking curriculum, we were able to recall all the rules in order to keep safe on the internet and made a poster as a class. We have also used construction and junk modelling to create our own tablet or computer.
Tuesday 26th January 2021
We have thought about how we can stay safe for Internet Safety Week.
We enjoyed our guided reading today. We thought about the characters and which one was our favourite. We talked in extended sentences, using the connective 'because'.
Alexander and Aaryan
We had fun in Fantastic Phonics!
Alexnader and Zoya
Affan and Alexander
We continued to explore ways of making ten in Maths. These ways are called our number bonds.
We listened to the story, 'Mog in the Snow', Aaryan went out in to the snow like Mog. What a super snowman!
Monday 25th January 2021
We have had a busy start to Internet Safety Week
We thought about our online learning and designed new tablets and computers to help us with our learning.
Alexander Affan Alyan
We concentrated on our phonics and wrote some amazing sentences!
We began to read a new book in guided reading. We predicted what may happen to the characters.
Alexander read a book about a steam train.
In Maths we explored number bonds to ten.
Friday 22nd January 2021
Our Stars of the Week
Thursday 21st January, 2021
Look at our fantastic phonics work today.
In maths, we are getting very good at comparing and using the words more and fewer.
We read a book all about Jumping Jazz, look at all of our pictures of her!
Wednesday 20th January, 2021
In Phonics some of us learnt to read and write Tricky Words no and go! We wrote some lovely sentences with our tricky words no and go too.
In Guided Reading we read a story about a Cat that wanted to catch a Cod for his dinner. We made some beautiful pictures of the Cat in his rowing boat.
For Phase 3 Guided Reading, we had a go at drawing what we would be able to reach if we were really tall, like the character of our book.
In Maths we played a comparison game with our grown ups to see who had more and who had fewer objects. We even wrote the numerals to show who had more and fewer!
We have loved getting active for P.E. where we told the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff through movement and big stretches!
Tuesday 19th January, 2021
In guided reading we read a story about a pet. We thought about the pets we have or wish for at home.
Garin and Zoya
In Maths we identified more and fewer. We built tower with more bricks and with fewer bricks.
Aaryan, Affan, Alexander and Rehan
We learnt about 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We thought we could help the goats by making a new bridge to help them cross safely.
Monday 18th January, 2021
In phonics we remembered our phonemes c and k and learnt the new diagraphs 'ck' , 'ai' and 'ee'.Deen
We had great fun in Guided Reading. Some of us made a home for a dinsosaur whilst others went on a musical treasure hunt.
We learnt to count beyond ten today. We did a number dance.
For our Thinking Curriculum we thought about different places in the world where our Three Billy Goats would like to live. We thought about what they would like and how they could be safe from the troll under the bridge.
Friday 15th January 2021
Our Stars of the Week
In phonics we remembered how to write the diagraphs from this week.
We made numerals in maths using different materials.
In Guided Reading we read a non-fiction book all about floating and sinking.
We then explored things around our home which float and sink.
Thursday 14th January 2021
In Guided Reading we read the book 'Go Boat Go!'
We then had a go at making our own speed boats.
In phonics we learned the diagraph sound 'oa'. Here are the super sentences we wrote!
Aaryan, Alexander and Jai
We played 'Magic Cups' in Maths. We tried to guess what was under the cups and then we subitised to check. Now we are Maths Magicians!
In Topic we learnt all about footprints in our world and what makes them different from one another. We even tried making our own footprints and investigated the different ways we could make them!!
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Today we have written some super duper sentences using our new trigraph 'igh'
To practise our Positional Language further, we played Hide and Seek with our Teddies again. But this time, our Grown-ups had to hide the teddies and we had to ask questions using our prepositonal lanuage to find them!!
Today we read the book 'King Pip and the Dark Wood'
We had lots of fun going out to our garden or for a walk to find as many bugs as we could and investigating their homes.
This afternoon we have loved getting active for our PE lesson and enjoyed making up dance routines to music!
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Today we read the book 'Rat and cat in the Dance'.
We dressed up and did a cool dance, just like rat!
We wrote sentences using our new diagraph 'ee'.
To practise using our positional language, we played hide and seek with our teddies and toys.
We had such fun we are sure you can see!
Everyone has worked so hard to create their own story maps of Little Red Riding Hood.
Monday 11th January 2021
We had some brilliant sentences in phonics today. Well done to all these children.
In Maths we are learning all about positional language. We have been practising to be robots and learning our maths rhyme.
In Guided Reading today, we read a non fiction book all about how we could save water. We had lots of good ideas.
This week our fairytale is Little Red Riding Hood.
We made some fantastic baskets for grandma.
Friday 8th January 2021
Our Stars of the Week
Well done to all the children who have joined in with our learning and sent photographs and pictures.
The children have done lots of great phonics today!
In Guided Reading, we read a non fiction book called 'We can do it!'
We then had a go at doing some exercise.
Great balancing exercises Humaira, Kian and Sophia!
Brilliant subitising Zohaib and Robert!
In Topic we were thinking about how Goldilocks could be kind.
Thursday 7th January 2021
Emelisa, Zaara and Ethan have worked hard in phonics today, well done!
The children in RG have also enjoyed learning the new digraph 'or'!
We read a non fiction book all about quick animals today. Our challenge was to find out the quickest animal in the world. Here is what we found.
We made our own subitising dot cards to help us to subise in Maths.
We helped Goldilocks make 'sorry' cards for the Three Bears. Alexander
Wednesday 6th January 2021
In phonics today, we have been learning tricky words.
We can not sound out tricky words, we have to just remember and read them fast.
We have written some great sentences.
In Guided Reading we read the book 'Quick quick quick' on Bug Club. The children designed a racing track and chose the winner of the race.
For our Thinking Curriculum we read instructions for how to make porridge. Then we had a go at making porridge or helping our parents making our lunch.
Zohaib has used junk modelling to make a new chair for Baby Bear. Well done!
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Today we have been learning the digraph 'ar'.
We have worked hard to write some sentences.
In Guided Reading we read the book 'Sid and Zak' on Bug Club.
After reading our book we thought about our friends and did some drawings and writing.
For our Thinking Curriculum learning we thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We went to find big, medium and small objects.
Monday 4th January 2021
Look at our fantastic phonics.
We have been learning the phase 3 digraph 'oo' today.
We wrote some super sentences!
In guided reading, we read the story 'Let's rock'.
We then thought about what instruments we might like to play if we were in a rock band.
Look at our lovely work.
Our new topic this half term is all about fairy tales.
Today we have started to learn about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Look at our drawings.
We thought about different traditional tales and made puppets of the story characters.
Aren't they brilliant?
Red Riding Hood by Manvi
Red Riding Hood by Reece