There are 52 children in our Reception cohort split into two classes.
One class is taught by Mrs Gregg and the other class is taught by Mrs Naughton and Mrs Bramhall.
Other members of our team are Mrs Dean, Mrs Parry, Mrs Knibb and Mrs Gillingham.
It is lovely to share with you how impressed we are that our children have settled so well into the routines of Reception life at Ludworth and we are set for another busy term.
Welcome to Spring Term 2 at school and half way through the year!
In our daily phonics sessions, following Letters and Sounds, we have now learnt all of the Phase 3 sounds. We are now continuing working on Phase 3 phonemes, consolidating our learning and moving on to Phase 4, with a focus on writing sentences and reading more complex words and sentences. The children seem to love their tricky word bookmarks that we have sent home now too. They are more confident with reading and spelling "tricky words" for instance; ‘we, me, my, all, said’ and they are doing well recognising these by sight.
In Maths, we will be continuing to work with numbers to 20, ordering and counting with 1:1 correspondence, we have looked at the concept of time during our 'Math Magician' day and will continue with this theme as well as working with 2D and 3D shapes, making patterns and identifying their properties.
Our overarching theme for this half term is 'Zoom'! As our curriculum is very child-initiated we are really looking forward to discussing with the children their interests and planning with them what they would like to learn about collectively.
Many children have been interested in the 'Super Tricky Words' in the classroom (ask them if they can tell you any) and have wondered what sort of Superhero they would need to help fly their super rockets and space models so this is the start of our learning journey for 'Zoom' this half term. This will, along with our learning about transport, lead us to our very exciting trip to the airport. With a very busy term ahead...time will fly !
We look forward to exploring other exciting ideas and working with you over the next term.
Many thanks for your continued support.
The Reception Team
Spring Term 2
Monday 27th February 2017
Super Story Time Start to the Spring Term 2
A huge 'Thank You' to Martha's Mummy for coming in on our first day back and reading Dogger to our class and for bringing in your precious teddy from when you were a little girl- it sparked many conversations off on Tuesday morning !!!
Thursday 2nd March
What a Wonderful World Book Day we have all had...
It was lovely to have some of our Parents joining us this morning as we began our exciting activities for World Book Day. Everyone talked about who they had dressed up as, shared what their favourite book is and we then went off to write about them. We all made a special book review that have been displayed in our forest. After that we did a 'Character Catwalk' so we could all show off our amazing costumes and then the Year 5/6 classes joined us and we shared stories together. In the afternoon we all went to the forest to look at all the book reviews from other year groups and tried to find our own too! We have had a brilliant day and are even more 'buzzing about books'!
Spring Term 1
Friday 13th January 2017
We came into school to find that our friends, 'a family of Penguins' as Rosa explained including the Penguins by Rory and Martha had made', from the South Polar Region had left us a surprise and we had to solve clues to find out what had been left for us to use in our learning environment!
Almost all of Reception wrote a speech bubble with their ideas of what might have been left by the Penguins, after we followed the given clues. In the afternoon, we all came together to discover that inside the igloo was an easel ! ! What a fantastic day!
Monday 16th January 2017
Our Special Storytime!
We all thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story about the 'Green Sheep' today, thank you for coming in to read our story at the end of the day Thomas' Mummy! We had a fantastic discussion about different places in our world after you told us that the book you had brought in to read was from Australia and this linked brilliantly onto us being very keen to find out where the South Pole in relation to Australia!
Friday 20th January 2017
Sharing a Story
It was such a treat to listen to Mrs Bernstein reading 'The Dinosaur that pooped a Planet' this afternoon and we all found it hilarious! Linking in with our current learning theme, space, it was a lovely way to end such a super week. Thank you Jacob's Mummy.
Monday 23rd January 2017
A treat that really was 'out of this world'!
Following our very keen interests in our space theme, our classroom has been used as a landing pad for so many creative rockets and space landing crafts that have been made as part of the home challenges we have suggested.
Along with this, Archie and Phoebe had been very busy over the weekend baking space biscuits for us. They were absolutely delicious! Thank you very much for all your hard work encouraging and extending our learning opportunities truly beyond the classroom!
Thursday 26th January
Celebrating Australia Day
Our class was joined by Wombatty today, the pet Wombat belonging to Felix, in celebration of National Australia day! Felix and Thomas took the carpet time session as we listened to all of their knowledge about Australia. We were all rather surprised to find out that wombats can be over 1m long and we just had to find the metre stick to really understand how big these animals can grow!
Friday 3rd February 2017
A super end to a super week... with a set of super stories read by Mrs Warren!
We all listened very carefully to 'Biscuit Bear' and acted out part of the story too! It was lovely to have Archie's Mummy, who said our class were excellent listeners and very sensible coming in and getting organised, and we all really enjoyed the session. As we were so 'super speedy' we were lucky enough to have two stories and Mrs Warren has left us two more (relating to our theme around space) to read next week! Thank you.
Friday 10th February
It was such a lovely surprise to have Charlie's Mummy, thank you for coming to read two of Charlie's favourite stories and for telling us all about snuggle with a story time!
We all thoroughly enjoyed Thomas' delicious cakes! Thank you for making them, telling us all about them and giving us all one to take home !We had such a super end to the week!
Last Week of Term
Marvelously tasty treats from both Rory and Martha!
Thursday 16th February
Math Magician Day and a magical end with a story from Felix's Mummy!
For a whole day as a whole school we focused on the theme of 'time' for the whole day working together. We split into 4 teams and moved around both the Reception classrooms and Year 1 classrooms to complete activities. It was so much fun and we worked really well with Y1 children learning and teaching each other all about the concept of time. Then we went into assembly and some of us were confident enough to share what we had been doing, in relation to our theme of time, with the whole school !
As if by magic... after assembly....it was perfect timing as we were met by Felix's Mummy and just had enough time to have a story and hear all about the arrival of Felix's new baby brother Theo!
Thank you Felix's Mummy for coming and keeping to time! We discussed this at length and the importance of learning and knowing about 'time' for these very occurrences- had we not finished in assembly in time or had Felix's Mummy not known the right time we couldn't have had time to hear such a fabulous story!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday 17th February
Excellent end of term story session thanks to Phoebe's Mummy. We all thought the story was hilarious and think Phoebe's Mummy is an amazing story teller! Thank you!
Below are some of our activities and highlights of our first term in Reception:
Not only did we go as part of a whole school trip to a Pantomime but we also starred in our very own Christmas Production along with KS1!
The Pantomime trip was really exciting and we were all very sensible, kept ourselves and our friends safe and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from getting on the coach, walking sensibly from the coach to our seats and enjoying the show of Peter Pan- we did our teachers proud !
For our Christmas play we all played two roles, this involved being a part from the Nativity scene as well as undertaking the role of a Star for a dance performance! Take a look at some of the special moments captured below: