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Week 5: Week Commencing Tuesday 13th  May - Friday 17th  May

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Leaning about how to write instructions in English. The children are now well established plant experts and they are ready to share their knowledge by writing instructions about how to properly plant a seed.

 

Our highlight of the week has been our Bikeability sessions, the children have loved having a go with the balance bikes and seeing their confidence grow throughout the session was a real treat.   

 

Child Voice: “I can do this because I am a plant expert”

 

Home learning this week: 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 

PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and children will be sent home in their P.E. Kit. Forest school sessions will be on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your Diary:

 

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Success Square Share (Ruby Class)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – Success Square Share (Rose Class)

Friday 24th May 2024 – Reception Library Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for your child to attend via parent pay) and School Closes for Half-Term Break.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action, we hope you have a lovely weekend.

Week 4: Week Commencing Tuesday 7th  May - Friday 10th  May

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Started learning about how to take away! We have been using keywords such as First, Then and Now to help us tell subtraction stories and we have been using maths equipment to show what is happening.

 

Our highlight of the week this week has been building bug hotels and bird feeders in our forest school session, we have had a great time thinking about how to help our world.   

 

Child Voice: “When you take away you need to see what is left over”

 

Home learning this week: 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 

PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and children will be sent home in their P.E. Kit. Forest school sessions will be on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your Diary:

 

Friday 17th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (bottle donations)

Friday 17th May 2024 – Spring Fair

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Success Square Share (Ruby Class)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – Success Square Share (Rose Class)

Friday 24th May 2024 – Reception Library Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for your child to attend via parent pay) and School Closes for Half-Term Break.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action, we hope you have a great weekend.

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 29th  April - Friday 3rd May

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been thinking about how to share our gardens and outdoor spaces with more wildlife. The children have been drawing, building and making different items that they think would be useful when inviting wildlife to our gardens such as bug hotels, bird houses, animal feeders and much more!

 

Our highlight of the week has been our absolutely amazing farm trip! The children loved their visit to Reddish Vale Farm on Wednesday. They took part in lots of different activities like meeting and learning facts about new animals, holding guinea-pigs and rabbits and they even got to have a well-deserved bounce on the “big pillows”  

 

Child Voice: “This is the best day of my life!”

 

Home learning this week: 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 

PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and children will be sent home in their P.E. Kit. Forest school sessions will be on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your Diary:

 

Monday 6th May 2024 - May Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Friday 10th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (chocolate donations)

Friday 17th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (bottle donations)

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Success Square Share (Ruby Class)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – Success Square Share (Rose Class)

Friday 24th May 2024 – Reception Library Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for your child to attend via parent pay) and School Closes for Half-Term Break.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action, we hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

 

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 22nd  April - Friday 26th April

 

In Reception this week we have: 

Been exploring numbers to 20, the children have been looking at the composition of our teen numbers and they have impressed is with their matching, ordering and counting (forwards and backwards) skills.

 

Our highlight of the week has been showing off our understanding the natural world – if you need any information regarding looking after plants Ruby and Rose Class will have you covered!

 

Child Voice: “You need to make sure they have sunshine, water and soil!”

 

Home learning this week: 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 

PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and children will be sent home in their P.E. Kit. Forest school sessions will be on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your Diary:

 

Tuesday 30th April 2024 – Reception NCMP Screening Catch up session

Wednesday 1st May 2024 Reception Farm Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for your child to attend via parent pay)

Monday 6th May 2024 - May Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Friday 10th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (chocolate donations)

Friday 17th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (bottle donations)

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Success Square Share (Ruby Class)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – Success Square Share (Rose Class)

Friday 24th May 2024 – Reception Library Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for your child to attend via parent pay) and School Closes for Half-Term Break.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action, we hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 15th April - Friday 19th April

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Started to step into our new book for the half term The Extraordinary Gardener. This week we met Joe, a boy who lives in a dull, grey city. He has created a colourful imaginary world and he had asked us to help him fill it with imaginary creatures.

 

Our highlight of the week has been finding inspiration for our imaginary creatures by hunting for minibeasts in our forest school sessions, we couldn’t believe how many different animals we found! 

 

Child Voice: “There’s a family of worms under here, look, the big worm looks after those two little worms!”

 

 Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and children will be sent home in their P.E. Kit. Forest school sessions will be on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your Diary:

 

Tuesday 30th April 2024 – Reception NCMP Screening Catch up session

 

Wednesday 1st May 2024 – Reception Farm Trip (Please ensure you have given permission for our child to attend via parent pay)

 

Friday 10th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (chocolate donations)         

 

Friday 17th May 2024 – PTA non-uniform day (bottle donations)

 

Friday 24th May 2024 – Reception Library Trip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

 

The children have had a wonderful first week back in school and it has been a pleasure welcoming them all back as they go into their final term in Reception. We hope you have a wonderful weekend

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 25th March - Thursday 28th  March 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been learning all about how Christians celebrate Easter. We learnt about the Easter story and about what many Christians do on Easter Sunday. The children then took their learning into the provision making their own representations of the Easter gardens and the Easter story in our small world, construction and creative areas.

 

Our highlight of the week was being visited by a very special bunny who left us a task to complete. We used our communication skills to help each other find special treats hidden all around the forest, our team work skills and patience were fantastic. 

 

Child Voice: “Look you have to move the stone away because Jesus came back to life and he had to get out of the cave.”

 

 Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a fabulous Easter break and we look forward to seeing you and the children ready and raring to go for the summer term.

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 18th March - Friday 21st  March 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been using our describing skills to find out what Little Red can see through the window of Granny’s house. The children have been very creative with their ideas, bringing them to life in role play and through their drawings.

  

Our highlight of the week has been exploring the dressing up boxes! We have recreated traditional tales and revisited our times as superheroes. Our fine motor skills have really come along with many of the children independently changing their outfits and securing the fastenings.

 

Child Voice: “I can do up this dress myself!”

 

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

  

Tuesday 26th March - Success Square Share - Rose Class (08:40 - 9:15) 

Thursday 28th March - Success Square Share - Ruby Class (08:40- 9:15)

Thursday 28th March - School Closes for Easter Break

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend, we look forward to seeing you for the success square shares next week! 

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 11th March - Friday 15th  March 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been wondering what else the wolf could eat other than Little Red’s Granny! The children have come up with lots of different ideas of meals, some even suggested that the big, bad wolf should become a vegetarian!

  

Our highlight of the week has taken place in our creative area, where the children have been doing observational drawings of different fruits.

 

Child Voice: “Ice- cream is unhealthy, but you can eat it sometimes!”

 

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

  

Thursday 21st March - Easter Disco at (4pm)

Tuesday 26th March - Success Square Share - Rose Class (08:40 - 9:15) 

Thursday 28th March - Success Square Share - Ruby Class (08:40- 9:15)

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 4th March - Friday 8th  March 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Loved celebrating World Book Day! The children have explored alternative versions of Little Red Riding Hood and are beginning to think that the wolf might not be so big and bad!

  

Our highlight of the week has been enjoying our lovely hot chocolate on Monday in our cosy Pyjamas and sharing our favourite stories with our friends in class.

 

Child Voice: “This is my favourite because it has a unicorn in it!”

 

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

WB Monday 11th March - Reception NCMP Screening  

Thursday 21st March - Easter Disco at (4pm)

Tuesday 26th March - Success Square Share - Rose Class (08:40 - 9:15) 

Thursday 28th March - Success Square Share - Ruby Class (08:40- 9:15)

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 26th February - Friday 1st March 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been very busy becoming authors! The words had slipped out of our book Little Red and we decided that we needed to replace the sentences. The children worked very hard to use vocabulary from the story correctly in their sentences. They have done a brilliant job!

  

Our highlight of the week has been making lots of wonderful maps. Little Red was lost in the forest and we needed to help her get to Grandma’s house. The children drew and labelled their maps. They also explained their route using some super prepositional language.

 

Child Voice: “You have to go past the bush and over the bridge.” 

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Monday 4th March - Pyjama Day (come to school in you pyjamas and bring your favourite book into school)

Thursday 7th March - Book Swap

Thursday 7th March - Parents visiting school to look at children’s books (2:30pm)

WB Monday 11th March - Reception NCMP Screening 

Thursday 21st March - Easter Disco at (4pm)

Tuesday 26th March - Success Square Share - Rose Class (08:40 - 9:15) 

Thursday 28th March - Success Square Share - Ruby Class (08:40- 9:15)

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd  February 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Begun to explore our new text Little Red. The children have been very excited to share their knowledge and understanding of traditional tales they know from the fantastic reading you have done at home over the years.

  

Our highlight of the week has been measuring in our maths sessions, the children have been comparing heights by using the vocabulary taller, shorter and the same. They have compared heights of towers and each other. Another highlight was our new bikes that have arrived. The children have loved using their communication and team working skills to play with this new resource together.

 

Child Voice: “this has five (cubes) and so does that so it is the same.” 

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Monday 4th March - Pyjama Day (come to school in you pyjamas and bring your favourite book into school)

Thursday 7th March - Book Swap

Thursday 7th March - Parents visiting school to look at children’s books

WB Monday 11th March - Reception NCMP Screening 

Thursday 21st March - Easter Disco @ 4 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 5th February - Friday 9th  February 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Continued to help Juniper Jupiter find her perfect sidekick. In our writing area we crafted letter to let people, animals and even robots know that they were not quite right for the job.

  

Our highlight of the week has been having you all in to share our successes from this half term. We are so impressed by the progress children have made over such a short period of time.

 

Child Voice: “sorry robot you were too glitchy” 

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Monday 4th March - Pyjama Day (come to school in you pyjamas a s bring your favourite book into school)

Thursday 7th March - Book Swap 

Wb Monday 11th March - Reception NCMP Screening 

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely half term! 

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Thought about how lonely a superhero would be saving the day on their own. We thought that our superheroes would need a sidekick and we have been discussing what a good sidekick would look like.

  

Our highlight of the week has been making music in forest school, we had lots of fun using the outdoor instruments and making our own natural instruments with what we could find in the forest..

 

Child Voice: When out in the forest “Look if I hit it here it sounds different to when I hit it there”

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Thursday 8th February – Success Square Share (Rose)

Friday 9th February - Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been learning all about measuring mass in maths. The children have been predicting which items will be heavier and testing these using balance scales.

  

Our highlight of the week has been taking part in super hero training, we talked about what skills superheroes would need and practiced these in our outdoor training course.

 

Child Voice: “The rubber is heavier because it is down there like on a seesaw.”

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Wednesday 31st January – Parent’s Meetings (Face to Face)

Thursday 1st February – Parent’s Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday 8th February – Success Square Share (Rose)

Friday 9th February - Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

 

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 15th January - Friday 19th January 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Been learning all about different Superheroes and what they do. The children have really harnessed their imagination and creativity in choosing a superhero name and power for their writing task this week.

  

Our highlight of the week was having you all in for our maths showcase, the children really enjoyed showing you what they could do within all of the different maths activities they have experienced.

 

Child Voice: “My Superhero has 6 arms so he can fight 6 baddies.”

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Wednesday 31st January – Parent’s Meetings (Face to Face)

Thursday 1st February – Parent’s Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday 8th February – Success Square Share (Rose)

Friday 9th February - Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January 

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Come back into school ready and rearing to go! The children have been learning all about people who help us and in our writing area they have be writing sentences about what people can be when they are older. The children have such good knowledge of who can help in our community and they have especially loved dressing up and role playing the many different occupations they have learned about.

  

Our highlight of the week was our topic lesson all about people who help us, they worked in small groups to guess what the occupation was based on different groups of equipment. They then went on a equipment hunt when they scoured the environment looking for different pieces of equipment to match to different occupations.

  

Child Voice: “It’s a stethoscope…you put it on your chest and then you can hear your heart bumping”

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Wednesday 17th January – Maths Showcase Morning

Thursday18th January – Maths Showcase Morning

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 8 : Week Commencing Monday 18th December - Friday 22nd December  

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Had a brilliant week full of Christmas fun, the children have been building igloos, decorating Christmas trees and jumpers and creating finger print Christmas lights in our creative area.

  

We have had such a wonderful first term with Ruby and Rose Class and we can’t believe how much they have grown in confidence and independence since the first few weeks. The children have impressed us and “blown us away” in so many ways since the start of the year. It has been a pleasure getting to know them and we look forward to seeing what the new year brings.

  

Child Voice: From Ruby and Rose Class to all of you…. “Feliz Navidad!”  

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days – Next term outdoor PE will be on Thursday and Forest school sessions will be Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Monday 8th January – First day back

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 7 : Week Commencing Monday 11th December - Friday 15th December  

 

In Reception this week we have: 

 

Become space explorers! In our writing areas we have been busy thinking about and writing lists of what we would like to take to space with us. We have also used our phonics, handwriting and cutting skills to create name rockets. 

  

Our highlight of the week has been going on our first school trip. We walked up to St. Martin’s Church where we learned about the Christmas story, saw the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and had a go at ringing the church bells – which our friends back at school could hear.  

  

Child Voice: At the church one of the children pointed at the stained-glass window and said “I can see a story in the window”  

  

Home learning this week: 

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 


Key Information: 


PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Thursday and Forest school sessions are on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’. 

  

Dates for your diary: 

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party – school will provide some snacks and juice for he party and children can bring a Christmas jumper to change into for our party. 

  

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 6 : Week Commencing Monday 4th December - Friday 8th December 

In Reception this week we have:

Continued to explore memories in our provision, we have thought about how we remember things and discussed how our five senses can help with this. We have also been doing lots of writing in many different areas of the classroom, we have been using sentence snakes to help us write whole sentences about places we have been and things we have seen.

 

Completing our very first school performance is the main highlight of our week! The children worked extremely hard learning the words and dances for each of their songs and we are sure that you know many of them too! They were very excited to perform for you all and had a wonderful time doing so. Thank you again for all of your ongoing support with practicing, costumes and giving your time to come and watch.

 

Child Voice: At the investigation station some children had a conversation about the different things they could smell - “I can smell mint”…”Like mint chocolate ice-cream”…”Yes! Like toothpaste too.”
 

Home learning this week:

 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.


Key Information:


PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Thursday and Forest school sessions are on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’.

 

Dates for your diary:

 

 

Tuesday 12th December 2023: Rose Class Church Trip

                                                    Ruby Class Church Trip

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Rose)

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend.

Week 5 : Week Commencing Monday 27th November - Friday 1st December  

In Reception this week we have:

Introduced a new ‘satellite’ text entitled ‘Memory bottles’ by Beth Shoshan. As part of our narrative immersion, we have thought about memories of our own, read tricky words from inside bottles and designed our own Polaroid photo memory. In our outdoor learning provision we have designed and made our own colourful, magic potions full of different smells in our ‘mudless’ kitchen.

 

As part of our PSHE, our focus on British Values and upholding the Rights Respecting UNCRC pledge, we have introduced a democratic element to our end of day ‘class read’. Children now can vote on which story or text is read at this special time of the day where we promote and instil our love for reading.

 

Child Voice: Whilst looking at a book outside, one child said “Look, that is a ‘v’ but it is at the start so it’s a capital one”.
 

Home learning this week:

 

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.


Key Information:


PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Thursday and Forest school sessions are on Wednesday - ‘Welly Wednesday’.

 

Dates for your diary:

 

 

Tuesday 12th December 2023: Rose Class Church Trip

                                                    Ruby Class Church Trip

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Rose)

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods

 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend.

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 20th October - Friday 24th November 

  

In Reception this week we have:  

 

Been learning about 2D shapes in Maths this week. We have looked at the properties of circles and triangles.

 

We also loved having many parents and carers in for our reading morning, the children loved sharing stories with you and showing off how they use the provision when learning.

 

Child Voice: Pointing at the clock “Look it’s a circle, it is round” 

  

Home learning this week:  

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.  

 
Key Information:  

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday. Children will be outside in all weathers for our outdoor PE sessions therefore we are asking, if possible, children could bring waterproof clothing to add to their PE bag. Please see tapestry for examples.

 

 

 Dates for your diary:   

 

Wednesday 6th December 2023: Reception Nativity Performances

          Morning Performance: 9:15am – 10:00am

          Afternoon Performance: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Rose)

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods

  

Below are some highlights of our week in action.   

 

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 13th October - Friday 17th November 

  

In Reception this week we have:  

 

Been practicing writing CVC words using the phonics we have learned so far. The children have worked very hard and we are seeing a massive improvement in their letter formation

 

We have also started to learn our songs for our Christmas nativity, the children have been joining in with learning the words beautifully. We are excited to keep learning new songs.

Child Voice: Whilst writing the letter “o”…“ you whoosh in…back around, meet at the top and lead out.”

  

Home learning this week:  

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.  

 
Key Information:  

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday. Children will be outside in all weathers for our outdoor PE sessions therefore we are asking, if possible, children could bring waterproof clothing to add to their PE bag. Please see tapestry for examples.

 

 

 Dates for your diary:   

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Non-Uniform Day – Bottle tombola donations

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Christmas Fair 3:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Wednesday 6th December 2023: Reception Nativity Performances

                                                      Morning Performance: 9:15am – 10:00am

                                                      Afternoon Performance: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods

  

Below are the highlights of our week in action.   

 

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 6th October - Friday 10th November 

  

In Reception this week we have:  

 

Been subitising in maths which is learning to recognise how many is in a group without counting each one, we have also been matching the correct numerals for each group too.

 

In our topic lesson this week we have learned about what remembrance day is and we have been making poppies using egg cartons in our creative area.

Child Voice: “The soldiers were kind so we can remember that.” 

  

Home learning this week:  

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.  

 
Key Information:  

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday. Children will be outside in all weathers for our outdoor PE sessions therefore we are asking, if possible, children could bring waterproof clothing to add to their PE bag. Please see tapestry for examples.

 

Run Pudsey: Reception’s Run Pudsey smile for a while will be completed on Friday 17th November and they are invited to wear Pudsey headbands/badges etc whilst they take part if they would like to.

 

 

Dates for your diary:   

  

 Friday 17th November 2023: Non-Uniform Day - Chocolate tombola donations

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Non-Uniform Day – Bottle tombola donations

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Christmas Fair 3:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Wednesday 6th December 2023: Reception Nativity Performances

                                                       Morning Performance: 9:15am – 10:00am

                                                       Afternoon Performance: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby)

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods

  

Below are the highlights of our week in action.   

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November  

   

In Reception this week we have:   

  

Been doing continuing to practice our letter formation whilst writing potions in our writing area we have had lots of interesting ingredients such as eyeballs, zombies and spiders. Children were super at finding initial sounds for their choices. 

  

In music this week we travelled all the way to India to listen to the type of music used to celebrate Diwali and explore how the rhythm of the music made us move. We learned about what Diwali is and had great fun learning it too.

   

Home learning this week:   

   

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenge we have set for this week.   

 
Key Information:   

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday.   

   

Dates for your diary:    

   

 Friday 17th November 2023: Non-Uniform Day - Chocolate tombola donations 

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Non-Uniform Day – Bottle tombola donations  

 

Friday 24th November 2023: Christmas Fair 3:30pm - 6:30pm 

 

Wednesday 6th December 2023: Reception Nativity Performances  

                                                       Morning Performance: 9:15am – 10:00am 

                                                       Afternoon Performance: 2:15pm – 3:00pm  

 

Thursday 21st December 2023: Christmas Party 

 

Thursday 14th December 2023: Success Square Share (Ruby) 

 

Friday 15th December 2023: Success Square Share (Rose) 

 

Friday 22nd December 2023: Carols in the woods 

   

Below are the highlights of our week in action.    

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you and your families safely enjoy bonfire night. 

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 

  

In Reception this week we have:  

 

Been learning about dreams and goals, the children have been thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, where they would like to go on holiday. They have also been thinking about Sam’s dream of what is in the hole in his garden and in English they have been practicing their letter formation by writing Sam a letter. 

 

A huge highlight of our week was having parents in for the Success Square Share, it was wonderful to see how proud the children were when sharing their work with you. They have had such a brilliant first term in reception and have adapted to school life very well, we cannot wait to see what next half-term has in store for us all.

 

Child Voice: "I want to be a scientist"..."I want to be a firefighter"..."I want to be a hairdresser"..."I want to be a zoo keeper"..."I want to be a singer..."

  

Home learning this week:  

  

There will be no homework set for this week we just ask that you keep sharing reading material with your child.

 
Key Information:  

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE will be on a Thursday and Forest school sessions will be on a Wednesday.  

  

Below are the highlights of our week in action.   

 

We hope you all have a wonderful half-term break; the children definitely deserve a good rest after such a fantastic start!   

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 

  

In Reception this week we have:  

 

Been learning about sets of objects in maths, we have looked at how many objects we can see in a set and if we can make matching sets and different ones. Our key vocabulary this week was: set, match, same, different. 

 

We learned about castles in our topic lesson this week and we can describe some of the features that help keep them and the people inside them safe.  

Child Voice: “That one has a river around it so that people will sink if they try to get in” 

  

Home learning this week:  

  

Please login to Tapestry to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.  

  Key Information:  

  PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday.  

  

Dates for your diary:   

  

 

Pumpkin Picking Festival: Saturday 14th October - Don't forget your tickets for this day full of fun. Hopefully, we will see some of you there 

 

Spooky Disco: Thursday 19th October 16:15 – get ready for lots of spooky dancing! 

 

Wear Red Day: Friday 20th October – Your children can swap a piece of uniform for something red or wear a whole red outfit on Friday in support of Show Racism the Red Card. 

  

Success Square Share (Rose): Thursday 19th October- 9:00- 9.30am – Rose Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.   

  

Success Square Share (Ruby): Friday 20th October 9:00- 09.30am - Ruby Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.   

  

Below are the highlights of our week in action.   

Have a lovely weekend.  

Week 5 : Week Commencing Monday 2nd October - Friday 6th October

 

In Reception this week we have: 

Been working on our handwriting by practicing pre-writing skills to help us with our pre-cursive letter formation. The children have a good fun, squiggling and wiggling away with their magic wands! 

We have been learning lots about different animal homes this week. The children have loved using different mediums to try and make their own versions of these homes.

 

Child Voice:  “Look I made a tree (out of Lego). That's a home for a bird.’

 

Home learning this week: 

 

Please login to Tapesty to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 

 
Key Information: 

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday, indoor PE is on Wednesday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday. 

 

Dates for your diary:  

 

Parent's Meetings : 11th/12th October  - we look forward to speaking to you all regarding how children have settled into the new school year.

 

Pumpkin Picking Festival: Saturday 14th October - Don't forget your tickets for this day full of fun.

 

Success Square Share (Rose): Thursday 19th October- 9:00- 9.30am – Rose Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.  

 

Success Square Share (Ruby): Friday 20th October 9:00- 09.30am - Ruby Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.  

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.  

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 4 : Week Commencing Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September  

 

In Reception this week we have: 

Met Sam’s dad in Magic Story World and we found out that he was worried that there were frogs in the hole because he is scared of them! This sent the children into excellent discussions about their likes and dislikes using our Wonderful Words! 

Ask your child and see if they can remember what these were. 

 

We have been outside to use the PlayPOD and had so much fun designing, building and creating using the equipment. All our Reception children showed incredible teamwork and commitment to the activity. It was brilliant. 

Child Voice:  “You have to choose it, use it then put it away’. 
 

Home learning this week: 

 

Please login to Tapesty to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 

 
Key Information: 

 
PE Days - Outdoor PE is on Friday, indoor PE is on Wednesday and Forest school sessions are on Thursday. 

 

New Class Information – The children now know which class, Ruby or Rose, they have been assigned to. Please take a look on Tapestry for your child’s class information. 

 
Dates for your diary:  

 

Pumpkin Picking Festival: Saturday 14th October - Don't forget your tickets for this day full of fun.

 

Success Square Share (Rose): Thursday 19th October- 9:00- 9.30am – Rose Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.  

 

Success Square Share (Ruby): Friday 20th October 9:00- 09.30am - Ruby Class’ parents/ carers are invited in, to share your child’s ‘Success Square’.  

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.  

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 3 : Week Commencing Monday 18th September 2023 - Friday 22nd September 2023

 

This week in Magic Story World, we met the mother of the little boy. She told us that she had noticed things changing around her in nature. For example the leaves of the tree in her garden had started to grow and the shoots of the plants have started to show. We agreed to find out more about seasons and nature. Therefore throughout the week we have had lots of nature and seasons based activities. 

Week 2 : Week Commencing Monday 11th September 2023 - Friday 15th September 2023

 

This week we started with our Magic Story Box Ritual. We met a little boy who has found a little hole in his garden. He isn't sure what is down the hole. We told him lots of ideas and agreed to find out more throughout the week. Over the week, the children made pictures and flaps of things that could be down the hole.

Week 1 : Week Commencing Monday 4th September 2023 - Friday 8th September 2023

 

This week the children have focused on getting to know each other. Around the room we have had lots of fun activities to teach the children how we use the different areas. We have been really impressed with how quickly and easily they have settled in. Well done team Reception!

Welcome to our Classroom

We can't wait to welcome all our children into the classroom this week. This week we are focusing on getting to know each other, we will be doing this through circle time activities, games and team building activities. 

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