Welcome to Reception!
In Reception we have two classes, Bramley and Pippin Class. In Bramley Class the teacher is Miss Locke and the teaching assistant is Mrs Tomlin. In Pippin Class the teachers are Mrs V Ingram (Mon - Wed) and Mrs Appleby (Wed - Fri) and the teaching assistant is Mrs Lindley. On a Wednesday afternoon Mrs Djevat will teach Bramley Class.
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During Term 1 our topic has been Marvellous Me so we have been learning all about ourselves and have been getting to know our new class friends. We have thoroughly enjoyed being able to use the resources outside during our child initiated time and have learnt how to tidy away and look after our toys. During Maths this term we have been learning how to count, recognise numbers and have fun in the outside area looking for numbers and collecting natural objects to match a given number. See how much fun we have had below. We have also started to learn different sounds and have thought of interesting rhymes to help us remember how to write each letter. The classes favourite is 'd, lead in, round the dinosaurs bottom, up to his head and down his tail'.Throughout our topic we have learnt about our families by discussing who lives in our house and why we love our families. We had lots of fun making our houses out of construction materials. See some of our wonderful houses below. From our discussions about families we then moved on to talk about pets. We had fun painting our favourite animals, thinking of unusual pets to live in our homes and making junk modelling houses for our pets. See some of our paintings below. Our senses are a big part of us, we found out that we have five senses; touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. We thought it would be fun to complete a smell test to test our noses and a taste test to see which crisps we could identify. We also listened to different sounds, had fun finding objects in gloop with our hands and looked very carefully through magnifying glasses at patterns. See our senses fun below. To continue our learning we moved onto learn about hospitals. We had lots of fun pretending to be doctors and nurses in our role play area, used white pencils to create x-rays and used our phonics knowledge carefully to write a get well soon card. To finish off our Marvellous Me topic we learnt all about babies and how to look after them. We were extremely lucky to have a special visit from baby Henry, who taught us all about babies and how we feed, change and dress them. See our lovely visit from baby Henry below. What a wonderful first term at school we have had!
In term 2 we are learning about festivals and celebrations. We started the term off learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes, we created firework splatter pictures, made junk model rockets, thought about sounds fireworks make and used leaves and twigs to make bonfire night pictures. We have also learnt about Diwali and Hanukkah in term 2. When learning about Diwali we created diva lamps out of clay, made some coconut barfi following instructions and designed our own Rangoli and Mehndi hand patterns. See how much fun we had below, we really enjoyed tasting our coconut barfi! During our work on Hanukkah we learnt about how during Hanukkah they have a Menorah which has 9 candles, that they like to eat food such as potato latkes and play games as a family. We had lots of fun tasting potato latkes and playing games with a dreidel. From our discussions of these festivals we began to think about another festival that is happening soon, 'Christmas'! The children were very excited about this and we spoke about things that happen at Christmas and what fun activities we could do. We decided to change our role play areas to follow this theme, so the children have created a wonderful Santa's Workshop and a fabulous Festive Toy Shop. The children helped by creating bunting, decorating toys and writing out price tags. We have also be practising really hard for our Nativity. The children were amazing in their Nativty and wowed everyone with their loud voices and super singing! Well done everyone!
In term 3 our topic is called Frozen so we started the term off by learning about the Arctic. We identified where the Arctic is on a map, drew Arctic landscapes, investigated ice using magnifying glasses and looked at snowflakes in detail. We had lots of fun using glitter and scissors to make snowflakes. We then moved on to focus on people who live in the Arctic. We found out the correct terminology for the inhabitants of the Arctic, we drew and labelled a picture of an Inuk and practised our threading skills by making colourful dream catchers. As part of our WOW book challenges the children investigated the Arctic and discovered the Northern Lights so as part of our topic we investigated these. We then finished off the term by investigated Arctic vehicles and Arctic homes. We had lots of fun creating our own vehicles and labelling them, and using a variety of resources to make igloos (they looked very realistic).We were very surprised to discover that Inuits lived in houses made from wood as well as igloos when they are hunting. Wow, what a chilly but fun term!
In term 4 our topic is called Wicked Wheels so we started off the term by identifying as many different vehicles as we could. We also wrote an invitation to the firefighters to see if they would come and visit us with their fire engine, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that they will. Keep looking to find out if the firemen visit us! We then moved on to investigate ambulances and air ambulances and were very lucky to have a visit from a real paramedic and got to look inside their ambulance. See the pictures from our visit below. We were also very lucky this term to have visits from the fire brigade who very kindly brought along their fire engine to show the children and Mr Andrews who brought in his truck for the children to have a look at. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about a variety of different vehicles and have explored these in detail!
In term 5 our topic is called Out of this World, where we will be learning about Space. We started the term off by looking at astronauts. We were very excited to investigate Tim Peake and had so much fun pretending to be astronauts with our fabulous space helmets. We then moved on to investigate different things in space such as the moon and the planets. We have had lots of fun printing moons using crumpets and have worked really hard on writing words and phrases to describe the moon. Keep looking to find out what happens as the term continues!
We had a really exciting start to Term 2 because we were very lucky to start Forest School. The children had so much fun and have thoroughly enjoyed being able to go to the woods to learn. They have learnt how to follow the forest school rules, sang interesting songs, learnt how to act when they see a dog in the forest and explored the woods together. See how much fun we have been having below!