Reception Class

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Reception Class 2020-09-25T10:45:36+01:00

Welcome to our Class Page

Please find our Curriculum Map here: Reception Autumn Curriculum Map

25th September 2020

We have had a super creative week in Reception. We’ve been thinking about moving our bodies to different pieces of music and making our bodies out of all arts resources. We hope you can find us in the picture!

We were really lucky this week to spend lots of time in the outdoor area before the rain set in – hopefully it isn’t here to stay!

We have carried on learning our phonics this week, we are getting really good at hearing the initial sounds and putting them together to read simple words. Ask us at home and we can show you our robot arms!

In maths this week we have explored the numbers 0, 1 and 2. We found some really funny representations of 2, including a number 2 bus and a number 2 house (don’t worry, we know more than 2 people can live there though!)

We have had another busy week of learning through our play. Mrs Hounsell helped us dress up as Ninjas in the imagination station, we thought she looked super silly!

In PE we carried on following instruction and moving our bodies. This week we learnt  new game called head, shoulders, knees and cones.

We have shared lots of stories this week and are really lucky that Mrs Moss came to read us some too.

We are really really enjoying school, even though it is tiring stuff so we are looking forward to a lovely (hopefully not too wet) weekend at home with you!

18th September 2020

What a super speedy week! Mrs Hounsell can hardly believe how well we are settling in!

We use all the different areas of the classroom and are really developing our play and language skills. Mrs Hounsell enjoyed using the trampoline park we made in the imagination station and Miss Cunningham was caught by all the fish in the rock pool on the small world table.

Our core text this term is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. This week we have been playing with the Owl toys to re-tell the story. Our words of the week have also been based around the story.

We had our first PE lesson this week. We had to listen hard to know what movement was coming next, we especially enjoyed learning to lunge!

Lunches at school are super fun! We have enjoyed a picnic in the sunny outdoor area every day this week.

This week we have begun our phonics journey, we have started to hear the initial sounds in words and have looked at s, a, t and p. (Mums and Dads, do not worry, we will teach you all we know!)

We cannot wait for another super fun week!

A few messages from Mrs Hounsell…

  • Please take a look at our Curriculum map to see what we will be learning this half term
  • A few of you have asked about phonics, please do not worry, I am in the process of arranging an online information session
  • Due to COVID restrictions reading books will be going home on Thursdays to be collected by us again on Tuesdays
  • If you haven’t already done so, please send your child to school with a named pair of wellies and their PE kit

11th September 2020

WELL! What fun we have had in a week!

We have all settled into school life with big smiles and lots of energy. Mrs Hounsell is so proud of us, especially the way we come into school in the morning. We have shared lots of stories, dance moves and giggles this week.

We have had a very busy week learning what we can do in the classroom and learning more about our friends and teachers (Mrs Hounsell is loving our ‘All About Me’ books!)

We are all enjoying the different areas we can explore – you should see our imaginative play!

There is someone extra special who has joined our class – Barny Bear! He was late for school because he was on holiday but we enjoyed receiving his email of pictures and were super excited when he was posted to our school. We love sharing our classroom with him and sit extra smart so he will choose our knee to sit on.

Roll on week two – and most importantly lunch! Yummy!

A few messages from Mrs Hounsell…

  • We will begin our PE sessions on Tuesdays. Please send a named PE kit into school. We will keep hold of this and send it home for a wash in the holidays
  • If your child is bringing a packed lunch next week please make sure it is either named or distinctive.
  • Please send a named pair of wellies into school which you are also happy to live here
  • We will begin phase 2 phonics next week, a book with this each weeks sounds will be sent home on a Friday for you to work on consolidation at home. If you have any questions about this please do come and ask me

4th September 2020

It has been so lovely to meet you all this week, thank you for welcoming us into your homes!

We’ve met so many friendly teddy bears, see lots of cheeky smiles and had a good natter to you all.

We hope you enjoyed the teddy bears as much as we did! Please remember I am always here if you there is any questions or queries you have. If you have your PE kits and wellies ready feel free to bring them from Monday and if not we will need them once the children are in all day.

We are so excited for this school year to start 🙂

See you on Monday!

Mrs Hounsell