Reception News Spring 1, Week 2

It’s been another busy week in Reception. This week children have been enjoying learning about how people grow and change over time. Learners have been describing what they were like when they were younger and comparing themselves to older people to note the key differences. Thank you so much for your support in sending on your child’s baby photo! They were a lovely talking point for the children’s learning.

Next week, Reception will be focussing on human and physical features of the local environment and thinking about the community around their homes.

KEY INFORMATION

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for next week will be ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shake
  • tickle
  • blow
  • tilt
  • wiggle
  • spinning
  • dizzy
  • monster

Our focus song will be ‘Dr Foster’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-doctor-foster-went-to-gloucester/zhkf6v4

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Don’t Give Up’ and the winners this week have demonstrated how persistent they are in all that they do.

Well done to Elijah T, Brooke F, Samual A, Gigi A.

learning journey sharing

This week it was blue group’s turn to take their learning journeys home for sharing with their friends and family. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates for spring term

  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Reception News, Autumn 2, Week 7

What a fabulous last week! Reception have enjoyed Christmas Crafting, making magic reindeer dust and designing Christmas cards to take home for Christmas.

KEY INFORMATION FOR the first week back

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for the fir4st week back will be ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shy
  • personality
  • misunderstood
  • anxious

Curriculum overview

Please click the link below to find next terms curriculum overview

Curiculum overview Reception Autumn 2 PDF

 

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Improve’ and the winners have shown that they can use their imaginations. A huge well done to Natan, Prince, William & Lily-Mae.

key dates

  • Term Begins on Tuesday 9th January 2024
  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Mathematics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run on the week beginning 5th February- 9th February 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Reception News Autumn 2, Week 5

What a fantastic week! Children have been working so hard with practising for their Christmas performance. The EYFS team know that you will be feeling as excited as us to watch them in their performance next Thursday.

Reception children have been practising writing letters to Santa, using construction materials to build stables, sledges and sleighs, making their own Nativity stories following the structure of beginning, middle and end.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘The Christmas Story’ which will link to  adult-directed learning.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • carpenter
  • innkeeper
  • inn
  • stable
  • manger
  • shepherds
  • angel
  • star

Reception will continue to practice their Nativity songs next week ready for the performances on Thursday 14th December.

For their adult directed learning, nursery will be learning to find ‘how many?’ using the story The Magic Little Sleigh by Anna Claybourne. Below is some key vocabulary to support your child’s learning:

  • same
  • how many?
  • sort
  • number
  • amount
  • numeral
  • match
  • count
  • accurate

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Push Yourself’ and the winners have shown that they are willing to keep going when things get hard. A huge well done to Karson, Alexis, Armani and Teja.

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was purple group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates

14th December – EYFS Nativity

Reception News Autumn 2, Week 3

What a great week in Reception! The children have been busy learning all of the songs and practicing for the upcoming nativity performance. During our Mathematics sessions, we have been practising identifying the properties of circle and triangle shapes. Children have noticed similarities and differences between different types of triangle shapes.

key information for next week

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth which links to our learning about seasonal change as we move into the winter months and approach Christmas.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • warm
  • hut
  • cosy
  • blanket
  • hot cocoa
  • miserable
  • shivering
  • shoved

Song of the week

Children are learning the songs from the Nativity. This week, the children are learning the makaton actions for Twinkle Twinkle.

 

sos winners

The Secrets of Success award this week was for Try New Things – the winning children have shown that they are brave and willing to try things that they haven’t done before! So, a huge well done to Lilly, Ophelia, Domas Eliza

 

 

Reception News Autumn 2, Week 2

It has been a very busy week in reception class!

This week, children have been learning all about Diwali during reception project. Learners have been making their own diya lamps, using natural resources to make diyas, reading stories and trying special Diwali sweets!

maths stay a learn

Thank you for coming along to our Mathematics stay and learn. We have a parent information session about Mathematics in the early years on Tuesday 21st November2023 at 3.30pm- 4.15pm.

Favourite Five

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘Binny’s Dawili’ to consolidate the children’s learning about Diwali.

Key  vocabulary

  • Diwali
  • celebration
  • diya lamp
  • rangoli
  • tradition

Song of the week

Children are currently practising their Christmas Nativity songs… more information to follow soon!

SOS Awards

The SOS award this week was for children who demonstrate that they are ‘working hard’. This week, the awards went to Arlo, Lena, Kydon and Celeste. Well done!

Reception News – Autumn 2, Week 1

It has been a great week in Reception!

This week, children have been learning about 1 more and 1 less as key concepts in Mathematics. We have been using physical objects on five frames to show what 1 more or 1 less than a number to 5 is.

For our Reception project, children have been thinking carefully about the power of music on our emotions. Learners have been talking about and experiencing different genres of music and communicating how it makes them feel. Children have also been learning how to represent music in abstract ways such as drawing how music changes.

key information for next week

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘Our House’ by Micheal Rosen 

Key Vocabulary for the focus story, please share this with your child.

  • house
  • build
  • share
  • fair
  • imagination
  • create

Our upcoming focus songs will be related to Nativity songs in order to help us to prepare for our up and coming Nativity in December!

Key dates-

Monday 13th November- Odd socks day!

Monday 13th November-9.45-10.45 EYFS Open Day for prospective parents

Tuesday 14th November– Postponed Attingham Park Trip

Wednesday 15th November– Mrs Archer Mathematics stay & learn session 11am-11.30am

Thursday 15th November– Mrs Rileys Mathematics stay and learn session 11am-11.30am

Tuesday 21st November 3.30pm-4.15pm Mathematics Parent Information Session

Sos winners

This week the Secrets of Success this week was for ‘Don’t Give Up’ and the winners have demonstrated that they have creative ideas. Well done to Harper-Jayne, Samual, Maksim and Adian!

Reception News- Autumn 1, Week 7

It has been a great week in Reception!

Next week in our Mathematics sessions, children will be be focussing on developing a deep understanding of representing the numbers 1,2 and 3. During our Reception project time, learners will be continuing to think about how the weather and seasons change and effect the world around us.

key information for next week

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. 

Key Vocabulary for the focus story, please share this with your child.

  • late
  • snore
  • pretending
  • cuckoo
  • leaky
  • refrigerator
  • uncomfortable
  • alarm clock

The focus song this week is ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’. 

 

Key dates-

On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October we are holding parents consultations.

On Friday 27th October EYFS have their Autumn Stay & Learn session.

Sos winners

This week the Secrets of Success this week was for ‘Improve’ and the winners have demonstrated that they have creative ideas. Well done to Elijah, Jobandeep, *** & ***

Reception Autumn 1, Week 5

It has been another busy week in Reception. During our Reception project, we have been thinking all about different human features around our environment. Children went on a walk around the school to look for different features. Together, children and educators discussed which were human features and why. Children then represented the different human features that they noticed through wooden blocks, watercolour pencils, drawing and painting.

key information for next week

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson

Key Vocabulary:

  • stroll
  • underground
  • terrible
  • poisonous
  • feast
  • favourite
  • rumble

The focus song this week is ‘Hush Little Baby’. 

Sos winners

This week the Secrets of Success this week was for ‘Push Yourself’ and our winners have shown us that they can keep trying even if they find things difficult. A huge well done to Lettie G, Aaron K, Grace A & Haleema

Reception News- Autumn 1, Week 4

It has been another busy week in Reception class. Children have been thinking about which communities they belong to. Learners spent time looking at their own families and then learnt that they belonged to a school community, too. Children noticed their school logo’s, walked around school to see all of the different people who help us in school and drew attention to the different spaces and places.

key information for next week

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. This relates to our Autumn theme where the children have been thinking about what changes are happening in the natural environment as we approach the season of Autumn.

Key Vocabulary:

  • Pumpkin
  • slices
  • stirs
  • scoops
  • slurp
  • peaceful
  • squabble Please share the key vocabulary with your child.

The focus song this week is ‘This is the way we lay the bricks’. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-this-is-the-way-we-lay-the-bricks/zvnmd6f

Sos winners

This week the Secrets of Success this week was for ‘Concentrate’ and our winners have shown us that they can focus on a task and their learning, well done to all of the amazing SOS award winners this week!

books with breakfast

Thank you to all those that attended the EYFS ‘Books with Breakfast’ and enjoyed sharing stories with their children (and a pastry!)

Reception have had an amazing week in school! We have been thinking all about community and belonging, talking together about where we feel safe and what clubs and community places we visit.

key information for next week

Our focus story will be ‘Don’t Touch my Hair’ by Sharee Miller. This story links to our focus work around ourselves, our communities, respecting each other’s differences and how we follow our Golden Rules in order to keep each other safe. This is also good in preparation for the whole school focus of Black History Week (WB 3.10).

Here is a link to the story to share with your child. Don’t forget to go and visit the library, if you can, to attempt to find a copy of the story too!

Key vocabulary:

  • bouncy
  • styled
  • wild
  • free
  • compliments
  • curious
  • permission
  • lonely

Our focus song this week is ‘Gonna Build a House’, this links to our project learning where we are learning about human features in the local environment, as part of our learning in Geography.

 

Please share the key vocabulary with your child.

Sos winners

This week the Secrets of Success this week was for ‘Trying New Things’, all of our winners have shown that they are brave and are willing to put themselves out of their comfort zones!

books with breakfast

On Friday 29th September, EYFS will be hosting ‘Books with Breakfast’ where the grown ups are invited into the setting before school to share stories and breakfast with their children. If you would like to attend, please ensure you return the slip to your child’s teacher.

Parent Lunches

Next week, we will have our Reception parent lunch experience! Mrs Riley’s class lunch is 11.45-12.15pm and Mrs Archers class lunch is 12.15- 12.45pm. We look forward to seeing you there!