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Reception

Welcome to the Reception class page​

The staff working in Reception are:
RHO RJR
Mrs Herrington - Class Teacher
Mrs O'Connor - Class Teacher
Mrs Shaida - Associate Staff
Mrs Rajun - Associate Staff
Mrs Richardson - Class Teacher 
Mr Holmes - Nursery Nurse
Miss Saffah - Associate Staff

Latest news from Reception

Autumn 1 - Here Comes the Bears!

Watch out there are bears about! This half term we will be learning all about bears. The fictional texts we will be using are;    

Were Going on a Bear Hunt Bumble Bear The Cave

Alongside the fictional texts the children we will be using non-fiction texts to find out information;

Pandas Grizzly Bears

 

Communication and language

The children will learn new vocabulary around the topic of bears, they will learn to ask questions to find out more information from the fictional and non-fiction texts using a range of question words. E.g. How, Did, Why. The children will learn how to articulate their ideas in well formed sentences and use the conjunctions “and, because” to join their ideas when speaking and for some within their writing.

The children will learn to retell familiar stories in chronological order using different props as aids

PSED

The children will learn about keeping their bodies safe. They will learn about healthy and unhealthy foods. They will learn about keeping safe and the rules to follow. They will continue with this theme and will learn about different people in the community whose job it is to keep everybody safe

The imaginative role play area became a magical potion shop and laboratory, where the children could make up their own spells and mix their own magical potions.  Their imaginations grew and they practiced using new vocabulary. They applied newly learned literacy and mathematical skills in purposeful situations.

Writing, reading and phonics

The children will continue to learn individual letters and digraphs. They will learn to recognise, say and blend familiar sounds together to read and write words. The children will continue to learn to write short simple sentences and extended sentences incorporating simple conjunctions with support and with increasing independence.

Maths

In maths, the children will learn about the composition of numbers 6, 7 and 8 using different resources such as dice and dominoes. They will investigate capacity and mass. length, height and time in creative investigative ways. For example making toast/ melting chocolate, using scales to make balance buns.

Spring 1 Thematic Planning

Autumn 2 Review - A Sprinkle of Magic

This half term, we brought a bit of magic and sparkle to our Reception Classes.

The children learnt about different families, communities and traditions, whilst celebrating and valuing cultural, religious and community events and experiences.

We used books and stories to drive the theme of “A Sprinkle of Magic”

Rama and Sita Room on the Broom Winnies Midnight Dragon The Christmas Story

 

The imaginative role play area became a magical potion shop and laboratory, where the children could make up their own spells and mix their own magical potions. Their imaginations grew and they practiced using new vocabulary. They applied newly learned literacy and mathematical skills in purposeful situations.

Autumn 2 Review - 01 Autumn 2 Review - 02 Autumn 2 Review - 03

In maths, the children explored the composition of numbers to 10 and learnt to understand one more than/one less than relationship between consecutive numbers.

The children continued with the phonics programme and learnt to blend new sounds into simple words.

We have enjoyed the trip to Bradford Cathedral. We also visited the school allotments and Woodbank Garden Centre to look at all the different Christmas lights and decorations.

Autumn 2

This half term, we hope to bring a bit of magic and sparkle to our Reception Classes.

The children will be learning about different families, communities and traditions, whilst celebrating and valuing cultural, religious and community events and experiences.

We will be using books and stories to drive the theme of “A Sprinkle of Magic”

Rama and Sita Room on the Broom Winnies Midnight Dragon The Christmas Story  

The imaginative role play area has become a magical potion shop and laboratory, where the children can make up their own spells and mix their own magical potions. They can grow their imaginations and practice using new vocabulary. There will be opportunities to apply newly learned literacy and mathematical skills in purposeful situations.

Autumn 02 - 01 Autumn 02 - 02

In maths, the children will be exploring the composition of numbers to 10 and will be learning to understand one more than/one less than relationship between consecutive numbers.

The children will be continuing with the phonics programme and will be learning to blend new sounds into simple words.

We have planned trips to visit Keighley Mosque and Bradford Cathedral this half term. We are also looking forward to visiting the school allotments and Woodbank Garden Centre to look at all the different Christmas lights and decorations.

Thematic Planning - Autumn 2

Autumn 1 Review

This half term our theme has been Brilliant bones and bodies! We have been focusing on the “Funny bones” books and learning all about the characters, settings and their adventures. We have retold the story in groups and used puppets, story maps and songs to help in our learning. The children have also learnt how their bodies and bones work using a range of non-fiction texts. We have been focusing on pencil grip and the children developing their fine motor control skills to enable them to write their names and words.

In maths we have learnt all about numbers, making amounts, subitizing, recognising and writing numerals.

On alternative Tuesdays the children have been going to the hall for our PE sessions. In these sessions they have learnt to find spaces, travel in different ways and to talk about how our bodies feel when we exercise. On the other Tuesdays the children have been on the minibus to visit Hirst Woods and have been on an autumnal walk to Cliffe Castle

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Autumn 1

It has been great to welcome back the children and see so many happy and smiley faces each day. The children have been coming into school so calmly and this has been a great start to the day. They have all settled really well into their new Reception class fulltime. They all are beginning to look forward to their lunches together.

Thematic Planning - Autumn 1

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