Welcome to Reception
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During this half term we have been learning about water and everything to do with it. The books we were reading were The Rainbow Fish, A new home for a Pirate, The life cycle of a frog and lots of non fiction books.
We looked at the different states of water and how to change it into liquid, gas or ice. We looked at the frog life cycle and had tadpoles in our class and watched the changes happen. We also learnt about pirates and when they lived, how they lived and what they did on their boats!
In literacy, we have been writing lots about the things we have been learning. We have been using adjectives, connectives, full stops, capital letters and compound words. We have had lots of fun creating treasure maps and had our friends follow the trail.
In Mathematics, we have been learning to solve problems using our skills of addition, subtraction, place value and team work.
Next term we will be looking at farms and habitats.
Last term we have been learning about growing and mini beasts. The books we have been reading are Jasper's Beanstalk, Jim and the Beanstalk and The Bad Tempered Ladybird. We planted different peas, beans and seeds and discussed what they need to make them grow. As they grew, we measured the plants to see how much they had grown and compared the different plants. Alongside growing, we looked at the Bad Tempered Ladybird, and all the different insects in the story - such as stag beetles, praying mantis and ladybirds!
In literacy we have been watching non-fiction videos and reading non-fiction books about our topics and writing different facts about different animals. We have used our phonics knowledge to support our writing as well as continuously practicing our high frequency word spellings to help us write the tricky words.
As well as measuring our plants, we have also been looking at time, supported by The Bad Tempered Ladybird story. We also looked at repeating patterns, counting in 2s and 5s, ordering numbers 1-20 and saying what one more and one less than a given number.
In the new year we have been learning about bears! We have read lots of different stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, We Are Going on a Bear Hunt, Whatever Next as well as looking at lots of different non-fiction books about all the different kinds of bears.
In literacy we have had lots of fun writing about the stories we have been reading, we have also been drawing, labeling and writing lots of facts about the bears that we have been learning about.
In Maths we have had a great focus on number problems and number recognition. We have been learning to count along a number line, count and add with tens and ones, solve number problems and create our own!
We have also learnt where bears live, what they eat, where they sleep and why are they certain colours. Please ask your child some questions about bears and find out how much they know!
this term we have been learning about shops. We have been looking at different stories such as The Shopping Basket, Bad Baby, Handa's Surprise and Harry and the Dinosaurs. We have been discussing our own experiences with shops and acting them out!
We have been learning lots in Maths and English. To stick with our topic of shops we have been learning writing lots of shopping lists and labelling different items in English. And in Maths we have been learning to count, add and subtract with money as well as looking for 3D shapes in the environment. So if you visit the shops with your child, try and get them to find cylinders, cubes, cuboids and pyramids in the trolley!
We will also be going on a trip to Myrtle Park in Bingley to look for signs of Winter, so keep tuned as pictures will follow!
Welcome to Reception! We have made a fantastic start to the year, all the children have settled into the new routine of school and are learning lots and making great progress.
The topic we are doing this term is Ourselves, we will be exploring our bodies, our senses and our families. The children will be encouraged to share their own experiences, feelings and opinions and this will help us all to develop friendships and become a new Eastwood family group, where we feel happy and safe.
All parents or carers are encouraged to come into school three mornings a week and share the children's learning. We are looking forward to sharing this time which will give us the opportunity to get to know each other.
One of the most important thing is to learn to write our names so that we can label all of our work. Please ensure that you help your child with this.