The children have settled back in after the Christmas break. This week our learning is focused around ‘Alien’s Love Underpants’. We have been creating our own aliens, counting out from a larger group, sorting 2D and 3D shapes and working hard on our letter formation.
As part of our learning in RE this week we have been learning all about ‘Baptism’. The children did a role play using the symbols for Baptism and adults encouraged the children to use the language learnt.
Spring Term 1. The children and their families have participated in a ‘Story Box’ project in response to raising attainment in reading in our school. The Adult and Community Learning facilitated the family learning project. The children returned with their own story box, they showed it off and told us all about the story in the box.
Attendance Trip - Congratulations to the children who were able to attend the ‘attendance trip’ today. We went to the pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’. We had such a good time, laughing, shouting, dancing and booing! Thank you to all of the children once again as you were spotted by adults for your ‘outstanding behaviour’ and manners. 🙌🏼
Our Christmas EYFS Trip to Cheeky Monkeys 🐵. We had great fun travelling to Cheeky Monkeys on our coach, singing songs and looking out of the windows to see what we could see... 👀. At Cheeky Monkeys we enjoyed using our gross motor skills to climb up and down, balance and slide into the ball pit! We also enjoyed the opportunity to explore the role play areas and be engaged with others using our PSED and Communication skills while learning about roles in the local community. We had a little rest, a drink and a biscuit before returning back to school. Cheeky Monkeys said we can come back anytime because we had ‘outstanding’ behaviour. 🙌🏼🐵🌟
Let the Christmas Festivities begin... 🎅🏼🎄🥳🙌🏼 We loved the school Christmas disco...
🌟STARRY NIGHT 🌟 by Vincent Van Gogh. In Reception over the half term, we have been learning to work in the style of Van Gogh. We have developed our painting skills and over four days, we created our Christmas card for our family. 🌟 We used our observational skills to look carefully at the painting and we listened to Don McClean’s song Starry, Starry Night. The picture reminded us of Bethlehem and the story of The First Christmas.
Work Outside Wednesday: Today we enjoyed fresh air and sunshine in the big garden.
‘Take Over Tuesday’ - On Tuesday’s we work together with Nursery to develop our PSED, C&L and play skills. The children have a wonderful time working together, exploring new environments and communicating with each other.
Story Stop 📚 Today we welcomed our parents for our second Story Stop... In Reception we played a CVC reading and matching game, made CVC words with the magnetic letters, read fiction and non fiction books and shared books from our reading scheme.
Children in Need 2019: Thank you to all of our families for supporting our chosen charity. We had so many cakes for our cake sale and raised lots of money 🙌🏼🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁
Respect: As part of our British Values we talked about one of our school rules, respect. Today was Remembrance Day and as we remembered the soldiers who fought for us, those who are still fighting and those who have died, we showed our respects by wearing poppies and having a minute silence.
Creating our own poppy
Showing respect for our soldiers
P is for poppy.
Lest we forget
Home Learning has started at St Anne’s Reception Class this week. Parents were asked to be creative and support their child to write their name. We were super impressed with the results...
Sponsored Event: Autumn Treasure Hunt 🍃🍁🍂🌿🐿 Thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘autumn treasure hunt’ over the half term. The children looked like they were having fun on the dojo pictures you sent me. We have had lots of treasure bags back and monies are starting to come in too. We will let you know what we buy for our Work Outside Wednesday activities as soon as we have it all in.
On Friday we went to our first 🤩 Celebration Assembly 🤩. The children used their good listening skills, their good sitting and joined saying their prayers. We were super proud of Reane and Oliver for winning this weeks presentation and celebration award too 🤩 I wonder who will win next week, keep working hard everyone 🤩
What a fantastic week in Reception. We cannot thank our parents enough for their continued support. Thank you 🙏🏻 To everyone who provided food for our special Autumn Festivals Celebrations. The children have enjoyed making diva lamps, creating rangoli patterns and drawing mendhi hand patterns. We danced to Indian music and tasted some delicious food. Happy Diwali Everyone 🥳
Back to school with a BANG 🎆🎇🌠 celebrating Autumn Festivals, starting with Bonfire Night. We listened to the story of Guy Fawkes, a story from the past. The children have enjoyed a variety of creative and writing activities.
We have been finding out interesting facts about Picasso. We have been looking at differences and similarities, celebrating ourselves. We looked at the work of Picasso, people he painted and the shapes he used. The children worked in the style of Picasso to create their own interpretation of his famous art work. We were amazed at the observational skills, lines, shapes and pictures that were created. I think we have some budding artists in our Reception Class. 👨🏻🎨👩🏻🎨🎨
It’s disco time... 💃🏽🕺🏻 Tonight after school we had our first ‘Autumn Disco’. The children got themselves undressed and dressed. We had a fantastic time.
In maths today we have been using a lot of the new skills we have learnt over the first half term in Reception. We played “What’s the time Mr Wolf?”, the children enjoyed using positional language. We moved forward and backwards, counted our steps, said number names in order and matched quantity to numeral. We used good listening skills to follow instructions given by Mr Wolf 🐺🍽.
We had lots of fun on Friday writing messages for a friend. We used colourful post it notes to leave a secret message for a friend. The children were excited to write a message and extremely excited to receive one! We extended the activity and challenged children by asking “What did your message say?”. The children ascribed meaning to their mark.
Pre-Writing Skills: We have been developing our physical skills over the six weeks to get ready for writing. Next week we start our phonics learning ‘Read Write Inc’. Today we have been copying letter shapes using the whiteboards, whiteboard pens and rubbers. The children all had a go at writing their own names too. ✏️📚
Playtime: The children in Reception are getting ready for the transition to the BIG school playground. After half term, they will join the other children in KS1. So today we have been following the rules to keep ourselves safe...
We have started to think about our physical development ready for writing. The children are engaged in ‘Funky Finger’ activities and ‘Dough Disco’ getting our fingers ready to write... Today we have been hammering tees into pumpkins.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our charity today and raising awareness. We had a non uniform day to raise money for our chosen charity. Tonight our families have lit a candle for families and their loss 🙏🏻🕯
PSED: This week we have been promoting and rewarding good behaviour. The children have been working hard to win Dojo points. They have had two challenges to complete and the adults have been behaviour detectives. We have also introduced our ‘Show Off Box’. The children get the opportunity to show off their work at the end of each session. They looked very proud of their achievements🤩 Well done everyone, keep up the good work. Dojo points are rewarded at the end of the week with our Dojo prize draw. Two children will be chosen at random to choose a prize 🤞🏻 Good Luck
Mathematics - Numbers in the environment. This week the children have been finding numbers in the environment. We have been on a number hunt and each child found a number. It started conversations about numbers we see on the way to school, at the shops or at home.
Collective Worship 🙏🏻 The children have took some time today to be still, quiet and calm. We shared the story of God’s Creation and said thank you for our wonderful world 🦁🐯🦋🐛🐠🐳🦒🐫🌲🌺🌚🌝. The children followed our school rules by showing respect.
The children are settling in nicely to their new learning environment... while the adults are finding out about how they learn best. The children are exploring, investigating and finding out! Their favourite area at the moment is outdoor play. Look at these amazing enhanced activities in the outside area.