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Welcome to Reception

In Reception we love to learn and play! We have lots of different areas that we can explore and we like to challenge ourselves with our mini-me challenges. 

Miss Moody, Mrs Thompson, Miss Hayter, Mrs Berckley, Mrs Aslam, Miss Priestley and Mrs Elsom all help us with our learning. 

 

If you wish to contact us then please do so via the emails below and we will respond during school hours. Many thanks.

rachel.moody@alwoodley.net

julia.thompson@alwoodley.net

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Meet our friends from TenTown; King One, Tommy Two, Thelma Three, Freddie Four, Fiona Five, Seal Six, Sir Seven, Eric Eight, Nina Nine Bows, Tia Ten and Thierry Twenty. In Maths we use these TenTown characters to help us learn different mathematical skills; numbers, shapes, number bonds, fractions, size, patterns, time, weight and position. We also move through TenTown as an individual reward for completing challenges.
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Reception's Autumn Newsletter
Home Learning - 4th December

Measuring

In Maths this week we have been looking at different objects and ordering them from longest to shortest. We then went outside and found different natural objects to measure using cubes.

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Technology

We really enjoy using different technology in school. Here we are using the Ipads, interactive whiteboard and sound buttons. What technology do you have at home?

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Maps

This week we have been making maps, showing where people can find different signs of Autumn outside. We found a map of our own and followed it to reach some treasure! We had to look carefully at the directions and what we passed along the way.

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Outdoor Maths

 

This week in Outdoor Maths we got active by testing which 3D shapes rolled down a ramp. We worked out that some rolled if you dropped them, rather than let them go and some just slid down. The cylinders and spheres were the best rollers!

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Autumn Walks

 

We have been exploring outside this week in our Topic lessons, looking for Autumn things. We found acorns, berries and conkers amongst the red, brown, yellow and orange leaves. 

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Outdoor Maths

 

This week we have been looking at 2D shapes. We played corners outside choosing a different shape in a hoop and then had a go at drawing some shapes of our own with chalk on the playground.

 

 

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Following instructions

This week we are looking at instructions and we followed instructions for making edible sparklers! We learnt the time openers first, next and finally and used Talk for Writing actions to support us.

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Clay houses

We have really enjoyed making our houses out of clay. We thought carefully about how many windows we needed, where our door would go and what number we need on our door. We then placed our house on a map, thinking about if we would like to live near a park, the shops or the road. 

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The Arium's Grand Opening!

A few weeks ago, Reception were asked to create part of a wonderful display for the new garden nursery in Leeds. Three of the children were then invited to attend the opening of it! We planted bulbs, had our photographs taken for the nursery and had a tour of it. We had a brilliant time and hope we can visit it again. 

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Representing numbers

In Maths we have been looking at representing numbers in lots of different ways. We used resources such as counting toys, dice, shapes and numicon. How could you make some of these numbers at home?

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Our local walk

We had a very windy (but lovely!) walk around our local area today. We looked at the different features in Alwoodley, such as shops, a park and a church and then thought about things we don't have. We also posted a letter in the post box and talked about things that we needed on the envelope. 

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Postman Pat's birthday

Today we have been celebrating Postman Pat's birthday! We read a story about it, made birthday cards for him and decorated cakes with the first letter of our name. We can't wait to eat them!

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Ourselves

This week we have been learning about ourselves. We have named different body parts, made a skeleton picture, created a self-portrait and compared our eye colour.

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Phonics

We have started our phonics session this week and we are learning the s, a, t, p sounds. We enjoyed practising forming a 's' with chalk and paint.

What words do you know that start with these sounds?

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PE

We enjoyed meeting Mr Manning today who will be teaching us some of our PE in Reception. Today we were looking at different ways of movement and thought about how different animals move. We slithered like a snake and jumped like a kangaroo!

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Frogs

Today we found lots of frogs in the outdoor area so we brought them into class to have a closer look. We talked about how they felt, described how they looked and thought about where they might live. Some of us then drew a picture of a frog.

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Starting Reception

We've had a fantastic start to Reception and we have all settled in really well! We have enjoyed playing in the new areas, making friends and challenging ourselves with fun activities.

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