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.
We have very high expectations and are striving to meet the Early Learning Goals. This includes writing super sentences, learning our numbers, counting and reading a book. We have daily phonics sessions where we follow Letters and Sounds and also use Jolly Phonics actions to support our learning.
Mrs Fox, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Donno, Mrs Berckley, Mrs Aslam, Miss Priestley, Mrs Purba and Mr Manning 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.
We have been finding out about Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies. We then made our own poppies out of different materials. As a home learning challenge we were asked to bring in poppies for a whole school project where we spelt out the words 'thank you'. It looks amazing!
On 7th November it was Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We have made Diwali cards and diva lamps to celebrate. Mrs Purba celebrated Diwali and we enjoyed asking her lots of questions about it.
Signs of Autumn
We have been looking at our local environment and talking about the signs of Autumn, such as leaves changing colour and falling off the trees. We have enjoyed stamping in piles of leaves, scooping up conkers and printing with natural objects.
Our Wonderful Harvest Festival
Thank you for the generous food donations and for coming to watch as we all performed. We were all super stars!
The Three Little Pigs
We have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. We used talk for writing actions to help us retell the story, we have ordered pictures from the story, made masks and had a go at problem solving.
National Fitness Day
For part of National Fitness Day we all ran 1k around the school playing field. Mrs Fox and Mrs Saund were so proud of us!
Exploring our school grounds
We went on a walk around our school grounds and talked about some of the things we could see. We also looked at what was next to our school, such as the park. Some of us then challenged ourselves by drawing a map and sorting features into things we have in Alwoodley and things we don't.
Experimenting with teabags
We have enjoyed smelling the different teabags and experimenting with the colours they make. We mixed a red bush tea bag with a lemon tea bag and it made a lovely light orange. We described them as smelling 'sweet', 'minty' and 'delicious'.
Our first week
Some of us have started in Reception and we have had a fantastic week! We have enjoyed getting to know the children and adults in our class, exploring the new areas and learning our new routines.