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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. 

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 Wighton, Mrs Berckley, Mrs Aslam, Miss Priestley, Mrs Shahid, Mrs Purba and Mr Manning all help us with our learning. 

 

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Picture 7 Mrs Shahid
Picture 8 Mrs Aslam
Picture 9 Mr Manning (PE coach)

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

rachel.fox@alwoodley.net

julia.thompson@alwoodley.net

kate.wighton@alwoodley.net

Important things to remember

Monday - please send your child to school with their book bag, library bag and any home learning challenges they have done. The children will be given new ones to bring home.

Tuesday (PE with Mr Manning) - your child's PE kit must be in school.

Wednesday (PE with the class teacher) - your child's PE kit must be in school.

 

Please make sure all of your child's items are clearly labelled.

 

Spring 1 - curriculum map

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Spring 1 - knowledge organiser

Spring 1 - knowledge organiser 1

Reading in Reception

Our significant author: Julia Donaldson

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Our significant author: Julia Donaldson 2
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Our class groups are named after the books above, but we read lots others that link to our topics across the year.

We are reading and rehearsing these stories this term.

We are reading and rehearsing these stories this term. 1
We are reading and rehearsing these stories this term. 2

You might also enjoy reading these books at home.

You might also enjoy reading these books at home. 1
You might also enjoy reading these books at home. 2
You might also enjoy reading these books at home. 3
You might also enjoy reading these books at home. 4

We use VIPERS to help us answer a range of different questions about a text.

We use VIPERS to help us answer a range of different questions about a text. 1
We use VIPERS to help us answer a range of different questions about a text. 2

Can you read this week's VIPERS text at home? Remember the red words are our golden words which we cannot sound out.

Can you read this week's VIPERS text at home? Remember the red words are our golden words which we cannot sound out. 1

Home challenges

Home learning - performing a poem

We aim for children to be able to read and write all of these words by the end of Reception.

We have learnt these Phase 2 graphemes - can you practice reading and writing them?

We have learnt these Phase 2 graphemes - can you practice reading and writing them? 1

We have started learning these Phase 3 graphemes.

We have started learning these Phase 3 graphemes. 1

Useful information and websites

Spring term dates for the diary

2Simple Observations from home. Please see the document attached with information about how to send observations to School.

Early Years Assessment Criteria

NFER Baseline Assessment Information for Reception parents

Information from our Literacy and Maths meeting

Look at our amazing learning!

Forest School with Ash Class

The children had a lovely day taking part in a range of forest school activities such as; making characters using natural resources. using clay and sticks to make hedgehogs, making muddy hand-prints on the tree trunks, stomping in muddy puddles, and finding worms. The pictures below really  show just how much muddy fun was had. 
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Hanukkah

We have been learning about the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. We enjoyed looking at different objects and reading information books about Hanukkah. We then made our own Hanukkah cards and we decorated them with a menorah.

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Christmas stay and play

We really enjoyed seeing so many of our family members at our stay and play! We made delicious mince pies, decorated snowflakes, made Christmas puddings and acted out Christmas songs.

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Our Christmas 'sing and sign' performance

We were superstars during our Christmas performance! Everyone sang beautifully and did all of the signs, Mrs Fox and Mrs Thompson were very proud of us.

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Forest schools

RRF had a fantastic (and slightly wet!) time at Forest School. We began with a group challenge and we had to use the different natural objects to make a skeleton. After that we used clay and things we could find to make a forest animal. Then we made leaf prints and a magical wand!

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Bonfire Night

We have really enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night and talking about the fireworks we have seen! We drew and painted fireworks pictures and made some edible sparklers - they were very yummy!

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Diwali

This week we have been learning about the celebration of Diwali. We read the story of Rama and Sita to find out about how it began. We then decorated Rangoli patterns, made Diwali cards and enjoyed looking at different objects from Diwali. We also followed a set of instructions to make some delicious mango lassi.

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International Week

This week we are having an International Week in school and Reception are finding out about the United Kingdom. We made Union Jack flags to decorate the hall with, we used blocks to build different landmarks in the UK and we have made some sandwiches for a traditional afternoon tea.

Can you name the four countries in the United Kingdom?

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Making pumpkin soup

We have been looking at different fruits and vegetables that the farmers collect at Harvest time. We decided to make some delicious pumpkin soup, we carefully followed instructions to make it and then enjoyed sharing it with our families.

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Gruffalo Crumble

We really enjoyed making a banana and berry crumble for the Gruffalo! We had to use our careful cutting skills to cut up the banana, we mixed the crumble and stirred in the butter. It tasted delicious!

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The Gruffalo

We have been learning the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We decided to make some Gruffalo crumble so we collected lots of natural objects and mixed them up together. We then challenged ourselves by writing a list of the ingredients we had used.

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Where we live

We enjoyed going on a walk around our school grounds to see what is in our local area. We talked about where we lived and what we passed on our way to school. In the Mr Maker area we made some amazing creations of our houses.

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Counting

We have been looking at numbers to 10 by ordering them and representing them in different ways. In our birthday area we have been talking about how old we are and how old we will be next year.

Can you find ways to represent different numbers at home?

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Now press play!

We had a lot of fun with our new drama resource today. We have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs and listened to it through the headphones, they then gave us instructions on what to do. We had to act as the little pigs and build the houses, but then we turned into the big bad wolf and had to blow them down!

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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.

 

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