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Class Blog- What have we been learning this week?

Week 3 21/09/20- 25/09/20

Wow! Their first full week at school!

All the children have tried very hard this week and I am sure that many are very tired! They have all coped extremely well with their new finishing time. I am very proud of them!


This week we have been continuing our learning about ourselves. We have looked at the book 'Owl Babies' and created our own Owl baby pictures using tissue paper, card and other materials.

We have been on the bikes, experimented with mark making in paint, made crowns and read some funny stories, along with lots of other exciting activities such as using the programmable 'Bee-bots'( All the children thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with how to make them move in different directions).

In addition to this, we have also practised our counting and writing our names.  The children have enjoyed watching 'number blocks' during a few of our snack times and many decided to make their own number block pictures, practising writing the numerals to match!


More routines have been established this week. The children have joined in with 'break times' and 'lunch times' outside on the playground and the MUGA.

Well done Reception Class! 


Have a nice weekend!

Mrs Lord









Week 2 14/09/20-18/09/20


Another great week had by all! 

This week we played lots of sharing and turn taking games in our Key person groups. We also painted pictures of our faces and practised holding our paint brushes correctly. The children took part in lots of counting activities, maths games and practised their scissor skills. 


This half term, Reception Class are learning all about the Season ‘Autumn’, so this week we watched Autumn videos on ‘Espresso’ and then made our own Autumn tree pictures. The children drew around their hands for the trunk of the tree and then used tissue paper to fill it in. They then used different printing techniques to create the leaves. They used printing stamps, corks and toilet roll tubes (snipped around the edge) to create the different leaves for their trees. They chose what colours they needed and had lots of fun!  


Next week the children are full time!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lord



Week 1- 07/09/20-11/09/20 

Our first week!

Wow!! I cannot believe that we have been at school a week already! The children have settled in amazingly well and this week has been fun-filled and busy, time spent with getting to know each other and getting used to our classroom, routines and expectations. (I will take photos of our classroom and upload them next week so that you can see what our room is like!)


This week we have been trying to learn lots of names and have been sharing and turn taking. We have been completing our play-based learning inside and outside of the classroom and have had lots of fun with lots of exciting toys! (The cars, pirate ship, slide and painting activities went down very well!!)

We have also read lots of stories (including my favourite book- Stuck) and enjoyed our snack times whilst watching and looking at Numberblocks. If you would like your child to receive free school milk until they are 5 years old, then please do sign up for this as this will then be given during our snack times. 


Next week, we plan to continue playing lots of sharing, turn taking and getting to know each other games. We will be staying for lunch (children need to bring a nut-free packed lunch) and we will be going for a tour of the outside of the school to show children the different areas and playground that we have (including a brand new and exciting forest school area with climbing equipment etc). We will also begin to practise writing our names, complete learning in our key person groups and start to look at our Phase 1 phonics. 

We will be painting portraits of ourselves and looking at our facial features. We will talk about our friends and families, whilst looking at similarities and differences amongst these. 


If over the next few weeks, you are able to bring in at some point, some baby or family photos in to school (in their bookbags), this would be great! We will then quarantine and look at these in class. It would be lovely for the children to talk about themselves and the people who are important to them! I will also send home an 'All About Me' booklet if anyone wishes to complete it and then it can be brought back into school. 


A busy, but fun, week planned!!! laugh