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Welcome to Reception! 

 

*Scroll down for weekly updates*

 

Welcome back, and welcome to all new starters. I hope you have had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer break and are now ready for the start of Reception. We have all had a fantastic week and the children have settled in to new routines very quickly. The children have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and are confidently accessing provision both inside and outside of the classroom. 

 

Morning Routines

Each child has their own coat peg . Please help your child to hang their coats and bags on their peg. Following this, please help your child complete their morning activities.

  • Lunch-time choices- If your child is having a school dinner please assist your child in selecting and option. If you would like a paper copy of the lunch menu, please ask Mrs Slater. 
  • Self-registration- Encourage your child to find their own name and place it on the Snack Area display board. 

Following this, please settle your child on the carpet with a story.  Each child has their own carpet spot. 

 

Communication

Communication, both to celebrate the good things and tackle any problems or concerns, plays a principal role in ensuring the very best education for your child. Parents/guardians, please do not hesitate to contact me on the school number, or via email:

 

office@barwick-in-elmet.leeds.sch.uk

 

Alternatively, feel free to arrange a meeting- or simply pop in for a brief chat.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Leeman 

 

 

Week commencing 12.11.18

Updated 16.11.18 

 

   

Maths

We have enjoyed identifying one more than a given number. Miss Leeman taught the children a song;

“Have you seen my adding one machine?

This is how it goes.

I put a number in your ear

and the answer will appear

When I BEEP my nose.

X and one more is…”

 

This week we have also learnt all about the number 7.

 

Phonics 

We have been practising blending to read this week.

We also learnt to read and write two red words;

‘I’ and ‘the’

 

Topic

This week we have….

  • been on an Autumn Walk! The children enjoyed hunting for autumnal items and ticking them off their list
  • enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need!
  • enjoyed having our grownups for a Stay and Play session!

Week commencing 05.11.2018

Updated 09.11.2018

 

PE- Next week we will begin getting changed for PE. Please can all children have PE kits in school- T-Shirts and shorts.

 

Maths

We have enjoyed recapping all of our numbers to 6. The children have thought about different ways to represent each of the numbers including;

  • Using a clock- telling the time to the hour. 
  • Ten frames
  • Dominoes
  • Numicon
  • Numerals
  • Picture representation.
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Phonics

This week has been all about blending and reading CVC words. The children have enjoyed reading CVC words and using their Fred Talk skills to blend the sound together.

Phonemes:

This week we have learnt to recognise and write

‘f’- up, down the stem and across the leaves

‘l’- up, down the long leg.

Some of our challenges included:

  • Can you write a ‘f’ on the football?
  • Can you make a firework picture?
  • Can you make a leaf picture?
  • Can you squeeze the lemons?
  • Can you paint a picture of an animal starting with the ‘l’ sound?

Topic

We’ve had a busy week learning about lots of exciting events

  1. Bonfire Night
  2. Diwali
  3. Remembrance Day

 

This week we have also been learning to zip up our own coats in preparation for the colder months! Keep practising everybody!

 

See the pictures below to see what we have been doing in our class.

Week commencing 15th October 2018

Updated 18th October 2018 

 

Maths

This week we have been learning all things shape! The children have continued to explore the properties of 2D shapes this week and have had a go at building their own shapes using the open ended resources in the Outdoor Area. Our focus questions have included:

Can you build a 2D shape using lolly sticks?

Can you build a shape using the wooden planks?

How many pieces of wood will you need?

How may sides does a square/ rectangle/ triangle/ hexagon/ circle have?

What can you tell me about the difference between a square and a rectangle?

 

Here are some photos below to showcase our Maths learning this week:

Phonics

Our focus sounds this week have been;

r- robot- “Up, down the robots body to his feet and across his arm”

b- boot- “Up, down the laces to the heel and around the toe.”

h- horse- “Up, down the horses head to his hooves and over his back.”

Some of our Phonics challenges have included;

  • Can you build a robot?
  • Can you paint a rainbow?
  • Can you create shape rocket?
  • Can you ride a balance bike?
  • Can you build a boat?
  • Can you balance on the beam?
  • Can you tie the laces on the boot?
  • Can you build a shape house?
  • Can you paint a horse?
  • Can you complete the letter formation sheets?

 

 

 

To celebrate Space Week, we read the story 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. The children thoroughly enjoyed this story and chose to use the story props in their own play. 

In the Outdoor Area, the children enjoyed building a giant rocket with a little help from Miss Leeman! 

Week Commencing 08.10.2018

Updated 12.10.18 

Morning routines

Now all the children are settled and aware of daily routines as well as school rules, we have adapted the morning routines. On a morning, the children will come in, find their name on the table or carpet, and complete a writing activity until 9am. Following this, we will then gather on the carpet for the register and calendar.

School lunches will be chosen the day before at home time. If this is a problem, please speak to Miss Leeman.

 

Maths

This week we have explored all things SHAPE! The children have learnt to name and describe the following 2D shapes;

  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle
  • Triangle
  • Hexagon

Our activities have included;

  • Shape hunt What shapes can you find?
  • Shape draw Can you draw around the shapes?
  • Shape feely bag What shape am I describing?
  • Shape did What shapes can you find in the sand?
  • Shape sort Can you sort the shapes according to their shape?

 

Phonics

The children are continuing to impress me with their Phonics knowledge. So far we have learnt to identify and read the following sounds

  • s
  • a
  • t
  • p
  • i
  • n
  • m
  • d
  • g
  • o
  • c
  • k
  • e
  • u

 

Home challenges

Each child has been sent home their first reading book today. Reading books will be sent home every Friday and must be returned on a Wednesday. Reading books will only be changed if a parent comment or signature has been added to the reading record.

Challenges:

Can you tell a story using the pictures in your reading book?

Can you find anything around your house that begins with a sound that we have been learning in class?

Can you find something that is a square/ rectangle/ triangle/ circle shape?

Please upload any evidence onto Tapestry- we love sharing parental comments during News Time on an afternoon.

 

Week Commencing 02.10.18

Updated 05.10.18

 

Tapestry  

Thank-you to everyone who has returned their Tapestry permission slips. All parents have been sent an activation code via email. Please login to Tapestry ASAP as the activation link only lasts for a short period of time. If you have any problems, please ask! 

 

I will also be holding an 'Introduction to Tapestry' evening on Thursday 8th November at 6pm. Please come along to find out more about the benefits of Tapestry. 

 

Maths

This week we have explored Ten Frames. The children have been busy exploring ten frames on the Maths table using a variety of different objects. 

One of our Maths focus activities this week involved matching the ten frame to the superhero number. 

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Phonics

We have enjoyed exploring the sounds of different instruments this week. 

Can you play your instrument loud/ quiet?

Can you make a fast/ slow beat? 

Can you copy my beat? 

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We have been learning to identify the initial sounds in objects this week. 

The children have enjoyed going on a trip on Bertha to Bus to the zoo. 

"Bertha the Bus is going to the zoo. 

Who does she see as she passes through?" 

 

The children worked in groups. They took it in turns to select an animal picture card, identify the initial sound and match it to the correct grapheme. 

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We've also been extremely grown up this week! 

The children have used their Phonic knowledge to have a go at reading some of our green words containing the following graphemes;

s a t p i n g o c. 

 

Fantastic blending everybody! 

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Week Commencing 24.09.2018

Updated 28.09.2018 

 

It’s been another lovely week in Reception!

Maths

This week we have been exploring Numicon. We started by playing a game of pass the parcel with Numicon. The children had to guess which piece of Numicon was hiding behind the wrapping paper and match it to the correct piece of Numicon.

We had great fun!

We have also been busy exploring the Numicon in the Outdoor Area too!

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Miss Goodison, who teaches our class on a Friday morning has shared some special friends with us this week! The children have been very excited to meet;

Rainbow the monkey

Timmy the turtle

Birdie the blue bird

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Phonics

In Phonics we have been consolidating our knowledge of rhyming skills. The children have been exploring ways to continue a rhyming string. We have been playing games such as ‘Rhyming jumps’ where the children have jumped through the hoops saying a rhyming string.

 

We have also started to think about the initial sounds in a word and have used the ‘Sound Pots’ to explore the initial sounds of objects.

On Wednesday we enjoyed our PE outside with Mr Peate. We continued to practise our balancing skills and played games that involved exploring movement.

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Week commencing 17.09.2018

Updated 21.09.2018

 

What another fantastic, fun-filled week we have had in Reception!

This week we have enjoyed spending time in the Outdoor Area to explore the different areas. The Mud Kitchen and Digging Area have been extremely popular this week! The wet weather has meant we can make mud pies and dig with ease!

 

On Thursday we enjoyed a sensory exploration afternoon. Unfortunately the rain meant we couldn’t go outside, however we had fun exploring inside! The children enjoyed exploring;

  • Shaving foam
  • Moon sand (flour and baby oil)
  • Gloop (cornflour and water)
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Apologies to Mrs Hart and Mr Hough; we made a big mess but we tried our best at tidy up time!

Messy Play!

Phonics

This week in Phonics we have learnt to read and write the following sounds;

p i n.

The handwriting rhymes are as follows;

p- up, down the pirates plait and around his face

i- up, down the insects body and a dot for his head

n- up, down Nobby and over his net.

 

We have had a go at writing the letters using chalk and water;

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Maths

This week we have celebrated Bobby Bear’s birthday! Bobby is our class bear who chooses to go home with somebody at the end of the week.

Bobby was 5 on Tuesday and the children helped to celebrate by making cards and drawing pictures.

 

We have had lots of birthday themed activities this week;

  • Can you make a birthday cake in the Playdough Area? How many candles have you got on your cake?
  • Can you write a birthday card? What number will you write on it? Can you write your name?
  • Can you put X amount of sweeties in the party bags?
  • Can you wrap a parcel for Bobby Bear?
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Tidy up officers

A big well done to our Tidy-up Officers this week! They have been super stars at tidy-up time and were promoted to Tidy-up Officers! Their role was to inspect each of the areas in the classroom to check to see if they were tidy.

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Week commencing 10.09.2018

Updated 14.09.18

What a fantastic first full week we have had in Reception. The children have been busy exploring the areas of the provision both inside and outside of the classroom. We have also been busy developing our classroom and tidy-up time routines.

The highlight of the week has to be out SUPERHERO dress up day! The children all came dressed in fantastic outfits and were all eager to share with their friends.

Maths

This week we have been focusing on our counting skills. The children are developing the skill of how to count with one to one correspondence and identify the amount. We have also introduced a ‘number of the week’ display. The children spent the afternoon hunting for our special number and representing it in a variety of different ways.

Phonics

We have been developing our rhyming skills this week. The children have enjoyed creating a silly rhyming soup as well as playing rhyming pairs. We will continue to consolidate this skill next week.

The children have learnt three new phonemes and graphemes this week; ‘s’, ‘a’ and ‘t’. Each sound has a special handwriting rule;

s- up, slither down the snake

a- up, around the apple and down the leaf

t- up the tower, down the tower and across the tower.

Photographs

Photographs and observations will uploaded onto Tapestry as soon as I have received all permission slips.

A photographer from the Yorkshire Evening Press will be in school Monday afternoon. If you DO NOT want you child to be in the photograph, please speak to Miss Leeman.

 

Have a great weekend,

Miss Leeman

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