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Church of England Primary School

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Foundation - Oak

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to the Reception Class Page. 

Please visit our page for updates and to find out about all the exciting adventures we share in Reception!

 

*Scroll down for weekly updates*

Who's who in Reception?

Who's who in Reception?  1 Miss Leeman
Who's who in Reception?  2 Mrs Slater
Who's who in Reception?  3 Mrs Hough

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 should you have any concerns on the school number, or via email:

 

alexandra.leeman@stf.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 

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Week Commencing 14th October 2019

Updated 17.10.2019

 

Maths

We have been thinking all about SHAPES this week. The children have been busy describing the properties of shapes and have enjoyed using the Feely Bag to describe shapes for others to guess. We have also been Artists this week and looked at work by Kandinsky. The children have then created their own shape pictures.

  

Can you find any objects around your home that are the following shapes:

Circle, square, rectangle and triangle.

 

Phonics

o- all around the orange

 

c- curl around the caterpillar

 

k- down the kangaroos body, round the tail and kick the leg.  

 

Can you find any objects around your home that are the following shapes:

Circle, square, rectangle and triangle

 

Literacy

This week we have read ‘SUPERTATO’. The children have enjoyed creating vegetable puppets to act out the story and have also enjoyed using tweezers to destroy the evil pea! On Friday we will be creating our very own Supertato in the Messy Area.

Week Commencing 7th October 2019

Updated 10.10.2019

 

Reminder: Please can all children bring coats to school for outside play.

 

Maths

All about the number 5!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-five

 

We have learnt how to represent the number 5 in a variety of ways. We have also explored different ways of making the number 5 using a Part, Part, Whole Model.

  

What is one more that 5?

 

Phonics

m- Maisie, mountain, mountain

 

d- around the dinosaur’s body, up his tall neck and down to his feet.

 

g- around the girls face and down her hair.

 

Literacy

This week we have continued to focus on initial sounds. We have been on a trip to the zoo and have sorted animals according to their initial sounds.

Week Commencing 30th September 2019

Updated 04.10.2019

Reminder: Please can all toys stay at home!

Maths

This week the children have learnt to identify and recognise the number 4. The children have used Part Part Whole Models to create stories to show how to make the number 4.

“2 and another 2 makes 4!”

“3 and a 1 makes 4”

“4 and zero makes 4”

 

Can you use Lego to build the number 4? How many different ways can you make 4?

 

Phonics

We have spent the week consolidating our knowledge and understanding of reading the sounds: s a t p i n.

On Friday the children had a go at reading words containing these sounds. The children were very excited to hear that they were becoming readers. One child commented that is was “The best day ever!”

 

Literacy

This week we have started to think about initial sounds. We have enjoyed playing I-Spy.

We have also started our name writing focus.

 

Can you copy the letters in your name?

Can you write your name?

Week Commencing 23rd September

Updated 26.09.2019

 

We’ve had a very busy week in Reception!  

Maths

The children have learnt to identify and recognise the number 3 and have continued with our Numberblock adventure to support our learning. The children have used Part Part Whole Models to create stories to show how to make the number 3.

 

Can you show that 2 and 1 make 3?

Does 1 and 2 make 3?

 

Phonics

We have learnt to read and write three new phonemes-

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

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

n- up, down Nobby and over his head.

 

Can you show an adult how to write the phonemes?

 

Literacy

This week we have continued our learning of Rhyme. The children have explored which word is the ‘odd one out’ and have had a go at creating their own rhyming strings.

Which word is the odd one out?

Cat, mat, fox, bat

Week Commencing 16th September 

Updated 19th September 2019

 

Reminder: Don't forget to bring a pair of wellies to leave at school on the wellie rack.

We have enjoyed lots of Water Play this week! 

 

Don't forget to return your Tapestry consent form.

 

We’ve had another great week in Oak Class!

 

Maths

The children have learnt to identify and recognise the number 2 in the environment. We have also enjoyed watching the Numberblocks to help with our learning and understanding. Some children have enjoyed creating their own Numberblocks using the Multi-link cubes.

Number 1 song-https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-one-song

Number 2 song- 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-two-song?collection=numberblocks-songs

 

Can you tell a story about the number 2?

 

Phonics

We have learnt to read and write three new phonemes-

s- slither down the snake

a- around the apple and down the leaf

t- down the tower, across the tower.

Can you find an object that starts with one of our sounds?

 

Literacy

This week we have been thinking about Rhyme. The children enjoyed making some Silly Rhyming Sound and have been busy playing Rhyming SPLAT with Mrs Slater.

What rhymes with…

Cat?

Frog?

Hop?

16.09.19- Our week

Week Commencing 9th September 

Updated 12th September 2019

 

Reminder: Don't forget to bring a pair of wellies to leave at school on the wellie rack.

The Mud Kitchen has been extremely popular this week! 

 

Don't forget to return your Tapestry consent form! 

 

WOW! What a busy week we have had in Reception. It has been lovely to welcome you all into our class and I hope you have all had fun exploring the Inside and Outside Areas. 

 

Everyone has surprised me with how quickly they have settled into the new routines. We have focused on our 'listening ears' this week and Listening Ears Bunny has been very busy choosing who has had he best listening ears each day. 

 

The children have enjoyed sharing their Treasure Boxes with their friends in small groups. It has been lovely to hear about everyone's interests and adventures! 

 

Maths

This week we have been learning all about the number 1. 

Can you tell an adult something about the number 1?

 

Phonics

This week we have been focusing on our listening skills and have been identifying sounds we can hear in the environment. 

What sounds can you hear?

 

Roald Dahl Day- Friday 13th September

Week Commencing 2nd September 2019

Updated 6th September 2019

 

          What a wonderful week we have had visiting our new class! Thank-you to everyone who invited myself, Mrs Slater and Mrs Hough for a Home Visit. It was a really valuable opportunity to meet your children and learn about their current interests.

On Friday we enjoyed our Stay and Play sessions. I hope the children enjoyed visiting their new classroom to explore both the inside and outside environment.

 

Miss Leeman, Mrs Slater and Mrs Hough are all very excited for welcoming our new starters on Monday and Tuesday next week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  • West Yorkshire, LS15 4HL
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