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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 25th November 2019

Updated 28.11.2019

 

Reminders: On Monday 2nd December we will be decorating the school Christmas Tree. Don’t forget to bring in your own Christmas decoration.

 

Please can all Nativity costumes be returned to school by Monday 2nd December. All Reception children need a white t-shirt and black trousers/ leggings.

 

Maths

Number of the week focus: Number 9

 

Number 9 Number Block song:

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

 

We have started to explore one less. The children have used a ten frame to work out one less than a given amount. We will continue to focus on this over the next few weeks, using concrete resources to support our understanding.

   

Literacy

Many thanks to the parents who joined us on Wednesday morning for our Writing Workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing the grown-ups their reading and writing.

 

This week the children have focused on their ‘segmenting’ skills. We have all had a go at writing CVC words.

  

We have continued to read our ‘Leaf Man’ story, written by Lois Ehlert. The children have enjoyed sequencing the pictures and have talked about their favourite part. As a class, we have created our own Story Map to help with our story-telling.

Week Commencing 18th November 2019

Updated 21.11.2019

 

Maths

Number of the week focus: Number 8

 

Number 8 Number Block song:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-eight-song

 

We have continued with our ‘addition’ focus this week. The children have all used part, part whole models to count the total of two amounts. On Wednesday the children worked in pairs to use a part, part whole model and counters to work out the answer to various addition sums. Miss Leeman was very proud of everybody’s independence and team work!

  

Phonics

l- “down the long leg”

 

j- “down the jack-in-the-box and a dot for his head”

 

v- “down a wing, up a wing”

 

The children have also learnt to read two red words. These are words that the children learn to sight read.

Red words:

I

to

 

Literacy

This week the children have continued to embed the skill of reading words containing three letters. We have played various games to support our blending.

 

We have started to read the story ‘Leaf Man’ written by Lois Ehlert. The children have thought about the structure of the story and have started to develop their own actions to support story retelling.

 

Week Commencing 11th November 2019

Updated 14.11.2019

 

Update: Please can all children bring their PE kits to school for our Thursday morning PE session.

 

Reminder: Please can all reading books be returned to school on a Wednesday morning.

 

Maths

Number of the week focus: Number 7

 

Number 7 Number Block song:

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

 

We have also started to focus our learning on addition. The children have learnt to identify the addition sign and have used Part, Part Whole Models to add two amounts together. We will continue to focus on this next week.

  

Phonics

r- “down the robot’s body and over his arm”

 

h- “down the horses neck and over his back”

 

b- “down the laces and around the toe”

 

l- “down the long leg”

 

Literacy

This week we have continued with our reading journey and have started to read words containing three graphemes. The children have done so well!

In class we have enjoyed playing the following game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

 

Can you blend the phonemes together to read the word?

Is it a real word or a nonsense word?

 

Please see the document below for information on how to support reading at home: 

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2019

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 1

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

 

This week we have celebrated Anti-Bullying week across school. In Reception we have focused on the words FRIENDSHIP and KINDNESS. The children thought about the importance of being a kind friend and identified ways to show kindness. Here are some of the children’s ideas and responses:

“We have to share the toys”

“We have kind hands and smiley faces”

“We can help people if they fall over”

“No pushing at school”

“We tell Miss Leeman if someone is being unkind”

“We play with our friends”

 

Week Commencing 4th November 2019

Updated 7.11.2019

 

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful Half Term.

 

Update: Please can all children bring their PE kits to school next week as we will begin getting changed.

 

 

Maths

We have learnt to identify, recognise and write the number 6 this week. The children have used Part, Part Whole Models to explore different ways of making 6 using two numbers.

 

Number 6 Number Block website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-six-song

 

We have also learnt to identify one more than a given number. The children have learnt a song to help find one more to a given number:

 

“Have you seen my adding one machine?

This is how it goes.

I put a number in my ear,

Then the answer will appear,

When I beep my nose”

 

Can you sing the song to an adult to help identify one more?

 

Phonics

f- “down the stem and draw the leaves.”

 

e- “slice off the top and scoop out the middle”

 

 

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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