Autumn Term 1 (2020-2021)

Thursday 22nd October
In Phonics this week we have learnt the sounds 'ck, e, u, r'. We have worked really hard in phonics and have been spelling the words sack, pack, ten, ted, up, tug, run, rat.
Please use the videos below to help with the correct pronunciation. 
Tuesday 20th October
This week your child will come home with a sticker in the front of their yellow reading diary. This sticker gives you access to Bug Club, I have attached the link below, which is an online resource for reading. Bug Club will provide your child with a range of reading books for them to read off of a computer/Ipad. Bug Club will also read the books to your child and has a range of quizzes to help develop your child's reading comprehension. If you are unsure how it works then please do get in contact with me.
Monday 19th October
This afternoon we worked in teams to build a new home for Duffy Bear. We carefully moved the logs and the branches and developed our communication and language skills by negotiating within our teams. We produced some fantastic houses and Duffy Bear even moved into each house.
Friday 16th October 
This afternoon we had PE and continued to explore balance and movement. We worked our way round 4 different stations, these included the balance beams, jumping through hoops, throwing and catching the ball and balancing the beanbag. We definitely got our heart rate racing!
Friday 16th October 
What a busy week we have had learning lots of new sounds. This week we have learnt the sounds 'g, o, c, k'. We have worked really hard at getting the formation correct. Take a look below at our brilliant formation of 'k'.
Thursday 15th October
In Phonics this week we have learnt the sounds 'g, o, c, k'. We have worked really hard in phonics and have been spelling the words gap, got, pop, top, cop, kid, kip, kit. 
Please use the videos below to help with the correct pronunciation. 
Monday 12th October
This afternoon we used our cereal boxes to make houses for the three little pigs. We worked really hard at using the tools to cut the boxes to make windows and doors. A few of us made bedrooms inside the house using the straw and some of us added chimneys for the wolf to go down. Please have a look at our houses below.
Thursday 8th October
This morning we made our first story road. Miss McCarthy drew a road along a large piece of paper and learnt the story of The Three Little Pigs. We made suggestions for actions and suggestions for the picture to go either side of the road. 
Below is a video of us retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs.
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Thursday 8th October
In Phonics this week we have learnt the sounds 'i n m d'. We have worked really hard in phonics and have been spelling the words nap, mad, map, dad, did. Miss Jones came to watch our phonics and said what a fantastic job we did! Well done Reception!
Please use the videos below to help with the correct pronunciation. 
On Friday you should have noticed a sheet in your child's bookbag with the phonics actions. This will be sent home weekly with the sounds of the week so you too can learn the phonics actions.
Wednesday 7th October
This afternoon we had our weekly outdoor learning lesson. We began by going on a welly walk around the school grounds and collected natural resources. We then explored the natural resources that we found - conkers, conker shells, sticks, leaves, feathers, etc. 
We used these resources to make repeated patterns. Take a look at some of our creations below.
Friday 2nd October
This week we have been working really hard in Guided Reading. We arrive to school every morning eager to learn and are getting good at remembering our colours. During Guided Reading we:
- Listen to stories
- Read with Miss McCarthy (you may have noticed a green stamp in your yellow reading diaries)
- Complete a puzzle
- Read books in the book corner
- Complete a task with Mrs Hill
- Practise writing our name and numbers
Thursday 1st October
As mentioned at the phonics evening, I have attached a video which shows the correct pronunciation for the phase 2 sounds. The link below show the sounds s a t p.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  
Tuesday 29th September
Thank you to those who attended the phonics evening, we do hope it was useful. I've attached the Powerpoint for you to have a look through. If you think of any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Monday 28th September
This morning we had our first phonics lesson. We did a fantastic job at getting our whiteboards and pen ready and sitting beautifully on the carpet. We learnt the S sound. Take a look at us practising writing s below.
This afternoon we showed care and concern for living things by planting seeds. We planted mustard, cress and chives. We can't wait for them to grow and to bring them home to our families. 
Thursday 24th September
This morning we went onto the playground and practiced writing our names. We did a fantastic job and were so proud of ourselves!
Wednesday 23rd September
This afternoon we went on a welly walk. During our welly walk we looked at how the leaves are beginning to change colour on the trees and discussed why this happened. We then collected natural resources. These included leaves, flowers, sticks, feathers, etc. 
Once back in the classroom we used the collected resources to make pictures. We worked with great determination and imagination. Take a look at some of our creations below.
Tuesday 22nd September
The Bake Off!! Today marks the start of the bake off and reception certainly got in the mood. We spent the afternoon making measuring, rolling, weighing and cutting to make ourselves yummy biscuits. We had flour EVERYWHERE! Once our amazing biscuits were in the oven we helped to wiped the tables down and wash and dry the equipment we used.
Monday 21st September
This afternoon we had our first PE lesson! We arrived to school very excited that we were wearing our PE kits. We spent the afternoon outside showing how amazing we are at catching, throwing, kicking, balancing, jumping and hopping.
What a busy afternoon we had! Take a look at the photos below. 
Monday 21st September
This week the children are in ALL DAY! Please arrive at the drop off gate at 8.45am and collect your child at 3.05pm. They are still in group A and B  so group A are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and group B are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please send your child to school with a water bottle, hat and apply sun cream at home.
Keep a look out for pictures of what we have been up to during our full days in school.
Monday 7th September
What brilliant children we had this morning!!! The children were so brave saying goodbye to their grown ups and smiled their way into school. I was very proud of each and every one of them!
Remember that schools starts at 8.50am, please do not arrive in the line until 8.50am as the Year 1 children need to come in first. This week your child is finishing school at 12pm. Please send your child to school with 1 piece of fruit as the fruit delivery has not arrived but we do still have milk.
Thursday 3rd September
I would like to begin by welcoming you all to St Mary's (Reception's) Class page. I will be updating this page regularly and letting you know what we have been up to in school. 
What a lovely transition afternoon we had today. The children came in beautifully and were all very brave! They then spent the afternoon mark making in the sand, painting, manipulating playdough, exploring the resources in the art area, showing how good they are at counting and building houses out of Lego.
I look forward to welcoming Group B for their transition afternoon tomorrow from 1-2.30pm.