Autumn Term 1 (2022 - 2023)

Autumn 1, Week 2
This week, the children stayed for lunch! They have done so well eating in the hall with the rest of the school. Reception began looking at the numbers 0 - 5. They have been singing songs, counting dinosaurs and continuing to trace their numbers, trying as hard as they can to form them correctly. The children have also been identifying rhyme in stories and have loved practising robot talk with Bob our class robot! Reception identified the initial sounds in their name and then tried to find objects around the classroom that began with the same sound. During their REACH activity today, the children listened to a story about being a good listener and discussed what we should do at school to show good listening - "legs crossed, eyes looking, ears listening and our lips are zipped!" Reception were then introduced to their new special friend, who they decided on a name for - Star. The children told Star how to be a good listener and told him that they were going to be his special friend and look after him whenever they saw him. Star is looking forward to having another session with the children during REACH time next Friday.
Autumn 1, Week 1
Wow, what an amazing first week of school! I am so proud of how well the children have settled into 'big school' - they have all been amazing. This week, the Reception have been learning school and class rules, making relationships with teachers and peers and have been exploring their environment, both inside and outside. We looked at circus animals and made animal paper plates. The children have been practising tracing numbers and their name, as well as mark making and drawing pictures in different ways! The children have loved listening to our stories each day and always ask for a story to be read to them during snack time! 
Due to the sad news of The Queen passing away, the children made crowns to celebrate her life and we discussed some of the amazing things she has done for us over the years. Reception knew that the Queen was a very special lady. Well done for this week Reception, I can't wait to continue being your teacher this year and helping you learn and grow.