Welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception! We have been very busy starting our very first half term at school! We have learned some new rules and routines and our adults are very impressed at how quickly we have settled in. We have already started making memories and have developed new friendships. As play is such an important part of our learning, we have been exploring lots of different activities and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring our new classroom. We’ve also made full use of our outdoor area and have been luckily enough to have some sunshine. We’ve also utilised our wellies and waterproofs and enjoyed the wetter weather and making a splash!
Our team work and ability to collaborate has been great – building, sharing, drawing, writing and inventing lots of fun games – our imagination and communication skills have already improved! We’ve enjoyed exploring our home corner and serving delicious ‘home cooked meals’, looking after the babies and cleaning up after them. We have also enjoyed discussing ourselves, our families and homes.
Our problem solving skills have already started to flourish and we have been trying hard to work together to come up with solutions to our problems and use the resources around us to help. We are so proud of ourselves!
We’ve been developing some of our gross motor skills in our gymnastics and dance sessions and are looking forward to showcasing our dance moves in the school ‘dance off’ competition.
We have started our term using ‘The Colour Monster’ and each morning choose the colour monster that reflects how we are feeling each day. If we are feeling particularly sad, angry or worried, it gives the adults in class the opportunity to recognise and discuss this with us.
We have also started our phonics programme – Read Write Inc. We have been so excited to get started and to learn some new sounds and we’ve been recalling them so well! We will also be continuing to share our love of books in school and at home. We have really enjoyed sharing a book as a class, with our friends and on our own and we have made a great start to the year with lots of reading at home. We have read ‘The Paper Dolls’, ‘Our Class is a Family’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and we are looking forward to sharing more books each week! After reading ‘the Paper Dolls’ we thought a lot about our own families and ourselves. We will continue this and look at our homes, school and local area in the coming weeks too!
We have also started our Maths mastery scheme – White Rose Maths. We have started by looking at ‘Matching and sorting’ and will continue our learning with some counting and subitising. We are looking forward to lots of number challenge and problem solving.