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Reception – Mole

Welcome to Reception, where we have two classes of 30 children.

The unit is split into different areas to allow the children to participate in a wide range of activities across the seven areas of learning.

The children have opportunities to learn both in the classroom and outside in our well equipped Foundation Stage garden.

  • In Numeracy we cover counting and comparing numbers, learning names and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, money, position and direction, days of the week, weight and capacity.
  • We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
  • Music – We sing Nursery Rhymes and investigate rhythmic patterns and moving to a steady beat.
  • Art – Our art work will involve activities which encourage the children to explore texture and pattern.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • More minibeasts

    This week we have continued our theme of minibeasts. We have read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and thought about how the story is structured. This helped us to create a story map so that we can retell it in our own words. In maths we have extended our work on totalling by finding the missing part of a whole. In P.E. we have further developed our ball control skills by learning to bounce the ball using a range of techniques.

  • Story construction

    This week we have read “Snail Trail” by Ruth Brown. We have considered the key features of how a story text is constructed and used to word first, next, then and finally to sequence the story.

    In PE we have developed our ball skills whilst in maths we have worked on finding the missing part of a whole.

  • Minibeasts

    In Maths we have been continuing our work in totalling by using a range of mark making strategies. In English we have been learning how to ask questions and the use of internet search engine to find answers. We have been developing our creative skills by printing and drawing a range of minibeasts.

  • Outdoor play

    We have read “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle. We have though about how stories are structured and made a story map.

    We are learning how to make totals from smaller groups and we have been particularly excited about being able to use the large sandpit during outdoor play.

  • Easter

    This week we have worked on the sounds “ai” “ee” “igh” and “oa” in our phonics.
    In Maths we have continued our learning on the ways in which a whole can be made of a number of smaller parts. In Literacy we have learned about the Easter story. We have taken full advantage of the better weather by playing outdoors.

    Have a great Easter holiday!

  • So much to do!

    In maths we have been learning that a whole can be broken down into many parts.

    We have included digraphs in our writing this week and we have been enjoying our new garden centre


  • Night Monkey Day Monkey

    In Maths we have been continuing to explore patterns and sequences by looking carefully at what we can see and marking predictions as to what will come next.
    We have read “Night Monkey Day Monkey” and learned about the differences between night and day.
    In Phonics we have continued to learn new sounds and these will now be sent home electronically via Tapestry.

  • Owl Babies

    In maths we have been exploring patterns and sequences. We have used a range of ICT, to help us look closely at what we can see in order to decide what comes next.

    We have read “Owl Babies” and have learned that the author may use a speech bubble to show what a particular character is saying. We have had a go at writing our own speech bubbles.

    In phonics we are continuing to learn new letters and sounds and to include them in our reading.

  • What a busy week!

    In Maths we have been measuring, comparing and ordering. This has helped us to develop our knowledge and understanding of taller, shorter, heavier and lighter.

    We have learned about remembrance and why it is a special event. We have also learned about the story of Diwali and how it is celebrated.

  • A new half term!

    This week in our maths learning, we have been measuring and comparing objects and placing them in order. We have continued to work on our letters and sounds and to use our skills in reading. In PE we have been moving in response to music.