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Reception Termly update & photos

Blog for the Reception Class

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  • Spring 1

    Published 27/01/23, by Hana Mehmet

    Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design

    We have had so much fun this term in Reception. In our new topic, ‘My stories,’ we have been learning about authors and illustrators and how stories are structured. We used the story boxes we made at home with our family to introduce the topic and present our favourite stories to our friends and teachers. We used our communication and language skills to talk about what parts of the stories we liked and who our favourite characters were. Furthermore, we had a special visit from people from Stratford Discovery Centre, and we really enjoyed listening to their stories. We also used Now Press Play to listen to the Three Little Pig story and act it out in our classes, pretending to be all the different characters. 

    Literacy 

    This term, we have been busy using various reading skills to explore our new topic, 'My Stories.' We created story boxes and used them to talk about our favourite stories. In phonics, we have been practising our set 1 and set 2 sounds and are now reading CVC words independently. We have been using our phonics sounds to label our pictures and attempting to write simple sentences. In reading time, we have been learning about poems and rhyming words. We used Julia Donaldson's books to learn about rhyming words and even learnt to recite the Gruffalo poem/song.

                                                                                                   Maths

    This term we have been busy using our different Curwen Core Skills, particularly our communication and resilience skills to help us with our maths! We have been practising how to add using cups and learning the actions to assist us with adding. We say “get ready to get some more” when we add. We have also been learning how to subtract  using our cups, learning the actions and we learnt the phrase “get ready to take away”, when we work out our subtraction maths story. We are also learning how to subitise amounts, by looking at an amount and identifying them without having to count! This is a skill we are getting good at with plenty of practise. We are also learning how to use ordinal language and we related this to the Lunar New Year, and discussed the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac.

       

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  • Autumn 2

    Published 04/12/22, by Hana Mehmet
    Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design  We have had an impressive second term in Reception. Our topic this term is ‘People and Places’; we have been learning about different people in our community. We have learnt
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 14/10/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design The children have had an amazing start and settled in well with their new friends and teachers. Our topic this term is ‘Who am I’, and we have been learning about ourselves. The c
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  • Summer 2

    Published 11/07/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and This term, our topic is 'Journeys,' and we have thoroughly enjoyed talking and sharing what we have learnt about transport and the different journeys we have been on. We took a journey toget
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  • Summer 1

    Published 16/05/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design This term, our topic is ‘Growth’ and we have thoroughly enjoyed talking and sharing what we have learnt about living things, ourselves and decay. We have used our listening and co
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  • Spring 2

    Published 22/03/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Literacy This term we have been busy using our various reading skills to explore our new topic which is ‘Our World.’ We also used our questioning skills to explore our topic to enable us to investigate and explore this concept better.
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  • Spring 1

    Published 28/01/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic This term our topic is ‘My stories’ and we have had an opportunity to share a range of stories and poems. In particular, we enjoyed some stories by the author Julia Donaldson and developed our communication and language skills th
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 06/12/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic We have had an amazing second term in Reception. Our topic this term is ‘People and Places’ and we have been learning about different people in our community. We have learnt about different celebrations such as Diwali, Guru Nanak
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 08/10/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic  The children have had a fantastic first term in Reception and have settled in well with their new friends and teachers. Our topic this term is ‘Ourselves’ and we have been learning about our likes and dislikes.  The ch
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  • Summer 1

    Published 25/05/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    The Summer term in Reception was all about Growth and it started with our favourite little visitors so far: the ducklings! The children went to see the eggs while they were still in the incubators and then they got to meet the little ducklings a week
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  • Spring 2

    Published 26/03/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    We were so happy to be back in school! After all the online learning it was nice to see our friends in person and be able to play and catch up with them. We have worked very hard to keep practising our sounds and we had a go at reading sentences with
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 11/12/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic This term has been a busy one for our Reception children. In topic, we have been learning about Celebrations and how all the people in the world have different traditions as well as our own traditions and celebrations. We read the stories of
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 23/10/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    The children started the Reception year with enthusiasm and confidence. They have settled in well with their new friends and teachers. Our topic this term is ‘Who am I?’ and the children have been learning all themselves and their friends
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  • Spring 1 Update

    Published 12/02/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This term our topic is ‘My stories’ and we have had the opportunity to develop our communication and language skills through listening, acting and retelling stories.             
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  • Autumn 2 Update

    Published 17/12/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    We have been learning about ‘Celebrations’. There are lots of different Celebrations which are special to us in Reception. We went on a trip to West Ham Parish Church, we started off from school and walked all the way to the church
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