In our Reception Class you will find the teacher called Miss Gold and the Learning Support Assistants called Miss Ashley and Miss Rita. Miss Jade is in our class as a 1-2-1 support. We are all so excited in getting to know the new Reception class and continuing our Learning Journey.
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Welcome to Reception in Norman Pannell Primary school where we love to learn both indoors and outdoors! We have lots of opportunities to learn though active play, investigations, stories and visits and the children have settled in very quickly and are ready to learn .
We strive to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive! Below is an outline of what your child will be learning in Reception over the year. Each term, a shorter medium term plan will be added so that you know what your child will be learning over a half term period!
If you have any questions, worries or just 'news' please let one of the Reception staff know!
We were surprised to see that we had some unusual visitors this week in our outdoor changing area! We found a nest with about 6 eggs in it! A few days later we also noticed that a robin was keeping the eggs warm....Fingers crossed for some baby chicks over the next week or so...
This week in class we have been painting flowers, planting our own sunflower seeds (competition!) and also just generally getting 'busy'! We have been problem solving in maths. Looking to find the 'odd one out' knowing that there is no right/wrong answer but having to explain our reasons.
As usual we have had a fun filled week of new learning and having fun!
We had a very busy week last week as we gained some class 'pets'! Five caterpillars arrived in class so that we can watch them transform into butterflies. Currently they are getting fatter by the day!
As we are learning about 'Trolls' we also made our own biscuits. We baked them in the morning and then in the afternoon we used Candy Floss for the Troll's hair! We had to choose between pink, blue or white candy floss! They were delicious
Finally on Friday, Sue from Bellevale Children's Centre came to explain to parents and children the importance of dental hygiene. We need to clean our teeth twice a day ~ and be careful of the hidden sugars in our food and drinks. Many parents who came also watched our morning phonics lesson....allowing the children to show parents just how amazing they are at reading and writing!
This week we have been reading a book called "What the ladybird heard" by Julia Donaldson. So for cooking today we made ladybird biscuits. After spreading the red icing on the biscuit, the children then rolled a dice to see how many spots their ladybird would have.
After that, they came and wrote speech bubbles around the picture of the ladybird. All in a good day's work!
We have had a busy month in Reception and we have covered so much in the last four weeks! We have finished 'Tangled' now and the children's work is fantastic! A brand new display is up in our classroom including character description, making lanterns, making Rapunzel biscuits and also sequencing the story!
In maths we have been working hard with our numbers and ordering. Look at our number biscuits that we made today (31.1.18).
The afternoons have been taken up with learning about our Liverpool Landmarks and this will be consolidated with our school trip on Friday (2.2.18) with our walkabout around Liverpool City Centre.
Mmmm I wonder if February will be as busy....?
Last Friday we made our paper mache balls, with our parents! This week was all about letting them dry out and then creating our 'designer balls'. Here is the finished product! They are so amazing that we decided to hang them from our ceiling!! The children made all sorts of designer balls from: feather ball, glitter ball, face ball, cotton wool ball.....and more!
On Thursday we made peppermint cream balls that we flattened! Some of them were dipped in chocolate (they were delicious).
Next week we will be making our own non fiction book on balls ~ very exciting...
We have been ever so busy in Reception this week! The children have been exploring and investigating pumpkins. They have been using hammers and scrapers and scoopers to pull the pumpkins apart! They noticed that the pumpkins were hard on the outside but lovely and fleshy on the inside ~ soft enough to scoop with hands! Some children even tried to count the number of pips
We are still painting pinecones and we have been looking and numbers and size this week...what is bigger and smaller than ourselves, for example.
The Gruffalo has been in our classroom this week and we have been learning about characters, settings and story plots....our phonics is helping us match initial sounds to the animals
In the afternoon we have continued talking about 'Ourselves' and our favourite things. We tasted crisps (without knowing the flavours) to decide which is our favourite flavour! Surprisingly, prawn cocktail won and ready salted was the least popular in class! We also talked about the difference between 'noise' and 'sounds'....
Tomorrow we are baking different flavoured flapjacks: syrup, cinnamon, raisins and chocolate. Yum! Yum!
Well it's been an exciting week in Reception starting with a Crime Scene on Monday morning...the children made lots of assumptions on who it may have been who killed the wolf (including our very own Miss Rita!) but having weighed up the clues realised it was Little Red Riding Hood!
Lots of shape work has taken place too this week; inside and outside the classroom. We have also been cooking, tasting honey and had a great time on our first of many school trips
When we arrived in class today there was a Crime Scene awaiting us! There were cream cakes scattered on the floor, there was a saw with 'blood' on it (which the children decided was actually red paint!!), a marking out of an animal, lots of 'yellow' thick hair was stuck in the door and poison on the floor.....
The police phoned us for help to try and discover 'Who was it?'. We had some great ideas from Miss Rita (who loves her cream cakes!), a wolf vampire, Goldilocks and a ghost monster!
We had a lot of fun with this today and tomorrow this will lead into our new book...
We have had a busy first week in Reception. All the children have settled in nicely and work has started! This week we have been learning about how to be a 'Bucket Filler' and not a 'Bucket Dipper'. To be a Bucket Dipper we need to be nice, kind and use our manners all the time. The children did a display for outside our classroom to help remind them of all the nice things they need to be doing all the time!
We also drew our faces by looking in a mirror and then using charcoal on white paper! The display is up in our classroom and it looks great!
Next week we will be starting our phonics: /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ sounds..... and we will be 'hunting' in Literacy!
Have a good weekend!