Welcome to Class Reception.
This half term the topic in Class Reception is ‘Story Soup’. The children have been exploring different stories and mixing them up to create new ones. They particularly enjoyed making up different endings for the story of Little Red Riding Hood and did a great job of sharing some of their ideas during our class presentation.
The role play areas have transformed into a royal palace, a cottage in the woods and a space station in order to inspire our fantastic story tellers to develop their ideas.
During Mega Mathematics, the children have been learning about measuring. They have used different techniques to measure a variety of objects and recorded their findings.
The children have also enjoyed contributing to the ‘New learning’ board. This board is used to identify any new words and concepts covered during class time. This week, we have added the words past, present and future to the board and discussed their meanings.
As homework, some of the children have been finding out what life was like in the past by talking to a more senior member of their family. They then reported their findings to their friends. Everyone was surprised to discover that in the past people had toilets outside their houses and that they did not have televisions or mobile phones!
There is great excitement about the upcoming ‘Learn to Ride’ training that the children will be completing. During the training, the children will develop their confidence and skills in riding a bike.
Everyone in Class Reception is looking forward to the rest of our ‘Story Soup’ topic and then embarking on our ‘Amazing Adventures’ topic after the half term holiday.
The children in Class Reception have enjoyed exploring their brand new classroom and meeting their new classmates during their first few weeks in school. All the staff have been very impressed at how quickly the children have learnt and followed new rules and routines.
To help everybody be amazing learners, this year, the children have designed their own special monster family called ‘The Lot Family’. This monster family helps everybody in class Reception to remember the Characteristics of Effective Learning (how to be a great learner) and use them in our play. The names of the monsters are: Thinkalot, Linkalot, Pridealot, Tryalot, Pretendalot and Explorealot.
The Class Reception topic for this half term is ‘All About Me’. During Chatter Time, the children have been thinking about what makes them special and writing their classroom rules.
Over the next few weeks, the children will be taking part in a range of exciting activities as they find out more about themselves and their friends. Activities include: fruit salad tasting; teddy bear races; and a special local walk.
The children will be sharing all their fantastic learning with parents and carers during our Come and See session on Tuesday 29th October. Everybody is very excited about this special event!