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ForReception resources(websites, documents, videos and games), please go to the bottom of the class page where you will find a number of useful links below to help with your child's learning at home...
★This week Tareek was chosen as star of the week for a big improvement with his writing. Well done Tareek! Keep up the good work!
Summer Term 1 - Books we've read this term...
Monday 24th April 2017
Easter Gardens - Easter Project!
Reception were given a project to make an Easter garden over the holiday. The children made such a fantastic effort to produce the gardens and really enjoyed telling the class all about them!
Our Easter gardens!
Spring Term 2
✩ Star of the week ✩
★This week Danialwas chosen as star of the week for being such a helpful member of the class. Well done Danial! Keep up the good work!
★This week Tomswas chosen as star of the week for a big improvement with his cursive writing! Well done Toms! Keep up the good work!
★This week Jakewas chosen as star of the week for his fantastic effort and contribution in phonics and for getting to the top of the reading rocket! Well done Jake! Keep up the good work!
Our Class Wish!
This half term, each class has chosen a wish that they would like to see acted out in their class. After much discussion, we decided that our class wish is 'for everyone to be friends and kind to one another'.
This means that we all get along with each other in Reception, we are all friends, we make sure that those around us are happy and we look after each other.
Each week, a child will be chosen who we feel has shown that they have been helping to make the wish come true by their words and actions. The chosen child will win 10 house points for their house team.
Week 1 - Week ending 13.01.17
Ellysha was chosen, because she is always kind and goes out of her way to make sure that others are happy - she will offer to look after other children if they are upset.
Week 2 - Week ending 27.01.17
Diba was chosen, because because she is always kind and likes to comfort her friends when they are sad. When asked how are you a good friend? Diba said, "If someone is sad, I will make them happy. I will do something funny to make them laugh and cheer them up".
Week 3 - Week ending 17.02.17
Kenaz was chosen, because because he is always kind and likes to give his friends a big hug. Diba said, "Kenaz always gives me a hug and he has a big smile".
Week 4 - Week ending 10.03.17
Elias was chosen, because he is kind to everyone in Reception. He always plays nicely with other children, and he makes sure that he shares and takes turns. He is a lovely member of Reception and always has a great big smile when greeting teachers and his friends in the morning.
Week 5 - Week ending 24.03.17
Violla was chosen, because she is kind to everyone in Reception. She plays nicely with all her friends and always makes sure that her friends are happy. Violla - "I like to hug my friends".
Spring Term 2 - Books we've read this term...
Thursday 6th April 2017
The Early Years Easter Egg Hunt!
Nursery and Reception thoroughly enjoyed their Easter Egg Hunt! The children were put into teams and given a coloured Easter egg to find. They then helped one another find the 20 Easter eggs for their team which were hidden outside! After they had all been found, we all sat together outside and each enjoyed eating lots of delicious chocolate eggs! Yum, yum!
06.04.17 - The EYFS Easter egg hunt!
Friday 24th March 2017
Crazy clothes for Comic Relief!
What a fantastic day! The children made a big effort to put together their craziest outfits for school today. The children even had a go at painting Miss Hand's face. Have a look at the photos below to see what fun we had!
24.03.17 - Crazy clothes for Comic Relief!
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Our school trip to Wonderland!
The children had a fabulous day at Wonderland in Telford today.
Alice (in Wonderland) took Reception around for the day. She was a lovely host and a fantastic story-teller. Reception enjoyed singing songs, listening to stories and exploring the houses of their favourite fairytale characters. Thank you so much to the parents who helped on our trip today. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The children would like to say a BIG thank you to you too!
Our school trip to Wonderland - 23.03.17!
Monday 20th March 2017
We made porridge!
We have been exploring the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week. We decided that it would be a good idea to make some porridge and taste it too. The children then wrote some fantastic instructions for how to porridge. Well done Reception!
20.03.17 - Our new book is Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so we decided to make some delicious porridge! Yum, yum!
Friday 17th March 2017
Junk modelling instruments!
The children had lots of fun making their very own instrument out of junk modelling. The children made guitars, drums, shakers and even castanets! What a creative class we have!
Today some very special visitors arrived in the Early Years! A company called the Living Eggs have delivered some eggs in a special box called in an incubator to keep them warm! In a few days they will start to hatch! If the chick is yellow, we know that it is a boy which will grow up to be a rooster...if the chick is brown, then we know it is a girl and it will grow up to be a hen! We are very excited to see how many boys and girls we will have!
Keep an eye on this page for photo updates of how our chicks are doing! The children will also have the opportunity to hold them! We can't wait!!!
WC: 13.03.17 - The chicks!
Friday 3rdMarch 2017
World Book Day!
Lots of fun was had by all the children and staff! The children made a fantastic effort to dress as their favourite fairytale book characters. These included Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, as well as princesses and superheroes! We joined in the fun too as Belle and Little Red Riding Hood!
Congratulations to Kanika (Little Red Riding Hood) and Harley (Alice in Wonderland) who were chosen as the winners for the best costumes in Reception by the school council. They were both given certificates and prizes! Well done girls!
03.03.17 - World Book Day!
Wednesday 1st March 2017
The beginning of Lent!
Today in the RE we learned about the season of Lent. The children talked about waiting and preparing for Easter. We discussed how we can be more like Jesus (play nicely with your friends, be helpful, be kind) and said a prayer focussed on this. As a class we made a purple Lent banner as a focus during this season to remind us of its meaning.
01.03.17 - The start of Lent.
Monday 27th February 2017
We made pancakes!
As it is pancake day tomorrow, we have started a new story in Reception called Mr Wolf's Pancakes. To start the week, we thought it'd be nice to make our own pancakes and taste them too. What a lot of fun!
27.02.17 - We made and ate pancakes (a day early)...yum yum!
Reminder - WORLD BOOK DAY!
Friday 3rd March 2017 (This Friday)
This is just to remind you that this Friday (3rd March) we are celebrating World Book Day at school. The children can come dressed as a character from a book. Each class has been given a theme, and Reception's is Fairy Tales (Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood etc). If possible, it would be great if your child could also bring in the book to go with their outfit.
We look forward to seeing your fantastic outfits this Friday for what is always a brilliant day!
★This week Daviwas chosen as star of the week for a big improvement with his read and moving up 2 bands on the High Frequency Word Rocket! Well done Davi! Keep up the good work!
★This week Victorwas chosen as star of the week for always doing the right thing! He listens well in class, works hard and always wants to help in the classroom! Well done Victor! Keep up the good work!
★This week Oliverwas chosen as star of the week for always doing the right thing! He is such a helpful boy - to both his classmates and teachers, and is always kind to others. He listens well and is enthusiastic when learning. Well done Oliver! Keep up the good work!
★This week Kenazwas chosen as star of the week for a big improvement with his read and moving up 2 bands on the High Frequency Word Rocket! Well done Kenaz! Keep up the good work!
★This week Eliaswas chosen as star of the week for doing well in phonics and for always having a positive attitude towards learning! Well done Elias! Keep up the good work!
★This week Viollawas chosen as star of the week for her fantastic cursive writing! Well done Violla! Keep up the good work!
Spring Term 1 - Books we've read this term...
27/01/17 - Chinese New Year - Lanterns!
Letter - Reception High Frequency Words
Reception – High Frequency Words
In addition to the words that children take home in their sound boxes, they also learn to read and write Reception high frequency words (some of which are included in the sound boxes). There are 45 Reception high frequency words which are split into 5 bands - 9 words in each. Each child starts at band 1, and once they can read all 9 words they can then move onto the following band. Similarly with writing, once a child can write all 9 words in band 1, they can then move onto the next band. We look at the high frequency words on a daily basis in class and the children are also tested to see if they have progressed through the bands.
The high frequency words have now been stuck in the front of your child's homework book - one table for reading and one for writing. These words can be highlighted at home once your child can read them, and again when they can write them.
On the school website at the bottom of the Reception class page, you will find a variety of resources to help with learning at home. There are flashcards available for each band of the high frequency words which can be printed.
If you have any questions or you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.
Miss Hand and Miss Allport
(Reception class teacher and Teaching Assistant)
Reception High Frequency Words – 45 words
Our visit to Weoley Castle Library
Today we went on a trip to Weoley Castle Library. When we arrived, we were greeted by Derek one of the Librarians - he was very welcoming! He showed us a variety of books - the first, 'My Friend Bear'. Derek told the story through a song and the children absolutely loved it - they all had great big smiles on their faces. He then read a poem and sang another song, both of which the children got involved with.
Derek told the children all about the library, and that you are able to take out 10 books at a time if you have a library card. That's a lot of books! It is so, so important for children to read as many books as they can - we want to foster in the children a real love of reading.
If you would like your child to have a library card, please fill in the form given out and return to school ASAP. The forms will then be handed into the library.
We had such a fantastic time today and we would like to say a big thank you to Derek once again for his brilliant story-telling skills! We hope to visit again soon!
16/01/17 - Weoley Castle Library
Miss Hand and Miss Allport wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We hope that you all have a lovely, relaxing time and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2017! Enjoy!
Autumn Term 2
✩ Star of the week ✩
★This week all of Receptionwere chosen as star of the week for doing so well in our Nativity! Well done! We are all so proud of you!
★This week Gracewas chosen as star of the week for being so enthusiastic and hard working when making things for the Christmas Enterprise. She was such a great helper! Well done Grace! Keep up the good work!
★This week Summer Rosewas chosen as star of the week for her fantastic writing and for always doing the right thing! Well done Summer Rose! Keep up the good work!
★This week Mason was chosen as star of the week for settling in so well and always having a positive attitude towards his learning! Well done Mason! Keep up the good work!
★This week Melael was chosen as star of the week for always doing the right thing and for being a great role model! Well done Melael! Keep up the good work!
★This week Harley was chosen as star of the week for her hard work in phonics and with her sound box, and for her fantastic cursive writing. Well done Harley! Keep up the good work!
★This week Gab was chosen as star of the week for his enthusiasm and hard work in P.E. this week! Well done Gab! Keep up the good work!
Autumn term 2 - Books we've read this term...
16.12.16 - Christmas dinner!
16.12.16 - Christmas jumper day!
14-15th December '16 - EYFS and KS1 Nativity - Individual photos (Nursery and Reception)
14-15th December '16 - EYFS and KS1 Nativity
08.12.16 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Reception's Prayer and Reflection Assembly - ADVENT
On 28th November Reception had their class reflection which was all about Advent. The children spoke about the meaning of Advent, what we do during Advent and we also sang an Advent song (Soon and very soon) - video to follow soon.
We were able to show everyone the fantastic Advent Wreath and Advent candles that we made too!
The children did really well and should be so, so proud of themselves! Well done Reception!
24/11/16 - Super homework creations -Stick man, oh stick man beware of the....dog!
REMINDER - Own Clothes Days During Advent!
Friday 25th November - £1 donation for the PTFA.
Friday 2nd December - Bring a bottle for the tombola.
Friday 9th December - £1 donation for Cafod gifts
Friday 16th December - Christmas Jumper Day - £1 donation for Birmingham Children's Hospital!
Giant African Land Snail
Today we had a visitor from Year 5! A Giant African Land Snail...the children couldn't believe how big he was! Here are some photos to look at...
Our slimy visitor...
REMINDER - KS1 and Early Years Nativity
Wednesday 14th December - 2pm
This is just to remind you that your child will have now been a given a part for the Nativity. If you could please read the letter (given out today) and reply by Monday 5th December we would be very grateful.
Miss Hand and Miss Allport
Reception's Mannequin Challenge
Today each class took on the Mannequin Challenge (a viral video craze which involves people imitating mannequins and freezing for the camera) for Children in Need this week! Here's how Reception got on....what fantastic 'freezing'!!!
Reception's Mannequin Challenge...
Children In Need 2016
The children enjoyed playing stand up bingo in class today! Thank you to the PTFA for organising it and for our yummy prizes! We even had our own Pudsey Bear in Reception today...
Children in Need 2016...
14/11/16 - Art - Colour mixing!
11/11/16 - Remembrance Day - Poppies and wreaths made by Nursery and Reception.
Reception Class Inspire Workshop
A big thank you to all the parents who were able to come to our Inspire Workshop.
The workshop covered basic skills in Literacy relevant to helping your child with their reading and writing. It was also a great opportunity to see some of the activities that your child engages in on a daily basis and to engage with them in their learning.
We really hope that you found it useful and that the resource packs will help with learning at home.
Please have a look at the photos below to see the activities that were available!
10/11/16 - Reception's Inspire Workshop
31/10/16 - We made clay Diva lamps for Diwali...
Autumn Term 1
✩ Star of the week ✩
★This week Sienna was chosen as star of the week for her fantastic effort with her homework. Well done Sienna! Keep up the good work!
★This week Dallas was chosen as star of the week for his enthusiasm every day and his fantastic singing of his favourite song! Well done Dallas! Keep up the good work!
★This week Riley was chosen as star of the week for being an enthusiastic learner and always using good manners. Well done Riley! Keep up the good work!
★This week Diba was chosen as star of the week for being a fantastic friend, a good helper and for always doing the right thing! Well done Diba! Keep up the good work!
21/10/16 - African Drumming... We had lots of fun!
13/10/16 - RE - Thank you God for making the world, and thank you for making me, me...
10/10/16 - After reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', we went on our own 'hunt' around the playground...
03/10/16 - Art - Autumn tree foil printing...
Reception - September 2016
Marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl!
The children enjoyed making chocolate rice crispie cakes, decorating golden tickets, creating new inventions, colouring and painting everlasting gobstoppers (balloons)!!!
13/09/16 - Roald Dahl Day - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory activities
September 2016 - Settling in...
Welcome to Reception! The children have all settled in really well and we are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead!
Reception resources - websites, documents, videos and games!
Here are some useful links below to help with your child's learning at home...