Reception/Year 1

Welcome to Reception/ Year One Class.

In the Reception/ Year One class we have Mrs Bray (Teacher), Mrs Ward (EYFS Learning Support Assistant) and Miss Linstead (Teaching Assistant Apprentice).

Our EYFS Provision maintained its judgement as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2019. Children in the early years are happy and settled. They have already learned routines for tidying up and listening. They behave well. This is because staff form positive relationships with both children and parents. Teachers understand the needs of young children. They make sure that they provide a wide range of learning activities. Children have daily phonics sessions. The majority of children leave the early years with the skills and abilities they need for Year 1. Our Year 1 children will continue to build upon the skills they learnt in reception and continue in their love of learning.


Sports Day

On Friday the Reception/Year 1 children had their Sport's Day. Each of the children took part in three races, a running race, egg and spoon race and a balancing hoop on the head race. All of the children had a great time and especially enjoyed the crisps and drink after the racing. Take a look at the video below to see how the children did.

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Summer Term 2

This half term our topic is Gardening and Growth.

In week 1 and 2 we will focus on Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be planting our own magic beans and watching them grow. The children will learn more about plants by looking at different wild plants and trees outside. They will also learn about parts of a plant and how plants grow.

Week 3 and 4 will be focussed on The very caterpillar story, we will learn about insect lifecycles.

Week 5 and 6 is all about minibeasts.



Look at our fantastic magic Bean Stalks

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This week we had a special delivery of magic beans.

We planted them and will care for them and watch them grow. I wonder if they are real magic beans......

Earth Day activities to raise awareness of caring for our planet.

We made Earth pictures using bubble printing with paint and mindfulness colouring with messages to save our planet.

St George's Day Art work

On Friday 23rd April we learnt about St George and made dragons by printing paint using balloons.

Portraits of the Queen

As part of our Royal Family learning we painted portraits of the Queen.

We had so much fun at our Royal Afternoon Tea Party for the Queen's official birthday.

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We made crowns and Union Jack flags for our Afternoon Tea Party for the Queen's birthday. The children loved learning about the colours of the flag and making their crowns sparkle.

Garden and Growth

The children have been working with Mrs Ward to plant some different flowers and vegetables in our new planters. The children helped prepare the soil, plant the seeds and water them to help them all grow. We have planted some lettuce, spring onions, carrots, beetroot and herbs. We have also planted some poppy seeds and daffodils which should be ready next Spring.

JERUSALEMA DANCE

Jerusalema Dance

We have been learning the Jerusalema Dance. The children have put a lot of hard work into learning the routine. We hope you enjoy it.

Special Events

On Friday 12th March we will be holding a dress up day in celebration of World Book Day, your child is invited to dress up as their favourite story book character on this day.

On Friday 19th March we will be holding a non-uniform day for Red Nose Day, donations can be made on the Red Nose Day official website; https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/


Important Information

This half term our topic is People who help us. The children will be learning about the Police service and the NHS. The children will also be learning about Easter and taking part in Easter craft activities.


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Welcome Back

Reception/ Year 1

Welcome to your new classrooms

Take a look at the video to see our classroom environment.

Teaching pre-cursive letter formation

After our parent's evening consultation's last week a lot of our parents have asked for some support on how to help their child with forming their letters in pre-cursive. Below you will find a short video that shows you how we teach letter formation to the children in our phonics lessons. There's is a short video to help you with the pronunciation of the letter sounds too.

In phonics lessons we use this video to help us learn and remember the different letter sounds. Click on the video to practice at home.


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Merry Christmas from Reception/ Year 1

We hope you enjoy our video. We have also been getting into the festive spirit with Christmas Dinner in our Christmas jumpers and craft activities.

Snow is falling all around us.

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Run, Run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!

This week we had a visit from Mrs Bun and were set the challenge to find the Gingerbread Man.

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General information

Our School Day will begin at 9.15am and finish at 2.45pm.

We will enter the EYFS playground using the gate at the front of school and leave through the side gate of the EYFS playground.



Our topic for this half term is Polar Regions:

LiteracyLiteracy lessons are split into 4 different areas of learning, which are, grammar, reading comprehension, extended writing and spellings.

Maths- Addition and Subtraction 1-20.

Spanishcolours, days of the week through songs

ScienceAnimals and people in cold climates

GeographyThe Arctic and Antarctica

History – Sir David Attenborough

PE lessons take place every Thursday. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school every Thursday; this comprises of tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, tracksuit top/ jumper and trainers as our PE lessons take place outside.

Please practice reading at home as much as possible and make a comment in your child’s reading record book. Make sure books and diaries come in to school every day so that I can read your comments and make sure their reading book is changed.

Children in year 1 will have a weekly spelling test. I will give out spellings on a Monday and your child will be tested Friday. Please help your child to learn these at home; spelling forms a vital part of the curriculum and reinforce phonics learning from the week.



Congratulations to our Handwriting Superstar for your great Remembrance Day poem writing.

Diwali

This week we learnt about Diwali. We made diva lamps, created Rangoli patterns and experimented with making Mendhi hand designs. We also wrote about what the meaning of Diwali is and how it is celebrated.

Remembrance Day

On 11th November we learnt about the meaning of remembrance day. We have written a poem and made poppy pictures.

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Polar Regions

Our topic this half term is Polar Regions.

In week 1 we read Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.

We researched Penguins and focussed on Emperor Penguins from Antarctica. We also found a lost Penguin in our classroom and the children said he could stay.

Our class have been very busy at home creating their polar region projects. Here are some of the lovely igloos, animal artwork and writing homework projects.

Bonfire Night

On November 5th we celebrated Bonfire Night. We learnt about Guy Fawkes and the origins of the celebration.

Take a look at the activities we did in class.

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Firework Biscuits

Bonfire Night Artwork

Bonfire Night Writing

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We loved watching the fireworks!

Black History Month

This week we have been learning about the life of Nelson Mandela. We have produced biographies, artwork and we also tasted a traditional African food called sadza.

Harvest Festival

We have been learning about Harvest time, here are some of the things we have been doing.

Super Kid

We have loved this story and creating our own superhero alter ego.

Happy Girl

Butterfly Girl

Lady bug

Superhero homework projects

Look at the brilliant superhero transport the children made at home.

The Colour Monster

We explored our feelings with the help of the colour monster story.

Happiness

Fear

Sadness

Anger

Calm

In love

Our classroom display showing the work we have completed about The Colour Monster.

We used different colours to represent the monsters feelings.

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Recycling week

21st- 25th September 2020

Our Self Portraits

Our Reception children on their first day of school.

The children in Reception/ Year 1 class have had lots of fun in their first few days of school exploring and learning in our classroom and outdoor environments.