Reception - Miss Freeman
Today the Sciene dome came to visit us! It helped us show off all of the learning we did last term about Space! We looked at some stars and planets and heard some fantastic stories about the stars! It was quite dark inside the dome but we were all very brave and our teacher was very proud of our fantastic listening!
Welcome back to our new term and the start of 2020 at school! We have had a great start to the new term already! We have been learning some digraphs in Phonics and trying really hard with our tricky words too! We have started a new book called 'Handa's Surprise', and we have been doing some roleplay in class about it!
Have a lovely Christmas break and we will see you all on January 6th 2020!
Swap Around Day
This years swap around day was another success! The children visited different classrooms and took part in lots of festive crafts! We even had a Christmas Disco! Take a look at our dancing pictures below!
We have all been really looking forward to Christmas and have been doing lots of Christmas activities around the school. Today we had Christmas Dinner! It was delicious and some of us even ate our brussels!
The children have been working really hard on their phonics since starting school in September. We have started to learn our phase 3 sounds and after Christmas we will begin to learn our digraphs. Please practise sounding out lots at home and remember to read with your child too. Below are some links to useful websites to help you with phonics and some games you can play with your child. Thank you!
Teach Your Monster to Read is a great app to download to your device too!
We have had a very busy November! We have been working really hard on our Phonics and have learnt lots of new sounds! We have been learning simple addition and have been enjoying learning our numbers. We have also been doing lots of creative work too!
As part of our recent PSHE Jigsaw session we were tasked with looking after an egg for an afternoon, we all had to be really careful and we enjoyed the responsibility of looking after something! We made some slime recently because we have been reading a new book 'Smeds and the Smoos' which has an alien covered planet!
Take a look at the photos below!
We really enjoyed exploring different textures and materials this week, we were making some potions and it got very messy! Take a look below!
Over the past two weeks we have been learning some sounds! We have learnt s, a and t! The children have begun to look at forming those letters as well as spotting and hearing them in words!
We have also been doing lots of robot talking 's-u-n' 'c-a-t'. This is helping us to hear sounds in words!
Some useful phonic websites for you to use at home are linked below!
Please come and see me if you have any questions about phonics!
Phonics play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonics bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
We have had lots of fun over the first few weeks of school. The children are settling well into their new routine and are enjoying learning in their new classroom! Take a look at some pictures below of what we have been up to!
Welcome to our class page! The children have all made a fantastic start to their first year at school! This week each child has received a PE bag, please could you return this to school with a PE kit in ready for our first PE lesson on Friday 20th September! Over the next few days and into next week each child will be sent home with a reading record and a reading book, please can you write in this whenever you do any reading at home!
Don't forget to check the window in the classroom regularly for messages!
End of Year
We are almost near the end of our first year at school! I would just like to say how proud I am of all of the children this year, they have all worked extremely hard and settled in well to school life! I wish them all the best of luck in year one!
This week has been 'Arts Week', each class has had a country as a theme and ours was 'USA'! We have been doing lots of different activities during arts week such as, clay models of the Statue of Liberty, making our own US passports, designing a giant bald eagle, making pompoms for cheerleading, building different landmarks with construction material, making flags and loads more! Take a look below at some of the photos!
Our last pledge for this year was to have some bugs visit! We were very lucky we got to meet lots of different types of minibeasts and other animals too!
Teddy Bears Picnic
One of our Pledges for this year was to have a 'Teddy Bears Picnic'! Unfortunately the weather hasn't been on our side this week and we had to have our Picnic inside, we still had lots of fun, and lots of food!
Summer Term 1
Wow! We're almost at the end of our first Summer term, soon enough we will be in our last term of Reception before we go to year 1! We've been working hard this term and have been independently accessing lots of activities around the classroom. In Maths we have been talking about 3D shapes and money. Our writing has been about the Three Little Pigs and lots of it is on display in the classroom, come in and take a look! Here are some photos of what we've been doing with our friends!
The Three Little Pigs
This term our topic is 'Once Upon a Time...'. One of the fairytales we have been focussing on is The Three Little Pigs. We have learnt to re-tell the story using actions and have been doing lots of independent activities around the classroom. We have been making houses, using masks for roleplay, writing and much more! Here are some photos of what we've been up to!
We had a fantastic sports afternoon arranged by the year 5's in our school. It has lots of different games that involved team work and using the skills we have been learning in PE. Take a look at the pictures below!
I hope everyone is having a great half term! We will see you back at school on Wednesday 24th April, ready for lots of learning!
The sun is starting to shine occasionally so we decided to go outside today to do some phonics!
We had a great time visiting Mini Meadows this term. We were able to feed and touch lots of animals, we had already learnt lots about these animals in our classroom. We all really enjoyed our day out!
We got a bit messy this week when we used the clay to model our own version of the chicks. We had to use the tools to create the fluffy effect on the chick, take a look at our clay chicks below!
We have been very lucky to have had some special visitors this week, 11 fluffy chicks! They came to us in their eggs and all of them have hatched now! We have been talking about the life cycle of a hen and we know lots about hens now and how to look after chicks! Take a look at some of the photos below!
The children are making amazing progress with their reading! Please keep reading at home with them and don't forget to write in the reading record. Some children have already filled up their reading trees for 3 terms which means they will get to choose a book from the treasure chest!
I hope you all had a lovely half term! This term our topic is called 'Spring to Life!'. We will be learning all about Spring and looking at lots of books about farms, we have a visit to the farm later on in the term! We are focussing on using adjectives in our writing this term and extending our sentences to make them more exciting! Please keep practising phonics at home and if you want to extend this, writing sentences with your children! Please come and see me for more information on how you can help your child at home!
Wow! Storytelling week was lots of fun! Thank you to all those parents who came in to share their stories with the children! We had an amazing visit from a storyteller, we made our own books and have been using puppets to tell our own stories! Reading Under the Stars was an amazing evening, it was lovely to see so many of you turning up to share some stories with your children, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
We have had lots of fun exploring the outside area this term! Take a look at some of the photo's below!
This term we have been looking at measuring and weight during our maths sessions. We have also been exploring the Numicon. We have talked lots about how to order things, and different ways we can measure an object!
This term our Jigsaw PSHE topic is Goals and Dreams! This week we were talking about challenges and how when we are faced with one it is important that we give it a good go, so we decided to challenge ourselves and build a tower with cards! It was very tricky but we stayed calm and kept on having a good go!
I hope you have all had a lovely break! We have had a very busy first week back at school with lots of activities! This week we have put on our detective hats and we have been searching for diagraphs (ch, sh, ng etc.) in words! We have also been practising our cuttings skills and building lots of things with our construction blocks!
The children had a magical time at the Derngate. You could tell this by just how quiet they were during the performance. They were totally awe struck by the puppets and the story. The smiles on their faces was lovely to see and the excitement of going on a coach too all added to their fun. The children were complimented on their behaviour by the Derngate staff who couldn’t get over how polite and well behaved they were throughout the time they were there.
Wow! We had a very special visit this week from an alien! We came into our classroom to find some slimey green footprints leading to a crashed space ship! In the spaceship was a letter from an alien named Zog, he wanted to know what we looked like as he had never seen a human before! We have been working really hard all week to write our letters back to him!
We have had a very busy week! We have been making rockets out of the letters in our name, making bridges for some nocturnal animals to cross, building animals with the construction, and some of us enjoying taking on the role of the teacher using a big diary to write in! We had celebration assembly today, well done to those children who have filled their sticker charts! ALSO we won the attendance cup, woohooo!
The weather has got colder so please don't forget to send your child with warm clothes, coats, gloves, hats, scarfs etc! Take a look at the photos from the week below!
Light and Dark
We have made a fantastic start to our new topic! We have learnt lots about nocturnal animals and planets! We can names lots of the planets too! The children have really enjoyed learning about nocturnal animals and have been doing lots of writing too! Our writing is always on display in our classroom so feel free to come and look around!
The children have been making fantastic progress with their reading so far in reception. It is so great to see all your comments in their reading records about their reading at home. Please fill in the reading record as often as you can and check it often to see the teacher comments from reading in school. Don't forget to date the reading tree each time you read at home! When your child has three reading tree certificates they will receive a book of their choice as a reward for their excellent reading at home!
We have made a start on learning our phase 3 sounds, this week we will begin to learn Diagraphs (two sounds that make one sound) such as ch & sh. The sounds we will be learning will be in the window this week. If you have any questions about what else you can do to help with Phonics at home then please don't hesitate to ask.
I hope you are all having a wonderful half term! Next term the children will begin to learn the phase 3 phonic sounds after we have had a re-cap of all our phase 2 sounds we have learnt! Our topic will be called 'Light and Dark' and we will be exploring lots of topics such as Space, Light Reflection and Nocturnal Animals!
See you back at school on Tuesday 30th!
What We've Been Up To!
At the end of this term we spent some time learning the story of The Little Red Hen! We can re-tell the story using actions to help us remember! We also have been exploring using puppets (and making our own) to re-tell the story. We have been very busy in the construction area to and have been building some amazing buildings!
We have been enjoying exploring our outside area this term, as the weather seems to be getting colder it is really important we remember to bring out coats to school! Take a look at some of the photos showing what we've been up to outside!
This week the children have learnt the sounds, c, m, o! They have also learnt tricky word 'I'; we explain to the children that you cannot sound tricky words out so you have to practise them lots, we remember the word 'I' by saying he has a big hat and very big feet!
The children have also been shown how to play the game 'Buried Treasure' which you can find on the Phonics Play website if you would like to have a look at this game at home with your child!
Next week our sounds are : k, e, u and r!
Today we went to the library for our first session. Some of us went on the computers whilst some of us read some books! We found it tricky to use the mouse on the computer but we all had a good go and eventually got the hang of it!
Today during circle time we were using Jigsaw Jenie to talk about our feelings. We focussed on happy and what made us happy, here are some examples of what the children said!
"I feel happy when my mummy cuddles me!"
"I feel happy when I give my baby sister kisses!"
"I feel happy when daddy kisses me!"
"I feel happy when I go to parties with my family!"
"I feel happy when I have apples!"
We have had an excellent first week of school! All of the children have settled well and are enjoying exploring their new classroom! This week the children have been showing off their number skills and talking about some shapes they know. The children have also been looking at spelling their name and learning the correct formation of the letters in their name! We have learnt two sounds this week s, and a!
Welcome to all of our new children and parents starting at Kingsley Primary this September! This is our class page which is updated frequently and includes pictures about what we've been up to in class so you can stay informed! School starts at 8:50 and we look forward to seeing you all on your start dates this week!
Miss Freeman & Mrs Loxton
Hope you are having an amazing summer break! It has been a wonderful year and I wish all the children good luck in year one!
End of Year Celebration!
Today we celebrated the (almost) end of receptions first year of school! I am so proud of each and everyone one of the children as they have all worked so hard this year and made amazing progress! I wish them all the best in year 1! Thank you to all the parents who came today and had a look at their fantastic work in their books!
WOW! The act that was representing our class in the talent show today did an amazing job! Well done girls, you all worked very hard and had lots of fun performing your dance, you should be very proud!
We have been very lucky to have raised some butterflies in our classroom but sadly we needed to release them back into their habitat today! It was fantastic to see them spread their wings and fly high into the sky!
We have been enjoying exploring our outside area in this lovely weather, today we had lots of fun blowing bubbles!
More Arts Week Photos!
This week is Arts Week and the theme is 'Recycling - Our World'! We have been learning how to help look after the planet and we have been doing lots of fun crafts! Here are some pictures of us helping with a class project both classes are working on this week!
We have visitors!
Not only do we have some tadpoles that are slowly turning into froglets in our classroom, now we have some caterpillars! We will get to watch them turn into butterflies and then we will release them when they are ready! Here are some photos of us helping to put them into their temporary homes!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We received a letter from a very hungry caterpillar asking us to look for a new home for him and his friends! We have been looking through the courtyard and labelling places we think he might like to live, and what treats he might like to eat!
Today we completed our final pledge! We went stargazing! The children were so well behaved and could say lots about what they already knew about space and we learnt lots of new words today like 'constellations'!
Sports Day 2018
We had so much fun taking part in our Sports Day today! The children all tried so hard and I am really proud of all of their efforts! Well done Reception!!!
Father's Day Breakfast
Thank you to all those who attended our Father's Day Breakfast this morning! Take a look at the photo's below!
Father's Day Reminder
Tomorrow (Thursday) is our Father's day breakfast in the hall at 9:10am!
Relationships and Sex Education
Thank you to all the parents that attended the meeting before half term. As promised, here is a list of books that might be suitable to share with your children.
Let’s talk about the birds and bees – Molly Potter
Hair in funny places – Babette Cole
Secret Girls’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart
Secret Boys’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart
Puberty Girl - Shushann Movsessian
Puberty Boy - Geoff Price
For older children
It’s perfectly normal – Robie H Harris
The Period Book - Karen Gravelle
What’s Going on Down There - Karen Gravelle
We had an AMAZING afternoon today! Some creepy crawlies came to visit us! We saw spiders, millipedes, cockroaches, giant snails, stick insects, a tree frog and as a treat we even got to meet Britney the meerkat! The children were all very brave and asked lots of sensible questions. Take a look at the photo's below!
This week we had our Teddy Bears Picnic! We had a picnic filled with delicious treats and tasty fruits! We even had an ice lolly in the shade afterwards! Then we had a play on the equipment with our bears, it was a great afternoon and we had lots of fun having a picnic with our teddies!
Today we had our Library session where we were exploring the computers and learning how to use basic mouse controls. We were also looking and reading all of the amazing books and playing some board games.
As part of our pledges, next Tuesday we are having a Picnic at the school during our afternoon. Please can the children bring a teddy along to join us on our Picnic!
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
We have been doing lots of learning about this story in our class, we have even learnt to tell the story using some actions! Take a look at some of the fantastic writing we have been doing in our class, by the end of this week we would have all finished our amazing writing! All of our writing will be on display in the classroom too! We have also been doing lots of drawings of the mean, old troll! Lots of these are on display in our classroom also!
Take a look at the fantastic fairy tale home learning from our class!