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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to our Reception page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Reception, access the resources linked to Early Years Foundation Stage.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Reception Blog – Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well and enjoyed your learning last week about ‘The fish Who Could Wish’. We have been in school getting things prepared and ready for some of your returns and can’t wait to see some of your lovely faces again.  

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. If your child is secure with set 1 and 2 you could move onto set 3 sounds. (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 and 3 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down? Also if your child was bringing reading books home you could now include some words for your child to find and see if the can make a sentence with the words. To link it to our topic you could also add some words from ‘Under the Sea’ e.g. fish, swim, crab, shark etc!

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week listen to ‘The Rainbow Fish’ on YouTube.

Where did the Rainbow Fish live?

What colour were the Rainbow Fish’s sparkling scales?

Who lived in the deep cave?

How did giving some of his shiny scales away make Rainbow Fish feel?

Writing

Look at the pictures below. They tell the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Can you write a short sentence to go with each picture?

Maths

Look at the 3d shapes below. They are mixed up. Can you match the correct shape to its name?

Look at the picture below. It has many 2d shapes hidden in it. How many circles can you find? How many squares can you find? How many triangles can you find? How many rectangles can you find?

Topic/Creative

The Rainbow Fish has written a letter. He is feeling very sad. All of his scales have turned white. He would like you to create some new colorful scales. Use the template below.

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

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Reception Blog – Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well and enjoyed your learning last week about ‘The fish Who Could Wish’. We have been in school getting things prepared and ready for some of your returns and can’t wait to see some of your lovely faces again.  

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down? Also if your child was bringing reading books home you could now include some words for your child to find and see if the can make a sentence with the words. To link it to our topic you could also add some words from ‘Under the Sea’ e.g. fish, swim, crab, shark etc!

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week keep practicing your name writing and listen to ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’ on YouTube again. Follow the link below.  

Can you remember all of the things that the fish wished for? Can you tell your grown up as many wishes as you can remember?

Why don’t you make a list of all the different wishes? You can add a few of your own as well.

When writing your wish list remember to write each wish on a new line.

Remember if writing is too tricky your grown up can help you and you can copy.

Now can you try this ‘Under the Sea’ word search.

Maths

Remember to keep practicing your counting starting from 0 to as far as you can go. How far can you get now? Each time try to get a little further. You could also count the things you find whilst on a daily walk or what you can see from your window/garden e.g. How many trees do you see? How many flowers can you spot? How many buses drive past? Use the sheet below to count up as you go.

What can you see?TallyTotal
Trees         
Flowers  
  
Buses    
Cars    
People     
Birds    

This week let’s try some measuring. Whilst out on your walk or in your garden/home can you find some different objects, sticks, stones, leaves etc. Can you find the longest? Which one is the shortest? With help from your grown up, can you order them from longest to shortest? 

Topic/Creative

If you would like to get creative, why not make your own wish jar to put your wishes in. Here are some examples you could use…

Remember to send us your pictures to put on our website. We are really enjoying looking at all your lovely home learning. Have a fabulous week everyone continue to stay safe and well.  We miss you all and hope to see you all soon.

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

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Reception Blog – Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well and have been enjoying the warm weather we have had in your gardens.

We hope you enjoyed the story ‘A hole in the bottom of the Sea’ and have had fun with your learning. 

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down? Also if your child was bringing reading books home you could now include some words for your child to find and see if the can make a sentence with the words.

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week keep practicing your name writing and listen to ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’ on YouTube

Did you enjoy the story? What was your favourite part? Why? Ask your grown up if they enjoyed the story and what was their favourite part too. Was it the same as yours?

Why don’t you make your own wish? What would you wish for? Write your wish down. I wonder if your wish comes true.

When writing your wish remember to start your sentence with a capital letter and use finger spaces throughout. Also remember to use a full stop at the end of your sentence.

Remember if writing is too tricky your grown up can help you and you can copy.

Now can you try these ‘Under the Sea’ challenges!

Maths

Remember to keep practicing your counting starting from 0 to as far as you can go.  You could make your counting fun by counting how many jumps, hops, skips you can do.  Below is a link to an activity sheet where you can colour and count under the sea items.

This week let’s try some subtraction. Try and use the methods we have taught you so far. If you don’t have access to the link below your grown up could write you a few number sentences and you could use your fingers or stones from your garden or anything else to find the answers.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-851-under-the-sea-subtraction-worksheet

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-18486-under-the-sea-find-colour-and-count-activity-sheet

Topic/Creative

The Fish Who Could Wish, wished for a castle and a car. Perhaps you could make, paint or draw these or you could attempt making what you wished for.

Remember to send us your pictures to put on our website. We are really enjoying looking at all your lovely home learning. Have a fabulous week everyone continue to stay safe and well.  We miss you all and hope to see you all soon.

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

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Reception Blog – Week Beginning 1st June 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well.  We hope you enjoyed the story ‘Way down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea’ and have had fun with your learning so far.  We are continuing to support our Key Worker children in school and we are also looking forward to maybe seeing some of you very soon.

This week if you can continue to practise writing your full name it should be perfect by the time you return to school.

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down? Also if your child was bringing reading books home you could now include some words for your child to find and see if the can make a sentence with the words.

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week listen to ‘A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ on YouTube.

What did you find in the hole at the bottom of the sea? Were there any different sea creatures? Can you write them down and write a sentence to describe them?

Remember to start your sentences with capital letters and use finger spaces throughout. Also remember to use a full stop at the end of your sentence.

Remember if writing is too tricky your grown up can help you and you can copy.

Now can you try these ‘Under the Sea’ challenges!

Maths

Remember to keep practicing your counting starting from 0 to as far as you can go.  You could make your counting fun by counting how many jumps, hops, skips you can do. 

This week let’s do some addition. Try and use the methods we have taught you so far. Use the ‘Starry Eyed Stan’ challenge cards to help you. You can access these using the link below

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/6a/50/t-n-2545822-starry-eyed-stan-addition-and-subtraction-differentiated-maths-challenge-cards_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1590831671~acl=%2Fresource%2F6a%2F50%2Ft-n-2545822-starry-eyed-stan-addition-and-subtraction-differentiated-maths-challenge-cards_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=c93eed0e339138e478b5dfcb032f4da23023abf67991d571b96685adc747a806

Topic/Creative

If you would like to get creative this week why not make your own ‘Musical Instrument’ to play along to the song ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’.

Remember to send us your pictures to put on our website. We are really enjoying looking at all your lovely home learning. Have a fabulous week everyone continue to stay safe and well.  We miss you all and hope to see you all soon.

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

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Reception Blog – Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well.  We hope you enjoyed the story ‘Way down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea’ and had fun with your learning last week.  We have been in school again this week supporting our Key Workers and their children. We have been enjoying completing the same activities that were set for you at home.

This week if you can continue to practise writing your full name it should be perfect by the time you return to school.

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down?

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week we will use parts of the story ‘Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea’ by Jan Peck.  Remember this is available on YouTube if you need to watch and listen to it again.

Can you remember what a fact is? A fact is something that is real. This week let’s see if you can write a fact about…

An octopus

A star fish

A turtle

A dolphin

A whale

Remember to start you sentences with capital letters and use finger spaces throughout. Can you remember what you need at the end of your sentence? That’s correct a full stop.

Remember if writing is too tricky your grown up can help you and you can copy. I would love to read some of your facts.

Maths

Remember to keep practicing your counting starting from 0 to as far as you can go.  You could make your counting fun by counting how many jumps, hops, skips you can do. 

Here are some activity sheets to help you with your counting and number ordering. You can print them using the link below.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-28488-under-the-sea-themed-cut-and-stick-number-ordering-activity-1-20

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-357-my-counting-worksheet-sea-creatures

Why not try some subtraction using the power point below. Use all the different methods you have been taught to find your answers.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-1288-under-the-sea-themed-subtraction-powerpoint

Topic/Creative

If you would like to get creative this week why not make your own sea turtle or crab or have a go a tracing and creating patterns.


https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=under+the+sea+tracing

Remember to send us your pictures to put on our website. We are really enjoying looking at all your lovely home learning. Have a fabulous week everyone continue to stay safe and well.  We miss you all and hope to see you all soon.

Mrs Delap and Miss Hughes

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Reception Blog – Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well.  We hope you enjoyed the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ and had fun with your learning last week.  We have been in school this week supporting our Key Workers and their children. We had a celebration in school as it was Mr Hodgson’s birthday.  We made birthday cards and presents, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and had some birthday cake.

This week can you all practise writing your full name every day ensuring your letters are correctly formed and are the correct way round.

Phonics

Please continue to enjoy your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Continue to practice Set 1 and Set 2 sounds (Children who brought reading books home are to access Set 2 sounds).  Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds use some of these to make words.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down?

Access Oxford Owl for your Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library select the age of your child then the books will appear suitable for their age. Then you select book and select read eBook.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Literacy

This week we have a new story to read/listen to which can also be found on YouTube. The story is ‘Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea’ by Jan Peck.  Read or listen to the story and ask your child key questions such as: What was the boy looking for? Which sea creatures did he bump into along the way? How many legs does the octopus have? How does the hermit crab live? How would the boy be feeling when he saw the shark?

In the story the boy was looking for treasure.  Ask your child to close their eyes and imagine they are under the sea looking for treasure.  What do they see? Can they write down everything they see and what treasure they found?

Maths

Remember to keep practicing your counting starting from 0 to as far as you can go.  You could make your counting fun by counting how many jumps, hops, skips you can do.  Why not go on a number hunt around your house/garden or when you go for your daily walk? How many numbers did you find? Can you write them down?

Practice your adding and subtracting skills.  If you have some gems/treasure coins or 2p/1p coins use these to help you and you can also use the worksheet below.

Could you also practice your 2D and 3D shapes.  (Parents you could draw some 2D shapes on paper and cut them out).  Can your child name the shape and describe the shape e.g. it has four equal sides, it has 1 curved side.  With these shapes what sea creature or picture can you make?  To practice your 3D shapes see how many you can find around your house.  Again, see what you can make using the 3D shapes you have found.

Topic/Creative

If you would like to get creative this week why not make your own treasure chest and some treasure to go in it.  Keep this treasure chest and when you find something special put it inside.  Keep looking for special things you could keep in your treasure chest.  Why not share with us what you have made and what you have found for your treasure chest.  Here are some ideas below.

Have a fabulous week everyone continue to stay safe and well.  We miss you all!

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

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Reception blog-  week beginning 4th May 2020

Hello everyone, we hope you are all well and are managing to keep busy. We really miss not seeing your smiling faces and spending time with you every day. We are trying our best to keep as busy as we can at home until we can get back to our normal routine.

What have you been doing to keep yourself busy?  I am enjoying walking my dog especially in the sunny weather and I’ve even enjoyed helping Mr Delap with the gardening. I usually let Mr Delap do this alone but because I have extra time I have helped. We also had a birthday in our house, my youngest son Harry became a teenager and we enjoyed baking a cake together for his special day.

Literacy

Did you enjoy listening to Commotion in the Ocean last week?

Who was your favourite character? There were a few to pick from.

This week we would like you to draw or make your favourite character from the story and write a simple sentence to go with it. If writing a sentence is too tricky, tell your grown up your sentence and they can write it down for you to copy. This way you will be practising your hand writing and letter formation.

Can you all practise writing your full name every day this week ensuring your letters are correctly formed and are the correct way round.

We hope you are all enjoying your daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube.

Parents if you are wondering which set your child should be completing, it will do them no harm to repeat anything previously taught. However, you will know yourself if perhaps set 1 is becoming easy for your child and they are losing interest, this is a sign to move them to set 2.

Before school closed, if your child was coming home with 2 reading books each week they will be ready to be accessing set 2 phonics.

Oxford Owl now have Read Write Inc decodable books for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. It took less than 1 minute. Once you have logged on you can browse the library, select the age of your child, then the books will appear which are suitable for their age. Then you select, book and select read eBook. Once you are on their site have a look at all the other fantastic activities including maths.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Maths

Count how many top teeth the shark has.

Count how many bottom teeth the shark has.

Now write this as a number sentence. How many teeth did he have altogether?

Complete the addition activity below. Then write the number sentence for each one.

If you have access to a printer you can download the worksheet below. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-853-under-the-sea-addition-worksheet

It is really important that you keep practising your number skills. Every day try and count to a number then the next day see if you can count past it. Write your numbers down. Starting from 0 how far can you write your numbers to? I would love to see how far you get. Perhaps your grown up could send us a picture?

Topic

If you are feeling creative this week why don’t you have a go at making something linked to the topic? You might also like to bake. There are a few ideas below. Again, we would love to see your work. Remember you can add writing to this too. A label, sentence or perhaps a set of instructions so someone else could make one. This would be amazing. We could use it in next week’s blog if your grown up sends us a picture.

Have a good week everyone and continue your hard work at home. You are doing amazingly well.

Take care and stay safe. We miss you so much.

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Monday 27th April 2020.

Hello,

We hope you and your families are all safe and well.

Please don’t forget to send us some photographs of all the lovely things you have been doing while staying at home.  Please send them to our school email address and we can upload them onto our website. Its really nice to be able to keep in touch with you all this way.

To keep with our topic of ‘Under the Sea’ you might like to read ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae.  If you don’t have access to the book you can watch it on Youtube.

Listen to the story and see how many rhyming words you can hear.  When you find the matching rhyming words write them down.  You could also choose your favourite sea creature from the story and draw/paint or create that creature using things you can find around your home. 

Read the ‘Deep Sea’ part of the story and look closely at the pictures.  Can you draw your own deep sea fish?  Make it as scary as you can!

Oak Learning Academy has just been introduced by the Government to help everyone with their learning at home. www.thenational.academy

They put on some really nice lessons you can take part in online to help with your numbers and phonics. If you’d like to try last week’s Literacy lessons they all linked to the story of the Three Little Pigs. The number lessons were all about counting to 10. If you know you can already do that, why don’t you challenge yourself and have a go at the Year 1 lessons about comparing and measuring!

Have fun and stay safe everyone. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Miss Hughes and Mrs Delap

Monday 20th April 2020

Reception Class.

We hope you have enjoyed completing some of the Easter bingo activities with your family and you have had a lovely Easter. Remember we would love to see photographs of all the wonderful things you are doing at home. Please send them to our school email address and we can upload them onto our website.

As this is now our summer term our topic was going to be ‘Under the Sea’ why not start researching this over the week. You could begin with watching the video clip on you tube of The Little Mermaid’s ‘Under the Sea’ song and see how many different sea creatures or other items that maybe under the sea. Why not pause the video and write a list of all the things you can see then draw pictures to match the list. How many did you spot? Write the number down on your picture.

You may also like to listen to a live story from Seven Stories check out their Facebook page for times and dates.

Remember to check in next week for more topic linked ideas to do at home. Stay safe everyone.

Mrs Delap and Miss Hughes

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 13th March 2020

 In literacy we have been writing a letter from Mr Wolf to different characters from the story asking for help. We used our reading task from the previous week to help us spell key words and charaters names.

This week in maths we received a phone call from Mr Shape asking for help to name shapes he was describing. After the phone call children then created a Mr Wolf using shapes and they had to describe the shapes to their friend.

In continuous provision we have enjoyed accessing enhancements linked to Mr Wolfs pancakes such as whisking the gloop mixture washing the dishes with soapy water and drying them and retelling the story in the small world.

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD – Isabelle Lister

RH – David Pellagrini

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 6th March 2020

This week we have been reading Mr Wolfs Pancakes. In literacy we have been looking at what a letter is and why we might send a letter. Reception are going to be writing a letter to characters from the story so this week we have been using our reading skills to create a letter. This will support children in their writing the following week.

This week in maths we have been looking for 2D shapes in the environment. We went on a shape hunt looking for and describing shapes. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary when describing shapes such as equal, longer, short, edges, straight, curved…

This week at coastal school we used our creative skills to paint pebbles on the beach. We also created representations of ourselves using natural resources on the beach. Then we warmed up by having some hot blsackcurrent juice.               

            

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD – Dahlia Johnson

RH – Darcylea Scott

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 28th February 2020

This week has been our whole school ‘Well Being’ week where we have been taking part in some fantastic, different and exciting learning.

The circus came to school and showed us some circus skills including hula hooping, juggling and magic tricks.  We really enjoyed taking part in the different activities.

As part of our getting ‘Active’ day we went on a big walk around our school.

We made pancakes for ‘Pancake Day’ and enjoyed trying different toppings like syrup, chocolate, lemon and sugar.

This week at coastal school we had a challenge to go on a scavenger hunt to find something shiny, pretty, hard, soft, sharp and a shell.

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD – Poppy Snowball

RH – Charlie Robinson

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 7th February 2020

In literacy we have been learning facts all about Chinese new year. We have learnt many new facts. We had to use our super reading skills to read simple facts them match them to a picture.

In numeracy we have been continuing with  subtraction.  This week we used a number line to jump backwards to find the answer to number sentences. We really enjoyed this especially using the number line on the playground.

This week we have been making lots of wonderful decorations for Chinese new year. We have made lanterns and dragons. We can also tell you a fact what we have made. We also enjoyed dancing to Chinese music with our own dragon.

This week at coastal we were very lucky and we found a crab. We also found lots of shells for the first time and are looking forward to making something special in the classroom with them.

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD –  Eliza Simpson

RH – Harley Flyn

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 31st January 2020

In literacy we have continued reading ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. This week we used our fantastic reading skills to create a set of instructions. We had to read each sentence and match it to the correct picture. We now have a recipe. We have the list of ingredients from last week and now we have the instructions.

In numeracy we have been continuing with practical subtraction.  We used pictures of the magic porridge pot. We counted how many pots there was and wrote the numbers down then we crossed them out each time we subtracted a number.  This helped us solve our number sentences and allowed us to write a number sentence too.

This week we made flapjack. Last week we used oats to make porridge, this week we used them for something different so children could see how they are used in different ways.  We explored the different ingredients and talked about what they looked like and how they changed when things were added or melted. Then again when cooked.  Our favourite part was tasting them. They were delicious. 

This week at coastal school we painted pebbles we found on the sand. We painted letters from our names, boats, fish and crabs.

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD –  Leo Burlinson

RH – Rosie Marshall

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year: Reception   Class Blog – Week ending 24thth January 2020

In literacy we have been reading ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ story and we have written a list of ingredients we needed to make it. The children used their phonic knowledge to write their list.

In numeracy we have been continuing with practical subtraction.  We used pictures of the magic porridge pot and crossed them out each time we subtracted a number.  This helped us solve our number sentences.  

This week we have also made porridge.  We explored the different ingredients and talked about what they looked like and how they changed when it was cooked.  We enjoyed adding different toppings like sugar, jam and syrup and talked about how it tasted.

This week at coastal school we produced different artwork using materials we found on the beach.

This weeks treasure chest winners are:

RD –  Archie Campbell

RH – Braxton Rafferty

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 17th January 2020

In literacy we have been reading The Hungry Caterpilar story and writing sentences to match what he ate. The children used their phonic knowledge to write their sentences.

In numeracy we have been continuing with practical subtraction using our fingers this week. We were able to find the answwer to number sentences using our fingers.

This week was very cold and wet at coastal school but it didn’t stop us from making the Lighthouse Keeper some lunch.

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 22/11/2019

In literacy we have been reading a Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. We have been using our phonic knowledge to write a caption to go with a character from the story.

In maths we have been finding the total amount in 2 groups by counting all of them. We have been using vocabulary such as plus, add, equals and altogether.

We have enjoyed making characters from a Squash and a Squeeze. We even added labels and captions.

Reception have enjoyed another coastal school session. Children had great fun exploring and being creative with natural materials. They also had the pleasure of eating chips covered in salt and vinegar on the beach.

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Harley Venner

RH – Jayden Walker

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 18th October 2019

In literacy we have been reading The Scarecrows Wedding by Jukia Donaldson. We have been writing our own lists of what they needed to get married. We included rings, bells and shells. We were able to spell these correctly using our super phonics.

We have been learning ‘1 more than in maths’. This week we added 1 more scarecrow to a group to find the answer. If we knew the answer before adding the scarecrow we could check afterwards to see if we were correct.

Reception have enjoyed their second coastal school session. We had great fun exploring and being creative with natural materials. We listened to ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ story and made the lighthouse keeper a special lunch indeed, even a seaweed cup of tea.  

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Pandora Dinsdale

RH – Alice Turner

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 11th October 2019

In literacy we have been reading The Scarecrows Wedding by Jukia Donaldson. We have been using our reading skills to match words to pictures from the story. This will help us next week when we write a list of items needed for the scarecrows wedding.

We have been learning ‘1 more than in maths’. We counted out different amounts of shells and added one more to help us find the answer.We also continued this new skill during choosing time by adding one more to whatever we made, drew or built.

Reception have enjoyed their first coastal school session. We had great fun exploring and being creative with natural materials. We listened to ‘The Sand Horse’ story and this inspired us to create our own creatures.

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Oscar Bryan

RH – Tommy Halliday

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 27th September 2019

In Literacy we have been reading What Pet Should I Get by Dr Zeus. The children enjoyed the story and were able to discuss the different parts. We also went on a label hunt as we need to know what labels are for next weeks learning.

In maths we have been counting to different amounts. We have also enjoyed singing different counting songs too.

During choosing time we have been making life cycles of butterflys and different pets from playdough.

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Layla Fryatt

RH – Mason Carter

Attendance

RD – 98%

RH – 94.2

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 20th September 2019

In Literacy we have been reading one of our ‘Favourite Five’ stories.  Mrs Delaps class have been reading Moon Rabbit and Miss Hughes class have been reading Owl Babies.

We have also began a new phonics programme ‘Read, Write, Inc.  This will help us to learn our letter sounds, write them and read them. 

We have been creative making characters from our Favourite 5 stories for our reading area display.

We have continued making items for display linked to our topic. We have worked hard to add labels.

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Archie Campbell

RH – Noah Fitzsimmons

Attendance

RD 99.3%

RH 89%

Year  Reception  Class Blog – week ending 13th September 2019

In Literacy we have been reading one of our ‘Favourite Five’ stories.  Mrs Delaps class have been reading the Gruffalo and Miss Hughes class have been reading Farmer Duck.

We have also began a new phonics programme ‘Read, Write, Inc.  This will help us to learn our letter sounds, write them and read them. 

We have been really creative and made lots of lovely things to make our classrooms look nice.

Our new topic for this term is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ so we have been discussing our pets and creating pictures and models of them.

Treasure Chest:

RD –  Leo Burlinson

RH – Bobby Tipling

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Could we please ensure all children have a P.E kit (red shorts and a white t-shirt) that can be left on their pegs in school.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Please remember the school day starts at 8.55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on their education.