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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

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.