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Spring Term in Reception

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Spring Term 1- 2020

Spring Term 1- 2019

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-The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

This topic has introduced us to story maps to help us retell the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by using the pictures as prompts. In Literacy, we have enjoyed learning how to write menus and shopping lists to go in our new Café and Fruit Shop role play areas. In Numeracy, we have been introduced to British Coins and there values. We have had opportunities to use money to pay for items in real shops and in our role play areas.

We have enjoyed making our favourite meal using playdough, shape cutters and cutting tools. Also, we really enjoyed collecting information about our friends favourite food and recorded their answers on a tally chart.

Miss Bennett and Miss Turnbull set a challenge to design and make our own shops using different media and materials. We decided to use Lego from the construction area, junk materials from the Glue and Stick area or we drew a picture of our shop using pencils.

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Handa’s Surprise.

We have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and learning about unusual types of fruit, such as papaya and purple passion fruit. What’s more, we have been looking at a variety of non-fiction books and using the internet to learn about animals that are endangered in Africa. Reception held a fund raising afternoon to help raise money to adopt an African lion by inviting children and parents to buy our cakes and raffle tickets. 

In Maths, we have been learning how to subtract using practical objects and writing our own sums. Our writing tasks have involved writing descriptions about different kinds of fruit and African animals. We are getting very good at using our phonics to write simple sentences and our letter formation is improving all the time!

This half term, we have been using our observational skills to draw accurate representations of different African animals and choosing colours for a particular purpose.

Spring Term 2- 2019

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Traditional Fairy Tales.

We had some very special visitors at the start of this topic- Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Giant! Each fairy tale character set a challenge for us to complete before they left. Cinderella asked if we could make her a new crown as she had lost hers. John the Friendly Giant left us magic beans to plant and if we say the magic spell they will grow into anything our hearts desire. Finally, Little Red Riding Hood asked if we could write a shopping list of items her Grandma might like to make her feel better. We have been very busy completing these challenges!

After listening to the traditional fairy tale called ‘The Gingerbread Man’, we have enjoyed many activities related to the story. This includes designing our own gingerbread men using different media and materials, using ICT to design Cinderella’s new crown and ordering numbered gingerbread men, then adding the correct amount of cubes to each number.

 

Also this half term, we have been learning how to measure the length and height of different objects using cubes. We were very surprised to find out Cinderella’s crown was stolen! We had to use what we had learnt about measuring to solve the crime. It was Little Red Riding Hood who stole Cinderella’s crown.

The Royal Ball was a very exciting way to finish our topic.

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Transport.

We have been learning to use Beetbots to program a set of instructions and we had to think carefully about which buttons to press.

2018

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Traditional Fairy Tales.

Each fairy tale character set a challenge for us to complete before they left. Cinderella asked if we could make her a new crown as she had lost hers. John the Friendly Giant left us magic beans to plant and if we say the magic spell they will grow into anything our hearts desire. Finally, Little Red Riding Hood asked if we could write a shopping list of items her Grandma might like to make her feel better. We have been very busy completing these challenges!

This half term, we have been learning how to measure the length and height of different objects using cubes. We were very surprised to find out Cinderella’s crown was stolen! We had to use what we had learnt about measuring to solve the crime. It was Little Red Riding Hood who stole Cinderella’s crown.

The Royal Ball was a very exciting way to finish our topic.

We have really enjoyed learning about magnets. We were able to carry out our own investigation using our prediction and observation skills.


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Transport.

Also, we came to school on our bikes and scooters, or we pushed our dolls in their prams. We enjoyed discussing how they move and describing their features.

Mrs Barker always enjoys working with Reception to create something wonderful linked to our current topic. She showed us how to create a picture with a sliding mechanism. First, we had to create the background scenery which included different sized buildings with windows and a long road. Then, we chose our favourite type of vehicle to draw and attach to a stick to create the sliding mechanism to complete our amazing pictures.

Easter

Spring Term 1- 2018

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Handa’s Surprise.

We have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and learning about unusual types of fruit, such as papaya and purple passion fruit. What’s more, we have been looking at a variety of non-fiction books and using the internet to learn about animals that are endangered in Africa. Reception held a fund raising afternoon to help raise money to adopt an African lion by inviting children and parents to buy our cakes and raffle tickets. 

In Maths, we have been learning how to subtract using practical objects and writing our own sums. Our writing tasks have involved writing descriptions about different kinds of fruit and African animals. We are getting very good at using our phonics to write simple sentences and our letter formation is improving all the time!

This half term, we have been using our observational skills to draw accurate representations of different African animals and choosing colours for a particular purpose.

We have been exercising our fingers by threading pipe cleaners through small holes to create a stripy tiger. Also, we were asked to create posters and masks to prepare for our fund raising afternoon. Our teachers were very pleased with our work and displayed our posters for parents to see!

tiger4   Why are carrots orange?New Image

-The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

This topic has introduced us to story maps to help us retell the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by using the pictures as prompts. In Literacy, we have enjoyed learning how to write menus and shopping lists to go in our new Café and Fruit Shop role play areas. In Numeracy, we have been introduced to British Coins and there values. We have had opportunities to use money to pay for items in real shops and in our role play areas.

We have enjoyed making our favourite meal using playdough, shape cutters and cutting tools. Also, we really enjoyed collecting information about our friends favourite food and recorded their answers on a tally chart.

.Miss Bennett and Miss Turnbull set a challenge to design and make our own shops using different media and materials. We decided to use Lego from the construction area, junk materials from the Glue and Stick area or we drew a picture of our shop using pencils.

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