Class RCM 2019-2020
Welcome to Reception Class
Learning in 2019 -2020
Welcome to our learning gallery, we hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to in our Early Year classroom.
We love Christmas in EYFS. The role play becomes a Grotto, the children write their letters and lists and complete Christmas themed activities in all areas. Here is just a selection of some of the things we have been doing.
Using Numicon to make pictures and measuring objects using cubes.
Learning to play Jingle Bells on the hand bells and making Christmas cakes.
Retelling the Christmas story and making Santa’s world.
Making sure the workshop is organised and that lists have been checked.
We also enjoyed performing Angel Small in St. Mary’s Church.
In PE we have enjoyed developing our gymnastic skills and have been using the large apparatus. Each week the children challenged themselves to improve on their skills, either making it along the balance beam unaided or trying to hold a balance! They have worked really hard to improve their skills in all areas.
This half term we have been using stories as a focus for all our learning.
We read The Gingerbread Man and created our own version of the story using story maps.
The children created the scenes and retold the story using props and puppets.
The Snail and the Whale was our inspiration for some fabulous artwork. We studied the artist Henri Matisse and made created our own interpretations of his painting. We then used clay and other materials to make our own snails, after practising and trying out ideas with play dough first. We think they are brilliant!
The children enjoyed using the beebot where they learnt how to use the different buttons to programme instructions for it to move. Once they had mastered making it move we set them the challenge of directing it through a maze.
We have been really busy this first half term.
During our exploration outside some boys found potatoes in our mud kitchen. We used them in our vegetable soup that we shared with Mums and Dads in our open afternoon.
As part of our work on Harvest in preparation for our Harvest Festival we read the story of the Little Red Hen. Some children acted out the story using puppets and we also made some bread, that we ate with our wonderful vegetable soup.
The children found a box of material and began creating their own wonderful outfits. Once the collection was complete we made a catwalk in the classroom and had a mini fashion show.
|Look at our fabulous costumes!|
Our creative children also like to make music and perform for us.
We have been learning a letter sound a day in our phonics sessions, and are already word building and beginning to segment for writing.
|Learning our letter sounds in phonics and applying it in our play.|
Look at our amazing sentence writing!
We have been exploring numbers, sorting and grouping objects in our Maths learning.
Using numbers to follow a route.
|Finding ways to make a number and represent it in different ways.|
|Sorting the dinosaurs by their features.||
Early number sentence recording.
We have enjoyed our first week at school.
Making friends and exploring our new environment has been so important in our first couple of weeks in school.
We have been learning about numbers, representing them in different ways and counting to 10 and beyond. Some children have also been showing how they can order numbers too.
The sandpit has seen lots of action over the last two weeks, with plans for a two storey house well underway. Cement has been created through the exploration of suitable sand and water mixes and the floor is down. The children have had their clipboards out and safety signs have been erected to warn of the dangers to the construction site.
Inside we have been treated to numerous cups of tea and cake from the home corner, and plans to open a full cafe are now well underway. We will be open for business once menus have been created and signs are ready.
The water has provided the children with the opportunity to explore magnetism with a fishing game, which also incorporated our number recognition work, hooking the correct amount of fish to match the number in the tray.