Welcome to our learning page. We hope you enjoy seeing what fun we have in EYFS.
Christmas in Reception Class
We love Christmas in Reception class. The role play became a grotto, the elves got busy making presents and we set up our own Christmas stall selling dog biscuits and christmas cake to help raise funds for new equipment.
Writing CVC words.
Super sentence work.
We have been looking at making amounts and measuring the length of objects. We had great fun measuring each other and finding non-standard units to measure the length of other items around the classroom.
Measuring our partners.
Using straws to measure the unit.
Ordering animals by size.
Using cubes to measure objects.
We used dominoes to make different numbers before learning how to find the total of two groups. We even went on to write our own number sentences.
Reception class have shown their creativity in the last few weeks producing some wonderful art work using materials from around the classroom. Can you spot the girl made out of shells? Do you recognise the yellow bear with a spotty bandage?
The children have been showing a real interest in Scientific changes this term. We learnt about different types of weather including rainbows and decided to create our own versions in class. After making the sun with skittles and pouring on the rain the children were very excited to see their rainbows appear.
We also made our own rain clouds with shaving foam and coloured water. We waited for the clouds to become full of water and it to start raining into the bottom of the jar.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from Rosie who works for the Met Office. She told us lots about different types of weather before showing us how to make a cloud in a plastic bottle using a pump and warm air. The bang was very exciting. Rosie also told us about how we can measure the amount of rain that falls by just using a bucket or a tub, and when she had left two of the children went and made us some rain catchers for our outside area.
One of the children drew a fantastic picture of a volcano and as a class we had a discussion about volcanoes and what happens when they erupt. We decided to make a volcanic eruption in class. Look at what happened!
We have been learning a little bit about the importance of Remembrance day and the symbol of the poppy. Look at all the different versions of poppy art work we have created.
Chalk drawings on the tarmac.
Giant paintings on the outdoor wall.
Creating poppies using a range of different materials and objects from around the classroom.
Big School Party
To celebrate reaching the end of their first half term, Reception Class had a Big School party this morning. We had great fun playing games, enjoying cake and dancing Strictly Come Dancing style. All the children received a certificate and we are so proud of how well all the children have settled in.
A Trip to Spilmans Farm
Reception class had a wonderful time visiting Spilmans Farm this week. We all got to choose our own pumpkins and carve a Halloween design into them. We navigated our way through the maze, rode on the trailer, watched a spooky film and went on a creepy walk. It was our first trip out on the school minibus and we were so proud of the children’s behaviour throughout the day!
Pumpkins, Potions and Magic
It has been a spooktacular week in Reception, which began with one of our favourite stories Room on a Broom. The children have learnt the different vocabulary associated with capacity and have used them when creating their own potions. We have built our arm strength by hammering golf tees into pumpkins and explored different materials when making our own magical wands. Spells were created and many of us were being turned into frogs and dragons!
Last week we ventured out into the village and had a fantastic time collecting as many conkers as we could. We couldn’t believe how spiky the shells were and how smooth and shiny the conkers were inside. We learnt all about the horse chestnut tree and investigated the shape of the leaves.
Back at school we used some of the conkers to help us with our phonics, sorting the lettered conkers into the correct cups.
In our first half term at school we have already been very busy with our maths. We have enjoyed learning different counting songs and rhymes to help us recognise and write our numbers. There has been lots of counting and ordering activities and more recently we have been focussing on patterns and shapes.
Our phonics learning is well under way and with the help of Floppy the dog, we have already learnt many knew sounds. During our activity sessions we have been busy practising our letters in many different ways and are now beginning to read and write simple cvc words.
Meeting Our Buddies
To help the children settle into school, they are each assigned a Year 6 buddy. Over the summer holidays the Year ^ children have been busy making story bags to share with the children and help them get to know each other. We had a wonderful afternoon sharing stories and having fun with all of the different props and activities the buddies had made.
The Reception Class of 2018 have made a wonderful start to Alne Primary School and we are very proud of how well they are settling in, making friends and learning routines. The children have been busy exploring the classroom and outside areas and have already been hands on with many different activities, including baking, planting, counting, painting and investigating. Check out what we have been up to in our first two weeks of school!