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Amethyst (Reception)

16th-20th October

 

We started this week off with the children bringing in generous donations for the Harvest festival and attending the Harvest festival assembly where the children heard the story of Jesus and how he helped people by healing them.

Thank you so much for your kind donations, they have now been delivered to a shelter in St Albans.

 

We have been looking at the story of ' The Lion Hunt' this week and the children have all done some amazing story maps independently. They have worked so hard this week on their writing and are coming on so much. 

 

Our maths activities have been on repeating patters this week and the children have all had a go at beginning their own patterns. They even had a go at making fruit kebabs and creating patterns out of these. It was also a good chance for children to try different fruits. 

 

For Diwali we all had a go at making diva lamps and acting out the story of Rama and Sita. 

 

Thank you for all your support this half term.  We have really enjoyed getting to know your children and we are delighted at the progress they are making already.

 

Have a lovely and restful half term. 

The Reception Team.  

Friday 13th October.

 

We have had another super week in Amethyst class and the children have enjoyed learning a dance in assembly and have been learning some new songs in music.  We have also been on a Bear Hunt and have been drawing and writing some amazing story maps. 

 

W/C 16/10/2017

Phonics. 

We will be introducing the sounds z, ch, qu, x and ng. 

 

Topic

We will continue looking at our favourite books and writing about a Lion Hunt

 

Maths.

We will be looking at and recognising patterns.

 

Hope you have a super weekend.

Mrs Pollington and Mrs Luck.

 

Bear Hunt 9/10/2017

 

Yesterday we went on a Bear Hunt.  We travelled across the grass, through a river, in the mud, through a forest and in a snowstorm. What do you think we spotted in a cave? 

 

 

Bear Hunt

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Onyx Class came and visited the children in both Reception Classes toady, so that they could read their stories to Amethyst and Aquamarine children. The children in  Onyx Class had written fables suitable for younger children. Both classes really enjoyed listening to the stories.

Sharing Stories

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  Friday 6th October 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the Curriculum meeting , we hope it was useful and informative.  Please see the powerpoint from the meeting if you were unable to attend. 

 

This week we have had lots of fun listening to and making story maps of 'Going on a Bear Hunt'  We have practiced our counting and built some very tall towers.   We've been doing lots of writing and mark making again have started to blend sounds to make words.  

 

W/C 9th October 2017

Maths

We will be looking at shapes all around us.  We will be making shape biscuits and learning about the properties of shapes.

 

Phonics

We will continue to practice all our sounds and introduce new sounds. We have started to blend our sounds to make words.  What words can you make with the sounds we have learnt so far?  

 

Topic

We will be going on our own Bear Hunt and making our own Story Maps.  We will also be re telling the story. 

 

Reminder- We have individual class photos on Monday 9th October. 

 

 

 Have a super weekend

Mrs Pollington and Mrs Luck. 

EYFS meeting 4/10/17

       Friday 29th September 2017

 

This week we have had lots of fun learning about Rosh Hashana.  We also enjoyed singing and learning how to use our voices in different ways. In our maths lessons, we went on a search for different objects and had to count them carefully by touching and moving each one.  We also started to use numicon to help with our counting.  We've been doing lots of writing and mark making too,in our choosing time and some of us even made a book about worms!

 

W/C 2nd October 2017

Maths

We will be counting objects, ordering and recognising numbers up to 20.

 

Phonics

We will continue to practice all our sounds and introduce the new sounds e, l, h, r, and j.  We have started to blend our sounds to make words.  What words can you make with the sounds we have learnt so far?  Have a look at the sounds picture below.

 

Topic

We will be talking about our favourite books and the teachers favourite books.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday 4th October 2017  - Nursery and Reception Curriculum meeting.  

 

Have a super weekend

Mrs Pollington and Mrs Luck. 

Phonic Sounds and pictures

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Friday 22nd September.

 

This week we have enjoyed sharing our memory boxes, which has helped us to learn more about each.  The children have enjoyed our phonics sessions and have started to blend the sounds they have learnt, to make words.  We have also had fun finding things that begin with the same letter as our names on a sound walk. 

 

W/C 25/09/2017

 

Phonics

We will be introducing the sounds c, k, b, u and f.

 

Maths

We will be estimating and counting groups of objects.

 

Topic

We will continue with our topic 'All about me,' and we will be talking about our feelings and how we can play together nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th September.

 

We have had another super week in Amethyst class and the children have enjoyed having lunch and staying all day. They are getting used to the routines and making friends. We have enjoyed hearing all about their families and they have drawn and labelled some super pictures.

 

W/C 18/9/2017

Phonics. 

We will be introducing the sounds i, n, p, g and o.

 

Topic

We will continue with our topic 'All about me' We will be sharing our memory boxes and decorating them with our names.

 

Maths.

We will be recognising numbers 1- 10 and counting and sorting objects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Amethyst Class!

 

We have had a lovely first few days in Amethyst Class. The children enjoyed exploring all the different areas in the class and making new friends. We have enjoyed seeing their lovely smiley faces!

 

Next week we will be starting phonics and learning the sounds - m, a, s, d, t.

We will be playing some 'getting-to-know-you' games and starting our topic -

All About Me!

Take a look below at what we have been doing this week!

 

 

Year Overview - Reception 2017- 2018

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