Reception Preview Learning Archive


21 November 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

 Maths

Continuing with Phase 3 Light and Dark. This week we are looking number bonds to 5  0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1, 5+0 and one more/one less.

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we have reached the end of Stage 1+ and are recapping all the sounds we have learnt so far this term. We are finding out which ones we know and which ones we’re not so sure of.

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are making up our own story based on the Gingerbread man.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 4 Same and Different Homes

 

Understanding the World –  Science

This week we are undertaking some science investigations into bubbles.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Collage – making paper house pictures
  • Cutting skills

In music we are learning about call and response songs and using tuned instruments.

 


14 November 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Phase 3 Light and Dark. This week we are looking at representing numbers to 5.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – ll  le  ss.   Watch out for your phonics sheets and use the tiles at home to practise making words. We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters and words down.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are starting to learn a new story – The Gingerbread Man

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 3 Same and Different Families

 

Understanding the World –  Science

This week we are undertaking some science investigations into materials.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Collage – materials

In music we are continuing with our call and response song – Witch, Witch.

 

MILESTONES VISIT – TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

We are exploring the museum – building a giant bridge, playing hopscotch and seeing some really old teddies

 


07 November 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

We are continuing with ‘It’s Me 1, 2 3! This week we are looking at circles and triangles.

 

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – f  ff  l   and making words. Watch out for your phonics sheets and use the tiles at home to practise making words.

We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are adding some details to our stories based on Stuck in the Mud.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 2 Same and Different

 

Understanding the World – 

This week we are we are finding out about Remembrance and Poppies.

Expressive Arts & Design

Making poppies

Painting and printing circles and triangles – making pictures like Kandinsky.

In music we are continuing with call and response singing.

 

 


01 November 2022

In Reception class this week ….

Maths

We are continuing with ‘It’s Me 1, 2 3! This week we are comparing amounts; one more and one less.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – r  h  b  and making words. Watch out for your phonics sheets and use the tiles at home to practise making words.

We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are learning a new story this week called Stuck in the Mud and making a story map. We will also try to write some words to go with the story.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 1 I’m Special, your special.

 

Understanding the World –  Bonfire Night & Guy Fawkes

This week we are looking at ‘special times’ and celebrations. Bonfire night and why we remember November 5th. Who was Guy Fawkes?

 

Expressive Arts & Design

Fireworks –

  • making firework pictures.
  • Crafting fireworks
  • Colouring

Music –

  • Call and response singing

17 October 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

We are beginning the phase ‘It’s Me 1 2 3!’ We are representing 1, 2 and 3 in different ways. Making collections of objects, matching number names to numerals and quantities. We are learning to write numerals too.

Floppy’s Phonics –

 

Our sounds this week are  – ck   e   u  .  Watch out for your phonics sheets and tiles to work with at home. We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are making up our own stories this week. Adding lots of

words to describe our new characters.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Me and my Relationships – My Feelings (2)

Who can I talk to if I am sad or worried?

 

Understanding the World –  Diwali

This week we are looking at ‘special times’ and celebrations.

We are finding out about the Hindu Festival of Diwali

 

 

Expressive Arts & Design

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. – continuing with story telling in music.

 


10 October 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Exploring patterns

Floppy’s Phonics –

 

Our sounds this week are  – o  c  k  .  Watch out for your phonics sheets and tiles to work with at home. We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.

Communication & Language – Literacy

We retelling our story of The Little Red Hen. Then we are going to think of a way to change our story.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

 

Me and my Relationships – My Feelings

 

Understanding the World – (Topic Time Travellers)

Other people who help us.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. – continuing with story telling in music.

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH

12TH OCTOBER


03 October 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Comparing objects : number and size

Floppy’s Phonics –

Our sounds this week are  – m  d  g  .  Watch out for your phonics sheets and tiles to work with at home.    We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with The Little Red Hen story. Turning it into a play.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

Who can help me? People who help us.

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Time Travellers) 

Learning more about the job of the Fire Brigade and other people who help us.

Expressive Arts & Design

In music we are listening to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Learning about musical story telling.

 

 


26 September 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Counting, matching and sorting objects.

Floppy’s Phonics –

Our sounds this week are  – p  i  n  .

Watch out for your phonics sheets and tiles to work with at home.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with The Little Red Hen story. Learning the story off by heart with actions and making a story map.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

Me and my special People

 

Understanding the World –  (Time Travellers)

Finding out about people who help us – Firemen.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • More fire pictures.

In music we are focusing on emotions and feelings using the voice and facial expressions. This week adding instruments.

  • Learning songs for the Harvest

20 September 2022

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER – Today we will be remembering the Queen.

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

We are continuing with counting songs and our magpie rhyme.

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we begin our Floppy’s Phonics programme.

We are learning the sounds – s   a   t.

Watch out for your phonics sheets and tiles to work with at home.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

This week our focus story is The Little Red Hen. Learning the story off by heart with actions.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

What makes me special? What are my favourite things?

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Time Travellers)

This week we are having a look back in time and finding out about houses at the time of the Great Fire of London, how they are look, what they are made of, and how they are different to houses today.

Discussing Harvest Festival.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making fire pictures and a collage. Painting with yellow, red and orange.

 

In music we are continuing to explore emotions and feelings.

 


12 September 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Learning some counting songs and a rhyme about magpies.

Communication & Language – Literacy

This week we are learning the story of the Little Red Hen as well as some Nursery Rhymes and poems.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

Things that make us the same, things that make us different.

Things that we are good at and the things we like the best.

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

This week we are having a look back in time and finding out a little bit about the Fire of London.

We are carrying on with our Autumn theme too.

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making Autumn pictures.

 

In music we are exploring emotions and feelings, and experimenting with our voices.

 


5 September 2022

In Reception class this week we are ….

Settling into the class, getting to know each other, the routines of the class and the key times of the day. Where do I put my book bag? Where is my peg?

We are looking at Autumn – the colours, the animals and the changes that take place. Can you find any autumn leaves and conkers? What is happening to the trees and plants? Why? Can you describe the weather?

 

Our whole school topic this term is Time Travellers!

We are having a ‘STUNNING START’ to our topic on Friday when the whole school will go on a virtual time travel. We’ll need to access the time travelling machine (in the school hall).

The time traveller hosts will make sure all children are safely aboard before we start our journey back in time. We’ll be visiting The Stone Age, Ancient Greece, The Victorians, The Egyptians, Ancient Rome, Mughal Empire, World War 2 and The Tudors. The children will visit each time-zone (class) in their House groups throughout the day.

It’s a non-uniform day, so come dressed for a virtual time travel.

It should be lots of fun!