Reception Preview Learning Archive

Monday 7th December

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Phase 3 Light and Dark.

This week we are looking at Time – Night & Day.

 

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we start Floppy’s phonics Stage 2. We are learning the sounds – -x  y  z  and making words.

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

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with our story, The Gingerbread Man; making up  new stories.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 5 Kind and caring (2)

Understanding the World –  Christmas

This week we are finding out about the Christmas story.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Junk modelling – inventions of the future!  What will tomorrow look like?
  • Christmas craft

 

 

 

 

In music learning about loud  and quiet


30th  November

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Phase 3 Light and Dark.

This week we are looking at shapes with 4 sides

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we start Floppy’s phonics Stage 2. We are learning the sounds – j  v  w  and making words.

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with our story, The Gingerbread Man; making up a new story.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 5 Kind and caring (1)

 

Understanding the World –  Christmas

This week we are finding out about the Christmas story and Advent.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Making Christmas decorations
  • Cutting skills

In music learning about loud  and quiet

Dancing with Emily.

 


30th  November

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Phase 3 Light and Dark.

This week we are looking at shapes with 4 sides

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we start Floppy’s phonics Stage 2. We are learning the sounds – j  v  w  and making words.

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with our story, The Gingerbread Man; making up a new story.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 5 Kind and caring (1)

 

Understanding the World –  Christmas

This week we are finding out about the Christmas story and Advent.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Making Christmas decorations
  • Cutting skills

In music learning about loud  and quiet

Dancing with Emily.


23rd   November

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Phase 3 Light and Dark. This week we are looking at the composition of 4 & 5.

 

Floppy’s Phonics

This week we are recapping all the sounds we have learnt so far this term. Making sure we know all of them.

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

 

We are continuing with our story, The Gingerbread Man; learning the story with actions

 

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 – materials
  • Cutting skills

In music learning about loud    and quiet .

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.


16th  November 2020

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  and making words.

We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters 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 learning about loud    and quiet .

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.


9th  November

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.

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 and writing it down.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 2 Same and Different

 

Understanding the World –  Diwali

 

This week we are finding out about the Hindu Festival of lights, Diwali. We are having a Diwali dance workshop too.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

  • diya lamps.
  • Rangoli patterns

In music we are singing songs.

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.

 


2nd November 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

We are continuing with ‘It’s Me 1, 2 3! This week we are looking at the composition of 1, 2 & 3 and making comparisons. We are using cards, matching number names to numerals and quantities. We are comparing amounts; one more and one less.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – r  h  b  and 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

Continuing our theme of fire….this week we are finding out about Bonfire night and why we celebrate and remember November 5th. Who was Guy Fawkes?

 

Expressive Arts & Design

Fireworks

  • making firework pictures.
  • Crafting fireworks
  • Colouring

In music we are singing songs.

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.


Week Commencing 19th October 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Representing and comparing 1, 2 and 3. We are identifying representations of 1, 2 and 3. Making collections of objects, matching number names to numerals and quantities. We are comparing amounts; one more and one less.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – ck   e   u

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are making up our own stories (just like the Little Red Hen) and drawing a map.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

 

Me and My Relationships.

My feelings  (2)

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

Marvellous Middle – ‘A Journey Through Time’. We are looking at all the topic work from across the school.

We are showing our Tudor house bakery where the fire of London started and our Reception fire brigade display.

Expressive Arts & Design

Practising our cutting skills.

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo.

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.


Week Commencing 12th October 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Exploring patterns. We are looking at and making patterns in a range of contexts including shapes, colours, sizes, actions and sounds.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – o   c    k 

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with our new story and turning it into a big book.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

 

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

My feelings

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

Learning more about the job of the Fire Brigade. What else does a fireman do?

 

Expressive Arts & Design

Painting pictures of firemen and fire engines. Practising our cutting skills.

 

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo.

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.


Week Commencing 5th October 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

 

Making comparisons. Now that we have sorted different objects into sets we are going to compare the sets and order them.

 

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – m   d   g.

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

Communication & Language – Literacy

 

Now we know the story of The Little Red Hen, we are going to make a new class story with different characters.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

People who can help me. Who has done something kind for someone?

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

Learning more about the job of the Fire Brigade.

Expressive Arts & Design

Painting pictures of firemen and fire engines.

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo and learning some harvest songs.

 

We are learning some dance moves with Emily too.

 


Week Commencing 28th September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Matching and sorting. Opportunities for finding and matching objects that are the same. Sorting collections of objects by colour, size and shape.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – p   i   n

Communication & Language – Literacy

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

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

My Special People

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

Finding out about people who help us – Firemen.

Expressive Arts & Design

Painting pictures of firemen and fire engines.

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo and learning some harvest songs.


Week Commencing 21st September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Continuing with counting songs and our magpie rhyme.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – s   a   t

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 Tomorrow’s World)

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 and what they are made of.

Making a large model of a Tudor House.

Discussing Harvest Festival.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making fire pictures.

Painting with yellow, red and orange.

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo and learning some harvest songs.


Week commencing 14 September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

Learning some counting songs and a rhyme about magpies.

Communication & Language – Literacy

This week our focus story is Can’t you Sleep Little Bear.

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 pictures with Autumn leaves.

We are also making some collage magpies.

In music we are learning about beat and tempo


Week commencing 7/9/20

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.

We are looking at the seasons and Autumn in particular – 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?

We are reading Owl Babies and making baby owls for our display.