Welcome to Reception 2016
Reception have settled brilliantly into a very busy school day and have made an impressive start to the school year. Well done!
The children are loving learning through play and have lots of fun with their teachers Mrs Manly, Mrs Henry, Mrs Chilton and Miss Dring. The children have been very busy learning new rules and routines and getting to know all the different areas within our indoor and outdoor classroom. Learning is planned through exciting topics. This term we are thinking about “animals” and “toys”. The teachers are very proud of how the children are planning their own learning and asking so many thoughtful and interesting questions.
The children come into school every morning keen and eager to learn and are very busy with lots of different activities. Every day there is a phonic lesson where the children are learning the sounds and letter names of the alphabet. The children often play games and sing songs to help with their reading and writing. Also the children are learning to recognise numbers, learning the names of shapes and how to make exciting repeating patterns.
Reception are very lucky to have a lovely big outdoor area where they love to climb, explore and play with balls, ropes and balancing equipment.
Parents are welcome to come and visit Reception at any time and see how much the children love to learn at Homerswood School.
Keep checking the web page to see our exciting news, photographs and amazing learning.
Welcome to Reception.
Welcome to Reception. We are all very happy four and five year olds who have settled into school very quickly and are loving learning through play. We have lots of fun with our teachers Mrs Manly, Miss Williams, Miss Dring, Mrs Henry, Miss Cooper and Mrs Wiendenstriet. We have been very busy learning new rules and routines and getting to know all the different areas within our indoor and outdoor classroom.
We find it easier to learn through exciting topics. This term we are thinking about “keeping safe” and “light”. Our teachers are very proud of us because we are planning our own learning and asking so many interesting and thoughtful questions.
Every morning we come into school keen and eager to learn and are soon very busy with lots of different activities. Every day we have a phonics lesson where we are learning the sounds and letter names of the alphabet. We often play games and sing songs to help us with our reading and writing. We also are very busy recognising numbers, learning the names of shapes and how to make exciting repeating patterns.
Reception are very lucky to have a lovely big outdoor area where we love to climb, explore and play with balls, ropes and balancing equipment. You are always very welcome to come and visit us and we will show you how happy we are at Homerswood School.
Below we will share our exciting news, photographs and our learning, so please keep checking this web page to find out what we have been doing.
(Grandmas, Ladies, Aunties Mums)
On Friday 13th March, we invited the special ladies in our lives such as our Grandma's, Aunties and Mums into school to celebrate our learning and come and have fun with us.
We had lots of fun with the following activities....
Parachute Phonics - Writing simple cvc words
Freshly Baked Cream, Jam Scones
Creating tissue paper flowers
Creating our mums faces using paper plates and wool
Take a look at our photos below...
Chinese New Year - 2015 - The Year of the Sheep!!
On Friday 13th February Homerswood School Celebrated Chinese New Year! In Reception we celebrated this all week and completed a variety of actives such as making sheep and paper lanterns. We tasted Chinese Food which was yummy including noodles, prawn crackers, Chinese soup and spring rolls. we even did lots of Chinese writing and turned our role play into a Chinese Restaurant. Have a look at our photos below to capture how much fun we had!
Woodland Walk - Part 2
on Thursday 12th February, The Wood Wardens were back to take us on our second walk into the woods... we had to look for a variety of different objects including sticks, different shaped leaves as well as following the yellow tape to ensure we followed the correct route... it was so much fun and we were very tiered after all the running around.
on Wednesday 4th February we had a great time learning how to skip using a skipping rope.
At first it was quite tricky, but once we persevered we finally got the hang of it. Take a look at some of the photos below...
Winter and Ice
We have been learning about the cold weather and have been lucky enough to even have a little bit of snow to explore in down in our garden area. We have even been writing lots of wintery words... take a look at the photos to see what fun we have had.
Our Bubbly Maths Workshop with Bumble!
Reception had great fun at their Bubbly Math Workshop with Bumble on Tuesday 20th January 2015. We learned the names of lots of 2D shapes made from balloons and counted how many sides they had. We had so much fun... take a look at our photos below.
Spring Newsletter - January 2015
Topic Wheel - Spring 1 - Frozen / Winter & Ice
Here is our Topic wheel with some of the things we will be learning in school this term. Depending on the children's interests we may do everything on the wheel, or we may cover some of them and change some ideas along the way adding other ideas in too. Take a look and maybe you might do some pre-learning at home!!
Christmas Production - Born this Night
Well done to all to of the children who took part in this years Christmas production 'Born this Night'. The children all spoke really loud and confidently on the stage and managed to learn a variety of Makaton signs to go alongside each song.
Here are a few photographs from the production.
Our Woodland walk in the local area.
We were very lucky to be invited along by the Wood Wardens to visit our local woodland area. We identified a range of leaves and trees. We had so much fun and learnt a lot about our beautiful local area.
Reception Archive 2013 - 2014 - Previous learning in Reception
Disney's Frozen Topic
This term we have been continuing to follow the children's interested and learn all about the film frozen. Some of our learning included -
Take a look at our photo's... we had so much fun!!!