Reception Noticeboard

Last updated 17.6.18

Week beginning 18th June

Tomorrow will be the postponed Ultra Run so please send the children in their PE kit and trainers.

This week in Maths we will be learning to tell the time on the clock face – we will be focusing on 0’Clock to begin with.  This could be something that you could practise at home.

We had a fantastic day at the beach last week and couldn’t have done it without the helpers – thank you all!  The children were very keen to write a list of rules for next year’s Reception class for their visit to the beach!  There was  quite a longlist of Do’s and Don’t’s!

The children have voted for our new role play outside – it is going to be a pirate ship!  They are having a lovely time setting it up each day and playing at being pirate’s!

As well as writing rules for the beach, we will be writing about what a typical day at the beach looks like for our pupils.  They are so lucky to live near the beach and have lots of memories to share already in their work.

 

Week beginning 11th June

Tomorrow we are going to the beach to do a scavenger hunt in the rockpools- we hope to have time for a sandcastle competition and an ice cream as well!

Tuesday is the postponed Sports Day and the weather looks like it is going to be kind to us this time – please send your child into school with their team colour top on and trainers.  Lunch is as normal that day.  We start at 9.15 and should be finished by 11am.

In Maths this week we will be working on addition and subtraction making our own sums and recording them accurately.

We will be writing a list of rules for the beach on our return.

 

 

Week beginning 4th June

This week we will starting our new topic ‘Beach’ and watching the weather forecast very closely as our trip is the following Monday!

The children will be making predictions about what they might find in the rockpools and we will be thinking of rules we must follow on a beach to keep us safe from harm.

In Maths, we will be learning to partition numbers into tens and units.  We also be practising telling the time when it is ‘0’ clock’ on the clock face.

It is hard to believe that this is the final half term of the academic year – time has flown!  We will be having a busy term with our trip and Sports Day next week (weather pending) and our theatre trip towards the end of June.

Week beginning 21st May

What a shame we had to cancel the Sports Day last week – the new date is Tuesday 12th June at 9.15am (all other arrangements for the day remain the same).

You will have received a letter regarding our trip to Caswell on Monday 11th June – we need plenty of helpers, so please let us know if you can come with us (we are unable to accommodate siblings sorry).

This week the children will be bringing home their beanstalks which we would like them to continue to look after at home.  They will also have a bean diary to complete for homework.

In Maths, we will continue to learn about money and giving change.

We will be writing to the fairies this week after making them some new houses in Forest Schools last week!

Week beginning 14th May

 

This week we will be looking forward to Sports’ day – please see the letter sent home today with further information.  The weather is looking good for this week!

In Maths this week we are continuing working with money and will be introducing the idea of ‘change’ – the children will be working out change from 10p.  They will using subtraction to work this out.

We are writing to Jasper this week as he wrote to us asking for help-he cannot grow his bean seed!  The children have lots of advice to give him!  We have been keeping an eye on our potatoes which are growing in the ‘allotment’ and we have been earthing up today.

The bean seeds that the children have planted will be coming home over half term, with a homework booklet, for them to keep a record of the growth.

In Forest Schools, the children are helping the fairies – their homes were blown away over the weekend and they have asked for our help.  We are rebuilding the homes just big enough to fit a fairy.

Week Beginning 8th May 2018

This week we will be returning to money in Maths, finding different ways of making amounts.  Please let the children handle money at home (1p,2p,5p,10p,20p).  They can use a combination of coins to make different amounts.  We will be learning how to give ‘change’ next week!

We are getting ready for Sports Day this week as well practising our circuit and races.  Look out for more details this week.

The children are watching their bean seeds closely but there is no sign of growth yet.  However, our potatoes are growing well!

In Welsh, we have been learning some new songs – they can be found on You Tube here

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Week beginning 30th April

This week we are planting some bean seeds after reading some bean inspired books!  We will be reading Jack and The Beanstalk,  Jim and the Beanstalk,  Jasper’s Beanstalk and Jody’s Beans!  We hope to create small planting exploration areas under the canopies outside the classrooms!

The children will be writing instructions using the ipads – how to plant a bean seed.

In Maths we are estimating up to 20 objects this week and will be checking the estimates by grouping objects into 2’s and 10’s to check out answers.  Please practise at home counting in 10’s to 100 and 2’s to initially 10, then 20.

As part of out topic activities, we will be seeing if the children can follow simple directions and make full and half turns using both their bodies and the Beebots!

Don’t forget that Rec ER/KE’s class assembly will be this Friday in the school hall at 10.30am.  Please use the Breakfast Club entrance.

Week Beginning 23rd April

This week we are following up on our Teeny Tiny Expedition by making Teeny Tiny Books – thank you to all the parents/ grandparents who came in to help.  Both classes were lucky with the weather!

This week the children are going on a Spring Watch trail outside to see if they can find signs of Spring (some they may remember from last week).

We will be reading the story Mr Small and writing a fact file about him in Literacy.  He is one of the Mr Men characters.

In Maths we are continuing with number patterns and completing patterns counting in 2’s, 1’s and 10’s.  We will be starting to count in 5’s this week as well.

Please send the children in in their trainers on a Thursday if you don’t want them to keep them in school in their PE bags.

Week Beginning 16.4.18

This week we are starting our new topic ‘Teeny Tiny Things’. We are looking forward to welcoming our parent and grandparent helpers on Tuesday (Rec ER) and Wednesday (REC DD) on the expeditions.

We are also going to be planting some potatoes this week. Throughout this term we will be growing various plants and vegetables as part of our topic.

In Maths this week we will be focusing on numbers to 20 – reading them, writing them and ordering them!  There will be a particular focus this term on making sure that all the children are writing their numbers to 20 accurately with no reversals or incorrect formation. Please could you practise this at home with the children.

Mrs Evans sent a letter home at the end of the last term asking for PE kits to be sent into school for the children to change into.  This is part of our Summer Term transition to Year 1.

We are practising for our class assemblies as well and hope that you will join is on Friday 27th April (Rec DD) and Friday 4th May (Rec KE/ER) at 10.30am in the school hall.

Week beginning 26.3.18

This week we are writing a list of rules ‘How To Look After The Chicks’.  The children have loved watching the chicks grow and will be sad to see them go on Thursday.

We will also be continuing our work on Number Bonds in Maths for 5/6/7.

The children have been drawing pictures using the paint programme on the ipads and will be doing pictures of Dewi Dragon this week.

We are practising for our class assemblies as well and hope that you will join is on Friday 27th April (Rec DD) and Friday 4th May (Rec KE/ER) at 10.30am in the school hall.

Week Beginning 19.3.18

This week we will be writing a character description of The Bumble Bear, the children have enjoyed working on this book!

In Welsh, we will be continuing writing about the weather.

In Maths we will be doing work on Number Bonds for 5/6/7, trying to remember some of them off by heart.

We are making a Welsh Book for our friendly dragon Dewi, the children will be drawing pictures on the ipads of Dewi to add to the book.

The eggs are arriving on Monday and the children will watch them hatch and grow over the next 2 weeks.  We will be learning how to care for them as the life cycle of the hen.

 

Week beginning 12.3.18

This week we will be reading The Bumble Bear and the children are writing book reviews.  They will also be writing in Welsh about the weather.

In Maths we are learning double and halves to 10 using cubes, fingers and cubes!

They are using the ipads to draw pictures of their favourite characters in the story, changing brush size and colour.

We are looking forward to the eggs arriving on Monday.  We will be watching them hatch and grow into chicks over the next 2 weeks.

 

Week beginning 5.3.18

Due to school being closed last Thursday and Friday, we will be celebrating St David’s Day and World Book Day this week.

On Thursday we will be celebrating all things Welsh, singing Welsh songs, learning new Welsh phrases, making Welsh craft and hearing Welsh stories.

In Maths we are using the vocabulary higher and lower and ordering numbers to 20

Just a reminder that we are dressing up as book characters this Friday.  Our theme for the day in class is The Fairy Tale Tea Party.  Thank you for the offers of story telling – we have a full agenda now!  If your child would like to bring a book for the Book Swap, please send it in on Friday.  We are also asking for £1 donation to go to Book Aid.

Week Beginning 26th February

We have a busy first week back – Welsh Week and the World Book Day on Friday 2nd March!

This week we will be celebrating all things Welsh, singing Welsh songs, learning new Welsh phrases, making Welsh craft and hearing Welsh stories.

In maths we are learning Number Bonds for 5 and 6 using the Numicon to support.  They are also making repeating patterns using the beads.

Just a reminder that we are dressing up as book characters this Friday.  Our theme for the day in class is The Fairy Tale Tea Party.  Thank you for the offers of story telling – we have a full agenda now!  If your child would like to bring a book for the Book Swap, please send it in on Friday.

We look forward to a busy and fun week with the children!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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