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Welcome to Reception J's Class Page

 
Staff working in Reception J and throughout Reception
     Miss Fitzpatrick, Miss Wilson, Miss Wilkinson, Miss King,
Mrs Alderson.


 
Whenever you have any questions about school and your child, please speak to a member of the reception team.  If you need to speak to the class teacher, or a member of the reception team at the start or end of the day, please do so. Alternatively you can telephone the school office asking to speak to Miss Fitzpatrick, or send an e-mail to: danielle.fitzpatrick@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk 


Children enjoy learning through play, and often talk about their learning as play. Learning in reception is accessed through real, meaningful experiences.  This provides inspiration, challenge and ideas for future learning. Self- initiated play and adult led and directed learning, supports children in further developing areas of interest and ensures access to a wide range of opportunities.  We look forward to sharing all of this with you, in part, through this class page.



 
Our theme for some of our learning this half term is: 

Adventures
Early Years Long term Plan for 2018-2019
Small Group Trip. 20th and 22nd March 2019

Twenty children across Reception enjoyed a walk around the local environment this week. They were encouraged to look for representations of number and to talk about what they had found.

Small Group Trip. 20th and 22nd March 2019
Doubling. W/C 18-03-19

This week we have been learning how to double numbers. We have loved listening to songs all about doubles and finding out different ways to solve doubling problems. Some of the different methods we found were; using our fingers, using Numicon, using objects and even using a number line to help us count on.

Doubling. W/C 18-03-19
Red Nose Day 2019 (15-03-19)

Reception J ditched their blue uniforms for their best red clothes today to help raise money for the Comic Relief charity. This afternoon, we performed our many talents in front of our friends. Some of the highlights included: telling jokes, dancing and singing!

Red Nose Day 2019 (15-03-19)
Transport. W/C 11-03-19

Across Reception this week we have enjoyed learning about different types of transport. We have completed various challenges including: labelling vehicles, making vehicles in the junk modelling area, reading sentences and matching them to their correct picture and using our looking eyes to find some vehicles which contain our phase 3 sounds. We have been very busy!

Transport. W/C 11-03-19
Rockets and Aliens. W/C 25-02-19

This half term the theme for some of our learning is called 'Adventures'. We began our learning by reading stories about Space and thought about what it would be like to go there. We have enjoyed making rockets, spaceships and aliens using lots of different resources.

Rockets and Aliens. W/C 25-02-19
Measuring!

This we week we have really enjoyed learning all about measuring. We have enjoyed finding out different ways we can measure and the language we can use. We particularly enjoyed finding out about who in our class we were taller or shorter than. We were surpirsed to find sometimes that being older didnt always mean we were taller. In our maths focus we were set the challenge of ordering the 3 Little Pigs sticks in length order and then measure them using the connector cubes.

Measuring!
One more, One less

This week we have been securing our knowledge on knowing numbers that are one more and one less than numbers to 10. We linked our leaarning to the Gingerbread Man and the buttons he has on his body.

One more, One less
Our New Prefects - Spring Term

Our two new prefects have been chosen for always being such helpful and kind members of our class. They always try hard with their learning and are great friends to the other children in Reception. Well Done!

Our New Prefects - Spring Term
Reception Nativity - Whoops-A-Daisy-Angel!

On Tuesday the children put on a wonderful performance of their Christmas show Whoops-a-Daisy-Angel. They sang all the songs beautifully and did a super job of telling the story of the nativity. Everyone thought they were fantastic! Well done Reception!

Reception Nativity - Whoops-A-Daisy-Angel!
'Where the wild things are'

Today for our Design and Technology Super Learning Day the children designed and made their own 'Wild Thing' sock puppet. The children enjoyed thinking about what features their Wild Thing would have. Some puppets had sharp teeth, big eyes, long hair and even claws! Children also enjoyed putting on shows for their friends using the puppets in our puppet theater.

'Where the wild things are'
Where's Wally?

This week we have received lots of postcards from Wally! We have been guessing where he has visited in our local area. On Monday he sent us a postcard from ASDA so we wrote our own shopping lists and some of us went to go and see if we could find him. On Tuesday we guessed that he had visited Pudsey Park, a group of us went and looked to see if we could see the things that Wally had talked about in his postcard like the big climbing net and the visitors centre. On Wednesday he sent us a postcard from the leisure centre so lots of us talked about the things we have done when we have been to the leisure centre, we even had a go at drawing some pictures and doing some writing! On Thursday we were not sure where we thought Wally was so we used the computer to help us, it suggested that he was at Yeadon Tarn so some of us went in the minibus to see what we could see. Friday’s postcard was from Leeds so we talked about the times we had visited Leeds. We also made some biscuits that looked just like Wally!

Where's Wally?
Snails!

We have been caring for our class snails. We have been giving them a bath, making sure they have fresh soil and lots of yummy food.

Snails!
Building towers

In maths we have been building towers with connector cubes to match a numeral. We were encouraged to check our towers had the correct number of cubes though carefully counting by touching one at a time and saying one number name for each one.

Building towers
Apple Picking in the School Orchard!

Today we were very excited to visit the school orchard to pick some apples. We looked carefully around the orchard for apples on the branches. Some we had to reach high for and others were hidden low down among the leaves. When our buckets were full and heavy we headed back into school. Once back in the classrorom we had lots of fun sorting the apples in different ways. Some children wanted to sort them by colour, others wanted to sort them into different sizes. After we finished sorting them we needed to wash them before coming together on the carpet to try some. We thought they were delicious and were very happy to learn we still had enough left over to each take one home at the end of the day to show our grown ups.

Apple Picking in the School Orchard!
Our Autumn Term Class Prefects

Our first two class prefects have been chosen for being great role models to other members of reception. Since starting school in September our two class prefects have shown they are kind, caring and helpful members of our class.

Our Autumn Term Class Prefects
Birthday Cards!

This week we have done lots of talking about numbers that are important to us. In maths we have been counting and ordering birthday cards, finding the card for how old we are and playing a game where we had to guess which number card was missing.

Birthday Cards!
Flower Power!

We looked at and had a smell of some sweet pea flowers. Some of the children enjoyed identifying all of the different colours they could see and drew pictures. The children carefully selected colours to match the flowers. Well done! Some children called the sweet peas "rainbow flowers."

Flower Power!
Our first week at school!

We have had lots of fun this week exploring our new classrooms both inside and outside. We have enjoyed keeping busy accessing lots of activities and meeting new friends. We have also impressed the grown ups with showing off all the things we already know. We can't wait for next week when we can get to know each other's wonderful personalities even more!

Our first week at school!