Our Learning  »  2018-2019 Archive  »  Rec W

Welcome to Reception W's Class Page

Staff working in Reception W and throughout Reception     
Miss Wilkinson, Miss King, 
Miss Fitzpatrick, Miss Wilson and
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 Wilkinson, or send an e-mail to: daisy.wilkinson@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.
 
Early Years Long term Plan for 2018-2019
Growing our own Beanstalks! W/C 24-06-19

Last week in Reception we planted our own 'magic' beans. We wrote step by step instructions explaining to others how to plant a bean and have spent this week looking after them. We have made sure they have had plenty of water and sunlight and have started to see our very own beanstalks grow! We are so excited about this. Can you help us decide which child's is the biggest so far?

Growing our own Beanstalks! W/C 24-06-19
Hesketh Farm!

Today Reception visited Hesketh Farm. The children enjoyed making lamb and calf feed and then giving it to the animals, going on a tractor ride, going on a paddock walk to look at lots of different farm animals, holding and feeding guinea pigs, and collecting chicken eggs before looking at the chicks. The children really enjoyed their day and behaved wonderfully.

Hesketh Farm!
Art Super Learning Day

In class today we have thoroughly enjoyed developing our drawing skills. During whole class learning times we talked about the reasons why we draw, which drawing tools we use to draw and how drawing is about the process, not the end product. We then engaged in lots of drawing activities: drawing pictures of flowers in the outdoor classroom with chalks, pencils and felt tip pens, drawing pictures of the things we made in the ‘Make It’ area and our favourite - sketching halve of a self-potrait, using a photograph of one side our face as a stimulus. We have had lots of fun!

Art Super Learning Day
One is a Snail Ten is a Crab!

This week in Reception we have enjoyed reading the story of 'One is a Snail Ten is a Crab'. During our PE lesson on Tuesday we transformed into the different characters from the story and experimented with ways of moving. We then looked closely at the legs each of the characters have and represented numbers using them, for example 1 is a snail, 4 is a dog, 1 add 4 equals 5. Our Maths focus this week involved making 10 and 20 using the animals legs.

One is a Snail Ten is a Crab!
Save The Bees!

After attending their first focus week launch assembly of the year (Changes for the Better), Reception were given an important mission - to find out why we need bees. Throughout the week they learned lots of facts about bees, why they are important and why we as a community need to work together to save them. They then produced some fantastic ‘Save the Bees’ posters.

Save The Bees!
Chicks!

This week in Reception we have loved watching our chicks hatch! We have welcomed Pip and Peck to the world and have worked hard learning how to care for them.

Chicks!
PC Rachel Visits Reception!

This week in reception we have enjoyed reading the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Did you know that the end of the story shows police officers putting Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len (two robbers) into their panda car and taking them to jail? On Wednesday morning, as we arrived into class, a special visitor appeared - PC Rachel! She told us all about her job and the different ways she helps people.

PC Rachel Visits Reception!
Our Visit from Doctor Hart.

This week Reception had a special visitor come into class - Doctor Hart. They learnt all about the tools she uses to check our hearts, lungs, ears, eyes, mouth and nose. Children enjoyed getting involved with a bandage workshop and continued learning about the role of a doctor in their very own doctor's surgery.

Our Visit from Doctor Hart.
Special Delivery!

After lunch on Tuesday, we came back into class and found that something really special had been delivered - eggs! This sparked excitement across Reception and lots of discussion between us - Who left the eggs? Where did they come from? What's inside them? What's going to happen when they hatch? We all had a go at writing about what we thought the eggs were and what might happen to them!

Special Delivery!
Egg Hunt

This afternoon whilst we were sitting on our carpet Miss Fitzpatrick spotted something big and white and fluffy hopping around our outdoor classroom. We thought it might be the Easter Bunny so we went outside to investigate and found some chocolate eggs! When we had found an egg for ourselves we showed what kinds friends we are by helping other children find one too.

Egg Hunt
Train Trip

This week we went on a train ride from New Pudsey station to Leeds, we loved looking for different people who help us and met some police officers, a security guard, information clerks and a train conductor! We also spotted lots of other people who help us like some fire fighters, bus drivers and the train driver. Our highlight from the trip include going thought a dark tunnel whilst on the train, having a biscuit whilst watching trains come in and out of the station, trying on a police officers' helmet and spotting different types of transport whilst we were in the city centre.

Train Trip
Fractions Super Learning Day

As part of our whole school Fractions Super Learning Day, Reception were introduced to the concept of halving. We talked about what halving meant (sharing something into two equal parts), and enjoyed halving cupcakes, playdough and snack. We also spent time completing pictures which were half drawn and colouring in half of a shape. Outdoors, we measured distance by finding half way between two points.

Fractions Super Learning Day
Small Group Trip. 20th and 27th 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 27th March 2019.
Doubling

This week we have been learning all about 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
Red Nose Day 2019

On Friday Reception W ditched their blue uniforms for their best red clothes today to help raise money for the Comic Relief charity. In the morning, we completed lots of red themed challenges. In the 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
Mrs Jackson's Last Day

Today was Mrs Jackson's last day before she goes on her maternity leave so we celebrated with a baby shower for her. We took part in different challenges using lots of different skills such as estimating, measuring, designing, making, writing and using our senses to help us guess. We had a really lovely day and we hope that Mrs Jackson enjoys every minute with her new baby and we cannot wait to meet him!

Mrs Jackson's Last Day
World Book Day

We loved celebrating World Book Day, we dressed up as our favourite characters and spent lots of time talking to each other about our favourite books. Some of us even brought books in from home that we enjoyed sharing with our friends.

World Book Day
Weighing

This week we have loved learning about weighing. We have enjoyed using the balance scales to compare the weight of different animals from the Jungle Book, some of us then even found the weight of things in cubes! We found out all about the different language we can use when weighting things. We were surprised to find out that just because something is bigger doesn’t mean it will be heavier.

Weighing
The Gingerbread Man

We have loved our visit from The Gingerbread Man, he brought us a copy of his book and we have worked really hard learning the story, acting it out and writing all about it. Then one morning we came to school and he had disappeared! We got lots of emails from him and we had to work out where he was, we loved talking about his adventures and guessing where he had been around school. The Gingerbread Man then emailed us from the supermarket, he brought lots of ingredients back to school for us to make our own biscuits. Fortunately they didn’t run away and we got to take them home to enjoy!

The Gingerbread Man
Reception Nativity

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
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 and using the stick puppets we had in our areas of provision to tell stories.

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!
Apples

This week we visited our orchard to see what fruit we could find. We worked as a team to pick lots of apples and carried them back to our classroom. We had a go at sorting our apples by what they looked like and then we got to taste some at carpet time. We thought our apples were nice, delicious, juicy, tasty, sour, sweet and crunchy! We picked so many apples that we even got one each to take home at the end of the day!

Apples
Number 2!

This week we have been busy learning all about the number 2. We have been going on number hunts, finding two of things, sorting pictures of things with two on and writing number 2!

Number 2!
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!
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!