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Reception

Welcome to Reception!

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with opportunities to:

  • Develop their confidence, independence and social interaction.
  • Encounter a range of new and exciting experiences, through the power of play. Build upon the skills they have as they leave the home environment to start school. 
  • Develop these skills as an individual.
  • Prepare for the next stage in their primary school curriculum. 

 

Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play. 

 

Please find additional details about this academic year below, if you would like any further information on the EYFS at St John's please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends and are looking forward to getting to know you all. 

 

Miss Solan- Reception Class Teacher smiley

Miss Blears- Reception Teaching Assistant  smiley

 

Timetable of useful information.

 

 

 

Monday

Reading books in school 

Tuesday

Reading books in school

Miss Weatherburn in Reception pm (RE and Music)

Wednesday

Reading books in school 

Thursday

PE (Kit to stay in school)

Reading Books changed 

Library (children can select their own library book to take home if they have their book bag in school)

Phonics Homework handed in

Friday

Phonics Homework given out 

Useful websites and games to help with learning at home:

Phase 2 Phonic Sounds to Help with Pronunciation

This may help with the pronunciation of Phase 2 phonic sounds

Jolly Phonics Songs Phase Two

Here are the songs and actions for each Phase 2 phoneme/sound, how many can your child sing at home?

Autumn Term 1- Who am I? What Makes Me Unique?

Autumn 1 Newsletter- Who am I? What Makes Me Unique?

WB 4.9.19 Reception have had a fabulous first week at St John’s, we have been busy exploring our exciting new learning environment! Which is your favourite area to learn in and why?

WB 9.9.19 In Theme, we have been busy identifying ‘What do I look like?’ and have used mirrors to identify our features.

12.9.19 Reception’s first PE session with Coach Sean was a huge success ⭐️

WB 16.9.19 In Theme, ee have been busy painting self portraits and making face biscuits. We are learning to use colour for purpose and talk about how we are the same and different to our friends.

WB 23.9.19 In Maths, Reception have been busy learning to ask their friends the question ‘What is your favourite colour?’ and recorded their findings on a pictogram. We then talked about our findings by counting and comparing them using language such as ‘more’ ‘less’ ‘most’ and ‘least’ 🌈✍️

WB 23.9.19 In Literacy, we are reading Elmer by David McKee. We have learnt that we are all different in Reception, we are all unique...but we all ❤️ Elmer!

WB 30.9.19 Reception have started Phase 2 Phonics this week, I wonder if you can guess which graphemes/sounds we have been working on...

WB 7.10.19 Reception are getting really good with their graphemephoneme correspondences (GPCs), we have been busy sorting items by their initial sound and thinking of new words with the same initial sound!

WB 14.10.19 Our Autumn walk to King George’s Park and Outwood Nature Trail. What signs of Autumn did you see? What was your favourite thing to do at the park?

Autumn 2: Whatever Next!  🚀 💫 🌏 

Reception Autumn 2 Newsletter- Whatever Next! (Space)

WB 28.10.19 Reception have been busy exploring the new areas in our classroom. What do you already know about space?

We explored Diwali, the festival of light, and made our own Diva Lamp crackers 🔥

WB 4.11.19 We have been focussing on applying our phonics knowledge in reading and writing this week using a range of resources...look how independent we are getting ⭐️✍️👍🏻

WB 11.11.19 Reception and their parents had a special invitation to the new and improved Radcliffe Library, we just love books ❤️📚

WB 11.11.19 Reception and their parents had a special invitation to the new and improved Radcliffe Library, we just love books ❤️📚  1
WB 11.11.19 Reception and their parents had a special invitation to the new and improved Radcliffe Library, we just love books ❤️📚  2
WB 11.11.19 Reception and their parents had a special invitation to the new and improved Radcliffe Library, we just love books ❤️📚  3
WB 11.11.19 Reception and their parents had a special invitation to the new and improved Radcliffe Library, we just love books ❤️📚  4

WB 18.11.19 Reception have been learning all about rockets this week, we have been naming the features of them, labelled them using our phonics knowledge, created junk modelling Rockets and even made a rocket fruit kebab 🚀

Our Christmas party was so much fun! We enjoyed a festive breakfast, played lots of games with our friends and showed off our best dance moves ⛄️🌲💃🏻🕺🏻

Spring 1- Supertato! by Sue Hendra 

Spring 1 Newsletter Reception 2020

WB 6.1.2020 Reception have been busy learning all about money, recognising numerals on coins, describing them, matching them, sorting them and even using them to pay for things in the role play shop.

WB 13.1.2020 We have started to explore our new book by looking st the front and back cover and making some predictions about what the book might be about. Then we talked about who the characters on the front cover might be, before readin the title and realising it was Supertato, the supermarket superhero! We then used real potatoes to make our own Supertato to take home.

WB 20.1.2020 Reception have been learning to compare and order the height and length of different vegetables. We have learnt new words such as tallest, shortest and longest.

WB 20.1.2020 There has been lots of mischief in Reception this week. What could have happened? Who might it be? How can we help?

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