Welcome to Reception!
Miss Williams and Mrs Borders work in our Reception class.
This half term we will be enjoying exploring a key high quality text as a stimulus for our learning in Reception! We are continuing our whole school topic 'Go with the Flow' by exploring and investigating journeys and adventures with the story 'Naughty Bus' by Jan and Jerry Oke.
In our Literacy sessions we are developing our language and comprehension skills by talking about, sequencing and retelling our key text and favourite stories, using props, puppets and pictures. We are responding and sharing our ideas about pictures and photographs in our stories, developing opinions about what we like and dislike and investigating characters by asking questions, hot seating and exploring dilemmas. A mystery parcel has appeared in our classroom, and we are wondering what is in inside! What adventures will our class bus go on throughout this half term?
We have been working really hard in Reception on our collaboration skills and have been working in pairs and small groups to promote good teamwork, sharing and communication skills. We are continuing to develop our use of talk and language to clarify our ideas and thoughts, sharing our knowledge and understanding with our friends and in small groups, and using lots of imaginative language to support our play!
We have been enjoying learning in different ways and by using a range of resources, including different kinds of IT. We have been practising using a mouse to play games and complete activities on the desktop computers, using iPads to practise our mathematical skills and by using other resources such as walkie-talkies, StoryPhones and Beebots to develop our IT skills and enhance our independent learning.
We have been working hard to recognise numbers to 20 and beyond. We have been practising our counting skills by counting objects, pictures, sounds and movements. We have been developing our reasoning skills and understanding of concepts of number by investigating number in the indoor and outdoor environments, applying our number knowledge to real-life situations and to solve tricky number problems. We have been developing our understanding of addition and subtraction and thinking about how we can manipulate and change quantities. We have begun to explore the concepts of sharing and halving. We have problem solved by sharing quantities between different numbers of people or toys, being really careful to make sure the numbers are equal and fair.