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Welcome to our Reception Class Page 2020/21

 

A warm welcome to Renoir and Morris class page!

 

Remember all of our learning will be shared on Tapestry, but this page may provide you with a further insight into school life at Round Diamond.

 

Meet the team

Renoir Class - Miss Conroy and Mrs Sheppard

Morris Class - Miss McGregor and Mrs Charge
 

Important dates

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please ensure to bring in named kit which is specified is displayed on the communication board outside the Reception classrooms.

 

Below you will find some documents that you may find useful in supporting both you and your child in Early Year's.

Activities for home learning

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Parent feedback

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A quick video for parents following parent voice 😊

Week beginning 7th February 2021

 

To finish off a very different, but successful half term the Reception children had a well-being afternoon.

 

The children made a jar of ‘Things to look forward to...’. They had some fantastic ideas of what they would like to do when it was safe to spend more time away from home. Lots of children are looking forward to having sleepovers again, going on day trips, visiting friends and family  but most of all they can’t wait to come back to school and we agree! 
 

Thank you for being abasolutly amazing this half term Reception. We can’t wait to see your smiley faces hopefully very soon. 🀞🏼 

Week beginning 1st February 2021

 

This half term lots of Reception learning has been focussed around our theme of dinosaurs!

 

This week it has been all about the stegosaurus. The children watched a short factual based video about a stegosaurus and then produced their own non-fiction, factual stegosaurus pieces of learning.

 

Attached below is the video the children retrieved their stegosaurus facts from and some of their super learning. 

Andy's Dinosaur Adventures - Stegosaurus Facts - CBeebies

Week beginning 25th January 2021

 

This week the children have exceeded all expectation via the Google Classroom. They have continued to put so much effort into their learning and they are remaining so engaged with their learning. We are so proud of the children! 
 

Here is a picture of some children showing their learning to the camera for instant feedback! Lots of children are choosing to complete the additional challenges as part of their learning which is a delight to see.

 

Well done girls and boys, you really are Superstars!

Week beginning 18th January 2021

 

This week we have been learning how to solve subtraction number sentences in different ways. Some of us have been using a number line, some of us have used our fingers, some of us have used concrete resources, some of us have drawn pictures and some of us have even began counting backwards in our head!

Week Beginning 11th January 2021

 

This week Reception had a virtual tea party. We invited our favourite toys and hosted a tea party. There were lots of yummy treats to choose from and we had the best time, even the grown ups enjoyed joining in!

Week beginning 4th January 2021

 

This week was our first week of online learning! The children did exceptionally well and we are so proud of them!

 

We spoke lots about Christmas this week and the children all drew their favourite Christmas present! Some children even had a go at labelling them, or writing a sentence about them.

Week beginning 14th December 2020

 

On Friday, we celebrated the end of a fantastic term with a Christmas party. We put our best party clothes on to play games, dance and eat lots of party food. We all had lots of fun and it was a great way to finish a very busy Autumn term! 

Week beginning 7th December 2020

 

We took part in the Santa dash this week! The children were so energised and they managed to persevere and keep on moving around the All Weather Pitch for 10 minutes!

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Week beginning 30th November 2020

 

In PE, we have been doing gymnastics. We have been learning to negotiate the space around us and travel in different ways with confidence.
This week, Miss Hall got lots of apparatus out for us to explore! 

Week beginning 23rd November 2020

 

In maths we have been learning all about shapes. We have learnt the mathematical names for both 2D and 3D shapes and we have began exploring their properties.

 

Below is our favourite shape song that we have learnt this week. 

The Shapes Song

Week beginning 16th November 2020

 

In literacy this week we have been reading the story Supertato.
 

To enhance our learning, we made our very own Supertato’s to help save us from any Evil Pea’s that may have escaped the freezer!  

Week beginning 9th November 2020

 

This week some children from Reception were presented with their Mini-Olympic medal from Miss Hall. The children were so proud of their achievement and enjoyed wearing their medal for the day at school.

Week beginning 2nd November 2020

 

This week we have being doing lots of learning linked to bonfire night. We have been reading the story Sparks in the Sky in literacy and all of our literacy learning has linked to this story.

 

As part of our theme learning we have created firework pictures. We had to think carefully about what colours we should use for our fireworks and what resources to use. We decided to create our pictures on black card so it looked like the night sky. Some children used the paint to create firework handprints and some children used pastels. We finished our pictures by adding glitter for some extra sparkle.

Week beginning 19th October 2020


We are so proud of the progress the children have made in phonics so far this term. They are becoming increasingly confident each day in recognising, hearing and saying the sounds they have learnt. 
 

Many children are now also writing the sounds that they have learnt which makes us so proud!

 

Below is a copy of the rhymes we use with the children to ensure they are forming the letter shapes correctly. By encouraging the children to form the letters accurately they are training the muscles in their hand to write with fluency in the future. 

Week beginning 12th October 2020

 

This week in literacy we have been reading the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. 

 

The children have have been busy engaging in lots of literacy learning linked to the story ‘Whatever Next.’ They have packed their bags to go to the moon, sequenced the story, practiced their tripod grip doing a space pencil control sheet and identified the initial sounds of objects from the story.

Week beginning 5th October 2020

 

This week we collated lots of our ‘All About Me’ learning, and Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor put it up on our corridor display for everyone to see.

 

We are so proud of our learning and enjoy looking at it when we are moving around the school.

 

We hope you like it as much as we do.

Week beginning 28th September 2020

 

We really enjoyed our PE this week with Miss Hall.

 

We have been learning to negotiate our travelling space successfully and control balls in different ways. We have been rolling balls of different sizes and beginning to learn how to throw them using an underarm throw. 

Rolling the ball...

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Aiming for the cones...

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Week commencing 21st September 2020

 

This week we have been talking about about how to be a good friend in Reception. The children had lots of good ideas of how they could be a good friend and we discussed what it meant to be a good friend.

 

We also spoke about what we could do if we fall out with our friends and how we could fix our friendship by saying sorry and trying to make better choices next time.

Week commencing 14th September 2020

 

This week we have been busy doing lots of maths learning.

 

We have been practising our counting, trying to use mathematical language and exploring shapes. 

Week commencing 7th September 2020

 

The Children have settled in Reception so well and we are so proud of them. They are following the routines and becoming more and more independent each day. 

 

This week we started phonics. We have been learning the ‘s’ sound and name. The children thought of some words beginning with ‘s’, sorted out words that did/didn’t begin with ‘s’ and had a go at forming the letter ‘s’ with their magic finger.

 

Keep up the super learning Reception!

Welcome to Reception

 

A warm welcome to our new Reception parents with children who are starting September 2020. Please find our welcome video and Powerpoint below πŸ™‚

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding starting Reception at Round Diamond in September please email: faqs@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Welcome to EYFS

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2019-2020

 

🌟 Goodbye Reception 🌟

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Welcome to our Reception Class Page 2019/20

 

 

 

A warm welcome to Renoir and Morris class page!

 

Remember all of our learning will be shared on Tapestry, but this page may provide you with a further insight into school life at Round Diamond.

 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

Information on how to support your child's development in the Early Years can be found in the above document 

What to Expect, When?

The What to Expect, When? document is a useful documents which breaks down the development matter statements into simple sentences as a way of tracking your child's development. 

Meet the team!

 

Renoir Class - Miss Conroy and Mrs Charge

Morris Class - Miss McGregor and Mrs Sheppard

Important dates

 

PE days are Monday and Thursday:

Please ensure to bring in named kit which is specified in the Welcome to Reception letter.
Where possible, please can children have Velcro/ slip-on trainers to aid independence. Many thanks smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home learning - Week Beginning 20.07.20

 

The home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school is attached below. 

 

We hope you have a lovely summer.

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Week Beginning 13th July 2020

Story Writing

 

This week in literacy we have continued to read tales written by Beatrix Potter. We have read Johnny Townmouse and The Tale of Jeremy Fisher this week. On Wednesday we planned our own version of The Tale of Jeremy Fisher and then on Thursday we wrote our stories into mini books.

 

We hope you like our plans! Some of us have decided we would like to be authors when we are older.

 

 

Home learning - Week Beginning 13.07.20

 

The home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school is attached below. 

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview W.B:13.07.20

Johnny Town-mouse READ ALOUD by Beatrix Potter Kids Read Aloud Story about Country Mouse Timmy Willy

"The Tale of Johnny Town-mouse" by Beatrix Potter follows the adventures of two mice: Johnny Town-mouse and Timmy Willy. Johnny grew up in the city, while Ti...

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, like Peter Rabbit, began life as an illustrated letter to a young child. It was written when she was on holiday in Scotland wh...

Maths videos

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann

Teach your children to count to 100 as they get some great exercise too. This cool kid-friendly song starts out with a message about staying healthy and fit ...

Counting By Twos Song

The Counting By Twos Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches skip counting by two. Download the Counting Videos: http://havefunteaching.com...

Farmer Pete song with animation by Sunshine Class (pupils aged 5 years)

We made our own animation for the Farmer Pete number bonds for 10 song.

Genevieve Goings- "How Many Fives Around The Clock?" Official Video

DO YOU KNOW how to tell time? Learn with Genevieve Goings, Children's television Star! -As heard on Radio Disney Junior! Known to Disney Junior-watching fans...

Understanding of the World

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Week Beginning 6th July 2020

πŸ‡πŸ₯• Peter Rabbit πŸ‡πŸ₯•

 

This week in literacy we have been reading tales written by Beatrix Potter. We have discussed the similarities and differences between some of her tales and spoke about some of the unfamiliar words in the stories. The children have really enjoyed watching some Beartirx Potter animations and comparing events in the stories to their own lives.

 

Here are some lists the children wrote about what their grown ups do for them when they are feeling poorly! Peter rabbbit got tucked into bed and drank some camomile tea in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Home learning - Week Beginning 06.07.20

 

The home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school is attached below. 

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview W.B:06.07.20

Literacy 3 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and she spent much of her otherwise conventional Victorian childhood drawing and studying animals. Her passion for the n...

Maths video

Odd Todd and Even Steven

TeacherTube User: Mszdaz TeacherTube URL: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=225201 This is a math video lesson to help you with new math, mat...

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Week beginning 29th June 2020

🐝🍯 Bees and Honey 🍯🐝

 

This week we have been learning all about bees. 

 

The children started by sharing their own knowledge about bees. As a class we discussed facts about bees and honey. The children looked at honey and watched how a honey sandwich was made.  We discussed how important bees are and how we need to protect them because there’s not as many bees as there should be. 

 

The following day we watched a video about bees and how they make honey, it was really interesting. We had a think all together and created a mind map of ideas of how we could protect bees and try to keep them safe. 

 

On Wednesday, we looked at a non-fiction book about bees. The facts we learnt stimulated some questions about bees so we recorded these questions and then researched the answers to them using the internet. Finally, we had a go at answering some bee questions all by ourself. 

 

To finish our learning all about bees this week, we wrote some of our favourite facts in the shape of a bee. We carefully decorated them and have put pictures of them on our class page so we can share our knowledge and help keep bees safe! 

Home learning - Week Beginning 29.06.20

 

We hope you have had a brilliant week in the sunshine and you are keeping safe at home in the sun!

 

The home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school is attached below.

 

This weeks learning in literacy is all about bumble bees which we’re very excited about! 

🐝 We hope you are as excited as we are. πŸ 

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview W.B:29.06.20

Maths videos

Odd Todd and Even Steven

BBC Schools - Numbertime Money - Coin Recognition to 10p

BBC Schools Numbertime Money All Up To 20p

Counting By Twos Song

The Counting By Twos Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches skip counting by two. Download the Counting Videos: http://havefunteaching.com...

Communication and Language

Come Outside - Eggs

Educational fun for children. Auntie and Pippin collect some newly laid eggs from the hens. Auntie looks at her scrapbook in which she has pasted pictures of...

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Physical Development

Understanding of the World

Expressive Art and Design

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

πŸ„πŸ‡πŸ– Non-Fiction Writing πŸ–πŸ‡πŸ„

 

This week in Reception we have written our own non-fiction books. We each chose an animal and researched some important facts. Then, we put these facts into our own sentences to make our very own non-fiction books.

Home Learning - Week Beginning 22.06.20

 

We hope you are all safe and well. 

 

Please find below the home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview W.B:22.06.20

Maths videos

Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children. If this video corrupts, please try the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xvpti6h0A This song was written and performed...

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 ...

NUMBERJACKS | Sphere Today, Gone Tommorrow | S1E3

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Week beginning 15th June 2020

β­οΈπŸ’— Someone Special πŸ’—β­οΈ

 

 

As Fathers Day approaches, we discussed special people in our lives and why we love them. The children discussed how people help them in different ways by reading to them, playing with them, cooking with them and playing sports together.

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Home Learning - Week Beginning 15.06.20

 

We hope you are all safe and well. 

 

Please find below the home learning for Reception children not yet returning to school.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview - W.B: 15.06.20

Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis

Counting By Twos Song

Communication and Language

Expressive Art and Design

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Understanding of the World

Week beginning 8th June 2020

🌈 Our second week back 🌈

 

During our afternoon learning we completed a session of cosmic kids yoga. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and loved trying some different yoga moves! The cosmic kids yoga is a great way to relax and focus and can also be done at home, simply search cosmic kids yoga on YouTube and select a video.

Home Learning - Week Beginning 08.01.20

It has been so lovely to see lots of our Reception friends back at school this week.

 

For those children who are not yet returning to school, please find the home learning attached below.

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well!

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Home Learning Overview W.B: 08.06.20

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Big Numbers Song Count to 100 Song

Count 10-100 Count by 10 Song

Communication and Language Resources

Understanding of the World Resources

Flight Of The Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov

Week beginning 1st June 2020

🌈 Our First Week Back 🌈

 

 

This week we have been getting used to our 'new' classroom and routine.

 

We have completed lots of fun activities including creating our new learning pack front covers, playing bean bag games outside and completing an all about me sheet. We have also been doing our regular phonics, literacy, maths and theme learning.

 

Well done to all of the children for taking the change in their stride and staying positive and producing fantastic learning! ⭐️

 

Summer 2 - W.B: 01.06.20

We hope you had a fantastic May Half Term.

Thank you to all of those children (and grown-ups) who completed the 'nature' challenge. You found so many beautiful things on the ground whilst out and about, well done!

 

We are really looking forward to seeing lots of lovely, smiley Reception faces back at school this week. For those of you not joining us back at school just yet, please find the home learning attached below.

 

Keep safe and keep smiling all!

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

Reception Home Learning Overview W.B: 01.05.20

The Highway Rat

Music - Robert Schumann, Soldier's March

May Half Term 

 

Hello Reception,

 

We hope you have a wonderful half term. We are missing you all lots and can’t wait to see you soon!

 

We have a half term challenge for you, watch our video below to find out more.

When you’ve done the challenge, post a photo of your creation to Tapestry and we will share them for your friends to see!

 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor πŸ’ 

Nature nature all around, look what we’ve found on the ground!

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Summer 1 Home Learning - Week Beginning 18.05.20

 

Please find below the home learning for the above week.

 

Thank you to all of those grown-ups that have been posting on tapestry. We really do enjoy seeing the children's smiley faces and all of the lovely things that they have been up to at home. We noticed lots of yummy tea parties last week to celebrate VE day!

 

Keep safe and keep smiling!

 

Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge and Miss Sheppard

Reception Home Learning Overview 18.05.20

The Snail and the Whale

Numberblocks - Double Numbers

NUMBERJACKS | Half Time | S2E10

Music- Rain is Falling Down

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Summer 2 Home Learning - Week Beginning 11.05.20

 

We hope you are all safe and well. Keep smiling Early Years children, we can do this!

 

We hope to see you all very soon,

 

Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge and Miss Sheppard.

Reception Home Learning Overview 11.05.20

ROOM ON THE BROOM

Days of the Week Song

What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?

Let's Learn About the Clock

"How Many Fives Around The Clock?"

Months Of The Year Song

Music- Five Little Monkeys

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Summer 2 Home Learning- W.B: 04.05.2020
 

Please find below the Reception home learning for the week beginning 04.05.20. This learning and the supporting resources can also be found on Tapestry.
 

Thank you again for your ongoing support, any queries please email Miss Owen at aowen@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Keep smiling!

 

Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge and Ms Sheppard.

Reception home learning overview W.B: 04.05.20

Zog - Julia Donaldson

2D shape song

3D shape song

Aliens Love Underpants

Music - Little Sammy Saucer

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Home learning
Summer Term- Week 2 (W.B: 27/04/20)

 

Welcome to your second week of Summer Term home learning for Reception.

 

As last week, attached below is an overview of the literacy, maths, afternoon and CIL (child initiated learning) learning for you to complete at home with your child. The resources to support this home learning are also attached below.

The way this learning is completed again is up to you. It may be a good idea to reflect on what worked well in last weeks home learning timetable 
and how you can make it even better this week. The timetable and learning we are providing is flexible and should be used and tweaked to best suit you and your child at home.

 

The below learning is also posted on Tapestry for your convenience.
Lots of grownups have been sharing their childrens home learning on Tapestry and it has been absoloutly delightful to see this learning and be able to engage with you and the children. Please keep Tapestry posts coming our way!
 

 

Sending lots of happiness your way.

 

Thank you again for your ongoing support, any queiries please email Miss Owen at aowen@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk 

 

Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge and Ms Sheppard.

Reception Home Learning Overview Week Beginning 27.04.20

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

Home learning
Summer Term- Week 1 (W.B: 20/04/20)

 

Welcome to your first week of Summer Term home learning for Reception.

 

Attached below is an overview of the literacy, maths, afternoon and CIL (child initiated learning) learning for you to complete at home with your child. The way this learning is completed is up to you, however we would suggest you create a weekly/ daily timetable with your child that fits best with your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or photos for your guidance. Not all of the activities need sheets as we have tried to ensure the activities will keep your child engaged during their learning at home, just as we do at school. 

 

Each Thursday, learning for the following week and resources will be posted on this page and the weekly overview of learning will also be posted on Tapestry. We will also continue to post challenges on Tapestry for Early Years and on Facebook for the whole school. We are sure your children loved seeing their friends' learning at home so please continue to join in with the challenges where possible.

 

We hope you enjoy the learning attached and you are all keeping safe, healthy and happy!

 

Thank you for your ongoing support, any queiries please email at aowen@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk 

 

Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge and Ms Sheppard.

Reception Home Learning Overview Week Beginning 20.04.20

🐣 Easter Holidays 🐣 

 

We hope you have had an enjoyable couple of weeks learning from home and have found the activities useful. Thank you for updating Tapestry with your fantastic learning, beautiful rainbows and scrumptious baking challenges.

There are a few Spring time craft and baking activities posted below if you wish to be creative during the Easter holidays.

 

We hope to see you soon and hope you are all keeping well. Thank you again for your continued support at these uncertain times. 

Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor.

School Closure

Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

 

Attached you will find an assortment of activities should you wish to complete with your children at home. There are also links to videos and songs that the children have been enjoying whilst in reception.

 

There is also a link to twinkl.co.uk which is a resource bank filled with interactive games, videos, stories and printable resources. Parents are being granted free access during this uncertain time. For a free log in use www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS 

There is also free access to phonicsplay which is another great resource with phonics games for free access;

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password: home 

 

If you have any questions regarding this learning please email aowen@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

Week beginning 16th March 2020

 

This week in Reception Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor have been checking to see which sounds and tricky words we are now reading fluently and confidently. 

We have blown Miss Conroy’s and Miss McGregor’s socks off by how many words and sounds we have learnt and remembered so far this year. 

Week beginning 9th March 2020

 

This week we had a visit from a Sports Relief Coach. She taught us some really fun games that we could play to help us keep fit and healthy.

We played the ‘bean game’ and then we did some different exercises using the bean bags. 

Bean Bag Balance

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Week beginning 2nd March 2020

 

This week we celebrated World Book Day. We dressed up in costumes that were inspired by characters from our favourite books. Most of us donated £1 to the school to buy some more books for our school library that we can share at home.

Week beginning 24th February 2020

 

This week we began our new theme in Reception which is ‘Fairytales’.

In our classes we had a vote to choose a fairytale to go and listen to with either Miss Conroy, Miss McGregor, Mrs Charge or Ms Shepard. 

Some of us chose a story we had heard many times before at home, whereas some of us chose an unfamiliar fairytale.

Week beginning 10th February 2020

 

This week, as part of the children’s creative learning they have made dinosaur masks.

Here are some of the mighty dinosaurs giving a big ‘roarrrrrrrr’.

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

 

Over the last few weeks the children have been doing lots of wonderful learning within our ‘Dinosaur’ theme. Lots of their learning is now displayed on our updated Reception corridor display.

I think you will agree it looks amazing!

Week beginning 27th January 2020

 

This week it was Renoir’s turn to become ‘Palaeontologists’...

Week beginning 20th January 2020

 

This week Morris class went on a discovery! The children went out to the court yard to see what they could find... 

Week beginning 13th January 2020

 

This week we had our first ‘Fabulous Friday’ in Reception. We had a great turn out of parents and it was wonderful to see so many children engaging in their learning alongside their grown up.

Thank you again to all of those that could make it and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

‘Fabulous Friday’ will continue to run for the rest of the academic year in Reception. 

Week beginning 6th January 2020

 

Happy New Year!

This week we started our new theme of ‘Dinosaurs’ in Reception. We started by doing a knowledge harvest to find out what we already knew about dinosaurs. Then, we used our decoding skills to label some of the dinosaur body parts. These diagrams are being displayed in our classroom as the start of our theme display.

Week beginning 16th December 2019

 

This week we performed our Christmas story to some of the children at Round Diamond school and our grown ups!

We have worked so hard this year to learn the words and actions to some very fast and challenging songs. Some of us even had lines to learn and say on our own in front of the entire audience.

 

We have had lots of fun and our teachers are proud to say that so many of us have grown in confidence throughout our rehearsing times. Miss Conroy and Miss McGregor say that we are all superstars, and we agree!

Week beginning 9th December 2019

 

On Friday we celebrated ‘Christmas jumper day’. The children came into school wearing their Christmas jumpers and bought in £1 for the ‘Save the Children’ charity. The children really enjoyed showing their jumpers off and we spoke about the good cause we had donated to by wearing our Christmas jumpers.

Week beginning 2nd December 

 

Today reception had a special visitor  from Hertfordshire County Council, a road safety officer called Barbara. Barbara was speaking  to us about how to cross the road safely. We learnt that to cross the road safely you have to stop πŸ›‘, look πŸ‘€ and listen πŸ‘‚ and ALWAYS hold a grownups hand. Then we spoke about the safest places and ways to cross the road. Barbara reminded us to that we must always wear our seat belt in the car and keep our seat belts on until the car has stopped and our grown up is ready to help us get out of the car on the side near the kerb. 

Barbara told us we should always try to wear light clothes when we are outside so people can see us clearly, especially in the winter when there’s less daylight. We also looked at the reflective strips on our book bags and learnt a song to help us remember how to cross the road safely. To finish, we practised crossing the road safely with our friends.

Well done Renoir class, you all know how to cross the road safely!

Week beginning 25th November 2019

 

This week the teachers have been busy assessing our phonics knowledge. We are pleased to say that we can now hear, identify and say lots more sounds than we could when we begun reception in September. Lots of us are nowsegmenting and blending too!

Our teachers are so proud of us!

Week beginning 18th November 2019

 

This half term our topic is ‘Superheroes’. In literacy, we have been reading the story Supertato. This week, as part of our topic learning we made our very own ‘Supertatoes’ by sticking and combining different materials on to a real potato. These potatoes are now in our Small World Areas in the classroom ready for us to imitate scenes from the story.