Reception class

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Autumn Term 2 2017-18
YR Autumn 2 Newsletter 2017-18
YR Autumn 2 (B) Topic – Glitter and Glow 2017-18

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?
The first story of our new topic ‘Glitter and Glow’ is a rhyming text all about the things you may find in a Witch’s kitchen. We have enjoyed spotting all the rhyming words and role-playing the story in our very own ‘Witch’s Kitchen’. We even had the chance to make edible magic wands, as well as yukky potions! Some of us built alternative flying machines for the Witch and others enjoyed making their own witch’s broom sticks from natural resources.

We have also thought about different festivals that occur during this time of year, including Diwali. We made Divas and Rangoli patterns.

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What a busy first week back!


Autumn Term 1 2017-18
YR Autumn 1 Newsletter 2017_18
YR Autumn 1 (B) Topic Web – Marvellous Me Autumn 2017-18

Three little Pigs Maths
Making Totals
We have been using pig dominoes to calculate totals. We counted two sets to find out how many we had altogether.
“ I counted them all! I have 8!” Fraser
“ I know this one is 6 because that one had 5 and 2 and that was 7. This one has 5 and 1 so that makes 6!” Olivia
“ I have lots of ways of making 10! 5 and 5 makes 10 too!” Alfie

The Little Red Hen
Making Bread
We have been learning about Harvest. As part of our sessions, we have shared the story of The Little Red Hen. We had great fun making our own bread! We even had the chance to share it with our families and friends.

Stay and Learn Sessions
Thank you to all the parents who came along to our ‘stay and learn’ sessions in Reception. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to learn alongside your child, whilst gaining a greater understanding on your child’s school experience. See you next time!

Exploring Capacity
We have been using the language of capacity in maths.
“This one is full!” Devin
“Mine is still empty!” Arthur

Exploring Our Senses
During the final week of this half term, Reception have been exploring their five senses:
Sight: Comparing eye colour; designing and making glasses
Hearing: Playing sound lotto; creating music using a computer programme; making musical instruments.
Smell: Identifying mystery smells
Taste: Making Bread; learning about how to keep our mouths healthy.
Touch: Investigating the different textures of materials; printing with paint

We have had great fun!

What an exciting first half term. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Enjoy your holiday!

Autumnal Maths
This week we have been measuring mass using balance scales. We have been using the words ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter’ to compare the weight of conkers.
“The two sides are balanced” Flynn
“This one’s heavier” Charlie







Helping the Three Little Pigs
We received a letter from the Three Little Pigs asking for our help; their brick house is far too small for them so they wanted us to design some more wolf-proof houses.

We worked in pairs to design and make a house, before testing them with a huffing, puffing, wolf-like hairdryer!

Handa’s Surprise
This week we have started to look at the stories about Handa. The story of Handa’s Hen helped us to order numbers correctly and begin to write them, identifying ‘more’ or ‘less’.
As part of our work on Handa’s Surprise, we had the chance to taste some of the fruits and decide which one was our favourite. We then created a pictogram.

“ Pineapple has the most” Bella
“Pineapple and Banana are almost the same!” Jake
“We need to find one more to make Banana the same as Pineapple” Finlay

What a fun fortnight!
Reception have made an excellent start at Harbury Primary School.
We have been focusing on the story of Mrs Honey’s Hat with the children having the opportunity to encounter things from each part of the story during Busy Learning Time.
They have been encouraged to explore each of the areas in our classroom, including our new mud kitchen area, working together to learn the new rules and routines.
Well done!