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Reception

Welcome to Reception!

 

Dear parents, carers and children,

Welcome to Reception's Class Page! Here you will be able to find out about the learning we are enjoying in school, as well as keeping up to date with important information about the class. The children have made a fantastic start in Reception and they have enjoyed becoming familiar with the classroom and school whilst having fun and making new friends. I have really enjoyed getting to know each child and look forward to the year ahead. Thank you for your support at home - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office (admin@olol.org.uk) and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Kind regards,

Miss Bennett 

Important Information

 

In Term 5  we will be taking part in Forest Skills with Mrs Hopewell every Monday. Please can children wear appropriate clothing to school with normal shoes and bring wellies in to change into. 

Kit list 

  • Long sleeved top and jumper
  • Long trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wellies or trainers (no open toe shoes)
  • Waterproof coat or other coat

PE will be taught on Thursday (outdoors). Please ensure that children are in PE uniform - it would be preferable for children not to wear earrings on PE days, however if this is not possible they should be covered in micropore tape. Please also ensure that long hair is tied back.

School Calendar

Please click on the link for all the events happening in school - Calendar

 

Find out how to support your child with reading by visiting the Phonics page. Please click on the link - Phonics

 

 

Term 5

Grimsbury Farm 

We had a busy day at Grimsbury Farm! We learnt about the quail and chicken eggs which were kept in an incubator. We fed the chickens, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits. We watched the sheep being sheared and learnt about the process. We also saw donkeys, cows and birds. At the end of the day we were able to spend some time in the park before walking back to school. It was such as wonderful day and we would like to thank the parents who helped us on the trip. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Easter Gardens 

We went outside for our Key Stage Collective Worship today and reflected on the Easter story. We then worked collaboratively with Year 1 and 2 to create an Easter Garden in mixed groups. The children were able to explain what they chose to put in their Easter Garden and why. 

OLOL Pre-School

We invited OLOL Pre-School over for a story and some singing and dancing. It was really nice to spend time with them. We have been invited to go to the pre-school to see their chicks which will extend our learning about the natural world. 

Planting 

We have been reading the stories 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'The Tiny Seed'. We planted our own beans today and we are excited to watch them grow. 

This term our focus texts include 'What the Ladybird Heard' By Julia Donaldson and 'The Tiny Seed' By Eric Carle. We will be exploring the natural world by looking closely at plants and having a go at observational drawing. We will also be visiting Grimsbury Farm and learning about different animals, including their similarities and differences. 

     

Term 4

 

Walk Against Hunger - CAFOD

Our focus class text for Term 4 is 'Supertato' By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. The children will learn to retell the story in the correct sequence and respond to the charachters, events and setting. Once the children know the story well, they will be supported to innovate it by using their imagination to change the main charachters and come up with their own story.

 

Term 3 

We The Curious 

We had a great time at We The Curious. We took part in a Dinosaur workshop where we were able to learn lots of interesting facts. We also became paleontologists and used brushes to discover fossils. We were then able to make our own fossils to take home. After we had fun exploring We the Curious.

 

Music 

In Music, we have been learning to use the glockenspiel. We have been learning to play along to traditional nursery rhymes. 

Mathematics - Exploring Zero - 0

Busy Learning!

In Term 3, Reception will be learning about the story Naughty Bus By Jan and Jerry Oke. We will immerse the children in the story by wrapping up an object and passing it around, guessing what it might be.... It's a BUS, let's play! Our play will be influenced by this book as we will turn the role play area into a Bus Station with a ticket office. The children will be able to book tickets, plan journeys and find out information about buses and trains etc. Through play we will also be able to practise using vocabulary from the story. By the end of the unit  we will write a story called the 'next adventure' as a class. The children will come up with and illustrate their own endings, including labels and captions. 

 

Term 2

Christingle Service 

We have been preparing for Christmas...

Busy Learning 

We have had lots of fun playing in our new mud kitchen. We have been making cupcakes, pies and potions.

Remembrance Day 

We learnt that on Remembrance Day we think about all of the soldiers who have fought in wars to help to keep us safe. We joined the rest of the school outside for two minutes silence. During this silence we remembered all of the soldiers that have fought in wars. We learnt that poppies are flowers that help people to remember the soldiers that have been injured or killed in lots of different wars. People wear paper poppies to show that they are thinking about the soldiers and buying poppies help to raise money to take care for soldiers and their families. We each made a poppy and put them together to make a poppy wreath which was displayed in the window at the front of the school.  

In Term 2, Reception will be reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be acting out the story using props, porridge and puppets! We will have fun trying to use different voices for each character.  We will also be talking about the plot and exploring the main problem in the story. We might choose to write our own speech bubbles for the characters in the story or create a WANTED poster for Goldilocks. 

 

 

 

Term 1

Find out what we will be learning in Term 1! 

Please click on the document attached below. 

Parent Information Presentation 13.10.21

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Busy Learning

RE

In RE, we have been learning about God's Creation and how we can look after the things that God made.  We enjoyed learning about Creation through song and dance with Year 1 and by reading the story '10 Things I Can Do To Help My World'. We also became Agents of Change! We planted flowers to keep the air clean and made Fruit Hoop Bird Feeders to help feed the birds during winter. 

 

Boxercise 

As part of our PE enrichment, we enjoyed learning how to Boxercise!

In Reception, we are reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' By Michael Rosen. We will be engaging in conversation about the story and learning lots of new vocabulary. Once we have a deep understanding of the text, we will be able to retell the story with some exact repetition and our own words. We will also make story maps to help us remember the key events. 

 

 

 

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