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Reception October 2020

 

We have had a brilliant first half term in reception and are incredibly proud of how the children have settled into life at Aston Clinton School. They have enjoyed exploring their new learning environments, inside and out, forming new friendships and becoming more independent. The children have embraced the new routines and enjoy working together.

Our day always starts by developing our fine motor skills through dough disco. We move our fingers to lots of different tunes. We have been busy learning phase 2 phonics sounds and the children are doing really well at recognising them and their matching actions. We have already learnt about lots of exciting topics and are looking forward to covering many more next half term.

We started with ‘Me and My World’ and this gave us a great opportunity to discover more about the children’s personalities. Each week, we have linked our learning to a book which started with ‘The Colour Monster’. Through this book we learnt more about different feelings and how and when we express these. We have also read ‘Elmer’, ‘The Jolly Postman’, ‘Funnybones’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and we are finishing the half term with ‘Leaf Man’ and ‘Seasons come and Seasons Go’.

So far in our provision our role play has included, a post office, hospital, fruit and vegetable stall and a supermarket. We have some budding doctors, receptionists and cashiers amongst our children! The children have loved taking their learning outside, creating all sorts of concoctions in our new sandpit, including making cakes and building volcanos.

To develop their mark making skills we have been writing our sounds of the day in all sorts of exciting ways, from mud painting to chalk writing and good old-fashioned pen and paper!  

In Maths the children have explored numbers to 5, sorting and comparing groups of objects and have started a new topic of finding one more. During our exploring time children have been comparing shapes, colours, length and capacity.

We have all been artists and creators this term, exploring and mixing colours, printing with fruits and vegetables and making leaf art animals. The children have loved getting messy in the process.

We are really enjoying teaching the reception children and can’t wait to see them grow and flourish over the next year. We are super proud of them!

 

 
   
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