Welcome to Beatrix Potter class

 

Teacher: Miss James

Hello, my name is Miss James and I am the class teacher in Reception. Mrs Wilkinson works with me in Reception every day and she is fantastic! Our initial aim is to welcome the children into school by creating a fun, safe and stimulating environment which initially involves lots of creative play based learning both indoors and outside. We spend a lot of time getting to know the children and endeavour to build good relationships with each and every one of them.

  

A little bit about how we learn in Reception:

Throughout the Reception school year we like to have lots of fun and really enjoy our learning, therefore your child will enjoy an active and rich curriculum. Topics this year include Nursery rhymes and Traditional tales, Travel and Transport, Dinosaurs, Living things, Space and Sea creatures.

 

In Reception we aim to build the foundations and prepare children for the rest of their time at Scissett CE Academy and beyond. Our main focuses for this school year is to develop high quality phonics and being able to read is the most important skill children will learn. In achieving this we will send home key words and a reading book along with a reading record diary for you to comment in about your child's progress enabling us to continue the learning journey together.

 

Within the ‘Foundation Curriculum’ there are seven areas of learning these are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Communication and Language 
  • Literacy 
  • Mathematical Development 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Physical Development 
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

On-going assessment in these areas through observation and set activities, ensure we are meeting and extending the learning opportunities for your child.

 

Learning links:

 Here are some website links to help with your child’s phonics and maths skills.

 Phoneme Pop!

A brilliant and motivating way to embed the letter sounds that we are learning.

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

 

Phonics Play-interactive games

This site is split in to the different phases that we teach the children as they learn to read. You will know where your child is up to from the words they are sent home with.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm

 

Ceebeebies Alphablocks

We are using the alphablocks to help the children learn letter sounds and to understand how to read and spell words using letter sounds.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gt64l93rr9

 

Phonics Play - Pick a picture

Use the phase 2 sets 1-5 option to allow the children to practice reading tricky words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

 

100 Splat Square

The children love counting on this number square.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html

 

Top marks maths games

Interactive games to help children count and recognise numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Phonics

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How we learn in Reception

Throughout the Reception school year we like to have lots of fun and really enjoy our learning, therefore your child will enjoy an active and rich curriculum. Topics this year include Nursery rhymes and Traditional tales, Travel and Transport, Dinosaurs, Living things, Space and Sea creatures.

In Reception we aim to build the foundations and prepare children for the rest of their time at Scissett CE Academy and beyond. Our main focuses for this school year is to develop high quality phonics and being able to read is the most important skill children will learn. In achieving this we will send home key words and a reading book along with a reading record diary for you to comment in about your child's progress enabling us to continue the learning journey together.

Within the ‘Foundation Curriculum’ there are seven areas of learning these are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development  (the child’s ability to work, play and co-operate with others),
  • Communication and Language (listening, speaking, early reading and early writing skills),
  • Literacy (early reading and early writing skills),
  • Mathematical Development (the understanding of number, calculating, shape, space, measures and mathematical language),
  • Understanding the World (the world, technology, people and communities),
  • Physical Development (moving, handling, health and self-care),
  • Expressive Arts and Design (being imaginative, exploring using media and materials)

On-going assessment in these areas through observation and set activities, ensure we are meeting and extending the learning opportunities for your child.

Learning links:

Here are some website links to help with your child’s phonics and maths skills.

Jolly Phonics Songs

We use this to help the children learn songs that act as memory aids to help them recall letter sounds for reading and writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

Phoneme Pop!

A brilliant and motivating way to embed the letter sounds that we are learning.

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

Phonics Play-interactive games

This site is split in to the different phases that we teach the children as they learn to read. You will know where your child is up to from the words they are sent home with.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm

Ceebeebies Alphablocks

We are using the alphablocks to help the children learn letter sounds and to understand how to read and spell words using letter sounds.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gt64l93rr9

Phonics Play - Pick a picture

Use the phase 2 sets 1-5 option to allow the children to practice reading tricky words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

100 Splat Square

The children love counting on this number square.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html

Top marks maths games

Interactive games to help children count and recognise numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

 

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Beatrix Potter Spring 2023

Surviving and Growing

In class reception we have been busy learning about what plants need to survive and grow. We have planted our own sunflower seeds, one each to take home (which the children were very excited about!) and some to have in school and observe over a longer period of time. We have watered them every other day and placed them in a sunny position on the windowsill to give them the best chance of initial growth before we move and pot them outside when the weather gets a little warmer. Reception class have loved learning and identifying different parts of a plant and how we need to care for them to develop from seed to flower.

We have been learning about, caring for and observing 5 caterpillars that have developed and hatched into beautiful butterflies over the last 5 weeks. We’ve watched them grow from tiny caterpillars in big fluffy ones that put themselves in to the metamorphic stage and eventually wriggled out in to interestingly patterned butterflies. We placed some orange segments and banana for the butterflies to get some energy before it was time to release them in the warm sunshine which helps their wings to fly. We learned a fantastic fact that butterflies taste with their feet – did you know this?

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Animal Day

To support their topic of Living things, Reception class had a very special visit from ‘Animal Club’ who brought some scaly and furry friends along for us to meet. These included 2 bearded dragons, a snake, worms, grasshoppers, a guinea pig, a rabbit, a tortoise and even a whiptail scorpion. We enjoyed gently handling the animals whilst learning lots of different animal facts - some you would never believe!  

Balance Bike Training

Reception class have been practicing their gross motor skills with some balance bike training.  This has involved stopping, starting, steering, gliding and manoeuvring bikes around obstacles. They have all listened fantastically to the instructions given so far and had lots of fun in the process.

Potter-ing Outside

Over the last few weeks Potter class have had a great time in our outdoor learning. It has provided us to work on a larger scale using natural materials and large construction to develop skills such as exploring the composition of numbers, inspiring talk for play, investigating floating and sinking, combine gross and fine motor control and using their senses in hands on exploration.

Hot Chocolate!

As the weather has been rather icy and chilly this week, Reception's Forest School session involved some yummy hot chocolate and marshmallows to help keep us warm and enjoy the winter sunshine.

 

Dina the Dinosaur

It’s that time of year again where Reception had an egg-citing responsibility left to them – Dina the Dinosaur left a note asking us to help look after one of her eggs until it hatches….After catching it starting to hatch on the ‘classroom CCTV’  overnight on Thursday, the children paid very close attention and care and much to the children’s excitement, the egg hatched on Friday!!!! 

Fabulous Phonics

Miss James feeling very proud of the whole of Reception class this morning after a fantastic phonics lesson. Superb focus, handwriting development, spelling and sentence writing with some new (and tricky!) sounds.

Fossils

Today we have been learning about Mary Anning - a famous fossil hunter. Inspired by her work, potter class studied their very own fossils and created some beautiful artwork which captures detail, colour and shape.

Storytime

At story time today, we read the books ‘On Sudden Hill’ by Linda Sarah. It is a poignant story about feelings, friendship and working together. After our discussions and inspired by the story, children worked together to create models, machines and interesting constructions using a variety of tools and materials.

Beatrix Potter Autumn 2022

Paramedic Afternoon

Reception class had a very exciting and informative visit from Mr Von Mickwitz, a paramedic. We were very lucky to be able to see his first response car and he even turned on the flashing lights and sirens for us. He then chatted to us about his role and demonstrated how some of his equipment worked - the sick machine was a hit! The children were able to try on various items of clothing and pretend with small apparatus.  What a fantastic afternoon and a big thank you to Mr Von Mickwitz.

 

Delicious Cupcakes

Reception class have been busy following a recipe to make some
delicious cupcakes. Whilst discussing key steps and vocabulary, the children added the main ingredients to a bowl, mixed to a nice
consistency and placed a tablespoon worth into their bun case ready to cook in the oven. Once cooled they enjoyed decorating with icing and sprinkles. The taste test went down delightfully!

Construction Imagination

The children have made great use of their imagination to create a
variety of models using large and small construction both inside the classroom and in the outdoor provision.

Fantastic Fireworks

Reception class have been learning about different celebrations across the world. As bonfire night approaches this weekend, we have been learning why we celebrate it and the activities we may take part in. We have created some beautiful line drawings and print art work concentrating on pattern, shapes and colours.

Exploring Numbers

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Beatrix Potter Autumn 2022

 

Class Reception have been exploring numbers and their visual amounts. The children were challenged to throw and aim bean bags in to a hoop and encouraged to record down independently how many went inside or outside the hoop. The children really enjoyed this practical activity!

 

 

Settling In

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Beatrix Potter Autumn 2022

 

 

Phonics

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ScissettPhonicsPresentation.pptx .pptx
ScissettCEAcademyPhonicsBookletforparents.pdf .pdf

Letters

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EYFSEarlyadopterletter.pdf .pdf
ForestSchool2022ReceptionClass.pdf .pdf
ReceptionCurriculumNewsletterAutumn1.pdf .pdf
CJParentsAutumnTerm2termletter.pdf .pdf
Rec Spring 1 Newsletter.pdf .pdf
Rec Topic Letter Spring 2.pdf .pdf
Rec Summer 1 2023 Newsletter.pdf .pdf
Balance Bikes 2023.pdf .pdf

How we learn in Reception

Throughout the Reception school year we like to have lots of fun and really enjoy our learning, therefore your child will enjoy an active and rich curriculum. Topics this year include Nursery rhymes and Traditional tales, Travel and Transport, Dinosaurs, Living things, Space and Sea creatures.

In Reception we aim to build the foundations and prepare children for the rest of their time at Scissett CE Academy and beyond. Our main focuses for this school year is to develop high quality phonics and being able to read is the most important skill children will learn. In achieving this we will send home key words and a reading book along with a reading record diary for you to comment in about your child's progress enabling us to continue the learning journey together.

Within the ‘Foundation Curriculum’ there are seven areas of learning these are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development  (the child’s ability to work, play and co-operate with others),
  • Communication and Language (listening, speaking, early reading and early writing skills),
  • Literacy (early reading and early writing skills),
  • Mathematical Development (the understanding of number, calculating, shape, space, measures and mathematical language),
  • Understanding the World (the world, technology, people and communities),
  • Physical Development (moving, handling, health and self-care),
  • Expressive Arts and Design (being imaginative, exploring using media and materials)

On-going assessment in these areas through observation and set activities, ensure we are meeting and extending the learning opportunities for your child.

Learning links:

Here are some website links to help with your child’s phonics and maths skills.

Jolly Phonics Songs

We use this to help the children learn songs that act as memory aids to help them recall letter sounds for reading and writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

Phoneme Pop!

A brilliant and motivating way to embed the letter sounds that we are learning.

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

Phonics Play-interactive games

This site is split in to the different phases that we teach the children as they learn to read. You will know where your child is up to from the words they are sent home with.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm

Ceebeebies Alphablocks

We are using the alphablocks to help the children learn letter sounds and to understand how to read and spell words using letter sounds.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gt64l93rr9

Phonics Play - Pick a picture

Use the phase 2 sets 1-5 option to allow the children to practice reading tricky words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

100 Splat Square

The children love counting on this number square.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html

Top marks maths games

Interactive games to help children count and recognise numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

 

Abba Class Blog

Forest School

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Reception had a very exciting afternoon at Forest School. We came across a letter that was addressed to Class Reception. It was from ‘The Little People’. They had written to say thank you for our shelters we had built for them and they had left something for us to find in return. It was pieces of treasure for our treasure pot that they felt we had earned. It was all very exciting. Some children heard footsteps, rumbles and distant talking… but still they remain hidden…

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Forest School - Stick Raft Boats

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

ABBA class have been enjoying working in partners to create stick raft boats in their Forest School session. In their pairs they both had roles to help tie the sticks they had collected together and thread on a leaf for a sail. They than tested their raft boats in water tubs to see if they floated. It was all very exciting and almost every raft floated!

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Balance Bikes

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Reception class have had an amazing afternoon as they start their Balance Bike journey. They have learnt to start, stop and glide on their Balance Bikes. They will continue on Thursday to build on the skills they have learnt today.

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Shared Reading with Year 5

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

Each week Reception and Year 5 join together for shared reading. The children read together in small groups of 2 and 3. The children all thoroughly enjoy this time together and it's not always the Year 5 children who read to the Reception children!!

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Animal Day in Reception Class

Michelle Bennett (mbennett) on: Abba Class Blog

As part of our Living Things topic, Reception class had a very special visit from ‘Animal club’ who brought some interesting and unusual friends along for us to meet. We learnt about lots of different animals from snakes to bearded dragons and guinea pigs to rabbits. The children got to handle most animals and feel the different textures of their skin. We found the grasshoppers a little jumpy, the bearded dragons sleepy and the guinea pigs were rather cuddly.

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