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Reception (The Seals)


Fortnight Beginning 6.1.20

We have had a very busy few weeks in Reception. We have been looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and had a very exciting visit. Some gold beans were left in our classroom and we watched them grow into a magnificent beanstalk! We have also created our own Jack and the Beanstalk pictures and have worked very hard to create our own rhyming beanstalk.

Following our hot seating session, the children have also used their imagination and creativity to create their own Jack and the Beanstalk masks. Coupled with this, we have really impressed our adults with our phonics and blending skills. In Maths, by using our measuring skills, we have been measuring our own feet and comparing them. Next week, we will be focusing on The Three Little Pigs and building our very own houses. We are very excited!


Fortnight Beginning 25.11.19 


We have had a very busy few weeks in Reception. We have been working very hard in Maths, focusing on number recognition and ordering numbers correctly. This takes a lot of concentration! In Phonics, we have been trying our best and impressing our adults with our knowledge of initial sounds in words. We have to listen very carefully! The children have also begun looking at the meaning of advent and this will continue for the next few weeks. We have been excited about our special treat at the end of each day. Children are chosen to unwrap a new special book for each day in December. We really enjoy sharing a book at the end of the day!




Fortnight Beginning 11.11.19

We have had a very exciting time in Reception over the last few weeks. We have been looking at Goldilocks and The Three Bears. The children have been trying very hard to sequence the story correctly and we have even made our own ‘special bear porridge’. It was very yummy! The children have been really impressing the adults with their number work and we have been using Numicon to help us recognise numerals to 10. During Nursery Rhyme Week, we focused on Humpty Dumpty and we even had to investigate how Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall! Mr Bedford and the Year 5 Mini Police helped us with our investigations. The Mini Police asked us lots of questions about what had happened to Humpty Dumpty and we were able to answer confidently.


Fortnight Beginning 14.10.19 

In Reception, we have had a busy few weeks! The children have been really impressing the adults with their growing independence and following instructions. We have been learning lots of new information about the festival of Diwali and have made our own Rangoli patterns using chalk, fresh flowers and 2D shapes. We have had lots of discussions about staying safe on Bonfire Night and have even made our own firework cookies. They were delicious! The children have also enjoyed making their own firework paintings using paint and glitter. Next week, we are going to be looking at traditional tales and the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

Fortnight Beginning  30.09. 19

In Reception, we have finished our work on Autumn and the Harvest Festival. The children have had lots of fun and can share some fantastic pieces of information. To finish our work we looked at our Artsmark Artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo who is famous for making artwork from fruit and vegetables. The children had fun creating their own artwork using various vegetables discussed in our topic work. We have also been exploring our maths resource, numicon, and using it to find out about different numbers.



Week Beginning 16.09.19

In Reception, we have been learning all about the season, Autumn. The children have been having class discussions to talk about what they already know. We have also been learning lots of new information from sharing information books or watching video clips. We have been answering the question ‘Why do leaves fall off trees?’ to show our understanding about Autumn. We have also made some artwork using our hands to make our own autumnal picture. Next week we’re going to be learning all about animals that hibernate and the festival of ‘Harvest’.


Week beginning 02.09.19

In Reception, the children have impressed us all with how well they are settling into school life at Beacon Primary Academy. They are becoming more and more familiar with the routines and expectations and are working very hard to show us how amazing they are. Our first PE lesson was even more spectacular! All of the adults could not believe how good they were at following instructions and getting changed! Well done Reception, keep it up!