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WELCOME TO OUR NEW CHILDREN WHO WILL BE STARTING SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2015
Money, money, money, counting pirate booty!!
The Pirates of Redhills School!!
Welcome back after half term me hearties! During the first two weeks of June our little Cherries have been having a wonderful time being Pirates, dressing up, exploring, hunting for treasure, making a beautiful mermaid collage, a pirates ship, treasure maps, singing songs and thoroughly enjoying themselves. We've even walked the plank during a special Pirate themed PE session!!!
Enjoying the most of the weather in our newly extended outside area - loads of fun!!
Our wonderful excursion to Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre - 12 May 2015
Petting the Donkeys in the Barn
Horse Riding in the Arena
Buster the Bruiser - Shire Horse
Pets Corner with Tia the Rex Rabbit, Ginger the Guinea Pig and Mouse
After a fantastic day, the snoring begins!!
Welcome back for the Summer term!!
We have been investigating everything, well as much as we can, about snails. Children have enjoyed being snails and exploring different methods of travel, balance and movement. Observational drawings and collages have been created using 'straight' and 'curvy' lines.
We have also been using a variety of materials to explore our number bonds to 10.
Investigating & making observational drawings of snails and their trails (straight and curvy lines)
How much fun did the cherry snails have moving and balancing like a snail?!
WEEK COMMENCING 23 MARCH 2015
This week we have been discussing the Easter Story and the topic of New Life.
The children have been getting creative and designing wonderful Easter bonnets and posters for the whole school competition.
With the help of Mr Rees, the pupils of both Foundation classes have been planting potatoes and shallots within the Foundation Stage Vegetable Garden.
During numeracy our main focus has been on dividing by 2 (sharing/halving) and revisiting symmetry and repetitive pattern.
WEEK COMMENCING 16 March 2015
This week we have been reading the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and learning about life cycles - caterpillar to butterfly, tadpole to frog, egg to chicken.
We have been extremely fortunate and were able to visit one of our MTA's brood of hens and collect their eggs.
Numeracy has been based upon repetitive pattern and symmetry.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Numeracy - Symmetry and Repetitive Pattern
Red Nose Day - Friday 13 March 2015.
Week Commencing 9 March 2015
This week in Foundation our topic has been Jack & The Beanstalk.
Literacy - We have been using describing words to write some super sentences relating to the story.
Children have been learning the story and retelling the tale in their own words.
Phonics - Children have been using their phonic knowledge to find digraphs within words associated to the story - Jack, Harp, Chicken etc.
Numeracy - The focus has been 'adding on' and combining together.
Planting magic beans, growing enormous beanstalks and role playing the giant!!
Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed designing, creating and playing in our Chinese Take Away role play area this week and experiencing different foods bought on our visit to The Golden Wok.
Phonics - our focus was to find digraphs within words
On Wednesday we visited our local Chinese Take Away, The Golden Wok and met 'Q' and her son. We bought some scrummy prawn crackers.
Numeracy - we are investigating 3D shape - cone, sphere and cuboids
MEDIUM TERM PLANNING SPRING 2 2015
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015 - THE YEAR OF THE GOAT
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year and the festival this year is on Thursday, 19 February 2015.
Week Commencing 2 Feb 2015
This week we have been actively challenging ourselves. The children have had a wonderful time solving problems independently and learning collaboratively.
During PPA we all became ROBOTS!!!!!
Medium Term Planning - Spring 2015
Week 12 January 2015
This week Foundation have been continuing with theme of Incy Wincy Spider in the form of non fiction texts.
We have also been focusing on digraphs - oo (short as in book), ee, or, ow.
Numeracy has been about exploring capacity - full, empty, half full / more, less, same and subtraction.
We have also been making observations of animals, looking at the similarities and differences between spiders and frogs. This linked into our Music - The Green Wide Mouthed Tree Frog.
Tree Frogs & The Green Wide Mouthed Tree Frog
Incy Wincy's Spiders Web - children had great fun making this strong, sticky web
Foundation enjoying their Spider Hunt - making observations of spiders and webs
Week Commencing 5 January 2015
This week Foundation have been learning to count accurately, to understand the value of 8, finding the total, using language related to addition eg altogether/makes/add and recording pictorially.
We have also learnt the rhyme Incy Wincy Spider, children have been sequencing corresponding pictures, reading related text and writing part of the rhyme.
Our Letters & Sounds objective was to recognise and read 6 new tricky words from Phase 3 - we, be, me, he, she, was and in addition our Phonic sounds were ai, oo, er.
Recognising the number 8 and recording pictorally
Medium Term Planning Autumn 2014/2015
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The Reception Blog
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Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.