Around the World
In Reception we love exploring the world map! We have been reading stories about different animals from around the world and finding out which part of the world they can be found. Did you know that dung beetles can be found anywhere is the world, except Antartica? 
Class Read
This week we will be reading the story 'Cops and Robbers'. Press the image below to share the story at home.
Exploring Length
In our Maths lesson we have been exploring length. As part of our new learning we rolled out pieces of play dough and compared the length of each piece using the language longer and shorter. The children were each give a piece of ribbon to compare with their friends. 
Sentence Structure
My ribbon is longer than your piece of ribbon.
My ribbon is shorter than your piece of ribbon.
You could try this activity at home!
 Class Read
This week we will be reading the story Burglar Bill. Please press on the book below to share the story at home.
Autumn Planting
In Reception we have been getting our garden ready for the spring! We bought some bulbs and found out that they needed to be planted in the season of autumn. We have buried them deep in the soil and we cannot wait to see them grow! 
This half term we have been finding out about Diwali, the festival of light. We looked at how people celebrated Diwali and traditional customs including, creating rangoli patterns, lighting up our home corner and taking part in traditional Indian dancing. 
Who will win the fantasy figure race?
Reception were super excited to see the new game in our Maths area today. They had to choose a figure from our fantasy characters and roll the dice to see how many spaces they could move. You could try playing this game at home, all you need is a dice, a grid and a few toys!
Super Sound Work
What fantastic writing from one of Reception children! Don't forget to attend our Phonic workshop next week to find out how to effectively support your child at home. 
Sign Your Name 
Reception love their new construction area and this morning they were eager to sign their name so they could begin to build. We are super impressed with their name writing skills! 
Sssh! Don't wake Mr Bear!
This half term we have been finding out about  Autumn. This week we learnt how the change in season affects animals and that some need to hibernate during the cold winter months. We met Lightening the tortoise who is busy preparing for her long winter sleep. 
Leaf Man
These two girls enjoyed listening to the story Leaf Man and they decided to draw a map for him to travel around. They came up with different places he could travel to and included prepositional language to describe how he travelled, including over trees and around the mountains. The girls both wrote their names on the map and used their phonic to label the different places he visited.
What is the same? What is different?
This week in Maths we have been looking at numbers within six. In partners the children took turns to roll the dice and recreate the number of dots using cubes. The children were encouraged to look at the number of cubes and say how the sets were different.
"Five is more than two because five has more cubes."
What big eyes you have!
Reception have thoroughly enjoyed retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood this week. The children came into school to find claw prints inside the home corner and decided a wolf must have visited the classroom! We listened to the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood and then using the costumes spent time acting out the story. 
Who has been sneaking around our classroom this week?
Welcome to Reception 2021- 2022
This will be our Class Blog Page and we will be sharing all the wonderful learning that takes place in Reception this year. This will be a great way for you to find out about what the children have been learning about and will also give you some ideas for how you can support your child at home. 
We cannot wait to get started!