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Reception Chestnut



Miss A. Johnston - Teacher Miss Davies - Teaching Assistant

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Summer 1


Our Cornerstones topic this half term is 'Are Carrots Orange?' As part of this new topic we will be looking at food and where food comes from. 

In Literacy we will be looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and having a go at writing our own stories, using our phonic knowledge. 

We continue to develop our maths skills by practising our numbers to 20subtracting single digit numbers and looking at 3d shapes

We have also started our Forest Schools lessons with Mr Austin. We will be exploring the outdoor environment and taking part in lots of activities including; using tools, taking care of the environment and making artwork.


                                                                                  
  

In the news.... 

Spring 2 WOW Day 

To launch our new topic​ - Do Cows drink milk? the children came to school dressed in their 'farmer' clothes and they all looked so good! Throughout the day we learnt more about life on a farm and what animals live on a farm.  

After lunch time, we were lucky enough to speak to a real farmer from Ireland about his farm and the things he does on the farm including what animals he had. His name was Russell and he had 50 cows and 300 sheep! He said the animals sleep in a shed in the winter and outside in the summer and it only takes him 5 minutes to shear a sheep - it was very interesting to hear! Thank you for talking to us Russell.  ​
(Unfortunately due to a technology mishap, we ended up 'phoning a farmer' instead of 'facetiming a farmer' but he sent some photographs over so we could still see.) 

Spring 1

Our Cornerstones topic this half term is 'What's that sound?'

To begin our topic we had a Wow! day where we went on a sound walk around the local area. We heard lots of sounds including: cars, bicycle bells, wind in the trees and birds. We had a great time​! Back in school we drew a map and used our phonics skills to write labels of the sounds we heard. 

As part of our topic we have also been ​looking at different musical instruments and the sounds that they make. 


We continue to develop our phonics knowledge ​and have learnt many new sounds, including diagraphs (two letters that make the one sound) to help us with our reading and writing. 



In the news.... 

HELP - Seal is missing!

Oh no! Miss Davies' seal has gone missing. The children have been trying to figure out what has happened by asking 'when, why, what, where and how' questions as well as creating lots of posters so that everyone in the school can help us find her. We went on a search around the school looking for clues but we couldn't find him. We hope he is found soon - if you find him please let us know! 


Diwali 

We have been working really hard learning about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. We have been planning a party to celebrate Diwali and Bonfire Night in our writing with our teachers and have been creating our own repeating pattern headbands to help us to celebrate. We have also painted some beautiful Rangoli patterns in our art work to decorate the classroom. At the end of our learning, we have had a class Diwali celebration in which we wore our headbands and had a dance!​​

Bonfire Celebrations

Before half term, Reception were learning about People Who Help Us as part of our Cornerstones Topic - Do you want to be friends? and we talked about the emergency services and how they help us. We discussed police officers, fire officers and paramedics. To finish off this topic and related to our Bonfire Night learning, we were very lucky to be visited by a fireman. We learned lots of information about staying safe in a fire and what we can do if we see one as well as how we can ensure our houses are safe. He was very kind to allow us to try on some of his special equipment - it was lots of fun! ​

First Week of School

The children are enjoying their settling in sessions in Reception Chestnut and are starting to learn all about the routines in class including stopping when they hear the tambourine. This week the children have also been for a tour and visited all of the areas of school which was very exciting! We are very excited to spend all day in school next week. ​


Teddy Bear Picnic 

Thank you for coming to our Teddy Bears Picnic. It was lovely to see you all there and we know the children really enjoyed it! ​


​Cornerstones - Why do squirrels hide their nuts? 

To introduce our new topic, Reception went on a Welly Walk around the school grounds. We were looking for all things 'autumn' including autumnal leaves, pine cones, sticks and acorns. ​The children enjoyed collecting things with their partners and ticking off the checklist. ​