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Reception – Robin and Wren Class

 Welcome to Year R!

Teachers: Mrs Claire Millard (Early Years Leader), Mrs Susie Christer, Miss Liz Collins, Mrs Wendy Kaye, Mrs Becs Corlett

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) : Mrs Liza Raper,  Miss Becky Deegan,

Miss Karen Snowden

Autumn Term 2017
Well done Wrens and Robins for enjoying your first full week in school, including lunch! We have continued to enjoy exploring indoors and outdoors. We have also started our phonics, learning the letter sounds s, a and t.  We have enjoyed lots of activities linked to these phonemes including drawing and painting our home grown sunflowers, making delicious stewed apple and exploring teabags and tractor tracks! Take a look at our photos below.

Another wonderful week for us all! The children have brought home their Reading Record and a book to share at home. Please write in the record when you have read the book and feel free to change it for a new one in the corridor outside Robin Class.

Take a look at our photos from this week, showing some of our learning through play.

A very warm welcome to all our new Robins and Wrens who have joined us! What a great first week we have had, exploring our classrooms, making friends and trying new things. Take a look at the slideshow of pictures to see what we have been up to.
Good Luck to all our Robins and Wrens moving onto Year 1! What an amazing first year you have had at Wooteys, we look forward to following your learning journey through the school.
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Summer Term 2017

Book Week

 

What a wonderful week we have had! We began with a staff performance of 'Anna Hibiscus' Song' which inspired our learning for the week. We have learnt to count to 10 in Swahili, tasted mango, learnt different drumming beats, visited Alton Library and created an example of Batik. We finished the week by dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing our learning with the school in a special assembly.

Transition to Year 1

 

The children have been talking a lot about their new Year 1 teachers and classrooms. We are exploring trying something new and understanding this change in the best way we know how- play! Our role play corner has been changed into a 'Year 1 classroom'. The children have been playing and teaching each other, enjoying being in role as Miss Thompson and Miss Hall.

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Another busy week!

What a lot of fun play and learning we have done this week...

 

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Visit from Mr Weir

 

The children were delighted to have a visit from Mr Weir this week. We used this opportunity to ask him all sorts of questions:

 

"Are you having lots of barbecues?"

"Have you been on holiday?"

"Do you miss us?"

 

The answer to all was a huge "yes!"

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Visit to Eggars

The children had an amazing visit to Eggars this week. We took part in drawing activities, a secret location hunt, a drumming workshop and watched 'The Lions of Zululand'  singing and dancing. The children loved every minute, and were great at walking there and back. Thanks again to all our helpers for making this trip possible and to Eggars for the warm welcome and the tasty ice lollies at snack time!

Scarecrow competition

 

Robins and Wrens had great fun thinking about, designing and creating our Lego Man card-swap scarecrow for the Alton in Bloom scarecrow competition. Take a look at our pictures below, we are very proud of the certificate we won for our Wootey group entry.

Shape, Number and Pattern Walk

 

Today we enjoyed our Shape, Number and Pattern walk in the local area. We were amazed by how many shapes we found, maths really is all around us! The children became expert shape detectives and were eagerly talking about and describing what they could see. Huge thanks to all the helpers who came with us, we couldn't have done it without you. 

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In the afternoon we looked at photos from our walk and began to wonder how many shapes we could find in our outdoor area. The children took iPad's to record what they found, whilst others enjoyed making shapes on the Geoboards with elastic bands. Why not have a shape hunt around your house, then tell your parents and teachers what you were able to find.

Number Facts

 

This week the children have been really enjoying Maths. The children chose to explore the Numicon and different ways of using the Numicon to fill a 100 board. We have also looked at Part-Whole relationships, e.g.

5 is the whole.

2 is a part, 3 is a part.

5 is the whole.

 

Why not try this at home? You could use bricks, sweets or teddies to try splitting numbers in different ways.

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Location, Location, Location

 

This term our topic is 'Location, Location, Location'. We are busy making plans for all the things we would like to learn, and the places we would like to visit. Click on the link below to visit 'Simple City' on Purple Mash. You may need the login details that were emailed out, or ask a member of staff if you have forgotten them!

Chicks

 

The children have been thrilled to have the opportunity to hatch chicken eggs in the classroom. Awe and wonder has prevailed as we've watched the whole incredible process from egg to chick!

 

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Numberblocks

 

All the children have enjoyed watching Numberblocks on Cbeebies, and really benefitted from the excellent mathematical imagery and modelling the series provides. Click the links below to enjoy and learn more at home 

 

Spring Term 2017
Our topic for the Spring Term is 'Once Upon A Time'. Take a look at the curriculum leaflet below for more information.

Here is a slideshow of our learning in the Spring Term

Autumn Term 2016
In the Autumn Term we enjoyed our topics of Knowing Me, Knowing You, Nursery Rhymes and Farmyard Hullabaloo. We also had time to explore Autumn and Harvest themes before the fun of Christmas.

Here is a slideshow of some of our learning from the Autumn Term

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