Year R

Welcome to Reception
Please click below for the Project Map for Terms 1 and 2.
Reception Class had a fantastic trip to the Valley of the Dinosaurs at Wookey Hole on Wednesday 14th November. The children were very well behaved and had lots of fun interacting with the resources. A real credit to the school. A big thank you to the parent helpers who kindly came on the trip. We look forward to our next off site learning experience soon.
On a very wet December morning we walked down to the post box and posted our letters off to Father Christmas. If any families would like to see our amazing letters, a copy of each one is hung up in the classroom. Thank you again to all the kind parents that helped us walk down on what turned out to be a very soggy experience!!!
Tuesday 4th December
Well done Reception Class in the Nativity Dress Rehearsal. You were all amazing. Very proud. Your families are in for a real treat tomorrow afternoon and on Thursday morning.
We are so pleased with how the children are bringing their sound pots to school each day having practised recognising them at home. Use the sounds to make words with 2 or 3 sounds now such as: at in cat got sat map tap pin as we have been making these using the magnetic letters during phonics time in class.
Mary the hen came to visit our class whilst we told the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. 
The pictures show us looking at the ears of wheat, planting some grains of wheat to grow in class and grinding grains of wheat in a grinder to make our own flour!
Very excitingly, Mary has laid some eggs which we are incubating in our class! We have been looking after the eggs in the incubator and checking that they have enough water, and that they are warm enough and we will be able to find out next week if they will hatch.
Exciting News Everyone!
We have had 4 chicks hatch from their eggs in the last 24 hours, and we are enjoying observing their similarities and differences and how they are learning to peck their food and drink their water. We learned how to segment and blend the word 'peck' as a part of our phonics time today using the magnetic letter boards.
Sleepy chicks video
Everyone enjoyed their cuddle with the baby chicks today!
At morning playtimes we enjoy playing on the bikes, trikes and scooters.
We needed to print some hand prints for our 'Welcome' display!

Please click below to find a copy of the information shared at the All About Reception meeting:

Recommended Links to Learning:
Online Safety
Click the link below to find ways to share with young children how they can stay safe when they are online:
Click on the link below to take you to the National Online Safety website. Here you can download parent guides about popular apps and games.
Use the link here to download the correct way to pronounce each letter sound that we are learning, and to sing the song and do the action to help you remember each new sound:
Other resources to support Literacy:
Support your child with Mathematical Development: