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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy

Reception

Reception 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Busy Bees and Flamboyant Flamingos

Mrs Edgeley, Miss Boustead and Mrs Payler are looking forward to the year ahead and helping the children develop new skills in a fun and exciting learning environment, both indoors and outdoors.  We will provide opportunities for the children to be able to solve problems, understand their own and other's feelings and develop the social skills needed to learn, allowing them the confidence in their own abilities.

 

Throughout the year we will cover a selection of meaningful topics that relate to the children’s interests and experiences.  Please find below details for each term, which we will update as the year progresses.

    

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Marvellous Me!

This term the children will be talking about themselves and their families and developing friendships in the classroom.  They will have the opportunity to play games, take turns and listen to others.  Children will explore their senses through a range of activities indoor and outdoor exploring the natural world around them.  Through the use of songs and rhymes they will learn the names for different parts of their bodies.  Children will explore a range of different materials to create representations of themselves, friends and families showing a range for different emotions.

 

In maths, children will engage in a range of adult-led and child-initiated activities to support and develop their understanding and recognition of numbers to 5.

 

 

In literacy, children will take part in daily phonic sessions with a focus on phase 2.  They will be encouraged to take part in a range of mark making activities, including name writing, labelling family photos and through making a family book.

Self-Portraits

We have been finding out about ourselves, we looked closely at our faces using a mirror and talked about what we could see, we noticed our eyebrows and our eyelashes.  We looked at the colour of our eyes and our hair and then chose the correct colours to draw and paint our pictures.

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Welcome to Reception 2020 - 2021

 

 

The Busy Bees and Flamboyant Flamingo classes love to learn. 

 

Throughout the academic year we will enjoy learning new skills and developing our knowledge of the world around us.  We start in the Autumn term finding out all about ourselves, our family and our friends in the topic ‘Ourselves’ answering the question ‘What do I know about me?’ After the holidays we start a new topic 'Getting on and falling out'.  We will learn how to play nicely with others, taking turns and sharing.  We will find out the best ways to work together in groups and as a class.  We shall also be looking at different emotions and how they can make our body feel and ways to manage these emotions.  We will also be finding out about different types of celebrations we take part in such as Bonfire Night and Diwali and looking at how and why we celebrate Christmas.

 

In the Spring we will be reading lots of different traditional stories, acting out different stories, using puppets and writing a traditional story.  We will also be looking at how we can care for our world.  Looking at recycling and how we can look after each other too.  We will make observations of plants and animals and investigate how they change.  We will look at the changes that the season spring brings and how Christians celebrate Easter.

 

In the Summer term we will focus on 'Where we live'.  We will be finding out about the similarities and the differences in house and the materials they are made of.  If the final term we will be sharing stories from around the world.  We will compare where we live with others places around the world.  We will also have the opportunity to write our own stories.  We will also be learning about summer and how the environment changes.

 

We are very lucky to have our own outdoor area in reception which we access daily.

 

These are our topics for this year:

  • Ourselves – What do I know about me?
  • Getting on and falling out.
  • Traditional Stories
  • Our world - How can we look after our planet?
  • Where we live.
  • Stories around the world.

Self portraits using paint by R1

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Self portraits using pencil by R1

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Welcome to Reception 2019 - 2020

 

 

The Busy Bees and Flamboyant Flamingo classes love to learn. 

 

Throughout the academic year we will enjoy learning new skills and developing our knowledge of the world around us.  We start in the Autumn term finding out all about ourselves, our family and our friends in the topic ‘Ourselves’ answering the question ‘What do I know about me?’ After the holidays we start a new topic on toys.  We will share our favourite toys and compare toys including new and old.  We will also be finding out about different types of celebrations we take part in such as Bonfire Night and Diwali and  we will be celebrating at Christmas with our very own Christmas Production!!!!

 

In the Spring we will be reading lots of different traditional stories, acting out different stories, using puppets and writing a traditional story.  We will also be looking at how we can care for our world.  Looking at recycling and how we can look after each other too.  We will look at the changes that the season spring brings and how Christians celebrate Easter.

 

In the Summer term we will focus on the topic growing.  We will be finding out  how plants grow, how to look after them and be planting our own plants.  We will also look at how animals grow, such as frogs and caterpillars.  If the final term we will be sharing our favourite books and explaining the reasons why we enjoy them so much.  We will also be learning about summer and how the environment changes.

 

We are very lucky to have our own outdoor area in reception which we access daily.

 

These are our topics for this year:

  • Ourselves – What do I know about me?
  • Toys – What are our favourite toys?
  • Traditional Stories
  • Caring for our world - How can we look after our planet?
  • Growing – How do we look after plants?
  • Favourite books – What are our favourite books?

Chinese New Year Celebrations 20th January 2020

Key Strings December 2019

Autumn

We have been enjoying the nice weather and have been outside looking for signs of autumn.

 

We collected leaves and made autumn crowns and leaf suncatchers.

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