Summer Term 1 - Thinking about People Who help Us!
This half term has been so much fun! We have been talking about all the different people who help us at school, at home, and in an emergency! We have looked at how our families help us, and how we can help others. We have done lots of writing and have made excellent progress with our finger spaces, capital letters and full stops! We have looked at some wonderful stories this half term, including Freddie and the Fairy, and A Squash and a Squeeze, both by Julia Donaldson. We all loved walking to the library, and now know how to borrow a book from the Librarian (who said what a well behaved class we were!). We look forward to going back again each week in Summer 2.
In maths, we have been thinking about bigger numbers. We are able to add 2 groups together, and understand that taking away makes a number smaller. We have also been thinking about 3D shapes. We completed a shapes walk and spotted the different ones in our environment.
We are so proud of how our class assembly went, and we hope all those who came to watch enjoyed our performance! What an achievement! We worked very hard on making it just right. We hope you agree that our singing and dancing was fabulous!
As always we have done so many wonderful things in Rio class - painting, writing, singing, dancing building, reading and thinking to name but a few... Above all we have been having fun, imagining, learning and being kind to each other.
I am very very proud of you Rio Class...
Mrs Washbrook x
Spring Term 2
Our learning this half term has been fantastic! All children have made wonderful progress and have been having so much fun along the way. Our class topic, ‘Big Roar! Here Come the Dinosaurs!’ has given all the children the opportunity to show us their fantastic memories and understanding of our prehistoric friends! We have been reading about, naming and even drawing different dinosaurs. I have no doubt that we have some future palaeontologists in Rio class!
We thought about the Suffragette Movement on the anniversary of the first female allowed to vote. We agree that ALL people should have equal rights! We made sashes and went on a march around the school shouting 'Votes for Women'. Our ancestors would be very proud of us!
One of the biggest things to happen to all of the children in Rio Class, came curtesy of the Beast from the East! We had a fantastic time playing together in the snow before the school closure. I hope the children had as much fun playing at home as they did in our playground! We discuss how the last time we had snow was just over 5 years ago, when the children were either tiny babies or not even born! This made the experience all the more special!
In English, the children have continued to take part in book based learning activities, centred on some of our favourite texts, such as Harry and the Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, The Gruffalo and Owl Babies. We have also been thinking about writing sentences and lists. One of my favourite things to do in Rio class is to stand back and watch the children transfer what they have learnt on the carpet into their play. We have the most creative and imaginative minds in our class…
Maths has seen all the reception children tackle harder subtraction problems, as well as counting beyond 20, patterns and capacity. We have also spend some time looking at coins, and the different values of coins. The children have had a lot of fun playing shops, and have been building and setting up their own shops during their play! We have also spend some time looking at measuring! We have used rulers, tape measures and metre sticks!
We can’t wait to see what our final term together holds. Time really does fly when you are having fun! Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter holiday! Happy egg hunting!
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Congratulation to the winners of our Easter Bonnet Competition!
Well done to all who entered!
Spring 1 in Rio Class.
This half term has been a lot of fun for the children of Rio class. Our classroom topic of ‘Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes’ has been so interesting for the children. It’s really eye opening to hear their knowledge of different stories and songs. During PE in the hall we have been playing traditional ‘ring’ games such as Ring-a-Roses, Duck, Duck, Goose, There was a Princess Long Ago and Oranges and Lemons. Outside we have been thinking about the effect of exercise on our bodies by running in big spaces, and also in limited space. We learnt how to dodge, and move our bodies so not to hurt others.
I can’t express how proud I am the progress the children have made in English. Most children are writing beautifully now, and can write their name in a recognisable way. Some are even writing simple and tricky sentences! Our daily phonics session in a pleasure to teach and we are zooming through the phases 3 phonics at a very fast rate. The children love learning their phonics with Geraldine the Giraffe and are able to apply their knowledge to their reading, writing and speaking.
Maths has been so much fun this half term. Jack and the Beanstalk helped us with our measuring and estimating, whilst the Gingerbread Man helped us to understand ordinal number! We have continued to strengthen our number knowledge and excellent progress can be seen in most children.
I am very proud of you all Rio class. You continue to impress me with your cleverness. I can’t wait to see what Spring 2 brings. Have an excellent half term break.
After a short but well-earned break, Rio class came back to school ready for action. We have seen the confidence levels of the children go up such a lot and there is very rarely anything but smiles in Rio class! This half term the children have started to undertake more challenging maths tasks, such as number bonds of 5 and 10, and measuring! Christmas is always a wonderful time of year, and in Reception it is especially magical! We injected a bit of Christmas magic into every part of our day and have read endless Christmas stories, taken part in Christmas maths challenges and have danced to many, many Christmas songs. Our Christmas Production was a great success and we are so proud of the amazing confidence and joy the children showed when on stage. Well done Rio and London Classes!
2018 is an important year for the children of Jubilee Reception. In English we will be consolidating the phonics skills the children have acquired in the first term of school, using those skills more and more in our guided reading, writing and communication. We will be looking very closely at Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, both traditional and more contemporary. We will be combining fairy tales and nursery rhymes with our music sessions and PE too. In maths we will be bringing together all of the children maths skills and taking on more challenging activities to do with number, shape and space, measures and problem solving!
As well as all of this, we will continue to run, dance, keep fit and healthy, play kindly, be imaginative and learn about the fascinating world around us!
Wish Everyone a very happy and successful New Year!
The children settled fantastically into Rio class and quickly showed us how clever and creative they were. Our class topic ‘Me, myself and I’ meant that we were able to really get to know the children wants and interests, and base a lot of our classroom learning around them. We danced, sang and learnt so happily. Mrs Revers and I are very proud of the play skills the children have shown and at how keen the children are to learn! We learn in a very book based way and have read lots of amazing books to help us with our phonics skills, reading writing and imagination. One of our favourite books this help term was ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. We are also lucky to have a class of budding mathematicians! Keep it Rio class – Well done!