Welcome to Rio Class 2019/20
We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of the new reception children to Jubilee School in September. Our Class name is Rio, and we are excited to meet you all properly. We will be having lots of fun and learning lots of wonderful things! We have an indoor and outdoor classroom to explore!
Get ready to make lots of new friends!
First, enjoy the lovely long summer holidays - we look forward to hearing all about it!
Reception Team xxx
Summer 2 - Our Final Half Term Together!
We have had so much fun this half term. The weather has been glorious and everyone has been in very high spirits! So much learning has taken place both inside and outside! Our class topic, 'Amazing Animals' has been a huge hit and all the children (and teachers!) have loved learning about the different animals family groups. What is your favourite animal???
In English, we have been reading animals stories and making up animal poems and rhyming strings! it has been a lot of fun. We have also been writing lists of the different animals groups such as pets, farm animals, mythical creatures and jungle animals to name but a few.
In Maths, we have been counting beyond 30, and even counting in 10s, 5s and 2s! We have been looking closely at time and the clock. As always we count all the time and have been talking about doubles! We are all amazing mathematicians.
Summer 1 in Rio Class!
Its very hard to believe we are fast approaching our final term together in Reception! It may have been a short half term, but we have packed it full of learning and fun! Our class topic, People Who Help us has been an excellent starting point for writing, number work and lots of very deep and meaningful conversations! What do you do to help others?
English - In English we have been looking at a range of different books about people who help us. We have looked at fiction and non fiction stories. We even looked at art from the past, connected to nurses. We all did some extended writing about what was happening in the paintings. We have also looked at alliteration of our names and colours! We continue our phonics journey by looking closely at spelling words by sounding them out. We have learnt that not all words can be sounded out, some have to be remembered.
In Maths, as well counting beyond 30, we have been looking at all aspects of time; looking at clocks, watches and other time pieces, timing how longs things take - e.g. how long it takes the children to run around the play ground counting out loud or using a stop watch, and looking at the passage of time - using vocabulary linking to the past, present and future.
All of the children in Rio class took part in a bridge building activity. They had to build a bridge that went across a long winding river. Not only was it lots of fun, but it showed the amazing skills and imagination of the children! The ideas where amazing!
Our final term in Reception will be so much fun! We hope the weather means a lot of our learning can be taken outdoors, as this helps keeps us as active as possible. Our topic will be Amazing Animals, which will know will capture the attention and the hearts of the children!
Have a wonderful May half term Rio class xxxxx
It's the Summer term in Rio Class!
Come and see the amazing progress of the children of Rio class! The Spring term was so much fun, and we all learnt so much. We thoroughly enjoy focusing a lot of our learning on dinosaurs! By thinking about our prehistoric friends, we have seem wonderful progress in talking and imaginative skills - absolutely brilliant!
In English we have been looking at and reading lots of Dino based stories. We voted ,and our favourite was Harry and his Bucket full of Dinosaurs! This, along with other books helped us extend our writing, and think about building sentences! Well done Rio Class!
In maths, we have been thinking about harder adding sums, and practical take away ideas. Dinosaurs have helped us all improve our positional language understanding and talk freely about height, weight and other measures. e.g. which dinosaur has the longest neck? Which one is the lightest? It really is a wonderful topic for drawing out brilliant, clever vocabulary!
The Summer term will be just as much fun! We will continue to prepare the children for the big step up to year 1, but intend to make the most of our last term together! It will be the best yet!
Our new topic will be we 'People who help us' and we will immerse the children in lots of practical, fun learning to do with the superheroes that walk among us! It will be lots of fun!
Enjoy all the family time May has to offer! Let's make every second count in this final EYFS term!
Mrs Washbrook x
Welcome to the Spring Term in Rio Class...
What a busy half term we have had! Our topic has been Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes and we have had so much fun learning and rethinking about the stories and songs we know so well. We have been able to inject our topic in to all of our learning and have been doing maths, PE, art, science and English centred around our favourite characters.
In English and phonics we have been...
- describing fancy shoes for 'The elves and the shoemaker'
- thinking about feelings of characters in 'Jack and the beanstalk'
- writing in speech bubbles
- changing the words to the 'Humpty Dumpty' rhyme
- writing our own fairy tales
In maths we have been...
- measuring! we have been using cubes, rulers, tape measures, metre sticks and string to measure ourselves, objects in our class, the giants feet, and how tall we all are.
- thinking about capacity in the water tray and with pom poms.
- counting beyond 10, and 20
- using the gingerbread man to help us with our number bonds of 10
As well as all of this, we have made beautiful art work, to display in our classroom! We know that art is for everyone and we have enjoyed looking at works of art by other artists - master pieces and modern art. It has given us so much to talk about!
We are looking forward to the second half of the spring term... Our topic will be...
have a lovely half term break!
Mrs Washbrook x
Come and see the Continuing Learning Journey of Rio class...
This half term has been a fantastic one in Rio class! All the excitement of Christmas has made Learning even more fun! We have been using our phonics to write letters to Father Christmas, make lists, and write cards to our family and friends, to name but a few!!
In maths, we have begun counting past 10, and even past 20! We have been doing lots of Christmas maths activities, including wrapping up numercon, different shapes and talking about advent calendars!
Our next topic in Rio class will be...
Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes! This is a really fun topic, with so much Learning to be done across all areas of our curriculum!
We we thank you for your continued support with your child's learning and development! We are very privileged to be working with them!
Have an amazing Christmas!
Come and See the Learning Journey of Rio Class...
Our first half term together in Rio class (Autumn 1) has been so much fun! All of the children have settled in beautifully and we know they have really been enjoying their learning! Our class topic 'Me, Myself and I' has been a great success and we learnt so much about each other! The children have been thinking about their favourite things and their emotions. They have been showing kindness and consideration to others and we know this will carry on across the year!
We have been looking at numbers up to 20, and 2 and 3D shapes! We have zoomed through our phonics and have learnt all of our single sounds and have moved on to the digraphs already!
We have been looking closely at the stories by Julia Donaldson and have been writing and thinking about potions, and rhymes and so many other things!!
We know that Autumn 2 will be fantastic too... Lets get ready to think about 'Terrific Toys' and dare I say it...
Well done on a wonderful settling in period Rio class...
Mrs Washbrook xxx
A very warm welcome to the new children and families of Rio Class 2018/19!
Our home visits are done, our pencils are sharpened and the toys are ready...
We are so excited to welcome all of the new children into our wonderful learning environment! We hope you are full of news of your long summer holiday and are ready for lots of learning and most importantly fun at big school. All of the children and staff at Jubilee are looking forward to making you feel very welcome! There will be lots of names to learn but we know you will all be experts soon enough! Keep an eye on our class page, we will update it regularly.
Let's get learning!
Mrs Washbrook, Class Teacher
Welcome to the Rio class Page!
Our topic this half term has been Amazing Animals... To celebrate this we have based a lot of our learning around animals, and even visited Godstone Farm! But that's not all... We have progressed so much with our learning this half term, and have made some brilliant memories! This has been a very fast term! Take a look at some of our highlights...
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!