Category: reception

This Week in Reception

Ramadan and EidWe are learning to, “Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.” (Development Matters 2021) Mrs Shaz came to speak to us about Ramadan and Eid. We learnt that during Ramadan, Muslims fast during the hours of daylight and are able to eat before the sun comes up …

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This Week in Reception

SUMMER FUN Mindfulness Mondays Continuing with our theme of Summer Fun we have started to learn about the artist Edgar Degas. We have looked at some of his work and considered the similarities and differences of the beach and seaside views he painted. The children are learning to, “explore, use and refine a variety of …

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World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April each year and we have enjoyed learning about Penguins this week.  ( Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things Development Matters, 2021). Tied in with our learning about sleep we learnt some very interesting facts about penguins. …

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This Week in Reception

Pushing and pulling has been our theme of the week. Last week we shared with you the story of “Stuck in the Mud,” by Pie Corbett. This week we have started to innovate the story by changing the animals who are pulling Daisy out. In our Child Initiated Learning we have been pushing and pulling …

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This week in Reception

We have had  a very busy start to the Summer Term. We have been enjoying the sunshine this week and making the most of going outside during our Child Initiated Learning. In our Forest lessons this week we celebrated Earth Day by talking about the process of foods coming from farms to forks. We also …

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Understanding pronouns: ‘they’ and ‘their’.

This year as a school we are working on supporting pupils ability to communicate effectively with one another. One of the ways in which we are addressing this is through the use of the Wellcomm® Screening Tool. This tool provides us with useful teaching strategies and tips for scaffolding pupil talk, language use and comprehension. …

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This week in Reception

We have had another busy couple of weeks in Reception! In Literacy, we have been innovating the story Handa’s Surprise. We thought of our own fruit that Edgar and Zippy could put in their baskets.  We created a bar chart using our ideas to decide on the most popular fruits. We spent time rehearsing the …

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April, Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child and each year we love taking the time to celebrate our military children here at Merry Hill. Service children can face challenges with parents in the armed forces. Yet these children are also an amazing asset to families, schools and the local community. The Month of the …

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Global Green Citizens

The children in Reception have been working hard to, “Explore the natural world around them,” (Development Matters 2021). We have been learning about the importance of looking after the environment and the part we can play  in caring for our planet. This week we have taken time to observe birds in our environment. In our …

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Our first Pen Disco!

We are learning to “Develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient,” (Development Matters 2021). On Friday the Reception children were very excited to have a pen disco! Doing this encourages the development of fine motor skills and pencil grip. Each week we will choose a different pattern to aid …

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