Reception Blog & Christmas Video - Autumn Term 2

Date: 17th Dec 2021 @ 10:10am

This half term the weather has got colder but this hasn’t stopped Reception enjoying our outdoor area. The children are using the outdoor space incredibly well and are developing their physical, imaginative, speaking, listening and social skills whilst they play.

Children have been working hard on developing their fine motor skills. They have been busy building models in the DT area, using tweezers to pick up small objects and threading using beads and pipe cleaners. Furthermore, the children have been working extremely hard using a pencil. Cursive letter formation is being taught and children are encouraged to write in all areas of the classroom. Handwriting; using paint, sand, play dough and glass beads has been enjoyed by the whole class and will continue through the spring term. The children are growing in confidence when writing simple words and sentences and are working hard on segmenting a word in order to spell.
Children are now reading on a daily basis. They are developing their blending skills in order to read simple words and sentences. Reading books will continue to be sent out. Please continue to read with your child throughout the week and return your child’s book by Wednesday so a new one can be sent out on Friday. Thank you for your continued support.
In maths, we have explored the numbers from one to ten. The children have really enjoyed investigating numbers practically, using musical instruments and exploring and finding different ways to make a number using Numicon I.e 6+3+1=10. The children are developing their 1:1 counting skills and continued support at home is much appreciated.
We have had two fantastic student teachers working in reception this half term. The children have developed super relationships with Miss McGuinness and Miss Donaldson and we will be sad to see them go now their placements are over. We wish Miss McGuinness and Miss Donaldson the best of luck in their teaching careers.
Tapestry is now a well-established way of communication. We hope you love it as much as we do! Please continue sending in photos and video observations of your child, this will enable us to achieve a well rounded picture of each individual child. As always, if you have any questions or need any support in using Tapestry then please speak to a member of the Reception team.
Children have made super progress this half term. We look forward to helping them grow and develop in the Spring term.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Team Reception