Welcome to Reception
Find out what we will be learning about by viewing the Our Curriculum Map
This is the long term plan and Autumn term curriculum map for reception.
First day of school
Ronnie and Rosie
The children in Reception have been introduced to their new friends ‘Ronnie and Rosie’. The mascots love going home to spend the weekend with the children. Monday’s are very exciting in Reception because everyone gets to hear about the fun and exciting things Ronnie and Rosie have taken part in during the weekend.
Reception having fun with their Year 6 Buddies
Reception have enjoyed spending time with their Year 6 Buddies this term. Each child in Reception is paired with a child from Class 6 when they join us at Copeland Road. The aim of the buddy system is encourage friendships and create an environment where the children in Reception can go to a familiar face on the playground. As you can see, Year 6 have also enjoyed spending time back down in their first classroom, with lots of fun activities!
Reception had lots of fun creating their very own rainbow!
The weather didn’t stop Reception spending some time outside this week. They were able to use lots of describing words to explain the changes they could see in the leaves and trees.
Art in the style of artist Jackson Pollock
The children in Reception had a fantastic afternoon outside in the Autumn sunshine. They recreated a large scale piece of art in the style of Jackson Pollock.
In Reception we love to explore and we enjoyed our autumn walk so much the first time we wanted to go again! We headed up to the school field and did lots of exploring. We found sticks, leaves and conkers of all different shapes and sizes. We also noticed the leaves were different colours because they change during the autumn season. We found red, yellow and orange leaves! Everything we found we took back into school with us and added them to our autumn table. We enjoy counting the conkers and comparing the sizes of the sticks!
This week we have been learning about 2D shapes; the names of 2D shapes and their properties. We have really enjoyed learning about these shapes and have used them to create a variety of pictures. We made alien worlds, rockets, double decker buses, trucks and ourselves all with 2D shapes!
We always look forward to Thursdays in Reception because we get to spend time with our buddies. Sometimes we go into our outside area and this week our buddies read our favourite stories to us!
Computing in Reception
The children in Reception had a busy afternoon working on the desktop computers. The children were able to use their name to log into their own computer.
Happy 1st of December day!
We have had a fun and festive afternoon in Reception this afternoon. We have decorated our classroom, put up our Christmas tree and listened to Christmas carols! We feel all ready for Christmas now and hopefully Dangle the elf will love our classroom too. He sent us a message telling us he is on his way from the North Pole.
Polar Express Day
One of our favourite stories at Christmas time is The Polar Express. We were really lucky to have a Polar Express Day at school this Christmas. We got changed into our cosy pyjamas, cuddled our teddies tightly and boarded The Polar Express! We enjoyed some hot chocolate and even had a surprise visit from Mr and Mrs Santa Claus. It was a fantastic day!
We loved having a Judo taster session! We listened carefully to the Judo instructor to perform a variety of different movements. The main movement we practised was the ‘break fall’. We also had to be dead ants! It was a great session and we think Judo is a great way of keeping fit and healthy.
In Reception we know it is important to have good cutting skills and we always make sure we use scissors safely. Today we have had such fun practising our cutting skills with recycled materials. We were creative too; we pretended to cut out chocolate bars and registers and we cut out enough paper to wrap birthday presents!
Post Office Role-Play
This half term we have been learning about People who help us. Our role-play area has turned into a very busy Post Office; we have sorted through a lot of parcels and letters. We now know how all of our parcels are delivered to our homes.
Circle time is an important activity for us in Reception. It gives us the opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings whilst listening and learning about others. This week we have been looking at a variety of African material. We spoke about what we liked and disliked about the material and we sang the greeting song the Reception children are taught in our Mozambique partner school. We really enjoy group activities!
Enjoying the outdoors
At Copeland Road Primary School we have a great outdoor area! It is a space for us to explore the natural world, test out our ideas and ignite curiosity. These experiences help us learn and make us feel happy and more confident!
We have had such fun in the snow this week! We put on our wellies, we put on our waterproofs, we zipped up our coats and headed straight for the snow! Running around in the snow and rolling the snow to make snowmen is great exercise too.
World Book Day
We really love stories and we have story time every day! For World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite book characters, made bookmarks and enjoyed sharing stories to one another. It was a fantastic day sharing our love for reading!
We are scientists!
It is ‘Science Week’ this week and we are learning about the human body. It was such fun drawing around our bodies to help us learn the names of body parts. We have also been singing songs and playing ‘Simon Says’. We cannot wait for more science activities!
Pollard and the Boar Workshop
This half term we have been learning about a Bishop Auckland legend called Pollard and the Boar. To help bring the legend to life we had visitors from the Auckland Project for a story-telling workshop all about Pollard and the Boar. We dressed up, made our own mitres and watched a puppet show; it was great fun and it has been really interesting to learn about the history of where we live.
We celebrated the end of term with an Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny hid lots of little eggs around our school and it was so much fun trying to find them all!