Reception - China
Welcome to China class. We are in Reception and our teacher is Mrs Barber. Mrs Purvis, Mrs Riccobena and Mrs Fletcher are our Teaching Assistants. We enjoy learning through play and using our outdoor classroom.
We use as many opportunities as we can to write all the time in reception. In the classroom we’ve been doing guided writing. The children work together and use sounds as much as they can to write words. If they’re not sure, they have been using the letter mats to find out how to write the sounds they need. This piece was a postcard they wrote after half term to say what they have been doing in the holidays.
Outside writing examples include writing lists of whose turn it is to act stories out on the stage, but they often write mud kitchen menus, signs and other labels too.
Our creative writing is ‘Helicopter stories’ which gives the children the chance to be an author to their own stories. They tell their story to an adult, who scribes it exactly, then we act out together in a group. Here are some children in our role play area illustrating the stories they have just told, then acting them out for the class. We include objects like gates, houses and so on when retelling and ask questions such as ‘How would the gate move open? How does the dog walk?’ The children have loved telling their stories as well as acting them and are beginning to use story language too. Some children even go home and tell their own stories too!
Well, we have all been back at school for quite a few weeks now. All the children are settling in very nicely and we are learning lots of new things every day. So far we have introduced letters S, A, T, P and I and numbers 1-9. We have been out in our mud kitchen and lovely ourdoor area. We have even ventured in to assembly. What a fantastic start!
We are having fun in our outdoor area
We went for a listening walk to hear the different sounds in our environment. What do you think we heard in these places?
Well it's goodbye from China class. We have had a lovely year, everyone has worked super hard and it's been a pleasure to teach you all. We hope you have a fun filled summer holiday and look forward to seeing you about school when you return to Year 1.
On Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 had their sports day, everyone had their fingers crossed for a dry day but it was not to be and at the last minute the decision was made to hold it in the hall! Despite it being rather a squash and a squeeze and less races than hoped everyone had a good time!