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Reception 2 Mrs Pentith

Hello and welcome to Reception 2’s page!

Growth Mindset Video

 

As a school, we have been working hard to help the children understand that if they work hard they can achieve their dreams. This belief starts with us in Early Years. People may look at Reception as “playing” but it is so much more than that. Every day children learn new skills which will aid them throughout school and beyond. We learn to keep trying, to change our methods, to compromise and to have pride in our achievements. 

 

This video ... starring our very own Reception children ... shows how we can choose our learning and choose our tomorrow! We hope you enjoy it.  

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The children (and us) are having so much fun exploring different areas within the classroom and making strong friendships. You may hear your child talk about COOL Time. This is when we Choose Our Own Learning. Staff plan activities that challenge children to grow their brains whilst the children are 'playing'. 

 

In Reception the children take the lead and are encouraged to have ownership over their learning. We learn through topics that interest them, which makes the learning more meaningful. Each week we will let you know what we have been learning, so that you can practice at home. Don't forget to look at the parent notices on the door. 

 

Just a reminder that all children should bring their reading folder and home learning book every day.

 

 

We are always around before or after school if you have any questions.

 

Thank you for your support, 

 

Mrs Pentith and Mrs Dixon frown

 

 

Eureka! 

 

We had so much fun at Eureka! We learnt all about our bodies, how to look after our teeth and how to make a healthy meal. We loved the Sound Space where we explored different sounds, how they made us feel and how our ears hear sound. We had so much fun investigating the town; printing our own money, fixing a hole in the floor and even going to jail! Why not have a look at some of our pictures...

What we like makes us unique!

 

We were overwhelmed with the contributions for Chatterbags. The children loved sharing their favourite food with their friends. We talked lots about how it is ok to like things that your friends don't. The food included olives, curries, pasta, biscuits, crepes and much more. Thank you once again smiley

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A visit from author Fay Evans

 

The children were so inspired to have a visit from a real author. Fay shared her new book with us. It made us all smile. We loved joining in with the story by using puppets. A big thank you to everyone who bought a copy of the book 'Bob's Beard', we hope you love reading it as much as we do!

Speech bubbles! 

 

Today we took our learning outside. After reading ‘Bee and Me’ which has no words, we discussed what the characters might be saying to each other. Then we talked about what our speech bubbles would say. Why not have a look at what we have to say...

Fun in the snow!

Chatter Bags - Rhyming things

 

The children loved sharing their chatter bags this week. We sang our rhyming song too. Have a look at the different rhyming things the children found in their homes. 

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Teamwork makes the dream work!

 

The children were challenged to work in pairs and write a sentence about Scar from The Lion King. One child's job was to sound out the words and the other child's job was to write down the words. The support that the children gave each other was truly heart warming. 

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Silly Symmetry

 

During maths we learnt all about symmetry. We used an app to help us understand that symmetry means the same on both sides. Of course we had some fun along the way...cheeky

 Christmas Show

 

I am sure that you will all agree that our Christmas show 'I Spy Christmas' was fantastic and we hope it left you all feeling festive. The children have been working so hard and we are all really proud of them. A big thanks to you as well for practicing the songs at home. 

Children In Need

 

The children had so much fun raising money for this very important charity. We discussed how their donations can help other children feel safe, happy and healthy. The children looked fabulous in their outfits which were inspired by something they are good at or would like to be when they grow up. 

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Commando Joe’s Mission

 

The children were sent a mission from Commando Joe. We were starnded on the Amazon River and our boat was broken. The children worked in groups to build a new boat. The children had fantastic ideas and they worked hard to listen to each other. Have a look at our fantastic boats...

Phonics - How to say the sounds

This video tells you how to say all of the 44 sounds that children in Reception will learn. Its also explains some of the language that children will be using when learning phonics.

Talk Like A Pirate

 

YOHOHO we’re pirates! We have had so much fun this week channelling our inner pirates and the children looked great in their costumes. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for putting in so much effort. We have done so many pirate activities; making maps, writing messges in bottles, reading stories, singing songs, playing games and of course digging for pirate treasure!  

 

Have a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to.

 

Our first days in Reception are a lot of fun!

How to say the sounds just like us!

 

The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...

 

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