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Reception Weekly Update 10/3/17

The children have been very busy this week- we had our visit from PC Lesley on Monday and our trip to the Fire Station on Friday! The children were so well behaved and were a real credit to the school. Next week we look forward to a visit from a doctor (a person who helps people), a guide dog (an animal who helps people) and a vet (a person who helps animals)!

Please sign up to the Mother’s Day Tea Party at the following link:

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Literacy and Maths

  • Learning the ‘ure’ sound and revising all sounds learnt
  • Learning the tricky words ‘there’ and ‘one’
  • Positional language
  • posters of the fire circle- fuel, heat and oxygen

Other learning

  • Fire Station Trip
  • Learning about gas and what to do if we smell it
  • Seeing how a fire extinguisher works and how it puts out a fire
  • Seeing how explosions can happen very quickly in the science lab
  • Visit from a Police Officer
  • Cookery- cheese pastry ladders
  • Police car pictures in Art

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Genevieve Page

Finches- Alex Cattanach

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Reuben Bhatti (Thames)

Robins- Josie Barney (Thames)

Reception Weekly Update 24/2/17

The children have been working hard this week starting our new topic of ‘People who help us’! We have been learning more about how people in the medical profession help us and the children have been enjoying discovering the Doctor’s surgery and Fire Station role play areas.

Please sign up to the Mother’s Day Tea Party at the following link:

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Miss Whiterod is offering Reception children the opportunity to try out the Pre-Prep choir from the week commencing 6th March. The choir is during a lunchtime play but there is still time to go over to the adventure playground once choir has finished. If you would like your child to have some trial sessions, please fill in the google form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/b8GcOv1V1yM87o2U2

If your child enjoys their trial sessions and wishes to become a member for the Summer term, we will send out another google form nearer the time. Children are expected to commit to activities for the whole term.

Literacy and Maths

  • Learning the ‘oi’ and ‘ow’ sounds
  • Learning the tricky words ‘some’ and ‘come’
  • Writing lists of what a doctor would need
  • Parts of a body labels
  • Finding pictures of people who help us and writing their names
  • Counting in twos, fives and tens

Other learning

  • Introducing the topic ‘People who help us’
  • Learning about x rays and making pictures
  • Learning more about what can make us poorly
  • Taking pictures and sharing them in ICT

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Channan Cooper

Finches- Manya Deepak

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Oliver Taylor (Severn)

Robins- Lily Meek (Trent)

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Reception Weekly Update 10/2/17

Thank you for joining us for our open dance and ballet/judo sessions! The children were so excited to have you there and to show off their skills.

Next half term, we will be learning about ‘People who help us’- your child might like to learn more about this over the half term as an optional challenge in their scrapbooks. We will be learning about people who help us in the medical profession, fire fighters, vets, police and much more!

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Performance Poetry competition this morning! Congratulations to Little Grange who were the winners of the Early years certificate! The children worked so hard to learn their lines and performed them in a very mature manner.

Miss Whiterod is offering Reception children the opportunity to try out the Pre-Prep choir from the week commencing 6th March. The choir is during a lunchtime play but there is still time to go over to the adventure playground once choir has finished. If you would like your child to have some trial sessions, please fill in the google form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/b8GcOv1V1yM87o2U2

If your child enjoys their trial sessions and wishes to become a member for the Summer term, we will send out another google form nearer the time. Children are expected to commit to activities for the whole term.

Literacy and Maths

  • Learning the ‘or’ and ‘er’ sounds
  • Learning tricky words ‘now’ and ‘down’
  • Sentence writing
  • Writing about road safety
  • Addition and subtraction

Other learning

  • Sharing facts about transport
  • Thinking about why we use different methods of transport for different journeys
  • Painting different vehicles
  • Performance Poetry Practice
  • Learning how to put pictures into presentations in ICT and using beebots on a transport mat

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Lily Meek

Finches- Tonii Olivier-Lambresa

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Helen Bradley (Severn)

Robins- Larna Gigg (Severn)

Reception Wedding DVD 2016/17 Ready for ordering!

Dear Reception Parents,

The Reception Wedding DVD is ready to order. The DVD is a photo montage of the beautiful day and is available for £5. Please give cash to any member of the Reception Team. The DVD will be ready from Monday next week and to order, please fill the google form at the following link:

Wedding DVD order Form

you may have to copy and paste into the title bar, the link is also on the Reception blog at the following page:

Reception.holmegrange.net

We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you,

The Reception Team

Reception Weekly Update- 25/11/16

We have been continuing to practise our Nativity and the children are doing so well. If you haven’t handed the parts of costumes we have requested yet, please do so by Monday 28th at the latest. The information regarding what you need to bring is on the piece of card with your child’s lines on it.

Dear Parents,

The Reception and Little Grange Nativity takes place on Thursday 1st December at 1.30pm. There will be refreshments served by the PAA in the Caudwell Hall entrance from around 1pm onwards. Please make sure you are seated by 1.25pm as we will be promptly starting at 1.30pm. After the Nativity finishes, please make your way out to the playground area for Reception parents and to the Little Grange building for Little Grange parents. Please use the door to the right hand side as you come down the stairs in the theatre. The children will then be changed by staff only and once this has been completed, the children will be able to leave for the day.

The children will be able to go home after getting changed after the nativity performance. This will be approx 2.20pm for LG and Reception children. Any parents staying to watch the Year 1 and 2 Nativity, the children will be kept within the Reception classroom or the Little Grange building until the Year 1 and 2 Nativity finishes.

The children may be taken home after the Nativity and once they have been changed.

Thank you

Early Years Team

Literacy and Maths

  • developing sounds with Jolly phonic songs- ‘w’
  • Introducing our tricky words- ‘was’ and ‘my’
  • 3D shapes and their properties

Other learning

  • Practising for the Nativity
  • Exploring with the bee-bots
  • Painting stars
  • Decorating star biscuits

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Liberty McKenzie

Finches- Oliver Taylor

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Percy Cahill (Thames)

Robins- Samuel Duarte Louro (Trent)

Please can you bring in the following food for our class party for Archie and Eddy!

Please bring in the following items (packets of please) ON Friday 18.11.16

Please can you bring the item on the 18th November for our birthday party. Thank you

 Josephine Sausage rolls
Harriet Sausage rolls
Channan Grapes
Samuel Robins Grapes
Elliot Satsumas
Harriet Satsumas
Larna Party rings
 Alexander Party rings
Freddie Fairy cakes
Elisabeth Fairy cakes
Liberty Crisps
 Lily Crisps
Sienna Bottle of orange squash
Oliver Bottle of blackcurrant squash
Genevieve Paper plates
 Ali Paper plates
Alfred Napkins
Ava Napkins
Evie Blue Cups
Reuben cups
Helen Food for Helen
Percy Carrot sticks
Alexander Carrot sticks
Manya Cheese strings
Samuel Cheese strings
Esme Sausages mini
Samuel Sausages mini
Vedansh Cucumber sticks
Callum Cucumber sticks
Alice Chocolate mini rolls
Tonii Party poppers
Chloe Party poppers
Riley Party poppers
Oliver crisps
Elliott crisps
Towani Paper plates

Reception Weekly Update 04.11.16

Welcome back and we hope that you all had a great half term!  Such a busy first week back with activities ranging from Diwali the festival of light to Bonfire night!

The children were able to get to the science lab with Mr Haskins for some experiments linked to sparklers using materials such as copper oxide.  The children had an exciting session dressed in the white lab coats and safety glasses!

We are sending home the words of the nativity songs if your child would like to practise them at home.

Poppies will be sold Monday and Tuesday next week if you would like to send some money in with your child.

Literacy and Maths

  • developing sounds with Jolly phonic songs- e, u, r, h
  • Introducing our tricky words- ‘go’ and ‘he’
  • Bonfire safety posters
  • Colour by number maths
  • addition using counters
  • Place value with Zero the hero

Other learning

  • Bonfire safety information
  • visiting the science lab to make sparklers
  • learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night
  • Making firework pictures in art

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Lily Meek

Finches- Esme Harding

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Callum McDonnell (Kennet)

Robins- Elisabeth Mahele (Thames)

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Reception Weekly Update 14/10/16

A visit to the Library this morning ended another action packed week!  The children as always were impeccably behaved and a credit to Holme Grange School.  They really enjoyed the stories and finding out how the Library works. Please take them over the half term holidays as we will not be sending reading books home for this period.  The Library will be running some exciting workshops for the children to attend, please see flyer picture or check on Wokingham Library website.

Please remember Wednesday is the last day before half term and will be the school charity walk.  For this, even if the children are in their own clothes, they will need to bring a coat as we will walk in all weather conditions.

PLEASE SEND CHILDREN IN PROPER FULLY COVERED FOOTWEAR THAT IS SUITABLE FOR WALKING IN. WE SHALL BE WALKING APPROX A MILE.

Thank you

Literacy and Maths

  • developing sounds with Jolly phonic songs- o, c, k, e
  • Introducing our first tricky words- ‘to’ and ‘no’
  • Weather coat writing
  • ‘I enjoy weather because’ writing
  • letter formation activities
  • Addition
  • number ordering using wooden blocks
  • Accurate counting
  • hidden numbers challenge activity

Other learning

  • a fire at the TLC with hot dogs being cooked
  • school photographs
  • Charcoal bookmarks
  • cooking- making hot dogs on the fire

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Channan Cooper

Finches- Sam Ingham

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Oliver Taylor (Severn)

Robins- Lily Meek (Trent)

Reception Weekly Update 7/10/16

This week saw the opening of the new theatre, the Caudwell Hall, and a visit by Ashley Banjo.  The Caudwell Hall was also used for the Harvest Festival service and just showed what a wonderful space we will have for our upcoming Early Years Nativity.  The week also introduced us to the country of Norway with a wonderful assembly about the country, the food and the mountain ranges. A big thank you to Mrs Urquhart for this and she was excellent!

Next week the Reception children will be visiting Wokingham Library on Friday morning.  The trip will take place during the school day and we will be back for morning snack and lunch.  We do not need the children to have anything else for the trip apart from being in full school uniform.  Thank you.

Literacy and Maths

  • developing sounds with Jolly phonic songs- m, d, g
  • Introducing our first tricky words- I, the
  • Weather coat writing
  • letter formation activities
  • Cloudy with a chance of meatballs writing and picture
  • Addition
  • Maths number volcanoes
  • Accurate counting and cups activity

Other learning

  • looking at natural materials during a walk
  • Harvest Festival
  • Hedgehog pictures
  • volcanic eruptions
  • volcano paintings
  • cooking- making meringues

Weekly Certificate Winner

Robins- Ava Smith

Finches- Vedansh Lankala

Weekly Housepoint leaders

Finches- Manya Deepak (Kennet)

Robins- Freddie MacLeod (Trent)