Reception

Mrs Johnson

Spring Term 2019

Ladybird Curriculum Outline Spring 2019

Ladybird Class Letter Spring 2019

Week beginning 11th February 2019

In Ladybird Class this week we have been learning to use balance scales. We used this skill to weigh/measure the ingredients to make our ‘Pig biscuits’ which we gave to our Buddies to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

    

In the Explorers Area this week we have been cooking pancakes around the fire.

 

A dragon was created out of items he found in the area.

Week beginning 4th February 2019

In Ladybird Class we have been continuing to learn about the Chinese New Year. We have been busy making Red Packets for our Buddies.

The children have been creative with loose parts to create some Chinese Dragons.

 

In our Fine motor sessions we have been creating blossom trees with straws, q-tips and paintbrushes.

In Mathematics we have be learning to add two single digits together.

In the Explorers Area we have been cooking stuffed apples over the fire.

Week beginning 28th January 2019

In Ladybird Class the rest of the children have been making and eating their Chinese spring rolls. Mr Robertson even joined us!

In mathematics we have been continuing our learning of 3D shapes.

Down in the Explorers Area we have been practicing our knot tying skills. Watch this video on tying a ‘Granny knot!’

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We stuffed bananas with chocolate and cooked them on the fire. They were so scrummy on this cold winter day.

Week beginning 21st January 2019

In Ladybird class we have been continuing to learn about the Chinese New Year. We had a go at making, cooking and, of course, eating our own spring rolls. We set our roleplay area out like a real Chinese restaurant and ate our spring rolls in there.

      

In our mathematical sessions we have been extending our understanding of money by roleplaying and buying ice-cream from our ice-cream shop. Yummy!

 

In literacy we have been continuing to develop our reading skills through various activities and games. You can see us playing mirror, mirror what can you see and our phonic threading games.

 

It was very cold in the Explorers Area this week but we still had fun and learnt so many things.

Week beginning 14th January 2019

In Ladybird Class this week we have been learning to recognise some 2D and 3D shapes in our mathematics.

In our Literacy session we have been learning what a digraph is (two letters that make one sound). We have been learning how to read and write the digraphs sh, ch, qu.

In our fine motor skills sessions we have been using tweezers to place money into a ‘hong bow’ envelope (a Chinese New Year Tradition) and to transfer string noodles using chop sticks and to correctly form the letter ‘d’.

We also had great fun in the explorers area on Friday morning…

Week beginning 7th January 2019

Happy New Year!

We have been learning to sequence numbers 0-5 then 0-10 and then moving onto 0-20 in our mathematical sessions.

We have been learning to recognise and correctly pronounce the phonemes w,x,y,z in our literacy sessions.

In our Physical Development sessions this week we have been using our scissor skills to create Chinese lanterns. We have also been using playdough to create pictures of Chinese blossom trees.

In the Explorers Area this week some of the children made Dampers (bread) and cooked it over the fire.

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

In Ladybird Class this week we have developing our fine motor control through Christmas activities.

It rained and rained on Friday whilst we were in the Explorers Area but it didn’t stop us hunting for presents left by the Elves! Can you spot where the cheeky Elves had hid our presents?

We also learnt a funny new song about singing the rain!

Week beginning 19th November 2018

In Ladybird Class this week we have been learning about height. Using vocabulary such as tall, taller, short and shorter. The children have been comparing different heights and also measuring height using unfix cubes.

We have been learning to recognise and write the phonemes ‘f’ and ‘l’.

In the Explorers Area some children made special bread called Dampers which they cooked on the fire. The rest of the children are looking forward to making their dough and cooking their Damper in the next few weeks.

Everyone now has made a bird feeder. We have hung them in the trees. We shall see on our next visit to the Explorers Area if the birds have eaten them!

Week beginning 12th November 2018

This week in Ladybird Class we have been practising our tricky words. We have also been using our reading skills to make spells in the witches’ kitchen in the role-play area.

We have been very creative making firework picture using printing skills.

We have been helping and thinking of each other through our learning about ourselves.

This week we have been developing our fine motor skills by working in the finger gym to cut the cobwebs/witches’ hair! We have also been using tweezers to thread beads onto a stick.

In the Explorers Area we have been making feeders for the birds and cooking sausages over the fire for us to eat -Yummy!

Week beginning 5th November 2018

In Ladybird Class we have been learning and remembering about the people who fought in WW1.

These are some of the few activities we have been doing.

  • We have been creating large Poppies out of paper plates.
  • We have been using buttons to create button Poppy pictures.
  • We have been using our Mathematical skills of measurement to make poppy biscuits.

Week beginning 29th October 2018

In Ladybird class this week we are becoming more independent and confident on the bikes and scooters. We are also learning to help each other undo the bike helmets. They can be a little fiddly!

In Mathematics we have been learning to recognise and write the number five. We have been learning to add one more.

In Literacy we have been learning to read the tricky words: no, go, to

 

In the explorers area we brewed a witches’ soup –  it had all sorts of strange ingredients!

Week beginning 15th October 2018

In Ladybird Class we have been continuing our learning with our phonics by sorting, saying and writing.

In the explorers area we have enjoyed cooking and eating stuffed apples.

  

In mathematics we have been using the money in our purses to pay for our snack. This week snack was 4p.  If you give me some 1p and 2p coins I could show you 4p!

 

Week beginning 8th October 2018

In Ladybird Class this week we have been continuing with our biking and scooting morning sessions. The children are becoming more confident and some children are now able to ride a two wheeled bike!

 

In Literacy we have been learning to recognise the phonemes: d and g – and continuing to practise our previously learnt phonemes (s, a, t, i, p, n).

 

In Mathematics we have been practising our accurate counting skills. We have also been learning to name and recognise 2D shapes.

We have enjoyed our time in the Explorers Area. The children having been cooking in the mud kitchen, creating musical beats on the pots and pans, swinging in the trees and cooking popcorn – yummy!

We have been developing our fine motor control by pegging on the washing line.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

This week in Ladybird Class we have been…

  • Continuing our learning of our phonics this week we have focusing on the phonemes i,p,n

  • We have been learning to recognise one and two pence coins. With this new skill we have been buying our snack from our class snack shop.

  

  • We have been developing our fine motor skills by unscrewing nuts and bolts.

Week beginning 24th September 2018

In Ladybird Class we have been very busy in all our areas of learning.

  • We have been learning to write our name.

  • We have been developing our gross motor skills by biking and scooting.

  • We have been learning to recognise and write the phonemes s, a, t

  • We have been developing our fine motor control skills by using screwdrivers in our tinkering area.

  • We visited the Explorers Area for the first time. We had great fun exploring the area and cooking smores over the fire. Yummy!

 

Week beginning 21st September 2018

Welcome to our new children in Ladybird class. This week the children have been getting to know their environment and each other.

Amongst all of the things we have been doing the children have enjoyed…

  • Creating conker rolling pictures.
  • Sewing money purses.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

It has been  very exciting week with the first few children coming into the class.  We look forward to next week when everyone will be here!

Week beginning 5th September 2018

Mrs Johnson and Ms Rowlands have been busy visiting our new Reception pupils and their families at home.  We look forward to meeting them all in school next week!