Welcome to the EYFS class page!
We have all settled into our new class and we are enjoying our new adventure as reception children. We have been learning lots of new facts and we love playing in our different areas both in the classroom and outside.
In Literacy we have been using talk for writing to learn the story 'Can't you sleep Little Bear'. Every day we are practicing acting out the story using the story map we have created. We are doing lots of other activities related to this story which will help us develop lots of different skills.
We are really enjoying our new phonics scheme 'Read Write Inc' and we are seeing great progress being made. We have finished learning all our set 1 sounds and we are starting to learn 'red' words in our storybooks. We are learning how to write all of the sounds using different rhymes. We learn phonics daily through interactive and fun games. We are working towards being able to read our ditty books daily and we already do a variety of activities to improve both our writing and handwriting.
In Maths in reception we have been focusing on our numbers 1-10 through lots of fun activities and games. We are practicing our number formation and doing practical activities using concrete resources to help secure our number knowledge. We have been introducing new vocabulary including greater, fewer and equal. We have been focusing on 2d shape and we have become really good at naming and recognising these. We have been counting the sides and we can sometimes recognise the shapes by their number of sides!
On an afternoon in reception we are studying two different topics this half-term: Food Glorious Food and Christmas. This allows us all to explore these topics through all the different areas of learning in the EYFS curriculum alongside learning interesting facts through whole class lessons and both adult and child-led provision. We have created lots of lovely pieces of work which have been displayed in our classroom.
As a class we love playing in the different areas of the classroom. This half term we have had a santa's grotto, the sand pit, water tray, construction areas in full swing plus lots of great educational activities in the maths, literacy, reading, creative, discovery and finger gym areas.
Miss Pattinson and Miss Mckie.