Our Reception class is taught as a single age class. Mrs Greenhalgh is the class teacher and is supported by Mrs Lunn, one of our experienced teaching assistants. The classroom and outside areas are vibrant and stimulating, with a mix of focused and open-ended challenges provided across each of the Foundation Stage areas of learning. These areas are used continually, allowing children free flow access throughout the day.
Children in Reception learn through a combination of taught sessions, adult guided groups, and their own self-initiated activities during 'independent learning' time. Activities and resources are carefully planned and regularly changed to ensure they match the children's learning needs and 'next steps'. Children have the opportunity to write daily, access mathematical resources, and construct using large and small construction materials. They can use malleable materials such as sand, water and clay, and access a range of resources in the creative and painting areas. Many children enjoy exploring the role play area, which regularly changes according to the themes covered in class, and is often planned and built by the children themselves! On a weekly basis Reception children experience an outdoor learning session where, amongst other things, they access our 'mud kitchen', garden and wildlife area.
Welcome to Reception Class of 2020-2021
During our topic on Africa we explored different ways of making African art. We had a go at tie dying some white t-shirts. We used elastic bands to create a bulls-eye pattern, then squirted each section with a different coloured dye. It was quite messy dying the white shirts but we all had fun. We were all really pleased with the results.
Making Gingerbread Men.
After reading the story about 'The Gingerbread Man' we had fun making our own gingerbread men. We used our maths skills to weigh out the ingredients and then made different sized gingerbread men. We ordered our gingerbread men in size from smallest to biggest. We added jelly tot eyes and buttons. We tried to make repeated patterns using the jelly tots.
This week we have been focusing on the story 'The Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. We created our own collage owl babies. We used different textures of wallpaper to create their heads and bodies. We embellished our artwork with feathers.
Play Dough Owl Babies
During our independent learning time some of us created owl babies using playdough.
Understanding the World
In science we have been looking at Autumn weather, in particularly the wind. We wanted to find out which objects could be moved by the wind. We recreated the wind by blowing on each object and watching to see if it moved. We found out that a feather would be moved by the wind but a stone would not. We talked about the difference between heavy and light objects being moved by the wind.
Christmas Cards From Reception
To everybody at Moreton Morrell Primary School.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Santa brings you lots of presents.
Lots of love.
This week in Reception we have been looking at the season of Autumn. We have taken a close look at the changes that occur in trees during the season of Autumn. We concentrated on the colours you find in the environment at this time of year and used our knowledge to create some amazing art work.
We made some curly caterpillars to help us remember the phonic sound C
Enjoying independent learning in the outside area.
Planting Bulbs at Woodland School.
We Will Remember Them
We will remember them...
The children in Reception have been busy painting poppy picture as part of our Remembrance Service. The children took part in the whole school two minute silence at 11am on Wednesday 11th November. We are very proud of all the pupils.
Creative activities to help consolidate phonics learning
We all miss our friends at school at the moment. So let's show them we are thinking of them even though we aren't together. And look forward to the times when we will see them again. Keep smiling! Miss James
Hi Reception, Hope you all had a lovely Easter! This weeks story time introduces us to our new 'Life Cycle' topic for this term. The next 2 weeks we will be covering the life cycle of a chicken. Hope you enjoy the topic as much as I do! Keep smiling, Miss James
Morning Moreton Morrell Message From Mrs Eadon (Week 4)
Message from Mrs Eadon Week 4
Thank you NHS - Small.MOV
Little Acts of Kindness from the Foxwell Family. Jess and Sebastian were pupils at Moreton Morrell School.
Week 3 message from Miss James
Happy Friday Reception! I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the Easter weekend. This week's story time we are thinking about family and appreciating the time we get to spend with our loved ones at the moment. What small act of kindness could you do to show your family how much you appreciate them? Keep smiling! Miss James
Morning Moreton Morrell Message From Mrs Eadon (Week 3)
Home Learning activities - Week 3 & 4 (starting 6.04.20)
Bug Club - Phonics and reading To access a wealth of phonic E-books and phonic games. To login please use the username, password and school code given to each child which can be found on the Bug Club information letter or Bug Club bookmark .
Our book of the week to support this terms topic 'Spring on the Farm'.
West Midlands Safari Park 2/04/2019
Ironically, the beginning of our Spring term brought with it some wintry weather! This inspired a lot of learning about materials such as ice, cornflour and papier mache, and how they change or can be used. We have been doing some practical adding and subtraction in maths, and have learned lots of facts about space! We invented our own alien characters and wrote about them. We have been very lucky to receive lots of visitors this term too. We learned about colours and feelings, and how to express them through dance, with Wriggle Dance Theatre. We have also been talking to different people who help us through the jobs they do, including our very own Lollipop Man, Mr Cleeton, and a very friendly guide dog called Dexter.
We have given you just a small taster of all our learning so far this term in the photo gallery below.
Whole-school literacy: 'Journey' by Aaron Becker
As part of a whole-school literacy initiative, we have immersed ourselves in this wonderful, wordless book. We have completed a range of work around the story, including sequencing the main events, drawing pictures and writing sentences.
As a class, we learned how to use exciting language to orally tell a story. We created this fantastic recording, in which you will hear each child in our class tell a different part of the story in their own words. We hope you enjoy it!
Reception at Moreton Morrell add words to the picture book, 'Journey', by Aaron Becker
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