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Reception - Mrs Iles

We've had another really busy half term and have seen so much progress in the children. 

Our reading is getting better - thank you to parents for supporting your children become readers by reading with them at home and sharing stories.  We continue to read with every child in class three times a week.  We are sure you will agree they love to take Bedtime Bear home for storytime, a great way to settle at bedtime.  Daily Letters and Sounds sessions are going well and children continue to learn new sounds weekly with the letter sheets sent home for them to work on with parents. 

We have been exploring the world around us looking at changes in seasons on our winter walk to the park and by looking at changes in the woodland too. 

Celebrating Chinese New Year was so much fun and the children enjoyed tasting Chinese food and comparing similarities and differences between cultures. 

Mental Health and Well Being week was great and generated lots of discussions about feelings and how to understand why we feel certain ways and how to deal with those feelings.  As always a focus of healthy lifestyles was discussed and we loved having parents in to share a Yoga Bugs session, Middlesbrough Football Club's Roary's Club session with Miss Horsley, sharing a healthy breakfast and joining us for Monday morning singing with early years - all great ways to keep our mood high and put a smile on our faces. 

We love being active.

We love being active.   1

We are learning to count in 2s.

We are learning to count in 2s.  1

We love working in the construction area

We love working in the construction area  1

Medium Term Planning Spring 1 2019

Picture 1 We went to Hardwick Park for a Gruffalo Hunt.
Picture 2 We found clues around the park.
Picture 3 We made Gruffalo masks.
Picture 4 We explored in the park.

Welcome to Reception!

Autumn 1
Picture 1 We go into the woodland every day to explore.
Picture 2 We sing every Monday morning with Miss Sheridan.
Picture 3 We love books.
Picture 4 We had great fun on circus skills day.

Everyone Different, Everyone Loved