2021-2022 Reception class: Miss Houghton

Welcome to Reception!
We use the website to share the fun we have been having in Reception.  
In Reception we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Below is a video on how to pronounce the sounds. It would be very helpful if you could watch it as it will benefit your child.  
We have had a fantastic first week back! It has been great to meet familiar children and welcome new children to the team. 
We had a great time rolling down the hill during our first forest school time! 
Reception had a great time with Adam Bushnell. We retold a story together thinking about the different animals and what actions and voices they might use. We were then lucky enough to get to meet Jet the tortoise. He had a great time seeing all of the superhero animals we could create!
In forest school, we used natural materials to make pictures of ourselves. Can you guess who everyone is? 
As part of our 'All about me' topic we have painted pictures of ourselves and thought about how we are all unique. 
This week saw us have our first Commando Joe's lesson. This is an opportunity for us to work as a team, think about how we would solve problems and build up our resilience to keep trying even when things go wrong. 
This week we have focused on the story Elmer! We have read the story together and read different stories that Elmer is in too. We have had a great time using blue, yellow and red paint to make new colours. 
We used inkpen mushrooms to paint leaf pictures in forest school! 
Commando Joe's was all about using our phonics to help us spell different words. 
Following the success of the black book challenge, to go on an Autumn hunt at home, we decided to have our own hunt during forest school. We discussed what we thought we might find and then off we went! 
Reception had a fantastic time getting to hear all about the important job Pegswood fire station have. They talked about staying safe around fire especially during Bonfire night which will soon be upon us. We were then lucky enough to be able to see the fire engine and all of the special equipment we need. Everyone had a great time! 
We had a great time dressing in our Halloween costumes and showing them off to our PTA members, who looked very different!