Mr Sembhi

R Duck

Welcome to Life at KPS for Reception

Mr Sembhi and Mrs Virdee warmly welcome you to Reception.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Reception, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Virdee

R Parrot

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Curriculum

October 2019

Communication and Language

Our children in reception have been looking at the story of Peace At Last and The Three Little Pigs. They decided to retell the story using a variety of marks on a strip of large paper. The children learnt to create different types of marks, different shapes of marks and also explaining their marks. We encourage our children to speak in simple and complex sentences either by getting them to use a speaking frame or through modelling talk. Whilst talking about the marks children were able to explain the beginning, middle and end of both stories.

Expressive arts and design

The children in reception have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. Whilst reading the story they were introduced to the characters as follows:

Pig one, Pig two, Pig three, Mummy Pig and the Big Bad Wolf. Our reception children decided to create character masks using a variety of mixed media and art tools.

The children learnt how to use a pair of scissors correctly and safely when creating their masks and what shapes are needed to create the character masks.

Literacy

Our reception children were able to confidently retell the story of The Three Little Pigs. In our writing the children used a variety of writing tools and a story board to draw the story in the correct order. The children were able to talk about the variety of ‘marks’ that they created in simple sentences. We encourage our children to use the literacy speaking frames when talking about their marks. We also encourage our children to hold a pencil in the correct manner when drawing and writing the story of The Three Little Pigs.

Mathematics

Our reception children have been learning about repeated patterns and 2D shapes. They were able to name the simple 2D shapes such as square, circle, rectangle and triangle and other shapes such as semi-circle, oval and diamond. Using theses shapes children created repeated patterns and were also able to describe the shapes in terms of how many sides and corners they had. Whilst naming these shapes some children were also able to group the shapes according to the number of sides and corners that they had.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In reception, our children created a variety of different houses after reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. They used construction material such as: small lego, wooden blocks, big lego, foam blocks when creating a house.

We encouraged our children to work cooperatively.

When working in a small group, we also encourage them to listen to each other and take turns speaking.

Well done reception for sharing the construction equipment with each other.

Physical Development

This term the children have been looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs. Our reception children decided to create character masks using a variety of mixed media and art tools.

The children learnt how to use a pair of scissors correctly and safely when creating their masks and what shapes are needed to create the character masks. Our children also learnt if they were right handed or left handed and what pair of scissors they had to use.

Understanding the World

As part of our Understanding the World we looked at the topic of ourselves where our children used mirrors to look closely at themselves and to talk about the similarity and differences between themselves and others. Children were encouraged to use vocabulary related to the face such as: nose, hair, eyes, ears and also names of colours.

Our children decided to create a paper face of themselves using a variety of mixed media. Once created, children were able to describe their paper plate whilst using our speaking frame.