Welcome to Life at KPS for Reception
Mr Sembhi and Mrs Morgan 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.
Communication and Language
We have been really enjoying reading and listening to a variety of different stories. We have been involved in reading to each other, reading independently and being read to by an adult. We have been learning to talk in complete sentences and using our voice in different ways when expressing or talking about what we have seen in our picture.
It has been fun learning about the story, ‘Peace At Last’ where we did lots of activities such as hot seating, re-telling using the story map, sequencing and using masks when role playing the story.
Expressive Arts and Design
This month we have started looking at an Indian artist called Bharti Kher who created an artwork called ‘Bindi. We used her inspiration to create our own piece. Through this activity, children explored colour, colour mixing, repeated pattern and printing a variety of objects.
In the mud kitchen, the children have been using a variety of resources that they have picked on their daily walks such as leaves, sticks, twigs, acorns and grass. They have used these materials to create mud pies and other recipes.
This month we have increased the number of sounds we have learned. We are now beginning to put our sounds together to read words such as: mat, sat, dad, etc. We have then been using our ‘Fred Fingers’ to write these words down. We have also learned to read some tricky words which are also called ‘red’ words. The words are read by sight. E.g. The, I, me, you, my, etc.
We have begun to write initial sounds in words and label pictures with three letter words such as pot, tap, cat, etc.
We have been focusing on the correct letter formation of sounds.
As a reading school we love reading every day. We have been learning to hold a book the correct way, turning pages one by one and reading from left to right.
In Maths we started off by looking at early patterns and numbers up to 6.
We looked at repeated patterns using two colours, shapes and sizes. We were then challenged to create our own repeated pattern.
We have been singing songs to help us count. Some of the songs we learned were, ‘Three Blind Mice’, ‘Four Little Ducks’ and ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs.’
We counted by pointing, touching or moving objects.
We then moved on to forming numbers up to 6 using number rhymes.
Finally we used the numbers to label the group of objects.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
We have been building relationships, working together and building our confidence when working as part of a team. We have been sharing equipment safely with each other, waiting patiently for our turn and saying ‘thank you’ when working collaboratively as a team. We have also been learning how to stay clean and tidy when working in the garden, mud kitchen and water area where our children have been learning about wearing Wellington boots and coats when working in messy areas such as the garden. Great Reception bonding time.
This month we have also started going out for daily walks which are benefiting our mental and physical health. We get the opportunity to talk to each other about our environment and we use some our senses such as sight, hear and feel.
We have become more independent at eating our school lunch. Some of us are now using the fork and knife correctly when eating.
We also have become more confident at making choices as most of us are putting our hand up to ask for help or for another portion.
Understanding the World
We are learning about Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. We located this iconic building on the map and discussed about ways of travel to Taj Mahal. We learned about the story behind Taj Mahal.
We enjoyed exploring representing Taj Mahal through painting, drawing and construction.
During our daily walks around the school environment we looked at road safety. We learned to cross the road using a zebra crossing and used the three principles STOP, LOOK and LISTEN.