Welcome to Reception
Autumn 1 2021
Welcome to Reception!
We have had an excellent start to our time in St Pius X. We have all settled in really well and used the first half term to get to know each other, our classroom and our new teachers. We have explored the different areas of classrooms, settling into routines well. We are looking forward to our next half term.
Summer 2 2021
We can't believe we have finished our Year in Reception! This half term our topic was Fantasy Land. We did lots of work around different magical stories and one of our favourite parts of the topic was Pirates. We created treasure maps, made our own Pirate characters for a story and did lots of creative writing.
Summer 1 2021
This half term our topic was Wild About Animals. We learnt all about wild animals and the countries they are from and live in. We changed our role play area into a Zoo Vet surgery and were able to look after lots of poorly wild animals. To finish our topic we went on a trip to the local zoo to feed the giraffes and see a real life wild vet surgery.
Spring 2 2021
We are back! Reception are very happy to have been back in school for the last few weeks of our Spring Term. We have been doing lots of learning including learning all about 3D shapes in Maths. We've had lots of fun investigating what 3D shapes roll and which don't. We made predictions and then carried out the experiment to see if we were right.
Spring 1 2021
This half term we were once again back to remote learning, but we didn’t let that stop us having lots of fun while learning. We continued our timetables lessons via zoom with Miss Milligan and enjoyed our Traditional Tales Topic. We read lots of traditional tales including The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man. One of our favourites was The Gingerbread Man. We designed our own Gingerbread men and some of us even got to eat them after. It was yummy!
Autumn 2 2020
This half term in Reception is one of our favourites, it's the run up to Christmas! Although this year we were unable to do a whole school Nativity, we brought the Nativity to our classroom. We changed out home corner into a stable and had so much fun retelling the story of Jesus birth.
Autumn 1 2020
Welcome to Reception! This half term was our first half term in Reception, some of us had been to Little Lambs Nursery and for others, it was our first ever time in St Pius X. We have spent our first half term learning new routines, meeting new friends and meeting our new teacher - "I have lots of new friends, we play in the building area". We did lots of our activities outside and loved getting messy, especially doing some potion making. In Topic we read the book Funnybones and then used split pins to make our very own skeletons. We have spent lots of time exploring all of our areas and resources. We are really looking forward to the fun we will have next half term.
This was our first half term of Home Learning and look how well we did! We took part in a range of daily challenges from P.e to Music set by different teachers across the school. Our topic this half term was ‘Through the Woods’. We read one of our favourite stories ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’ and even did some yoga while following the story. We made some exciting Bear Hunt Maps and went on our own Bear Hunt with our families and homemade binoculars! We have made Miss Milligan so proud how we have adapted so quickly to our learning at home. I wonder what next half term will bring?
Spring 2 2020
As well as our fun topics, we have also been learning about germs and how important it is to wash our hands. We used green glitter to represent the germs and tried to clean our hands using just water - the germs would not come off! To clean your hands properly you must use soap! We even learnt a song to remind how important it is to wash your hands and how long we need to wash them for.
World Book Day 2020
Spring 1 2020
This half term we have been looking at a range of Traditional Tales. We had a crime scene when we came into school one morning and there were a range of clues. We had two PCSO officers join us to try and gather some evidence and we decided that it must have been the Big Bad Wolf! Luckily we were informed by the police that he had been caught a few days later.
Autumn 2 2019
Reception had lots of fun setting up our classroom ready for Christmas. We decorated our Christmas Tree and had put tinsel around our room. Our writing area was converted into a Christmas post office and we wrote some letters to Santa! We had lots of fun exploring our Winter tuft tray too.
Autumn 1 2019
It was our first half term in Reception. We had a really fun time getting to know our new friends, teacher and classroom! We started to do some yoga in P.E and have gotten really good at it now.
Reception have been working really hard this term on lots of different topics. We have had some beautiful weather and have used this opportunity to do lots of activities outside. We have really enjoyed our P.E sessions with Inspiring Infants and can’t wait to continue them after our break. We have had lots of fun this term!