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SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

 

Dear Parents,

As you are all aware the school is currently closed. Your child has been issued with a home learning pack to complete. Additional to this, we have uploaded a week’s worth of activities and resources for your children to complete. We are not expecting you to complete all of these tasks but we have given you a variety which you can choose from to engage your children.

 

Your child has also been given a NUMBOTS password and username. This is a fantastic online resource which focuses on areas of maths such as counting, ordering etc. We will be monitoring this daily and can see how well your child is doing! If you have any issues with this then please email us at  reception@dmpa-tkat.org or simply fill in the form below and we shall respond as soon as possible.

                          

 

We have also uploaded a file known as ‘creative’ which has some fun activities for your children to complete whilst at home. These range from homemade playdough, thought provoking questions and messy play activities.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

The Reception Team

 

 

Mrs Roberts, our SENCo, has uploaded some really useful information and resources which we would like to direct Parents/Carers to. 

Contact Reception Teaching Team

Should you have any queries, please use the form below, or email address reception@dmpa-tkat.org, to communicate with Reception class teachers. Please specify child's name and their class within the contact form and any corresponding email address that the teaching team can communicate with yourself. Best wishes, Mrs Olive and Mrs Baker..

A warm welcome to Reception

 

 

Cambridge class teacher & EYFS lead - Mrs Stephanie Baker

Chester class teacher - Mrs Kayley Olive

Our amazing support staff - Mrs Jane Warne & Mrs Tuckell

 

You will find on this page all the information and exciting learning taking place in our year group.

 

PE/Games

PE is on Mondays. We will require a full PE kit which consists of plimsolls, a plain T-shirt and black shorts or leggings.

 

Forrest school & Outdoor learning

Forrest school days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings

Please provide your child with a pair of wellies and spare clothes to keep at school.

 

Homework

Please read with your child every day for at least 10 minutes. Discuss the pictures and ask questions about the characters or what they think might happen at the end.

Homework is sent home every Thursday and needs to be returned by the following Monday. Remember to check your child's home learning folder in their book bag for any important letter.

 

Useful links:

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm - Phonics games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories - cbeebies stories and rhymes

http://www.ictgames.com/ -Excellent maths & literacy resources

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html - Lots of maths & literacy games

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 - Games to support all areas of learning

 

 

 

 

TERM 4:

Planting and Growing

What is changing in our garden? How different is it and why is it happening?

Science week, fun experiments

Picture 1 Goodbye Winter and hello Spring!
Picture 2 We have been busy planting!
Picture 3 The Giant's Cafe
Picture 4 On the menu, a giant's feast!

Planting activities

Planting activities 1 Paper flowers
Planting activities 2 Designer flowers
Planting activities 3 Some very funny Grass heads.
Planting activities 4 Can't wait to see its hair grow!
Planting activities 5 Super team work
Planting activities 6 Our first planting experiments!

Jack and the Beanstalk Song

A very sweet and artistic video to help the children remember the sequence of the story-Can you sing along?

Fee-fi-fo-fum Jack and the Beanstalk Song

Measuring length and height

Measuring length and height 1 Comparing length and estimate first
Measuring length and height 2 Then measure with non-standard units
Measuring length and height 3 This one is the tallest and that one the shortest
Measuring length and height 4 How tall is the beanstalk?
Measuring length and height 5 How long is the beanstalk?
Measuring length and height 6
Measuring length and height 7
Measuring length and height 8

 

Term 3

How do animals adapt in cold places?

 

 

 

 

We are learning to find one and one less than a given number

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Fun independent learning

How Do Bears Hibernate?

Chinese New Year celebrations

                               

 

We read the Chinese New Year story and learned why 2020 is the year of the rat! Over the next couple of weeks, children will have fun exploring Chinese customs and become experts in Chinese calligraphy and ribbon dancing! 

 

 

Picture 1 Ribbon dancing with traditional Chinese music
Picture 2 Mighty Muscles activity
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Picture 4 This week's play dough bar
Picture 5 Awesome Chinese race
Picture 6 The pig was last!
Picture 7 Our lovely Chinese New Year cards
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Picture 9 Exploring Chinese flavours
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Picture 12 Perfecting chopstick skills
Picture 13 Panda world
Picture 14 We are changing our home corner
Picture 15 Voila! Chinese take away for all!
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The story of Chinese New Year- The animals race

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How do you keep warm in the winter?

We are learning about how animals survive in the cold. First, the children sorted animals living in warm and cold places. We learned all about animals hibernating in the winter and we found out how some animals keep warm with their thick layer of blubber under the skin.

 

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We had an unexpected visitor!

We had an unexpected visitor! 1 Not Mrs Baker's, thank goodness!
We had an unexpected visitor! 2 Could a flamingo have done this mess?
We had an unexpected visitor! 3 Could a hippo have climbed on the tree?
We had an unexpected visitor! 4 Was it a snake then?
We had an unexpected visitor! 5
We had an unexpected visitor! 6 Whose footprints are these?
We had an unexpected visitor! 7 We had to tidy everything up!

We are learning all about 2D shapes

Term 2 

People Who Help Us

We have begun a new topic about people who help us. We already know lots of people who help us and will be using non-fiction books to research more about them.

 

          

 

 

 

Term 2 Newsletter

A day at our police station

A day at our police station 1
A day at our police station 2
A day at our police station 3
A day at our police station 4

Autumn fun!

Autumn fun! 1
Autumn fun! 2
Autumn fun! 3
Picture 1 Magnificent chalked ambulance
Picture 2 What a fire engine!
Picture 3 What is the colour pattern of a police car?
Picture 4 Police officer trainee doing her number practice
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Picture 6 Great team effort building an ambulance
Picture 7 Nurse Samar at your service
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Picture 9 What number do you call when you need help?
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Picture 12 Our maternity ward is always very busy
Picture 13 Mrs Baker received her flue jab
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Picture 16 Learning to look after our teeth
Picture 17 Super fire engine

People who help us visited our school

People who help us visited our school 1
People who help us visited our school 2
People who help us visited our school 3
People who help us visited our school 4
People who help us visited our school 5
People who help us visited our school 6
People who help us visited our school 7
People who help us visited our school 8

Autumn is here! Leaves are falling everywhere in our outdoor area! It is real fun! We have read the beautiful sensory story of Leaf Man and collected leaves to create our own leaf creatures.

           

 

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Diwali celebrations

Term 1

All About Me

 

What a busy start of the year! The children have spent their first couple of weeks in reception and they have all settled really well.

They have becoming familiar with their new learning environments and are learning the rules and routine of their new setting.

This term the children will learn all about themselves and others and how special they all are! Find more information about our learning in our newsletter.

 

Term 1 Reception Newsletter

The Little Red Hen

 

                        

Autumn is here!

Autumn is here! 1
Autumn is here! 2
Autumn is here! 3
Autumn is here! 4
Autumn is here! 5

We have been very busy...

We have been very busy... 1
We have been very busy... 2
We have been very busy... 3
We have been very busy... 4
We have been very busy... 5
We have been very busy... 6
We have been very busy... 7

We made our own bread and shared it with our friends.

Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week

Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 1 Helping the Little Red Hen sort the animals
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 2 The windmill
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 3 The Barn
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 4 Our own made farm
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 5 Learning the animals names
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 6 Who will help me make flour?
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 7 Who will help me tidy up?
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 8 Exploring oat flakes
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 9 Small World farm
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 10 Little Red Hen story map
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 11 Samar's very own story map!
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 12 Class effort!
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 13
Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week 14

The Farmyard Jamboree

Learning farm animals and their babies

Our amazing patterns

Our amazing patterns 1
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Our amazing patterns 3
Our amazing patterns 4
Our amazing patterns 5

Five Senses Song

We have been learning about our body and our 5 senses through exciting activities.

We put our taste buds, our hands, our eyes and nose to the test and blindfolded!

 

  

Number work

What we have been up to...

What we have been up to... 1 Learning to walk in a line quietly
What we have been up to... 2 Adult led activity in our outdoor area
What we have been up to... 3 Finding out about our date of birth
What we have been up to... 4 Assessing children's pencil grip
What we have been up to... 5 Independent group work-Mighty Muscles
What we have been up to... 6 Independent learning-making our marks
What we have been up to... 7 Learning about face features and emotions
What we have been up to... 8 Getting our planting beds ready for the autumn
What we have been up to... 9 Mark making
What we have been up to... 10 Charcoal self-portraits
What we have been up to... 11 Writing our name from memory
What we have been up to... 12 Copying our name accurately
What we have been up to... 13 Developing pencil control
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