Class R put on their wellies and enjoyed their walk around the school grounds looking at the hard work Gardening Club have done.
They noticed the bird feeders,the hanging baskets and the grasses that have been planted. We finished with Autumn leaf fun!
YR Autumn 1 Newsletter
AUTUMN TERM: September - October 2023
Richardson Endowed Primary School
What a pleasure it has been to welcome our 30 new Reception children and their families to their brand new school.
During our half day visits this week, we have spent time getting to know our new class friends, our new teacher, our new teaching assistants, our new learning spaces and new routines. Children, we are so proud of you all - you all did briliiantly well.
Looking forward to seeing you again on Monday!
Please enjoy some of the photographs of us getting to know all things new:
MEETING OUR TEDDIES!
LOOK AT THE HATS WE MADE TOGETHER!
Hello! I know you!
SHARING A MEAL TOGETHER!
ALL TOGETHER NOW!
Monday morning and time to celebrate our first full day at BIG school!
What a super day we have had ALL TOGETHER! We have been busy learning brand new routines and getting to know our new friends. We met your teddies, looked at their accessories and found out what you had named them.
Thank you for a wonderful day children, you have made our hearts so proud!
WE'RE GOING ON A WELLY WALK...
WHAT WILL WE SEE,
WHAT WILL WE HEAR, WHAT CAN WE SMELL?
Thank you Archie for being our chief photographer today.
So proud of you!
Please find a link below to our CLASS NEWSLETTER
for this half term. Thank you.
Week 3 - here we come...
Today, Teddy brought us a story in the story bag
to share together this morning.
We spoke about the title of the book and the author being the person who wrote the story.
Here we are, retelling the story on the sensory story tough spot:
On Welly Wednesday, we went on our own Bear Hunt - listening to the sounds we could hear. We heard the rain pitter patting, the wind blowing, the birds singing, silence and children chatting...
What did we see? Our big school field, lots of mushrooms, a pear, The King's Coronation tree....us running!
Ooooh - who does this umbrella belong to? How did it get there?
Look who we found under the tree...
BIG TED AND A DELICIOUS SNACK FOR US ALL!
WE'RE EATING IN THE RAIN, JUST SNACKING IN THE RAIN - WHAT A GLORIOUS FEELING, IT'S RAINING AGAIN.....!
We watched and listened to the author, Michael Rosen, read his book. We really enjoyed it and loved joining in with the different sounds. Look below for the link to watch it at home:
This week was WET WET WET - but that made out outdoor time even more fun!
Keeping our friend dry in the rain - thank you
Thank you Mummies and Daddies for our wellies and puddlesuits, they make such a different to our outdoor learning!
In music time, we listened to the sound of the rain stick. We were so careful.
The rain washed all of the spider webs away - here we are looking at how they weaved some new ones when the sun dried up all the rain!
Enjoying the sunshine once again and practising our stilt walking!
With a spot of measuring!
Mmmmmm we loved the pizza and ice cream for lunch today!
Here we are sharing the first of our Teddy Tales - thank you!
Starting our phonics - practising the letter shapes...
We're going on a puddle hunt, we're looking for a big one!
Oh no! A tree! We can't go over it, we can't go over it, we'll have to go around it!
Autumn Round up!
We have had a wonderfully busy and fun Autumn term so far.
The Reception staff and children are very happy and excited to have a new outside learning area and we have been eagerly putting it to good use. We have been talking with the children about how to play nicely in this new year and take care of this special outside space!
We have been learning about our bodies through the ‘Funny Bones’ story, looking at animal skeletons and human ones (not real!) and enjoyed making our own skeletons using cotton buds.
In Maths, we have been learning about matching, sorting, comparing and looking at patterns.
Autumn welly walks have focused on spotting autumn colours, we’ve created tally charts of these, and seasonal changes. We also used bodies to make Rangoli patterns on the grass with our friends. Thank goodness for the puddle suits and wellies- it’s been a wet and muddy time!
We also met our buddies, talked about Halloween and took part in the pumpkin parade, learned about the history of the celebration of Bonfire night and created firework pictures in various ways.
We have continued to focus on the important skills of sharing, taking turns, listening to our friends and sharing our ideas with others and concentrating on our learning when we are on the carpet. We have also been encouraging nice manners during snack time and many children are using these really well.
They have all made a super start to their learning journeys in Reception this autumn term. We have already made a very promising start to our Nativity dancing and singing and can’t wait to share this with you!
We look forward to continuing to support them in their learning. I wonder what fun we will get up to next?
Take a look at last year's learning and activities from 2022-23: