Kingsfield Primary School

We believe every child is special


                                  Reception Classes


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Our Class Teacher is Mrs MacNeil

  Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Cutting, Mrs Petriello  

    Our Class Teacher is Mrs Edmond

       Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Wheedon, Mrs Palmer



The children enjoyed celebrating World Book Day and it was great to hear all about their favourite books and characters.  This week we have started a new traditional tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children have enthusiastically joined in the story pretending to be the giant, trying to use lots of expression using a deep, loud voice.  Linked to the story they have made golden harps threading wool to make the strings, they have made playdough beanstalks, tried to walk on stilts to be big like the giant and had a little competition who could make the longest spaghetti cheerio beanstalk!

In maths children have been looking at money.  They have been putting money in order, pretending to buy items using money and solving simple practical maths problems.

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This week the children have had the opportunity to explore and have fun in the snow.  The children enjoyed making snowmen , snow angels and  snowcastles.  They also had lots of fun dressing up and sharing their books on World Book Day, they were very excited about the new reading tent.  Inside the tent the children have had the opportunity to share a book with a friend and use different torches to help them see the books.

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In Maths children have been practising their counting skills, continuing number squences and playing counting games.  In English children have been looking at the book Flotsam.  They were amazed that the story had no words and they had to use their imaginations to discuss what was happening in the pictures and make predictions about what could happen.

In Maths we have been looking at patterns.  The children have been continuing patterns and also been challenging each other to work out their patterns. They have been using diferent resources to make their patterns and thoroughly enjoyed discussing and sharing their different ideas.   In English we have continued to look at the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Children have been looking at pictures of the story and making captions.  It has been amazing to listen to the children come up with ideas about what they think is happening on the pictures.    For the majority of the week children have been busy continuing their Gingerbread D&T project.  They have followed their designs and ideas to help make a structure to get the Gingerbread Man safely across the river.  

This week we continued looking at the gingerbread man. We have set the children a challenge to design something to help the gingerbread man get safely across the river. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as building a boat, bridge, swing, a slide, a plane and possibly to make a wet suit!

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In maths we have been weighing and comparing the weight of different objects. The children have been making predictions about what is heavier and what is lighter. We have started to make gingerbread men in groups. Children have been using kitchen and balance scales to make sure they have the correct amount. After making them the children have enjoyed decorating and eating them, yum yum!!

This week we have started a new traditional tale, The Gingerbread Man. Children have enjoyed listening to the story and hearing different versions which has lead to lots of discussions and partner talk. In maths we have been looking at positional language and children have been busy hiding the gingerbread man in different places. They have then tried to describe to thier friends where the gingerbread man is hidden. Children have enthusiastically designed thier own gingerbread men and made up thier own versions of the story.

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 An exciting start to the week as we watched the pantomime Pinocchio.  The children loved joining in singing, shouting and clapping.  As the week went on we continued to look at the story The Three Little Pigs.  Children enthusiastically acted out the story remembering all the key phrases.  We also discussed how suitable different materials would be for a strong house.  In maths we have continued our work on addition.  Children attempted using resources to make up their own addition number sentences.  We have also started looking at subtraction.   We have been using the language 'more' or 'less' to help them understand these mathematical operations.



This half term we will be looking at traditional tales and so this week we have started looking at the Three Little Pigs. The children are really enjoying this story! During busy learning, the children have enjoyed acting out the story using puppets of the characters. We have had great discussions about the story and characters, even writing speech bubbles with what the Wolf and Pigs say in the story. In maths we have been doing simple addition using pennies and a piggy bank.


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